2018 OSIsoft Regional Seminar coming to you!
Want to learn more about the PI System, OSIsoft’s technology direction and how customers like you are digitally transforming? Our free Regional Seminars are designed to keep you up-to-date. This year, we are coming to Zurich on June 7th, 2018 to bring you the latest! Each year, over 2,000 customers attend our regional seminars to:
  • Learn from your peers: Biogen will share how they are moving to the next level of manufacturing
  • Understand how you can leverage sensor data to improve your operations
  • Discuss how the PI System helps you with your predictive maintenance, energy management and analytics initiatives
  • Network with other leading companies and partners in your region & industry
  • Learn more about the OSIsoft PI System in the optional introductory course
  • Hear about the updated OSIsoft roadmap that extends from the Edge to the Cloud
Digital Agility: We are seeing a rapid evolution of digital technologies and analytics. This creates the opportunity, to develop and advance new kinds of solutions. Sensor data takes a critical role in helping you improve your operations. Join our seminar to hear from OSIsoft, customers and partners. We will  discuss industry best practices in leveraging operational data, the role of the PI System to deliver solutions and out-of-the-box uses of the PI System.

Biogen is moving to the next generation of manufacturing!

  • A groundbreaking manufacturing facility in Solothurn
  • How can you move to the next level of manufacturing?
  • What is the value of a data infrastructure?
  • How can you monitor complex real-time data?
  • Why is a single version of truth critical for your business?
Curious? Check out this teaser video and register for our seminar!


Thursday, June 7, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introductory PI System Workshop (optional)
  • Free workshop for up to 25 participants – first come, first serve
  • Real time sensor data – what are the challenges?
  • Data historian vs PI infrastructure – the performance difference
  • PI System components – the lifecycle of sensor data management
  • Dashboards and reports – individuell configuration for more value
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Introduction, Christine Wehrsig, Account Manager OSIsoft
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Keynote: Digital Agility in the Evolving World of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, Bruce Becwar, Director of Sales, EMEA
Automation, IIoT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Reality – the next decade promises to be the digital revolution of the industrial world. Our challenge is integrating legacy systems and assets with new technologies to harness the explosion of data to drive new opportunities without risking existing operations. This keynote will cover the challenges of the digital revolution and best practices for success and highlights how a data infrastructure strategy can support organizations invest in an agile ecosystem of edge, enterprise and cloud technologies.
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Condition Based Maintenance (CBM): Just Right, Just-in-Time Maintenance, Christine Wehrsig, Account Manager, OSIsoft
We are being asked to run equipment longer, faster and harder with less resources while minimizing failures. Condition based maintenance takes a data driven approach to maximizing the performance of your assets and maintenance schedules.  Discover through drag and drop configuration how the PI System can be used for condition based maintenance. Configure digital representations of your assets, calculate key performance indicators (KPIs), and even send notifications or kick off maintenance work flows based on the real condition of your assets.  Kick-starting your CBM project has never been easier with the modern PI System.
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Generating value with advanced analytics - example "CEMEX", deep dive with Martin Straubinger, Produkt Support Engineer and Christine Wehrsig, Account Manager OSIsoft
With the example of company "Cemex" we show you about the impact of advanced analytics. In the past, extracting and gathering data for reports from all of CEMEX’s plants could take 744 hours, but now the process takes five minutes. Meanwhile, data preparation has been reduced from three days per month to one minute. Industrial Analytics is the buzz of the day. Big data, data lakes, machine learning and artificial intelligence are offering the allure of new insights and answers to efficiencies.  However sometimes the first big win comes from a small improvement and the data your already own.  Learn how you can break down seemingly complex big data problems into a manageable sequence of steps with the PI System.  Even without waiting for completion of a full-blown statistical model, your operational experts can often spot anomalous patterns with little more than a few events captured by PI System event frames and compiled in a report.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Break and networking
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Next Generation Biologics Manufacturing: Delivering the Vision, Yvonne Ledford Project Manager, Automation Engineering, Biogen
Biogen has an ambitious goal of serving 1,000,000 patients with Alzheimer's Disease by 2020. To achieve this, Biogen is rethinking all aspects of their biologics manufacturing, from advanced controls and predictive models to improved testing and analytical instruments. To deliver on this critical mission, the Biogen Execution Systems are being developed to provide fully integrated, data-driven, electronic paperless manufacturing, warehouse management, and quality controls. This presentation will describe the business drivers behind Biogen's Next Generation Manufacturing, the novel approaches to achieve the scale and throughput required and the systems required to deliver the vision. The presentation will focus on the critical role that data systems, and specifically OSIsoft PI System, play and the key functions enabled by the data systems.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Technology outlook and newest PI enhancements, Christoph Papenfuss, Regional Sales Manager, OSIsoft
Hear OSIsoft’s vision and learn where we are investing in technology to support your digital transformation. Learn about upgrades to the PI System for enterprise deployment, advanced and mobile visualization with PI Vision, improved PI Integrator capabilities for real-time streaming of data to 3rd party databases, services and tools, new Edge capabilities for pervasive data collection and new cloud services for capturing and sharing data through OSIsoft Cloud Services.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Open discussion, questions and review of your own case studies
5:00 PM
Invitation for Apero & Chill Out

Event Location

Adress: Badenerstrasse 420, 8040 Zürich, Schweiz
Telefon: +41 44 404 44 44

Why Join Us?

Whether you are a newcomer to OSIsoft technology and interested in learning about improving your company's operations or a PI System expert looking for ways to better leverage your data infrastructure, this event will have value for you.

This seminar will feature presentations from OSIsoft experts and users of the PI System, demonstrating how they are achieving data-driven decision making in real-time.