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Invensys OpsManage’11 Conference Wrap Up

With more than 1,300 attendees in Nashville, Invensys Operations Management President and CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya emphasized the company’s continuity of leadership over the past three years as a major factor for the success thus far of its turnaround.

Orders are up slightly, which is actually a very good considering that the year before saw the company land just two major orders.

Invensys continues to launch initiatives that combine solution selling along with engineering and services, and Bhattacharya cited the Modernization initiative as one that is gaining traction. At a follow up press conference, Vice President Rick Morse called this initiative one to sustain change, with holistic extension of services through every stage of the automation lifecycle. True to the company’s direction under the leadership of Vice President Peter Martin, the initiative incorporates business plans, not just technology plans.

Key takeaways from the Modernization presentations included:

  1. strong foundation of automation
  2. infusion is open to customers’ existing investments
  3. ability to modernize at your own pace
  4. empower people
  5. operational excellence and business optimization are complementary

In addition, Invensys Operations Management announced it has achieved the number one market share position as a global provider of human machine interface (HMI) software and services in a recent ARC Advisory Group market study.

Go to www.automationworld.com for a summary of the product announcements from the conference that include ArchestrA Workflow 2012 business process management software, InTouch 2012 software, and Foxboro Control System 3.0 and I/A Series software, which features an Intelligent Marshalling solution and Foxboro Control Software and Simulation software.             

Gary Mintchell, gmintchell@automationworld.com, is Editor In Chief of Automation World.

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