“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
These are the words of American novelist Frank Herbert, and I can think of none better to describe the last day of this year’s HxGN LIVE. Yesterday we closed the door on what attendees have said is the best Hexagon annual conference ever. With more than 3,500 in attendance, more than 400 sessions and the excitement of HxGN TV capturing every second, the conference represented what happens when innovation and inspiration meet in a spirit of partnership – they spark ideas, dialogue, passion and all the good things that can change the world.
And even though HxGN LIVE 2015 has ended, our stories of shaping smart change will endure until we can gather again to share and exchange knowledge that will continue to move us forward.
We started this year’s event in high gear with President and CEO Ola Rollén’s opening keynote on Monday, and things never slowed down. Despite the three-day juggernaut of activity that preceded it, HxGN LIVE’s final day was still energetic and filled with purposeful content.
Things started with the PP&M Keynote “Digital Projects & Digital Plants – A Major Change for the Better with Saipem and Eskom.”
Luca Ferrario, project information management manager at Saipem S.p.A, Grace Olukune, chief engineer at Eskom, and Adrian Park, vice president of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions at Intergraph PP&M discussed how a leading EPC and a major owner/operator are leveraging data-centric solutions to significantly improve their operations.
Great content continued throughout the day, with presentations on a host of topics from investigating crime scenes with the Aibot X6 UAV and detecting and classifying solar installations in dense urban areas to best practices for implementing Intergraph’s inPursuit RMS and managing assets at Brazil’s Tubarão Port with Hexagon’s Smart Asset Control solution.
We’re still capturing the conference on HxGN TV, so be sure to check the streaming schedule and tune in for recorded keynotes, sessions and product demonstrations about your field of work. Please note session schedules are subject to change.
See You Next Year – Or Maybe Even in November
All good things must come to an end, but good news – only 365 days, give or take a few, until the next HxGN LIVE legacy event, which will be held 13-16 June in Anaheim, CA, USA (so get your mouse ears ready!).
But just imagine – in a few short months, Hexagon will be travelling to Asia to host the first HxGN LIVE conference outside of North America. With HxGN LIVE Hong Kong, 18-20 November, we’re offering you another opportunity this year to experience inspiring keynotes, unlimited networking and must-see technologies!
There’s still plenty of time to register for Hong Kong and to take advantage of discounted rates. And why not get the jump on registration for Anaheim? If you register by 15 June, you can save $700 over on-site rates. So be sure to visit hxgnlive.com today to register and save your spot.
We’ll see you again soon. In the meantime, the story goes on…
Manager, Marketing Communications