OSIsoft Melbourne Seminar 2019 is Coming to You!
Want to learn more about the PI System, OSIsoft’s technology direction and how customers like you are digitally transforming within critical operations? Our seminar is designed to keep you up-to-date. Each year, over 2,000 customers attend our seminars worldwide to:
  • Present their stories
  • Network with peers and partners 
  • Hear about industry trends
  • See the latest from OSIsoft

This year our seminar focus on industrial analytics. Analytics is promising to deliver new efficiencies within critical operations. Join us to gain insights into:
  • The role of IoT, Edge, Cloud and Data Lakes within Industrial Analytics
  • Different analytics approaches for critical operations
  • Capabilities of the PI System to support your analytics
  • Best practices for industrial analytics
  • Analytics case studies

Analytics with the PI System

Illovo Sugar Africa’s Lloyd Melrose tells how it wasn’t an advanced or expensive project they used to improve overall OEE by 30% in a 3 month period. It just took simple reporting of the right information to the right people using the PI System.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote - The PI System: Empowering People to do Successful Analytics
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Customer Presentation – Water and the Golf Hazard
In the golf “industry”, when you play a round, there’s inevitably a water hazard to contend with. Well, in the water industry, when implementing the PI System, we have a “golf hazard”. When starting out, one has a very poor handicap. Very few people are familiar with the system and a lot of mistakes can be made. However, if you engage an expert (golf pro), someone who knows how to play the game, how to hold the club, how to swing the software, you can setup the correct foundations – before you the swing the club. And for the more experienced pundits, you will know that the correct follow-through is just as important as the swing; so training, mentoring and continual improvement is essential to successful implementation of a PI system in your organisation.
This paper presents TasWater’s journey in implementing the PI System to their organisation. The trials, tribulations and learnings they’ve experienced in this rapid rollout; including the roll that analytics have played (and the lack thereof). This journey continues as TasWater integrates more data into their PI system, whilst simultaneously continuing with training, mentoring and continual improvement.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Break – Tea and Coffee
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Customer Presentation - PI in Analytics
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
OSIsoft Technology Update: PI Vision 2019, PI Server 2018 SP2, OSIsoft Cloud Services

In this session we will cover what OSIsoft has been working on for the PI System with new releases and technology (including some live demos!). We aim with every release to make the PI System as robust and secure as possible to meet customers’ data infrastructure needs and also make sure users have easy access to the data they need to perform their jobs. We will also touch on what is currently in the product pipeline.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
The Power of Analytics

This presentation describes the modern PI System while introducing and applying many of the popular analytics functions.  Streaming analytics has many benefits in all industries because they can perform calculations as inputs change or at regular intervals and write the results to output attributes which can be stored as PI points on the data archive. In addition, PI AF works hand in hand with PI Vision, where the output analytics attributes can be visualized in many forms to improve situational awareness of your process and enhance condition based maintenance. A huge benefit of PI AF is that it leverages templates, where a calculation can be assembled for one asset and applied very quickly to many identical or similar assets and also be easily managed. This reduces the data acquisition time and allows the plant engineer more time to analyze the data and obtain value.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Welcome Afternoon
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Enabling IT/OT Convergence: Operations Data and Advanced Analytics

Integrating OT and IT data can present challenges however the insight and value it brings to operations and analytics are worth the effort. OSIsoft and the PI System, as an Enterprise Data Infrastructure solution, can offer ways of organising and contextualising operational data so it can be combined with business data for advanced analytics (e.g. machine learning and AI, pattern recognition, big data analytics). We will have a look at some of the technology and also an approach to reduce the uncertainty in this convergence.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Customer Presentation – Finding Outliers in Large Fleets Using Pattern Recognition and Visualisation
Modern wind turbines are highly automated machines which generate enormous volumes of data on every aspect of their operation. The potential uses of this tide of data are endless; the challenge is in extracting actionable insight to drive improved turbine performance.   A great visualisation can summarise a vast amount of data from a wind farm and highlight patterns or insights which are otherwise hidden.  Two methods that AGL has used to identify outliers are:
1.    Training and tuning of advanced pattern recognition models
2.    Building custom visualisations to compare performance across similar assets
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Break – Tea and Coffee
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Customer Presentation – The Trouble with Data...

As an innovative business, SA Water are determined to lead the way, as such we are desperate to invest in advanced analytics, complex machine learning and progressive cloud computing. However, if our determination and desperation leads to incorrect methodology and poor techniques, we will fail. We must learn to walk before we can run, perhaps even crawl, in order to obtain the right business outcomes. 

Understanding the data we have and the relationships between different data sets will enable effective data consumption, trust in the data and governance into where the data belongs.  Through this we can develop solid fundamentals which will allow us to ‘walk’ and expand our techniques to finally allow us to run and lead the way.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Customer Presentation - Asset Management Information Platform: The Power of Creating a Single Data Model from Multiple Business Systems in AF
TransGrid operates and manages the high voltage electricity transmission network in NSW and ACT, a system comprising of 99 substations and power station switchyards and over 12,000 kilometres of transmission lines operating at up to 500kV.  The Asset Monitoring team monitor the condition of all assets and manage the operation and maintenance of the assets which was difficult with data stored in a dozen different systems.
The Asset Management Information Portal (AMIP) brings together real-time data, asset specifications, maintenance records, manual readings and many other data sources into a single data model in the PI System; and provides a single point of reference offering tactical information to users through intuitive PI Vision and ArcGIS dashboards; as well as providing a solid foundation for the future development of analyses.  AMIP gets situational awareness where it’s needed fast, shortening issue resolution time and creating efficiency.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Session

Note: agenda subject to changes without prior notice.


Registration Fees
Customer group registration
A$1,000.00/company (up to 8 attendees)
What's included:
     1. All conference sessions
     2. Networking drinks
     3. Networking lunches
     4. All coffee & tea breaks
     5. 10% GST

Hotel/Event Location

InterContinental Melbourne Hotel
Laneway 3
495 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


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