ABB Customer World - Australia: Showcasing digital solutions to unlock customer value

2018-02-26 - Under the theme, From Innovation to Transformation, ABB will showcase its latest industrial digital solutions to improve operating efficiencies and empower the digital transformation of its customers across the utilities, industries, transport and infrastructure sectors.

ABB will present its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB AbilityTM at its inaugural ABB Customer World - Australia event to be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 15 March 2018.

The event will be a unique exhibition of innovative digital and industrial technology all designed with a common goal: to improve efficiencies, lower operating costs and enhance competitive advantage for our customers. Innovations that advance the digital grid of the future and integration of renewable energy, intelligent manufacturing along with software-defined machines to smart sensors, cloud services and smart buildings.

National and international speakers, including Otto Preiss, ABB Group Senior Vice President Digital will outline the impact of digitalisation on the bottom line and how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ABB Ability solutions can drive operational excellence.

The important topic of “How to achieve 50 percent renewable energy without comprising grid stability” will provide an ideal platform for a lively debate during the morning plenary session. Leaders in industry, utilities and government will feature and initiate discussion about the policy setting and technologies needed to maintain reliable power supply and help Australia grow its economy while meeting its international commitments to emission reduction.

“In Australia, digitalisation offers enormous potential across all areas of manufacturing, the resources sector as well as transport, infrastructure and utilities,” said Tauno Heinola, Managing Director for ABB Australia.

“We are excited to bring our digital solutions offering, ABB Ability to the Australian marketplace. ABB Customer World is the perfect platform to help our customers understand the competitive advantages it will afford them. Customers can now use ABB Ability to make the most of their existing assets and capitalise on new opportunities presented by the Energy and Digital revolutions.”

ABB Ability comprises more than 210 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that dramatically increase productivity, cut maintenance costs considerably and reduce energy consumption. ABB Ability is a solution-led approach based on ABB’s leading portfolio and domain expertise. It has a secure, open architecture.

Workshops across the day include opportunities for attendees to explore topics such as:

· Powering a revolution in mass transit – ensuring growth stays on track
· Mine of the Future – Today
· Enabling the energy transformation to a low carbon electricity supply system
· Utilities: Improve asset performance and grid resilience – going digital
· Oil and Gas: Digitalisation unlocks the door to regaining control!
· Food & Beverage: How ABB Ability can address rising production costs and help increase throughput
· The digital services revolution is here! Collaborate, predict, optimise and online 24/7

Registration for ABB Customer World – Australia 2018 is completely free of charge for ABB customers and industry professionals.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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