2019 OSIsoft Anchorage Regional Seminar 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 free Regional Seminars are designed to keep you up-to-date. Each year, over 2,000 customers attend our regional seminars to:
  • Present their stories
  • Network with peers and partners 
  • Hear about industry trends
  • See the latest from OSIsoft

This year our regional seminars 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
Talks from OSIsoft, our customers and our partners will cover insight on how to maximize the value of your PI Data for industrial analytics, deliver a strategic approach to operations ready analytics data and how minimize delays and failures from data inaccessibility, intensive data processing, and poor data quality.  
Plus we'll have great networking opportunities, in a fantastic downtown setting, with a memorable late afternoon view for the 10th floor reception!

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. 


Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Light Breakfast
Adventure, Lower Lobby Level
Lower Lobby
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Optional: Intro to the PI System
Attendees to the OSIsoft Regional Seminar are also welcome to join an optional pre-event OSIsoft Introductory session. This session will cover the fundamentals of the Modern PI System and is tailored for those that are either new to the PI System and would like an introduction to the technology or wishing to update and refresh their knowledge.
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Keynote: The PI System: Empowering People to do Successful Analytics
Today, analytics is promising to deliver new efficiencies within industrial operations. To maximize the value of industrial analytics, you need a strategic approach that addresses edge, enterprise and cloud tools for operations data while minimizing delays and failures from data inaccessibility, intensive data processing, and poor data quality. A successful industrial analytics strategy requires a data infrastructure approach that fosters trust and is optimized for enterprise-wide operational analytics.
This overview session introduces the latest trends within industrial analytics, highlights best practices for success, and shows how the OSIsoft PI System, edge, and cloud technology support different types of analytics for varying audiences – from engineers and managers to data scientists within IT and OT groups.
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
PI Integrator for Business Analytics: Driving Productivity at the Red Dog Mine
Learn how Teck Recourses is utilizing the PII4BA to drive operational gains at the Red Dog Mine. The PI Integrator for Business Analytics provides for seamless access to PI System data, all without queries or programming, for broad enterprise use of real-time and historical data stored in the PI System. Learn from the Red Dog Mine about their journey  modeling, sharing, and gaining insight from real-time and historical data.
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Visual Data Analytics for Industrial Operations: Finding the best BI and PI System tools

Many of today’s visual analytics tools have been created for business and financial applications and users. Operations managers and engineers need analytics tools specifically designed for industrial operations, which can deliver real-time insights into process and equipment performance. In this session, we'll explore visualization approaches and discover the options best suited for your operations and business needs. We’ll demonstrate how industrial engineers can easily build operational views with PI Vision, use tools like PI DataLink for ad hoc data exploration in Excel, and leverage Power BI from Microsoft for reporting business and operations data together – all with minimal technical skills.


Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Networking
Adventure, Lower Lobby Level
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Enabling Enterprise Analytics for IT Groups Needing Operations Data
Optimizing the value of your critical operations data means going beyond your operations teams. Sharing the operations data with your IT team enables business data to be combined with operations data for added insights, and advanced analytics projects to deliver insights not possible before. To gain value from these enterprise analytics projects it’s imperative these insights are transferred back into the operations environment and the tools used every data by operators and process engineers. 
In this session we explore key challenges for supporting IT with advanced analytics projects and how the PI System is best utilized to streamline IT enterprise analytics projects, and importantly transfer insights back into operations to drive efficiencies. 
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Your People Are the Key to Successful Analytics

To take advantage of operational data across the enterprise, you need to enable more people to consume the data: maintenance engineers, general managers, data scientists, and executives. From real-time access and exploration to operational reporting and analytics, users have different data, technology, and application needs. Managers need to know if targets are being achieved. Analysts need operational data integrated with business data. Data scientists need a cleaned operational data set to train machine learning algorithms for predictive capabilities. But raw operational data can be hard to understand, difficult to access in real time, and hard to consume without extensive processing, which leads to trust and quality issues. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how the capabilities of the PI System can be used to gather, structure, process and deliver the analytics needs of different audiences throughout the enterprise, ensuring that any person can access, understand, and trust the data.


Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Delivering high quality operational data for Advanced Analytics
Advanced analytics tools and platforms allow businesses to ask more from their operational data and obtain new insights.  Yet 60% of Big Data projects fail. Simply ingesting raw operational data into your favorite business intelligence tool or data lake creates significant challenges and barriers to success. Problems with data access, data quality, data structure, and outputs from “black boxes” typically lead to unreliable conclusions or predictive algorithms that are never adopted.
In this session, we’ll cover the challenges of using new analytics tools with operational data; share how the PI System and the PI Integrators deliver analytics-ready data; show how subject matter experts in operations can easily curate data that can be understood by business and IT operations; and demonstrate how the 3rd party advanced analytics tools from Amazon, SAP, and Microsoft, can consume the data for trusted and quality analytics.
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
CBM and Integration of the PI System with CMMS
This session will provide an overview of using the PI System for condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance, including techniques to update maintenance management systems with event data from the PI System.
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
Thank You and Closing
Endeavor, Lower Lobby Level
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Reception & Networking
Enjoy the fantastic view from the 10th floor!
Club Room, 10th floor, Tower 1


939 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Analytics is the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data and applying those patterns towards effective decision making. ... Organizations may apply analytics to business data to describe, predict, and improve business performance.

My PI Story: Royal IHC & Rolloos

Daniel Stoyle of Royal IHC and Martijn Handels from Rolloos describe why they chose the PI System over cloud solutions when they needed to make large amounts of industrial data available to their customers. (Presentation “Fleet-Wide Remote Dredging Vessel Monitoring” from PI World Barcelona 2018)


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