2014 - EMEA Users Conference - Lisbon
Big Data and the PI System, Part 2
Big Data is a mega-trend that is all over the technology news, promising to help companies turn data into dollars. Come and learn more about the landscape of big data tools and how the PI System fits into this rapidly evolving ecosystem. We will highlight several customers who are using big data tools now to discover new insights and make better decisions. We will also demonstrate how big data tools from partners SAP and Microsoft can integrate real-time sensor-based operational data from the PI System with data throughout the enterprise, delivering an infrastructure for continuous improvement.
John Baier is the Director of Integration Technologies at OSIsoft. In his role, Baier and his team develop products that bring data into the PI System from hundreds of source systems spanning multiple industries. His team also works on ways of integrating PI System data with enterprise business systems so that customers can make great decisions in real time. Baier came to OSIsoft five years ago after 23 years at Rockwell Automation, where he held roles in software engineering, engineering management, business management, and software architecture. He is the inventor on over a dozen US Patents in the area of plant floor information management and factory controls. Baier holds a BS in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.
Frank Ruland is part of SAP's Global Industry Ecosystem Team within the Global Partner Operations organization. Within the Global Industry Team, Ruland is the global lead for the Energy and Natural Resources industries consisting of Chemical, Mill Products and Mining, Oil and Gas as well as Utilities. He is responsible for all partner management aspects across SAP’s various partner programs and works closely with the Industry Business Solution teams from these industries. He has been working in the IT industry with SAP with a special focus on supply chain and outsourcing topics for more than 10 years holding various positions in consulting, solution management and business development. Most recently before joining Global Partner Operations, Ruland was part of Industry Business Solutions at SAP supporting two cloud acquisitions. Prior to his positions with SAP, he worked in the automotive industry at the interface between IT and the business departments. Ruland holds an MBA from Mannheim Business School and ESSEC in Paris.