Ventyx CEO Jeff Ray Addresses Global Customer Community at Ventyx World Opening
In a world that is constantly changing with market and environmental uncertainties, businesses share similar challenges… and will prosper if they connect, share and learn, says Ray
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ventyx World 2013 — Ventyx, an ABB company, today officially opened its global customer and partner conference, Ventyx World 2013, in San Francisco to a gathering of industry professionals from across Energy, Utilities, Mining and Oil, Gas & Petrochemical organizations worldwide.
The four-day conference opened with a welcome address by Ventyx CEO Jeff Ray, who highlighted the importance of coming together as a community to address the unprecedented challenges facing today’s businesses in asset-intensive industries.
“We face a quickly changing and increasingly interconnected world,” said Ray in his opening address. “We share challenges, and will prosper best if we share our solutions. Gathering as we have this week remains the best way to connect, share and learn from each other.”
According to Ray, market uncertainties strain investment plans and budgets for all asset-intensive companies. “Many things have an impact on business, some predictable and others unforeseen: extreme weather events, commodity market volatility, environmental considerations and changing regulations. Improving return on investment, increasing security, ensuring workforce safety and delivering quality customer service are not isolated challenges for one industry or the other.”
It is important that asset-intensive companies solve these challenges together, said Ray. “The challenges and opportunities we face today are connected, and require a connected solution. The lessons we learn together are lessons that we can share.”
ABB’s North America President and CEO Enrique Santacana also joined Ray on stage today, and spoke on the strategic role of enterprise software for ABB customers. “Together with Ventyx, we have bridged the gap between Operational Technology and Information Technology for our customers, and are building groundbreaking solutions that address their biggest challenges,” said Santacana. “A good example is our new Asset Health Center solution, which automatically monitors the health of aging assets in real time to reduce catastrophic failures, helping our customers to minimize costly operational downtime.”
Many prominent industry leaders from around the world will also speak from the main stage this week, including executives from American Electric Power, DTE Energy, EDF, Exelon and Hudbay Minerals. For more information on Ventyx World 2013, please visit www.ventyxworld.com.
Special thanks to Ventyx 2013 sponsors: Diamond Sponsor: HP; Platinum Sponsors: Accenture and Panasonic Solutions for Business; Gold Sponsors: ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems, AREVA, Capgemini, DataGlance, EMS Paramitra, Esri, IBM, Infosend, Mitrais, NetMotion Wireless, NextAxiom Technology Inc. and Xplore Technologies.
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see www.ventyx.com