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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 Pittsburgh, Chicago, Toronto or Houston. 

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
High Performance Graphics Best Practices – 8:10 AM

Dave Geiger, 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

Greg Hazel, 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

Location: GrayMatter Office
100 Global View Drive
Suite 200
Warrendale, PA 15086

CHICAGO, IL | MAY 21 | Free

Location: GE Digital Office
500 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL, 60661

TORONTO, ON | JUNE 23 | Free

Location: GE Digital Office
1919 Minnesota Court
Suite 100
Mississauga, ON, L5N 1P8

HOUSTON, TX | JUNE 25 | Free
Location: TBD

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