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Day 2 at Automation Fair, Part 1

November 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm PST

Day 2 at Automation Fair is rapidly underway.

One thing we’re really proud of this year is that customers at Automation Fair are no longer asking: “Why are you here, Cisco?” They know why. From our Industrial Intelligence solutions to our promotion of Convergence and the Internet of Things, manufacturers now know the benefits Cisco can bring them.

And hold tight for Day 2 at Automation Fair, Part 2 — coming soon!

If you’re at the event and haven’t already done so, be sure to stop by booth #239 to see us!

If not, make sure to follow us on our storify instance, which will aggregate all of our content creation into one spot. So follow this link to see all of our activity as it unfolds:

http://storify.com/ciscomfg/rockwell-automation-fair-2011-autofair

Also, if you missed any of the video from yesterday, view it here:

http://blogs.cisco.com/manufacturing/live-from-automation-fair-part-1/
http://blogs.cisco.com/manufacturing/live-from-automation-fair-part-2/

Watch the video below of live footage from Day 2 at Automation Fair to see Kevin Davenport describe our customer successes and the popularity of the new Cius on the plant floor:

See you at our booth!

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Live from Automation Fair, Part 2!

November 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm PST

Wow!  Automation Fair has been quite a whirlwind today, and now it’s time to head out to celebrate a successful first day.

But, before that, we want to give you Part 2 of Live from Automation Fair (as promised):

If you missed Part 1, view it here.

Also, check out Chet Namboodri’s blog about his presentation today for Automation Fair’s Food & Beverage Industry Forum. Chet presented on the Business Value of Industrial Intelligence for the Food and Beverage Industries.

If you’re at the event and haven’t already done so, be sure to stop by booth #239 to see us!

If not, make sure to follow us on our storify instance, which will aggregate all of our content creation into one spot. So follow this link to see all of our activity as it unfolds:

http://storify.com/ciscomfg/rockwell-automation-fair-2011-autofair

See you tomorrow!!

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Business Value of Industrial Intelligence for the Food and Beverage Industries

Today I had the honor of speaking on behalf of Cisco at Rockwell Automation Fair’s Food & Beverage Industry Forum.

Along with me on the panel were several other Thought Leaders in the Food & Beverage Industry:

  • Scott Kluegel from Malt-O-Meal
  • Tom Lindley from Nalco Corportation
  • Craig Torrance from PepsiCo

We had a great set of presentations ranging on topics from Safety and Productivity, Water Optimization and Implementing a Global Safety Program.

Here is a photo of our forum and me speaking with Steve DiMarco, President of Tolomatic:

I spoke about the Business Value of Industrial Intelligence for the Food and Beverage Industries. Read More »

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Live from Automation Fair, Part 1!

November 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm PST

We’ve been having a blast all day at Rockwell Automation Fair. We’re meeting hundreds of customers, partners, and many others out on the floor.

We’ve put together some video of the first half of day 1 for your enjoyment:

If you’re at the event, be sure to stop by booth #239!

If not, make sure to follow us on our storify instance, which will aggregate all of our content creation into one spot. So follow this link to see all of our activity as it unfolds:

http://storify.com/ciscomfg/rockwell-automation-fair-2011-autofair

Stay tuned for more pictures, videos and blogs!!

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We’re not going to crash? Do I really want to know? TMI!

November 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm PST

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the fair. The Rockwell automation Fair that is.The Pilot comes on the intercom and says something like:

 “Hi, it’s the captain here. I want to tell you that we can’t get the flaps into the right position. We need number 15 and we can only get to 14.” (or he said something like that). “We’ve tried a few times and it doesn’t want to move.”

So we (the passengers) are all thinking: “What does that mean – are we going down?” Most of us don’t pilot planes so we don’t know how serious the situation is. We all agreed in our seating row that it was ‘TMI’ -- Too Much Information? I think he realized that, because he then said words to the effect of:

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