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SPACE UG: A Network of Best Practice

Siemens Process Automation and Control Engineering User Group (SPACE UG) is a community of Siemens users who regularly meet to share industry expertise, insight and best practice with each other. The purpose of the User Group is to connect ourselves as the vendor and our end users together in an open forum, creating the direct opportunity to receive feedback and shape the development of our platform.
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Process Automation

Who is Space UG for?

The User Group is designed for our community of SIMATIC PCS 7 users, made up of End Users, Solution Partners and EPCs. The group includes representatives from all of the major Process Industry sectors within GB&I and provides the opportunity for all stakeholders from management, operations, project management, maintenance and engineering to network, collaborate, share their knowledge and learn about the latest industry trends and topics. The opportunity to connect digitally is provided through the SPACE UG LinkedIn community and we actively encourage discussion and idea sharing in this forum.
Space UG conference 2019

What is the Space UG annual conference?

The SPACE UG annual conference is the culmination of the groups activities and is designed over its 2-day duration to provide all attendees with a wealth of opportunity to engage and develop a collaborative community of best practice, in an open and relaxed environment. Our users shape the direction and content of the conference by contributing their experiences of using the SIMATIC PCS 7 platform in the form of breakout sessions. It also provides the opportunity to get up to speed with the latest technology trends, industry topics and innovations in our platform.
Space UG Chairman

Brian Lawson

The User Group is chaired by Brian Lawson, Non-Executive Director at Projex Solutions Limited. Brian has an extensive background and knowledge of the Process Industries with a career in the pharmaceutical sector working for a number of major manufacturers including Smith and Nephew, GlaxoSmithKline, and most recently Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in Mirfield, before taking a change in direction to lead the creation and operation of the Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC) at Kirklees College. The PMC is a specialist training facility focused on the development of resource and competence in the process sector. Most recently, Brian has moved on from his journey with the PMC and amongst other things, has taken the position of Non-Executive Director at Projex Solutions Limited, continuing his connection with the Process Industries.
Annual event

Space UG conference 2019

The conference will take place on 4-5 September at The Principal in York. This year we have the opportunity to introduce you to our innovative and ground-breaking DCS platform, SIMATIC PCS neo.

At user group event you will be able to:

  • Network with your peers
  • Hear from other users as they share their experiences
  • Provide your feedback directly to our Product Management team from HQ
  • Gain insight into our DCS platform roadmap for both SIMATIC PCS 7 and PCS neo
  • Engage with our product experts on discussion and demo of our portfolio

 

We are also delighted that Dr Harmut Klocker, who heads up the Automation and Engineering Systems global business, is able to join us to deliver a keynote speech, alongside Dirk Schmidt-Regge, who many of you will already know from previous years' User Group conferences.

 

Breakout Sessions form the heart of the User Group and this year, you will be able to select two from eight customer-led breakout sessions, however, how you select them will be different this year.  Once you have registered, in advance of the event, you will receive a link to download the event app and it is in the app that you select your breakout sessions and create your own personal agenda.

Agenda

09:00      Coffee and Registration

10:00      Conference Introduction and Welcome                       

                Steve Leech - Business Manager - Process Control Systems, Siemens Digital Industries

10:30      Chairman's Address                                                  

                SPACE UG Chairman - Brian Lawson – Non-Exec Director at Projex Solutions Limited

11:00      Keynote Presentation

                Dr. Hartmut Klocker – Head of Automation & Engineering Systems, Siemens Digital Industries

                Dirk Schmidt-Regge – Head of Sales & Vertical – Automation & Engineering, Siemens Digital Industries

11:45      SIMATIC PCS neo Live Demo

                Helmut von Au – Product Management, Siemens Digital Industries

                Dave Adams – Product Specialist Team Leader – Siemens Digital Industries

12:30      Lunch

14:00      Panel Q&A

                Dr. Hartmut Klocker – Head of Automation & Engineering Systems, Siemens Digital Industries

                Dirk Schmidt-Regge – Head of Sales & Vertical – Automation & Engineering, Siemens Digital Industries

                Helmut von Au – Product Management, Siemens Digital Industries

                Dave Adams – Product Specialist Team Leader – Siemens Digital Industries

 

14:45      Delegates make their way to Breakout Session 1

15:00      Breakout Session 1

                Pick 1 from 4 customer delivered sessions

15:45      Coffee Break

16:15      Breakout Session 2

                Pick 1 from 4 customer delivered sessions

                                              

17:00      Day 1 Summary and Day 2 Introduction

                SPACE UG Chairman - Brian Lawson – Non-Exec Director at Projex Solutions Limited

 

17:15      Day 1 Close

 

18:30      Meet in reception

                Drinks & depart for dinner & entertainment  

 

19:00      Dinner & entertainment

09:00    Coffee and networking

              

Key Process Industry Topics and Trends

09:30    Session 1 – Cyber Security and the Importance to the Process Industries

              Paul Hingley, Head of Cloud Based Application Services, Siemens Digital Industries

10:00    Session 2 – Digital Application Suites – The Opportunity for Operations

              Dominique Chabauty, Digital Enterprise Accelerator and Consulting , Siemens Digital Industries

10:30    Session 3 – The Evolution of the Digital Twin

              Chris Leingang, Business Development Manager – Model Based Simulation, Siemens Digital Industries

11:00    Session 4 – Control Towers for Manufacturing

              Darren Steele, Vice President Europe, IT Vizion UK

11:30    Coffee Break

12:00    DCS Portfolio Roadmap Session

              Helmut von Au – Product Management, Siemens Digital Industries

13:00    Conference Summary

              SPACE UG Chairman - Brian Lawson – Non-Exec Director at Projex Solutions Limited

13:15    Conference Close and Lunch

 

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Venue

The Principal York Hotel

Wednesday 4 September - Thursday 5 September 2019. Station Road, York, YO24 1AA