IHS GlobalSpec Plant & Facilities Engineering Online Event Now Available On Demand

  IHS GlobalSpec Plant & Facilities Engineering Online Event Now Available On

Business Wire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- May 3, 2013

The April 24 Plant & Facilities Engineering online event hosted by IHS
GlobalSpec drew more than 1,200 participants, with 78 percent of attendees
reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free online
event is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial
professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading
supplier resources from the live-day event.

IHS GlobalSpec’s Plant & Facilities Engineering online event provided
opportunities to explore the latest trends, technologies and innovations
across key areas of this industry, including mechanical and electrical
systems, maintenance and management, and automation and instrumentation. By
attending this event, participants were able to meet with leading
manufacturers, network with their peers and listen to industry experts eager
to share their solutions for keeping facilities and operations running safely,
smoothly and efficiently. Attendees were able to gain the knowledge needed to
help their companies remain competitive in today's marketplace.

Industrial professionals took advantage of these learning and networking
opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget
for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

“Our Plant & Facilities Engineering online event was a valuable opportunity
for industrial professionals to hear from some of the foremost experts in the
field and connect with leading suppliers about the latest technologies
impacting this industry,” said Donna Lewis, director of e-publishing and
e-events for IHS GlobalSpec. “Our exhibitors took advantage of a highly
engaged and captivated audience and were able to showcase their products,
innovations and technologies.”

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) was the
supporting partner for the event. Speakers and topics included:

  *Seizing the Big Data Opportunity
    As massive amounts of operational data come online with the
    ever-increasing set of advanced devices and equipment, it is more critical
    than ever for industrial enterprises to seize the big data opportunity.
    When businesses can maximize the full potential of their process data and
    use that insight to drive real-time improvements, they can improve their
    operational responsiveness and agility, using information as a competitive
    Presented by Brian Courtney, general manager, industrial data
    intelligence, GE Intelligent Platforms
  *Cloud Computing Solutions for SCADA Systems
    Attendees learned the benefits and risks of cloud-based computing for
    SCADA systems, and gained insights on best practices for developing a
    cloud-based SCADA solution.
    Presented by Marcia Gadbois, president, Indusoft
  *The Evolution of “Loose” vs. “Tight” Automation Systems
    The amount of plant data being monitored, exchanged and archived is
    growing exponentially. Accessing this data requires automation systems
    that are flexible and highly adaptable. Attendees learned how automation
    systems are evolving from “tightly-coupled” configurations to
    “loosely-coupled” Internet-based systems.
    Presented by John Rinaldi, president, Real Time Automation
  *Control Rooms of the Future and How to Design Them Now
    How does one design a high value, mission critical work environment that
    will be fit-for-purpose 10, 20, and even 30 years from now? First, apply
    lessons learned from the “Control Room of the Future” – built 10, 20, or
    even 30 years ago.
    Presented by Michael Smith, principal architect/owner, Smith LaRock
    Architecture PC and Ric Barreth, founding member and senior partner, Human
    Centered Solutions

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Vaughan Co., Inc.; Interpower
Corporation; Enerquip LLC; Enertrols; FabEnCo, Inc.; Heinkel USA; IHS Inc.;
Infraspection Institute; item America, LLC; and Kadant Johnson Inc.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Plant & Facilities
Engineering online event in 2014, download an exhibitor kit or call

About IHS GlobalSpec

IHS GlobalSpec is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to
connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering,
technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. IHS
GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to
search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of
proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events,
and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products
and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical
content. For suppliers, IHS GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and
engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach –
from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS  (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.

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