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Connected Plant Conference
Description: The Connected Plant Conference convenes in Charlotte, N.C., February 27-28, 2018. The forum is designed for professionals in the power generation and chemical process industries who are leading digital adoption at all stages. Sessions during the two-day-long event are tailored to offer actionable information and strategies to maximize the use of data, analytics, and related technology to drive efficiency improvements, preventative and predictive maintenance programs, and staff safety. Interact with and learn from industry leaders who will present and demonstrate the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies. The conference will attract delegates including Chief Technology Officers; IT pros; on-site implementers; senior plant, operations, and facility managers; and related professionals.
Where: The Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC
Organizer: Chemical Engineering
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