Featured Presentations

The user presentations highlighted below provide an overview of the value of PI in real-world applications.  Browse our full list of customer and OSIsoft-authored presentations [here]. 

View a list of key presentations from OSIsoft leaders [here].

Key Presentations from OSIsoft Customers

Customer Company Description Presentation
Bayer Materials Science Bayer MaterialScience AG is one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics. Its innovative developments in coatings, adhesives, insulating materials and sealants, polycarbonates and polyurethanes significantly enhance the quality of our lives. Process Data: an Enterprise Asset at Bayer MaterialScience
Iberdrola One of the leading private electric utilities worldwide and the largest renewable energy operator in the world. Its services reach 16 million customers (nine million in Spain) and its operations include generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity and natural gas. A New Approach to Plant Performance Improvement, Leveraging Data in OSIsoft's PI System 
DTE A diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Fleet Optimization through Process Information  
Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Datacenter Management and OSIsoft: Laying the Foundation for Operational Intelligence Across a Global Infrastructure  
CEMEX CEMEX is a growing global building materials company that produces, distributes, and markets cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and related building materials in more than 50 countries, with trade relationships in more than 100 nations. Implementing an Enterprise Agreement Project  
Conoco Phillips An international, integrated energy company with interests around the world. Headquartered in Houston, the company had approximately 33,800 employees, $143 billion of assets, and $241 billion of revenues as of December 31, 2008. Collaboration Onshore/Offshore at ConocoPhillips Norway - The Results  
Cargill Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural, and risk management products and services. The company was founded in 1865 and had revenues of $71 billion in 2005. With 124,000 employees in 59 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. An Enterprise Approach to OSIsoft Products  
SDG&E SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, which is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2007 revenues of more than $11 billion.  Sempra Energy companies’ 13,500 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide. Condition-Based Maintenance Across the Enterprise  
F Hoffman la Roche As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring. Operational Excellence at Roche—PI Delivers  
Northeast Utilities Northeast Utilities operates New England’s largest utility system serving more than two million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Cyber Security - Using OSIsoft to Become Compliant.  
Irving Paper Irving Paper is one of Canada's foremost newsprint and specialty paper mills. Founded in 1964, Irving Paper produces 400,000 tonnes of paper annually that includes various grades which are used to print inserts for magazines. Condition-based Asset Management Using PI  


Key presentations from OSIsoft 

Speaker SUMMARY Presentation
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy (Founder & CEO) What Is Happening to the Economy?  Dr. Kennedy presents examples of Fundamental Shift to Information Age.  He talks about the thoughts of Alvin Toffler and Revolutionary Wealth, Parallels to Telecom, Smart Network and Smart Grid and the benefits of a microgrid.  Dr. Kennedy presents his thoughts and examples of the Enabler of “Intelligence at the Edge” Telecom, like Voice over IP, Distributed ACD, Telepresence, SMS, Remove Land Line, Personal Call Bridges, Personal Info Web Sites, etc.  Dr. Kennedy also brings up Eastman Business Park customer example and PI in the Microgrid – All About Better Knowledge of Environment and Data Center and Software as a Service. Migration of the Manufacturing to the Information Age - UC2009  
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy (Founder & CEO) Dr. Kennedy talks about Historical perspective and Certainties in Manufacturing.  He gives examples from current end user automation projects such as Kodak, and highlights resulting impacts.  How do we compare current economics to previous recessions.  How PI System can help end users.  OSIsoft wants to hear about the end user challenges and share the vision and to innovate easier access to PI tools.  Dr. Kennedy states; "Only Constant is Change". Meltdown Economics - Keynote UC2008 
Chris Coen, Chris Nelson OSIsoft’s Event Frame Initiative looks to build support for data types defined by start and end times, and which may contain supporting data. Event Frames Initiative Update - UC2008 
Benny Gallardo The Managed PI Software Update Services, released earlier in 2007, offers administrators a scalable and versatile way to control versioning of PI software throughout an enterprise system. This presentation will focus on the design goals, current features, and typical user scenarios for the Software Update Services. Common concerns and questions about security and installation will also be addressed.
Managed PI: Software Update Services - UC 2007 
Jay Lakumb, Jason King Office 2007 is the most significant release of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite. OSIsoft's DataLink is ready when you decide to migrate to the new Microsoft product; making your job easier and far more productive. Come see the new user interface in DataLink for Excel 2007 that takes advantage of the Office ribbon and custom task panes. Then see the new DataLink for Excel Services that enables users to publish spreadsheets on a SharePoint 2007 portal for thin client users to view in a web browser. Learn what you need to get started using Office 2007 along with our DataLink products. Curiosity Killing Your Spreadsheets? Discover the New DataLink for Excel Services and DataLink for Office 2007 - UC2007 
Bryan Owen You already know that securing the PI System helps protect your critical infrastructure and improve quality of service, but how to do it? This presentation discusses secure deployment patterns, surface area reduction, least required privilege, trusted connections and quality of service monitoring practices. Additional topics include an update on related new product features and OSIsoft's security lifecycle development approach. These PI security best practices draw extensively on expertise from respected engineers at OSIsoft and customer experience where PI is deployed to enhance overall plant security. PI Security Best Practices - UC2007 
Harry Smith, Chuck Thompson, Sam Jenkins The introduction of HA (high availability) architecture allows true management of PI Systems. Most service can be accomplished while users still use their PI Systems. With some considerations to planning, users can enjoy a more professional level of support with careful deployments of current software which improves security, while making performance and new features available to the organization. This session will include a brief review of the HA architecture, and present a case study where an existing two-three year old PI System will be used to evaluate HA and deploy with very minimal risk and time pressures on system usage. HA – A Better Way to Manage a PI System - UC2007