The largest AVEVA PI World to date, our Dimension Software team talk us through their insights and key takeaways from the conference.
After a three-year North American hiatus, AVEVA World was back with a bang. Formerly known as PI World, the PI System was certainly front and center for presentations, attendees, and solutions available in the Expo area.
With almost 3,000 attendees this year, there was a long-awaited buzz around the Moscone Center and it was great to meet and reconnect with fellow industry PI users.
There were endless ideas and technology shown across the week, but two themes really stood out to the team throughout the conference:
- How to become more efficient and in a sustainable way
- How to bring data together in a coherent manner to provide data for better decision making
In this blog post we’ll dive into these themes a bit deeper and look at how these can be practically applied to your company, so keep reading to find out more!
AVEVA World attendees visiting the Dimension Software booth in the Expo area
How to become more efficient and in a sustainable way
This was really nicely summed up in the following statement:
“As an industrial leader, you’re expected to deliver agility and efficiency…transformation and reliability… profit and sustainability – all while navigating new market pressures and worker expectations”
Digitalization was identified by many as the key to improving efficiency and moving towards net zero targets across industries. The first task on this journey is to build a foundation to provide the insight to support faster, better, decision making. We saw this in presentations and again from visitors to our stand in the Expo area. We had a queue of companies interested in seeing how Asset Intellect could bring together information from many different systems into an Asset hierarchy, leveraging the PI Asset Framework.
How to bring data together in a coherent manner to provide data for better decision making
A key message that came through was that Digital transformation is often a shift from being application-centric silos to a data-centric platform.
A fundamental issue facing companies is that the different systems they want to bring together have different non-standard data models. There was a good reason for this as they were designed to be standalone as a best-of-breed solution. The challenge now is how to bring these different systems together in a single coherent solution while enabling those best-of-breed systems to continue to provide the full value that they have provided as a standalone solution.
We regularly come across these challenges at Dimension Software and have engineered Asset Intellect to seamlessly integrate across platforms in a single pane of glass.
Many companies are moving towards developing Digital Twins. Regardless of what your definition of the term is, the journey to implement a successful digital twin is “to get the right information to the right people, at the right time, to make the right decision”
To do this you need to manage the data lifecycle of an operation. The data is a continuous process of change, encompassing the complete asset lifecycle, enabling collaboration, and driving the correct and timely delivery of data.
A successful Digital transformation will free up smart engineers to do smart things.
It was a successful AVEVA World conference this year, with many insightful papers presented. We heard some interesting use cases for Asset Intellect from companies and are excited to see where these lead.
If you’d like to discuss any of the themes or takeaways from AVEVA World San Francisco, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.