Schneider Electric announced that world-leading futurist Jim Carroll will deliver the keynote address at its Innovation Days: 2019 Foxboro and Triconex User Groups conference, taking place Oct. 21-24, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

In his keynote session, “The Disruption, Transformation, and Reinvention of Manufacturing,” Carroll will focus on the intensifying role of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the digital future of process industries. He will give attendees high-level insights into the current industrial era of accelerated disruption and provide guidance on the trends they must align to and the strategies they need to adopt in order to thrive.

Innovation Days combines the EcoStruxure Foxboro and EcoStruxure Triconex user group meetings to bring together more than 500 Schneider Electric customers, partners, thought leaders, technology experts and executives to network and discuss advancements in process automation, safety and cybersecurity while sharing best practices. 

“The reality in manufacturing today is that the expanding role of the Internet of Things and other fast-paced trends are disrupting the status quo and redefining the industrial space,” said Carroll. “At Schneider Electric Innovation Days, I’ll put these trends into perspective as we delve into the unpreceded opportunities they create for EcoStruxure Foxboro and EcoStruxure Triconex users.”

With a full program of sessions, the conference will provide a powerful learning environment for users to learn how their peers are cutting costs, boosting revenues, maximizing their technology, optimizing data and undergoing digital transformations to increase efficiency, maximize safety and drive operational profit.

Innovation Days: 2019 Foxboro and Triconex User Groups is divided into two unique tracks. Each track includes field-specific, user-driven content and additional training courses, which are included in the conference fee. The Foxboro Steering Committee invites process automation professionals to submit a paper for inclusion in the process control track, and the Triconex Steering Committee invites process safety professionals to submit a paper for inclusion in the control safety track.

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