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GrayMatter’s event series for Industrial Intelligence pros is going online. Join us for one (or more) of our emPOWERUP TechStreams.


GrayMatter’s emPOWERUP events are known for offering industrial 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.
Our emPOWERUP TechStreams will cover the latest updates and tools from GE Digital including iFIX 6.1 & Proficy Operations Hub, Lean Manufacturing and digital transformation strategies, industrial cybersecurity as well as our new, deception technology offering, deceptionGUARD.


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


Collect, Identify Patterns and Empower your Workforce using the latest Wireless IOT & Cloud Solutions

Learn how you can implement an architecture using securely encrypted wireless devices that will enable you to increase your uptime and efficiency and head off any unplanned downtime. With key solutions sets including motor and pump health, level, pressure and temperature/humidity, and environmental monitoring you won’t want to miss this informational session.

Utilize proven and secure technology to capture your key assets and make data-driven decisions like never before. Have you ever wondered what you could do to not just be reactive to unplanned or unforeseen equipment failures or how you could start being proactive in your inventory modeling? Don’t miss this key discussion that will describe how you can directly prevent downtime and quality issues, reduce waste and inventory requirements and therefore increase your companies productivity as a whole.

Presenter: Kelli Settell, GrayMatter


First Look at GE Digital’s New High Performance HMI Sample System for iFIX 6.1

See how this new sample system will help you get a jump start in modernizing your SCADA System utilizing ISA 101 Standards. Learn how to take advantage of these new iFIX components to rethink your SCADA system and provide a more intuitive HMI for increased operator responsiveness & efficiency.

Presenter: Greg Hazel, GrayMatter


deceptionGUARD: Deceiving Cyber Criminals & Harvesting Intelligence to Protect Industrial Operations

GrayMatter’s cybersecurity leader will  outline GrayMatter’s new deception technology offering, deceptionGUARD. We’re simplifying the process of deploying decoys and sirens to stop cyber attacks.

Presenter: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter


Lean Manufacturing Education Series for Customers, from GE Digital

Lean is about reducing waste in a system or process to improve results. Simply put, Lean means “creating more value for customers at the lowest possible cost.” A true lean organization understands customer value and focuses key processes to continuously increase it.

GE actively pursues lean in every functional aspect and are seeing the benefits of this culture. This education series will detail GE’s lean experience and help guide you as you tackle your own Continuous improvement initiatives.

Presenter(s): GE Lean Manufacturing practitioners



TechStream Calendar 


Tuesday, Sept. 29
11 AM EST – 1 PM EST

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Tuesday, Oct. 20
11 AM EST – 1 PM EST

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Tuesday, Nov. 17
11 AM EST – 1 PM EST

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December 10

Thursday, Dec. 10
11 AM EDT – 1 PM EDT

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We have both in-person and online options.



Product Manager for Acceleration Plans, Machine Learning Analytics, & Lean Management, GE Digital

Deborah Dull is the Product Manager for Acceleration Plans, Machine Learning Analytics, and Lean Management. She focuses on accelerating customers outcomes, continuous improvement and optimization of industrial production processes.

Deborah explores the needs of industrial equipment and process operators around the world, providing thought leadership on the industrial internet as a strategy for reducing waste and improving time to value.

Deborah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Supply Chain & Operations Management from Western Washington University and Master of Science in Supply Chain & Operations Management from the University of Liverpool with a thesis focused on the digital supply chain.


Industrial Cybersecurity Practice Leader, GrayMatter

Scott Christensen leads GrayMatter’s industrial cybersecurity practice.

He has more than 20 years of experience working in operational technology (OT) environments at top organizations such as Bell Helicopter, PPG, Penn State University and many others.


Director of Application Engineering, GrayMatter

Greg Hazel leads a team of GrayMatter application engineers and solution consultants that helps industrial companies empower their operators and work smarter.

He has over 23 years of experience in this role and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

*We’ll provide e-gift certificates for food delivery services to our approved, registered attendees. Approved attendees include customers and end-users. GrayMatter reserves the right to cancel registration in some cases.

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