The Journey to Becoming a Digital Industrial Operation: Toronto Seminar

Tuesday, April 18 | Hilton Toronto | Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Game
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Digital innovations in water, manufacturing and energy are moving exponentially fast.

Gray Matter is leading the change and we’re opening our doors in Toronto for you to learn about the latest technologies and strategies for your company to truly transform operations and empower people.

Join Gray Matter team members and partners on Tuesday, April 18, in Toronto for a full day of discussion and for an optional Toronto Blue Jays baseball game following the event.

Registration Details 

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The Agenda

8:30AM

Light Breakfast & Welcome

9:00AM

Making Faster Operational Technology Protection Possible

Presenter: Steve Varmuza, Cyber Security Leader at Gray Matter

Our customers are telling us that the cyber headache is only growing in operational technology, and when they look at the list of priorities it could take several years just to get their heads above water.

You’ll learn ways to rethink your cyber strategy that don’t always involve redesigning network architecture. There are simple steps you can take to get fast security.

9:50AM

Gray Matter Breakthroughs in Water

Presenter: Alan Hinchman, VP of Water at Gray Matter

The water industry is changing fast and we’re staying ahead of the game.

Learn how we’re building customized applications using Predix (the platform of the industrial internet) to gain valuable insights into grit pump failures  and how to make water fountains safer for kids.

Gray Matter is connecting the pumps to an IoT device that monitors data. The data is then sent and stored in the cloud. Analytics written by Gray Matter run on that data once it’s in the cloud and look for anomalies.

10:30AM

Break

10:45AM

ISA 101 HMI Standard: What’s Changed

Presenters: John Benitz, Director of Professional Services at Gray Matter & ISA 101 Committee Member and Graham Nasby, ISA 101 Committee Member

ISA board member and Gray Matter team leader John Benitz was just updated on everything you need to know when it comes to ISA. He’ll update on changes and walk you through the best practices to make sure your improvements are empowering operators, not leaving them in the dark.

We’ll also include a sneak peek into ISA 112 SCADA standard and dive into a technical report that’s about to be released.

12:00PM

Lunch

12:45PM

Next-Gen HMI/SCADA: Hitting Roadblocks?

Presenter: Dave Geiger, Solutions Consultant at Gray Matter

We’ve been walking you through the learning labs for the latest HMI/SCADA technology including new features and terminology. Now it’s time to see what roadblocks you’re hitting in the learning process and how we can help you get through it.

1:30PM

Taking the Digital Journey: First Steps

Presenter: John Benitz, Director of Professional Services at Gray Matter

You don’t want to get left behind, you know your company is in need of major transformations, but the big question is always how to get started.

You’ll learn the type of information to locate first and how to determine the information you need to act on immediately. Bring your notebooks – this sessions really becomes the key to beginning the full strategy of your digital journey.

2:15PM

Break

2:30PM

Finding Buried Data

Presenter: Tim Kruse, VP at Eramosa

We’ll take you through new technologies helping our clients retrieve and utilize buried information.  By centralizing the access point, instead of the data, everyone in your organization can easily use the system.

With information access and report creation at your fingertips, your teams can make informed decisions to optimize processes while permitting operations to meet regulatory compliance requirements

3:15PM

Standard Operating Procedures for Change Management

Presenter: Dave Geiger, Solutions Consultant at Gray Matter

During an upgrade or integration you can store the versions during the process. A dependable utility helps you look at a history of changes and securely archives data in one location.

Gray Matter has created a methodology to make sure you’re using change management software to its full potential. We’ll share customer success stories and best practices in this session.

Location Details

Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

Nearby Parking
200 King Street West – 220 m $
116 Pearl St.
Toronto, ON M5H

70 University – .3 km $
19 Emily St.
Toronto, ON M5J 2M4

Public Parking – 1.1 km
45 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5E 1Z8

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