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emPOWERUP 2020 GrayMatter


Calling all plant floor managers, cybersecurity professionals, data scientists, operations engineers and others – emPOWERUP 2020 is open. Register for one of our free, educational sessions in Arizona, Utah, Colorado or Florida in March and April.

emPOWERUP 2020

GrayMatter’s emPOWERUP series has become known for offering OT professionals a valuable, one-day session to collaborate with peers in a small-group setting and to learn from our experts about the latest technologies, trends and solutions in the industry.

This year’s event series will cover the latest updates and tools from GE Digital including iFIX 6.1 and Proficy Operations Hub. We’ll also delve into steps you can take to advance enterprise-level objectives at your company or organization.

That includes adopting best practices for your company’s digital transformation journey, developing powerful data visualizations that appeal to both leaders and operators, building edge computing solutions and improving OT cybersecurity.


  • HMI/SCADA administrators and managers
  • Plant floor managers
  • Data scientists
  • Directors of operations & engineering
  • Operations engineers and support
  • Water/wastewater superintendents


Networking Breakfast – 7:45 AM
Connect and Control, Securely – 8:10 AM

Gain insights into how controllers designed with end-to-end security features encrypt sensitive information, recognize unauthorized attempts to modify software applications and establish edge-to-cloud connections that include role-based access and certificate exchange.

Greg Hazel, GrayMatter

The Benefits of Edge Computing – 9:00 AM

Learn the benefits of edge computing, control and data acquistion utilizing a signal hypervised industrial device

Kelli Settel, GrayMatter

Break – 9:45 AM
What’s New in Historian 8.0 & Building the Digital Plant– 10:00 AM

Steve Pavlosky, GE Digital

First Look at GE Digital’s New HTML5 Web Client, Proficy Operations Hub – 10:45 AM

Take a first look at GE Digital’s new HTML5 web client, Proficy Operations Hub utilizing MQTT and Proficy Historian 8.0 asset model.

Dave Collard, GE Digital

emPOWERGUARD: Overcoming IT/OT Convergence Challenges – 11:15 AM

Hear from GrayMatter’s cybersecurity leader on how we help arm customers with detailed knowledge about network topology and risks plus mitigate the risk of losing sensitive data.

Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

What’s New in iFIX 6.1 – 12:00 PM

Discover what’s new in the iFIX 6.1 release including OPC-UA and Rapid Application Development.

Greg Hazel, GrayMatter

Lunch & Q&A – 12:45 PM
TEMPE, AZ | MAR. 10 | Free

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
60 East Fifth St.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Location: GrayMatter Salt Lake Office
4414 S Century Drive
Murray, UT 84123

DENVER, CO |  MAR. 17 | Free

Location: GrayMatter Denver Office
5000 Robb Street, Bldg 3A
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

ORLANDO, FL | APR. 7 | Free
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando South/Grande Lakes Area
4120 West Taft Vineland Road
Orlando, FL, 32837

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