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Jacklin Altman30 Apr, 2020

Must-see talks at PI World Online

PI World San Francisco is OSIsoft's premier annual event where customers, partners, and employees from around the world gather to share their stories, challenges, and successes. It's a place for everyone to offer unique, first-hand stories about gaining transformational insights into their operational data using the PI System.

Amidst the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we have taken the event virtual, bringing 100+ speakers, 60+ companies, 75+ presentations across 11 industries right into your home. PI World Online will offer both live and on-demand content, kicking off with a live keynote on Tuesday, May 5th @ 8 AM PDT.

Not sure where to start with all the amazing content at PI World Online? Here are some presentations that you don't want to miss:

Power & Utilities

  • Riverside Public Utilities 
    Digital Transformation: Using Data to Drive Operations Efficiency

    The utility uses the PI System to automate daily water operation reports that previously took staff four hours a day to create. Integrating operational data with GIS data improves water quality reporting.

Metals, Mining, Materials

  • Newcrest Mining Ltd
    PI System as the Foundation of Data Science Platform for Optimizing Mining Processes
    Australian mining operator developed an ML platform to implement AI and IoT technologies in Australia's largest underground cave mine to monitor and manage crushed ore bin levels.

Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

  • Genentech
    PI System Platform Migration - Process, Benefits, and Observations
    The biotech's South San Francisco site used PI System tools such as AF SDK to migrate and validate 20 years' worth of process and batch data with billions of data points.

Forestry, Pulp & Paper

  • WestRock
    Accelerating the Time to Actionable Insights with Mill Analytics

    The packaging giant deployed Asset Framework (AF) to transition from descriptive analytics toward prescriptive analytics using the PI System and 3rd party tools, creating a cost-saving ML algorithm that replaces spreadsheets.

Power Generation

  • EDF Renewables
    When Turbines Go Bump in the Night - Shedding Light on Lost Revenue
    The PI System allowed EDF to create a solution that provides automated, real-time estimates of future revenue loss of offline turbines.


  • Eastman Chemical
    Improve Accountability with Event Frames in Manufacturing
    Eastman's digital manufacturing team leverages Asset Framework and Event Frames for global bulk and batch chemical manufacturing as well as film production.

Manufacturing and Transportation

  • TraPac
    Digital Journey to Operational Excellence
    After a successful rollout of the PI System in 2017, TraPac has continued to innovate their digital infrastructure by expanding the PI System to new equipment at the Port of LA and Port of Oakland.
  • Blount International
    Bringing Unity to Manufacturing Diversity through the PI System
    Blount International produces outdoor equipment parts and accessories for 110 countries worldwide. To reduce operational complexity, Blount deploys the PI System as its globally unified manufacturing data system.


  • UC Davis
    Path to Carbon Neutrality Using the OSIsoft PI System
    The PI System became an integral component in UC Davis's path to its sustainability goal - achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 for its campus operations.  

Transmission & Distribution

  • PXiSE Energy
    High-Performance Microgrids, DERMS, and the Changing Future of Grid Controls
    This presentation highlights a microgrid demonstration project that will integrate three types of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) elements: PV generation, electrical energy storage, and load reduction and load control systems, all managed by a single micro-grid controller.

Food & Beverage

  • Deschutes Brewery
    Using Predictive Analytics to Delay Glycol Capacity Expansion
    The Oregon brewery used the PI System with predictive analytics to stagger fermentation cooling steps, saving $750,000 by avoiding investing in a new chiller.  A few years ago, leveraging real-time data enabled the brewery to postpone $8 million in capital upgrades.

Oil & Gas

  • Equitrans (EQT) Midstream
    Compressor Shutdown Digital Transformation - Integrating PI to Maximo
    Integrated the PI System's Asset Framework (AF) capabilities with IBM Maximo to deliver advanced compressor shutdown analytics to track over 4,500 compressor shutdown events annually.

  • Marathon Petroleum Corp
    Gathering & Processing: Dark Compressor Data with OMF & Monico Data Router
    the company used OSIsoft Message Format (OMF) and Monico's mCore SDR and to unlock dark data on over 150 remote compressors and enable advanced analytics and condition-based maintenance (CBM).

Register your interest for PI World Online and don't miss all of the incredible stories, going live May 5th.

Jacklin AltmanDigital Media ManagerJacklin is the Digital Media Manager and local food critic at OSIsoft. With over 7 years of experience in marketing, software, and social media, she writes about all things tech, marketing, and the PI System.
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