Come and see how new tools can be used for improved discovery of process behavior or for astute decision making within your organization. New technologies have evolved for taking data beyond the information layer and transforming it into intelligence. Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 provides innovative analysis tools and new ways to connect more users to PI System data. The new PI OData Service aligns the PI Infrastructure with these technologies by simplifying data access through Microsoft Power Query for Excel 2013. This session will demonstrate these new applications, including Power Q&A, which can answer questions using PI System data on the spot.
Christian Leroux joined OSIsoft in 2004 and is an Enterprise Project Manager, working with 4 major electrical generation companies in Western Europe. At OSIsoft, he has worked in different roles ranging from technical support to training and field service. Prior to joining OSIsoft, he worked as a DirectX and OpenGL programmer in the 3D special effects industry for 3 years. Leroux holds a BS in Industrial Engineering (Montreal) and MS in Automation Processes and Embedded Systems (Paris).