The [MC]2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference will be presented in Orlando, Florida, April 8-10, 2014, by the MTConnect Institute. Registration is now open for this third annual event. The theme for this year’s conference is “Advancing Data-Driven Manufacturing.” MTConnect is an open, royalty-free standard that is intended to foster greater interoperability between devices and software applications used in manufacturing. The conference is designed for end users, equipment suppliers, software developers, distributors, integrators, students, professors and consultants.
Technical training will occur during the first day of the conference and will consist of approximately seven hours of hands-on workshops. One of the topics covered will be how to build an MTConnect adapter.
General sessions are scheduled for the morning of the second and third day of the conference. These sessions will cover topics that are applicable to a broad set of conference attendees and tend to be more business oriented.
Breakout sessions will run concurrently in three or four time slots during the afternoon of the second day of the conference. Topics for these sessions are likely to include cloud computing and security; productivity measurement, dashboards, and decision support; big data in manufacturing; predictive maintenance and machine monitoring.
The conference offers a special opportunity for attendees. The MTConnect Challenge 2 finalists will demonstrate their submissions at the conference for a chance to win one of many cash prizes totaling $255,000. Conference attendees will then vote for the top three winners.