Siemens announced its 3rd Annual Industrial Ethernet Symposium scheduled for Oct. 3 - 4, 2006 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago. The event will be moderated by David Humphrey, senior analyst, ARC Advisory Group, and is expected to attract more than 300 participants from 20 countries.
Additionally, Collins Hemingway, former marketing director of Microsoft and best-selling author will provide the keynote address at the event. The symposium will include two days of workshops covering best practice examples of Ethernet in automation.
While the symposium is organized by Siemens, participation and presentation opportunities will be open to representatives from all industrial Ethernet organizations, including competition. Panelists from five industrial Ethernet consortia including ODVA, Modbus-IDA, EtherCAT, Ethernet PowerLink and Profibus Trade Organization (PTO International), will present their views on the value of using Ethernet at all levels of the automation pyramid and answer questions from the moderator and the audience.
The Industrial Ethernet Symposium will feature presentations from industry and technology experts, industry analysts, and "best practice customer case histories.
The event will feature a Micro-fair where interactive exhibits will feature the latest Industrial Ethernet technology. Registration and additional symposium details are available by visiting: www.siemens.com/ies2006.