Even though I travel the globe attending many amazing industry events for my position at Hexagon, going to Las Vegas to attend HxGN LIVE is one of the most exciting events I attend all year and is something special.
I know when we host this conference, visitors will able to see technology come together like nowhere else. They get unique insights into how technologies from different industries can be used to solve a problem, revealing new application possibilities. For example, when an automotive manufacturer sees scanning technology used in geo mapping, they will be able to visualize how productive this could be for scanning automotive vehicle components in their own business.
HxGN LIVE is all about making such game-changing connections – connecting new ideas that could transform business operations and establishing connections with experts in the field, forming lasting partnerships for strategizing and problem-solving.
Visitors will also see the future direction of software and hardware and learn how they contribute to the Smart Factory ecosystem. It’s increasingly important that businesses integrate quality throughout the product lifecycle and HxGN LIVE gives attendees unique insights into the tools and strategies that push metrology further to add value and productivity to their business.
Although the whole conference is action-packed, what I am looking forward to the most this year is our 3rd annual Leadership Summit. This is an intimate group of invitees brought together in a think-tank style meeting over a day and a half, challenging each other with invigorating discussion and exploration of advanced manufacturing trends and techniques.
The past two years have been very inspirational for all the attendees, both for our guests and my colleagues. I am again looking forward to getting some great guidance and verification of our tech development roadmaps and examining current trends with these exceptional manufacturing minds.
It could be easy to feel overwhelmed by HxGN LIVE. There’s a lot going on over the four days, from inspirational keynotes, through interactive workshops, to hands-on training. My advice to any attendee – whether a first-timer or one of our many returning clients – is to visit as many demos as possible in the various islands of The Zone. The Zone is 120 000 sq ft of solutions from all Hexagon divisions, and it’s the best place to discover the directions technologies are heading and new possibilities for your business. Once you’ve visited The Zone, why not meet with us so you can get an even clearer vision of what you see as applicable for your own industry.
HxGN LIVE offers insights into attendees’ future – the technology of tomorrow and the possibilities that could drive productivity in their organization. We look forward to welcoming you in Las Vegas.
Angus Taylor, Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division, North America, has been with the company since 1987. Notable positions throughout Taylor’s career include President of Romer, Inc. and Vice President, Strategic Business Development of Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, Angus started his professional career as a Design Engineer for production tooling and R&D in the advanced plastic manufacturing industry. Angus worked for Hexagon’s UK Metrology business prior to moving to the USA in 1997. Angus was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business from University of Rhode Island.