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July 30, 2018

Schneider Electric trade show boothHundreds of Schneider Electric customers, industrial automation experts, industry partners, technology experts, and executives will converge at its annual EcoStruxure Foxboro user group conference on August 6-9 in San Antonio, Texas.The comprehensive three-day conference program includes more than 50 user-driven industry sessions, technical application workshops and accredited training courses. Each session is designed specifically for customers and partners to share their expertise across the company’s broad set of EcoStruxure Foxboro process automation solutions and offers. 

Participants will address critical industry challenges and discuss the future of process automation, including the impact of digitization in the age of IIoT. Over the course of the event, attendees will learn how to drive measurable real-time profitability improvements, safely. Attendees will explore Schneider Electric’s unique, value-focused approach to controlling real-time business variables, which converts process control and automation systems into industrial profit engines.



“We are living in exciting times for our industry—we’ve never had as much capability as we do now,” says Ted Johnson, DCS principal, Southern Company and chair of Schneider Electric’s customer-driven Foxboro Steering Committee. “With all this technology at our disposal, it’s sometimes hard to know how to maximize its full value. Schneider Electric’s annual Foxboro user group conference allows us to collaborate, explore best practices and experience the modern technologies and models that we can bring directly back to our plants. We always go back to work with better ideas for applying new capabilities safely and securely so we can overcome our critical business challenges and increase profitability.”



“Foxboro User Group attendees will learn how to lay a course for success in the age of digitization,” said Peter Martin, vice president, Innovation and Marketing, Process Automation, Schneider Electric. “We understand and are creating the future of process automation. At this conference and in their enterprises around the world, we are helping our customers apply the power of real-time control to industrial variables, such as safety, profitability, environment, reliability and security, to help them convert their process automation investments into the profit engines of their business.”


EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform, leveraging advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services. 

Find out more by visiting the Foxboro User Group webpage: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2306169. Join the conversation on social media using #FoxboroUserGroup.

 

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