HxGN LOCAL Beijing Attracts Record Audiences for Hexagon User Conference
More Than 3200 Users of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Technologies Join Event at the China National Convention Centre13 September 2018
During the opening keynote address on 10 September, Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén presented Hexagon’s vision of creating autonomous connected ecosystems (ACE) to unlock the true potential of data and elaborated on the role of the Xalt framework in achieving this vision. Following Rollén’s presentation, Li Hongquan, President of Hexagon Greater China, took to the stage to explore in more detail the benefits of Hexagon’s solutions in key industry domains and offer insight into current and future applications in China, including the development of Smart Factories.
The Smart Factory theme was picked up in the three-part Manufacturing Intelligence keynote. Division President Norbert Hanke presented a compelling argument, entitled ‘The Case For ACE’, on the need for manufacturing to embrace the autonomous movement. Highlighting the demanding technological and mindset challenges of the Made in China 2025 programme, Hanke argued that digital transformation is not optional for manufacturers, before revealing Hexagon’s three imperatives for pursuing a Smart Factory strategy: Digital First and Data Driven, Infinitely Connected and Innately Intelligent. Brian Shepherd, Senior Vice President for Software Solutions, followed with an exploration of ‘The Race for ACE’ – revealing some of Hexagon’s latest ideas to support the development of Smart Factories. Finally, Hao Jian, Vice President of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division in China, explained why he believes that China is ‘The Place for ACE’ – a country poised to capitalise on the emerging technologies of the fourth industrial revolution and ready to embrace digital transformation for a brighter future.
Customers expecting to see evidence of the keynote’s promise were not disappointed, with over half the exhibition space and several sessions dedicated to solutions for the Smart Factory and related technologies. Dedicated measurement solutions for automotive, aerospace and 3C electronics applications were demonstrated alongside a wealth of software solutions designed to drive quality and productivity throughout the product lifecycle.
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.
Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.