Monday, August 20, 2018
Security and the PI System Workshop - Advance Registration RequiredRoosevelt1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 20, 2018
LEARNING SESSION: Introduction to the PI System - PI 101 - Advance Registration requiredGrand I1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Agenda is subject to change.  Check back for updated session details.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mid Level Foyer
Pick up your badge and get any questions answered.
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Grand Ballroom
Introductions & setting the stage for this two day event.
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Digital Agility in the Evolving World of Industry 4.0 and IIoT
Grand Ballroom
Automation, IIoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented 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 establishing an enterprise data infrastructure to support your digital transformation as you invest in edge, enterprise and cloud technologies.
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Best of PI World 2018
Grand Ballroom
A summary of the top customer presentations from the recent OSIsoft PI World 2018 San Francisco are shared in this presentation. And if interested, you access the full customer presentation on our website. This fast moving session will highlight the role of the PI System in a variety of industries and applications.
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra - Director, Energy Investor Center, Department of Energy
Grand Ballroom

Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra is the first Director of the Energy Investor Center (EIC) part of the Office of Technology Transitions at the U.S. Department of Energy, which collaborates with private investors, National Labs and other DOE departments to accelerate innovations in energy. The EIC is one of the largest investors in energy technologies in the U.S. Prior to the EIC, he launched Oorja Protonics, a global leader in methanol fuel cells.

Dr. Malhotra will discuss the state of the energy start up market and emerging trends in innovation, investments and public/private partnerships that will shape the market.  

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Big Data: Waste Water and Storm Water
Grand Ballroom
BNSF Environmental Engineering works with Casne Engineering and employs PI Vision and PI DataLink for its waste water and storm water treatment systems. PI Vision provides an instant & global view of all live & historical operations across BNSF's system to see how the facilities are operating. In addition, BNSF and Casne use the data to create several condition based monitoring (CBM's) situations. These provide proactive rather than reactive information to help the operators and environmental reduce risks, increase efficiencies, lower costs, increase reliability and to continuously improve.
12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch & Expo
Networking Lunch & Expo in the Foyer and Kennedy & Roosevelt Rooms
10 Partner Pods
4 OSIsoft Product Pods - PI Visualization, PI Server, Analytics, Connectors, Integrators & Interfaces
1 PI Square Pod
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
OSIsoft Vision & Roadmap
Grand Ballroom
Missed our PI World 2018 user conference and want to hear the latest roadmap? 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.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
How Corralling Operational Technology in PI Improved Operational Awareness at UMD
Grand Ballroom
Over the past 28 months, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) has made significant advancements in its campus infrastructure management and 3rd-party services provider performance using the OSIsoft PI System. Improvements in billing accuracy and reliability, multi-system integration, infrastructure monitoring and outage alerts, and access to new data and visualizations have initiated the transformation of UMCP’s Facilities Management (FM) team from a reactive service model to an integrated, service management-focused organization. Utilizing newly centralized data from five sources and products including PI Vision and PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS, UMCP’s PI System is facilitating the realization of:
  • Faster electrical outage response times of up to 90 minutes
  • Up to 60% reduction in classroom energy use
  • Up to $500,000 annually in cost avoidance from mechanical room flood prevention.
With almost 450 buildings, over 15.5m gross square feet, and an on-campus Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, these results will have wide-ranging benefits for the entire UMCP community.
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Responding to the Evolving Threat
Grand Ballroom
Presentation by Ben Miller
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems: Behavioral Anomaly Detection
Grand Ballroom

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are used in many industries to monitor and control physical processes. As ICS continue to adopt standard commercial information technology (IT) solutions to promote corporate business systems connectivity and remote access capabilities they become more vulnerable to cyber threats.  The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL), has demonstrated a set of behavioral anomaly detection capabilities to support cybersecurity in manufacturing organizations. Use of these capabilities enables manufacturers to detect anomalous conditions in their operating environments to mitigate malware attacks and other threats to the integrity of critical operational data. NIST’s NCCoE and EL have mapped these demonstrated capabilities to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and documented how this set of standards-based controls can support many of the security requirements of manufacturers.

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
Heard on the Street: Partner Perspective on Digital Transformation - Moderator Michael Kanellos
Grand Ballroom
Software Developers and System Integrators will share their perspective on opportunities, pain points and where the market for IIoT and Digital Transformation is heading.
David Winks, Managing Director, AcquSight
Walter Mitchell, Maritime Director, SparkCognition
Sheena Badani, Head of Commerce Operations, Element Analytics
Vincent Mihalik, Director of Strategy for Jacobs Connected Enterprise
Matt McDonald, Vice President Information Mgmt Solution Group, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) 
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Wrap Up & Closing
Grand Ballroom
Summarize and Close the day's sessions.  Plus everything you need to know to make the most of the evening's entertainment.
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Evening Event - Colonnade & Terrace
Evening Event - please indicate if you are likely to attend
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Mid Level Foyer
Pick up your badge and get any questions answered.
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Networking Breakfast in Kennedy Ballroom
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The PI System and the Greater Technology Landscape
Grand Ballroom
It's a data driven world.  For those of us here, it is an operational data driven world.  Some believe that working with operational data is difficult -- time series, relational, unstructured ... If you are new to the PI System, pay close attention in this session as we reveal how the PI System can demystify data; and make your life a whole lot easier.
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Pervasive Data Collection – All the Ways to Collect Your Data
Grand Ballroom
2018 is going to be an exciting year for collecting your data. We call it Pervasive Data Collection. Come see what we have in plan for data collection in 2018 and what the future holds as we expand functionality down to the Edge and up to the Cloud.
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Analytics: It’s what you do with the data that counts
Grand Ballroom
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. And when you are ready to push data to advanced machine learning (ML) tools, the PI Integrator line is available to jump-start your data science initiative with clean, ready-to-consume, reliable data.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
We're Here for You
Grand Ballroom

Interested in free learning content?  Access to industry specific conversations and knowledge?  A place to ask about your PI System and get answers from OSIsoft Tech Support, Product Teams, Developers, and Partners? This talk explorers PI Square and what you can do to get the most out of your PI System.



12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch & Expo
Networking Lunch in Foyer and Kennedy Ballroom
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Sustainability: Turning your energy and water into business savings
Grand Ballroom
Energy and water is a significant operational expense. A 1% decrease can result in huge financial savings, as well as create a more sustainable process for the environment. To squeeze out the last increments of energy and water efficiencies requires data and data analytics. In this session, you’ll see how you can quickly access disparate data coming from legacy and new IoT sources to deliver smart, real-time dashboards that drives visibility across the enterprise. And that monthly compliance report? Real-time PI System reports allow you to continuously monitor and be alerted to compliance deviations before they become an issue.
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
LEARNING SESSION: Timesaving Tips While Deploying PI Asset Framework (AF) - Advance Registration Required
Grand II
After attending multiple sessions at the Super Regional, you've heard about the Power of Asset Framework (AF),  At this point, you're likely eager to implement AF or maybe expand the existing AF structure in your organization but may not be sure where to start.  Or maybe you're wondering if there are any timesaving tips for deploying scalable and consistent AF structures.
In this session we'll demonstrate a simple AF structure from the ground-up using the recommendations, specifically:
  • How to use templates to start creating AF elements and attributes across assets
  • How to achieve a well-designed structure, plan for the usefulness of the AF model
  • How to use categories to organize large numbers of elements and attributes
  • How to set explicit Unit of Measures (UOMs)
  • How to use inherited templates to allow flexibility while maintaining standardization
  • How to build different views for your users using elements references
  • How to fine-tune the asset model using attributes, hierarchies, enumeration sets and data references
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
CBM: Just Right, Just-in-Time Maintenance
Grand Ballroom
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.
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM
PI Vision Enabling Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis for the Enterprise
Grand Ballroom
Visualizing data is one of the critical steps to gaining insights and optimizing your operations. PI Vision, OSIsoft's unified visualization infrastructure, is your window into operational intelligence from building and sharing dashboards across the enterprise to trending and analyzing data and important events. In this talk, we'll showcase PI Vision and give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting new capabilities coming in PI Vision 4, the next generation of PI Vision.
3:25 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking, Expo & Reception
Last chance to visit expo stations and network!