Meaty Sessions with Many Ideas to Digest at HxGN LIVE

Wednesday was a HUGELY packed day, maybe even the busiest of this year’s HxGN LIVE.

In the day’s first keynote presentation, Intergraph PP&M President Gerhard Sallinger overviewed trends, while his VPs discussed how Intergraph has armed itself with technology updates over the past year that rise up to meet the industry’s burning desire for productivity, interoperability, quality and efficiency.

Just before lunch, Teresa Smith and Mark Doherty from Intergraph SG&I led a dynamic and thoughtful panel session that explored how Intergraph products mesh with cutting-edge technologies like intelligence-led policing, unmanned drones, cloud and mobile computing, sensor integration and predictive analytics.

Geosystems presented oblique imaging systems, and automatic generation of 3D city models. Leica Geosystems revealed the first results from the newly announced LEICA ADS100 airborne digital line sensor. And over a delicious lunch, High Definition Surveying users found out who won the 2013 HDS plan contest.

A Process, Power & Marine afternoon keynote with Mirko Stock told how Australia’s largest oil and gas producer used Intergraph’s new SmartPlant Fusion to integrate information scattered across continents. Another company shared how Smart 3D shortened time and effort in a large Middle East gas project.

During breaks between sessions, The Zone buzzed with product demonstrations, as well as a special display called the Public Safety Open House, and one-to-one consultations with Hexagon engineers in the Metrology Lounge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

And the last event of the day was a blast. Entertainers showed their skills onstage in the huge MGM Grand Garden Arena during “The HexFactor.” While eating, drinking and making merry, conference-goers enjoyed watching the competition and laughing with new friends. We didn’t have Simon Cowell or Britney Spears on the judging panel, so the audience picked the winners. The field of talent was diverse and amazing, but in the end, singer Bianca emerged the victor. What a night!

If you missed the live or live-streamed sessions, you can catch them on demand at HxGN LIVE TV. Read the site’s menus for your field of work, and scroll down for recorded keynotes, sessions, product demonstrations and testimonials.

Between face-to-face, in-person connections and the innovation of new media, this week has shown how old ways and new ways can work together to create an exciting experience.

Bringing our global network together through new methods and the tried and true – that’s shaping change.


Stephanie Siegel
Communications Editor
Hexagon AB

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