ICONICS Connect 2021 Hybrid Event: Inspiring Innovation for a New Era

VIRTUAL
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
JOIN FROM ANYWHERE

IN-PERSON
SEPTEMBER 29 - 30, 2021
FOXBOROUGH, MA

ABOUT

Join ICONICS for ICONICS Connect 2021, which will be streamed live from Foxborough, Massachusetts for virtual attendees. This event will ensure you stay connected to the latest and greatest digital transformation technology. Our guest speakers will highlight new advances and emerging technologies in automation software that businesses need to be aware of and implement to stay relevant and profitable.

Registered attendees will get access to all content on demand, following the live broadcast.

Schedule

September 30, 2021

TimeTopicLocation
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast (In-Person)
Patriot Foyer
8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Keynote: Digitize Your Future with ICONICS - A Trusted Automation Software Leader for 35 Years

ICONICS, a group company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, has been helping customers automate and digitize manual processes to optimize asset performance in critical operations since 1986. In this keynote, ICONICS will review how the latest in automation software technologies can keep your operations competitive and on the cutting edge. You will learn about the latest tools being used by organizations to adapt to a new global reality, including secure data connectivity, connected workforce solutions, digital twins, smart analytics, and many more. We are excited to showcase ICONICS’ trusted automation software solutions for your operational resiliency and success in this new era.

Patriot Ballroom
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break (In-Person and Virtual)
Patriot Foyer
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Innovative Technologies Keynote: Stay Agile and Resilient - Solutions to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Initiatives

Adapting and thriving in the current digital age requires choosing progressive solutions and technologies that maintain operational continuity and maximize workforce productivity. In this keynote, we highlight challenges seen across a variety of industries today and the ways your organization can level up your digital transformation practices to sustain innovation and manufacturing efficiency. We will highlight customer and partner stories that demonstrate the true meaning of operational excellence, and then examine how our software roadmap will elevate your business with the next wave of automation technologies.

Patriot Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (In-Person)
Twenty8 Food & Spirits
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Sessions Group 1:
Safeguarding Against Cyber Threats with Secure Data Connectivity

In this increasingly vulnerable world, secure data connectivity is of utmost concern for many of our customers. During this session, you’ll learn about the cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of and how to deal with security breaches. We’ll examine various industrial control system attacks and how the lessons learned from each can be applied to secure your infrastructure. In addition, we’ll share the numerous security standards that you can leverage within your ICONICS applications, including advanced security features of standards like OPC UA, and how IIoT, Industry 4.0, the cloud, and edge computing all fit into the security equation in a world where OT and IT continue to converge.

Rethinking Solutions for Your Connected Workforce

These days you’re probably hearing a lot about Connected Workforce or maybe you’ve already taken steps to empower your field service workers. With decreased response times come increased profits, and in this session, we’ll show you how ICONICS’ connected field service solution increases collaboration and productivity by providing an advanced dashboard and mobile app that can be integrated into your existing business to streamline efficiency and remain agile when it counts the most.

 
 

 
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Afternoon Break (In-Person and Virtual)
Patriot Foyer
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions Group 2:
Streamlining Operations for a Sustainable Future

The race is on for a more sustainable future, and by automating and digitizing your sustainability efforts, you’ll experience reduced energy costs and accelerate your journey towards a better future for your operations and the planet. In this session we will discuss ways to meet net-zero emission targets, including net zero carbon and net zero energy operations, by augmenting energy efficiency investments with IoT software technology to create secure, Microsoft Azure-ready solutions for energy, building automation, manufacturing, and industrial applications.

Riding the IT/OT Wave: IoT, Digital Twins, and Computing on the Edge

Are you ready to ride the wave and take your operations to the next level? In this session, we will discuss the technologies you can apply to integrate disparate systems in the cloud, giving you full visibility into your equipment performance so you can make informed decisions. See how remote management, early detection, and being able to determine root cause with digital twin technology will provide your business the necessary edge to remain competitive.

 
 

 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
General Session Wrap-Up (In-Person and Virtual)
Patriot Ballroom
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Closing Reception (In-Person)
Six String Grill and Stage
*All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
**All locations are for in-person

Speakers

Alex Binder

Senior Applications Consultant,

ICONICS

Alex Binder

Senior Applications Consultant,

ICONICS

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Ben Burke

Chief Operating Officer,

Dispel

Ben Burke

Chief Operating Officer,

Dispel

Ben Burke is Dispel's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to moving into Operations, Ben served on the engineering team that built Dispel's first generation platform, with his domain of work revolving primarily around networking, integration, and UI/UX. Ben is a Director of the National Defense Industry Association’s New York-Connecticut Chapter. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

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Thomas Burke

Global Director of Industry Standards,

Mitsubishi Electric

Thomas Burke

Global Director of Industry Standards,

Mitsubishi Electric

Thomas J. Burke is the Global Director of Industry Standards for Mitsubishi to lead the strategic development and adoption of networking standards, including the adoption of Mitsubishi Electric’s open networks solutions. Mr. Burke is also be strategic industry advisor for the CCLink Partner Association (CLPA), responsible for strategic growth of the organization and adoption of the CC-Link IE TSN technology.

Mr. Burke is also the Director of Strategic Marketing for ICONICS providing leadership to increase market share of ICONICS leading edge product portfolio.

Thomas J. Burke background includes being the former OPC Foundation President & Executive Director, and pioneered the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) as the foundation of information integration and interoperability. 

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Jim Desrosiers

President,

Data Acuity, Inc.

Jim Desrosiers

President,

Data Acuity, Inc.

Jim Desrosiers - Mr. Desrosiers has over 30-years of Automation Software experience. A recognized expert in the integration of complex automation systems with data architectures. Prior to founding Data Acuity, Mr. Desrosiers worked at ICONICS, Schneider Electric, Standard Electric, and several systems integrators and end users. Mr. Desrosiers studied Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.

Data Acuity, Inc. is an automation software company that focuses on Manufacturing Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Efficient delivery of services for Automated Systems. Data Acuity has been in business for 16 years. For us, the key word is always FOCUS (acuity). Our consulting services, the technologies we represent, and our engineering design efforts are all centered on focusing our client’s resources on areas that will bring the greatest gains in efficiency.

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Chris Elsbree

Chief Software Architect,

ICONICS

Chris Elsbree

Chief Software Architect,

ICONICS

Chris has been with ICONICS since 1994 (with a short break from 2000-2001), working at the ICONICS Headquarters in Foxborough.  He is the lead Developer of GraphWorX64™, and is also responsible for researching new technologies, implementing core infrastructure components, reviewing and writing functional and design specifications, and helping to ensure consistency of the overall design and implementation of ICONICS software.  In the past, Chris was the lead developer of GraphWorX32™, and also worked on the 16-bit Windows and MS-DOS versions of GraphWorX™.  Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Luke Gonyea

Solution Sales Engineer,

ICONICS

Luke Gonyea

Solution Sales Engineer,

ICONICS

Luke Gonyea joined ICONICS in the fall of 2018 as a Solution Sales Engineer. As a Solution Sales Engineer, Luke is an expert on the ICONICS product suite and how to communicate the value of the platform to prospective and existing customers. His experience has given him the opportunity to learn how customers utilize the ICONICS’s HMI/SCADA software across different industry verticals.

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Oliver Gruner

ICONICS Corporate Account Director,

Mitsubishi Electric

Oliver Gruner

ICONICS Corporate Account Director,

Mitsubishi Electric

Oliver has been with ICONICS for 20 years. In his role, he is focused on business development for the Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation division and promoting the adoption of ICONICS technology within other Mitsubishi Electric business units. Oliver has 22 years of industry experience with expertise in Cloud and IIoT, integration with manufacturing and ERP systems, and large scale smart buildings deployments. Prior to rejoining ICONICS last year, Oliver was responsible for business development of redundant edge devices, consulting with manufacturing firms on their digital transformation journey, and IoT user experience delivery for connected products. Oliver holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Friedberg, Germany.

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Mark Hepburn

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales,

ICONICS

Mark Hepburn

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales,

ICONICS

Mark Hepburn is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for ICONICS. He joined ICONICS in 2003 to lead the sales team to help customers to leverage invisible digital operational data to improve productivity and integrate with enterprise systems using rapid IIOT, personalized visualization, fault management and analytics software. Hepburn has broad experience leading sales, operations, and marketing teams over a 35-year career, with focus on automation solutions for industry and facilities. Hepburn’s background includes a 15-year career with General Electric sales and marketing and positions in design engineering, eCommerce, and digital media. Hepburn holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Wrentham, Massachusetts with his wife and their six children.

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Ted Hill

President and CEO,

ICONICS

Ted Hill

President and CEO,

ICONICS

Ted’s 25-year career features a broad range of success in industrial automation markets. Prior to joining ICONICS, Ted was the Director of Business Planning for the Software and Controls segment at Rockwell Automation, responsible for annual operating plans, portfolio management, and acquisition integration. Ted served in a variety of roles at Rockwell including Director of Global Business Development and Business Director, Automation Software. In these roles, his responsibilities included managing Rockwell's relationship with Microsoft and other partners, acquisitions, and business and product management for automation software. Prior to Rockwell, he co-founded two software companies. Incuity Software, Inc. developed enterprise manufacturing intelligence software and was acquired by Rockwell in 2008. DataWorks Systems was a system integration firm he co-founded in 1994 that deployed a variety of controls and automation projects in North America and South Africa.

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Jin Kawasaki

Head Researcher of Information Technology R&D Center,

Mitsubishi Electric

Jin Kawasaki

Head Researcher of Information Technology R&D Center,

Mitsubishi Electric

Jin Kawasaki is a Head Researcher of Information Technology R&D Center at Mitsubishi Electric in Japan. He has over 10 years of experience in R&D of building operation and maintenance. From 2013 to 2015, he worked for Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service, maintenance service company, and he was in charge of IoT platform development for energy management and remote maintenance. His current research interests are smart buildings and cities, especially how IoT platforms solve challenges in these areas such as energy efficiency, space utilization, and occupant wellbeing.

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Jotham Kildea

Solution Sales Engineering Supervisor,

ICONICS

Jotham Kildea

Solution Sales Engineering Supervisor,

ICONICS

Jotham Kildea has worked with ICONICS for ten years in roles and responsibilities which cover a variety of industries. His primary responsibilities have been centered around developing solutions leveraging ICONICS and partner products for specific customer applications. He is also involved in guiding the future development and innovation at ICONICS in order to adapt to new requirements in smart manufacturing and analytics.

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Daniel Nikovski

Group Manager of Data Analytics,

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Daniel Nikovski

Group Manager of Data Analytics,

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Daniel Nikovski joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002 and is currently the Group Manager of the Data Analytics group. He is responsible for supervision of projects using artificial intelligence, machine learning, optimization, and time series analysis technology in multiple business domains of Mitsubishi Electric such as robotics and factory automation, elevator control systems, HVAC, transportation, and electrical power systems. Daniel holds a PhD degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, optimization and control, and numerical methods for the analysis of complex industrial systems. He has published over 150 papers on these subjects, and holds 44 US and international patents.

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Josh Obal

Senior Engineering Supervisor,

ICONICS

Josh Obal

Senior Engineering Supervisor,

ICONICS

Josh Obal has worked with ICONICS for 19.5 years, starting as a Quality Assurance Engineer. Later he became a software development engineer, working on a variety of products including ScheduleWorX, BACnet, 3rd party data connectors, Triggers, Recipes, and CFSWorX most recently. Josh became an Engineering Supervisor in 2014. His current responsibilities include development, maintenance, and management of the existing products and research and development of new products.

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Spyros Sakellariadis

Global Director of IoT Business Development,

ICONICS

Spyros Sakellariadis

Global Director of IoT Business Development,

ICONICS

Spyros joined ICONICS in 2021 after an 18-year career at Microsoft Corporation, as the Director of Industry Innovation, Worldwide Commercial Business. He is an experienced business and technology professional with a passion for developing innovative technology solutions for new markets. He has a proven background in understanding business requirements and models, developing new business models, and identifying ways to reduce operating costs or drive bottom line revenue using technology. Spyros brings hands-on experience in architecting end-to-end solutions for acquiring and analyzing data, and for acting upon insights derived from the analyses.

Spyros has spent the last ten years focusing on smart buildings and cities, on how to use telemetry data from the buildings and environment to address issues such as malfunctioning or poorly configured systems, safety, comfort, sustainability, and overall efficient operations.

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Yuki Shimizu

Application Engineer,

Mitsubishi Electric

Yuki Shimizu

Application Engineer,

Mitsubishi Electric

Yuki is an application engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. and has been there for the last 9 years, starting off there as a technical support engineer for the process automation industry. He has worked very closely with ICONICS products over the years. In 2019, he was transferred to Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s North American Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is currently working with the ICONICS application team on building projects. Yuki has a Master of Engineering degree from Kanazawa University in Japan.

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Thomas Stadler

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer and Head of Corporate IT,

Bouygues Energies & Services Switzerland

Thomas Stadler

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer and Head of Corporate IT,

Bouygues Energies & Services Switzerland

Thomas Stadler started his career at Deutsche Bank as a Trainee, working for the CIO staff department. Subsequently he moved to a subsidiary to become a Product Manager for an IAM solution before changing to DANET, where he managed a CRM implementation practice. In 2004, he moved to Oracle Switzerland, working in Consulting, then Pre-Sales and finally in an Enterprise Architecture / Client Advisor role, serving Pharma customers. He joined Bouygues 2017 as CDO and is chartered with driving the digital transformation in IT/IS as well as innovation for our SMART BUILDING and SMART CITY strategy.

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Shane Stevens

Owner,

Impact Automation and Controls

Shane Stevens

Owner,

Impact Automation and Controls

Shane Stevens is an owner of Impact Automation and Controls with 18 years’ experience in automation. He has worked in all aspects of automation as an integrator, technician, sales, support and training. He has specializing in ICONICS for the past 10 years and provides consulting services, programming, system design and training.

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Dean Tallman

Chief Information Officer,

International Union of Operating Engineers

Dean Tallman

Chief Information Officer,

International Union of Operating Engineers

Dean Tallman, Chief Information Officer for the International Union of Operating Engineers oversees all aspects of Operational and Information Technology for the IUOE business and training organizations.

Mr. Tallman has over 30 years’ experience successfully developing and delivering enterprise solutions for major fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining the IUOE Mr. Tallman has held various leadership positions in IT Operations and software development.

The IUOE’s current focus centers on the implementation of emerging technologies in the construction and building automation industries and providing advanced training to its members.

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Zhi Wei Li

Director of Innovation & Incubation Solutions,

ICONICS

Zhi Wei Li

Director of Innovation & Incubation Solutions,

ICONICS

Zhi has 10+ years of experience in helping customers architect and implement industrial solutions that combine the necessary IT and OT infrastructure to realize impactful value. As the Director of Innovation and Incubation Solutions at ICONICS, Zhi helps define the forward looking strategy of ICONICS products and services, with a focus on IoT, cloud solutions and analytics.

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Hotel & Travel

Please Note: Hotel Rooms are for In-Person attendees only.

For in-person attendees, ICONICS has a special discounted rate for booking rooms at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, as follows:

Wednesday - $209
Thursday - $209


Standard internet in rooms is complimentary! If you wish to extend your stay before or after our main event days, please call the hotel directly at 866-580-6236 to make your reservation. Be sure to reference “ICONICS.” The group rate is also available on Tuesday, in addition to Wednesday and Thursday.

Safety

The health and safety of all in-person attendees is our top priority. At the venue, we will be adhering to CDC guidelines, as well as following Massachusetts regulations for in-person indoor gatherings. We are working closely with the venue on all aspects of event safety and are confident that they are doing everything they can as recommended by their local health agencies and required by their management. We will provide an update on the latest protocols prior to the start date, but feel free to reach out to us at connect2021@iconics.com if you have any questions in the meantime.

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ICONICS CONNECT 2021

VIRTUAL
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
JOIN FROM ANYWHERE