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Five Days of Immersion in the PI World 2019

It was PI World largest attendance to date and featured visitors from a variety of industries and OSIsoft partners.

Piworld front pic Tárik Siqueira, Justin Conroy, Flávio Guimarães, Travis Comer, Rich Frogge, and Leo Vitor at OSIsoft PI World 2019 in San Francisco, CA

After five days of immersion in the PI World, Radix engineers and representatives head back to the office with an overabundance of knowledge, innovative ideas developed, and new connections with colleagues in the field made. From day one, the conference was jam-packed with learning through industry specific tracks, PI systems presentations, partner and product expo, hands-on training labs, and networking events.

According to Travis Comer, Radix Process Engineer, it was a great balance between the content of the agenda and enough time to network.

“We were able to share details and results from many of our projects to potential clients that are trying to make the best use of their PI data. We had a lot of questions around implementing the latest in industry techniques such as Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Maintenance and Quality, and other advanced analytics. We were able to share and learn from other companies regarding how to address common problems in data standardization, interfacing, and consolidation to a self-service location. Overall, I think we gained a lot of insight and new clients from our visit this year,” says the engineer.

On Wednesday, April 10th, Radix Program Manager, Justin Conroy, led a presentation with Patrick Gobetti, NEXA Resources IT Manager, on “PI System as a Foundation for the Implementation of Industry 4.0.” NEXA is a large-scale metal mining company in South America that has partnered with Radix to support them throughout their digital transformation journey with PI System improvements. “It was a great honor to support Patrick’s presentation,” compliments Conroy at the closing of the presentation. “I am excited to see NEXA Resources tackle some of the highest value process improvement opportunities identified as a result of their PI System enhancements.”

About NEXA

NEXA Resources is a global mining and smelting company with an emphasis on zinc and copper, with over 60 years of experience in asset development and integrated production in Latin America. The company owns and operates a total of five polymetallic mines, three of which are located in Peru, and two in Brazil, and three zinc smelters: one in Peru and two in Brazil, which produce metallic zinc, zinc oxide and by-products. NEXA Resources’ headquarters are in Luxembourg, and it has administrative offices in the cities of São Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru, and commercial offices located in Brazil, Peru, the United States, Austria and China.

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About OSIsoft

OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately-held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, U.S.A, with offices around the world.

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