Date 29th April 2020
02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration 1 Hour

Asset performance management (APM) grew out of traditional maintenance, inspection, and Integrity management of physical assets and processes. But in a connected world, the IIoT can yield higher availability, higher production, fewer equipment failures, lower maintenance costs, and higher OEE.

Join subject matter experts from LNS Research and PTC for an informative discussion of APM 4.0. We will tackle the strategies and recommendations that will enable your company to deliver APM innovation and transformation in your environment, including:

  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Characteristics to look for in an IIoT solution
  • How much focus to place on machine learning
  • The best set of metrics to use to help measure success

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Featured Speakers:

Riaan Lourens – VP Solutions Engineering PTC

Riaan Lourens is the Vice President of Technology, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer at PTC. Mr. Lourens is responsible for driving the technical strategy and success of PTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions platforms with a focus on manufacturing and strategic Alliances. His previous roles at PTC included leading global sales engineering organizations, where he was responsible for driving sales, adoption, and success of PTC’s IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Prior to joining PTC, he held various technically focused roles at ThingWorx and Wonderware, where he drove large-scale implementation and adoption of IoT platforms, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) solutions. Mr. Lourens attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds degrees in Industrial & Operations Management and Management of Information Systems.

Joe Perino – Research Analyst PTC

Joe Perino is a Research Analyst with LNS Research; where he primarily focuses on industrial transformation and operational excellence for oil and gas, process manufacturing and other asset-intensive industries. He also provides collaborative coverage across the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Cloud, advanced analytics, Edge computing, the Digital Twin, robotic process automation, blockchain, and asset performance management. Perino started his career as a process engineer in the refining, chemicals, and pipeline sectors, and then spent several years in sales and business development with process automation and technology suppliers before moving into product and industry marketing, strategy, corporate development, M&A and management consulting. He has worked for operating companies (Phillips Petroleum, Diamond Shamrock, Northern Natural Gas) as well as automation and software firms (Emerson Process, Honeywell Process Solutions and i2/JDA) and services firms (IBM, Schlumberger, Logica/ CGI and CSC/DXC). Throughout his career he has helped process manufacturing companies with strategy development, digital transformation initiatives, and market development. Before joining LNS, Perino was the President and CEO of PERTEX Management and Technology Consulting, a company he founded to help industrial organizations drive business results. Joe is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the International Society of Automation (ISA). Mr. Perino holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and has completed executive education programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Harvard Business School.