Rockwell Automation Announces Strategic Partnerships, Celebrates Record Attendance at Automation Fair 2019

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 Nov 28, 2019

Rockwell Automation and members of its global PartnerNetwork program held the 27th annual Automation Fair held in Chicago November 20-21. The event sees record-breaking attendance of over 19,000 makers, builders and innovators from across the globe to attend industry forums, networking events and learn about the newest innovations in automation.

Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, announced from the stage the formation of its Digital Partner Program. The new program includes significant collaborations with Accenture, a strategic partnership with ANSYS and accelerated work with Microsoft. Further progress and new developments in the partnership between Rockwell Automation and PTC also made news throughout the week.

The grand prize winner of the You Make It Challenge, the company’s latest contest for young inventors and makers, was also named. Presentations from the three finalists included innovations addressing important issues from childhood bullying and sanitation in emerging countries to, the winner, a sump pump overflow and failure prediction system based on machine learning. 

Automation Fair features forums showcasing best practices from customers and leaders in nine critical industries including chemical, food and beverage, life sciences, material handling, mining, OEMs and smart machines, power and energy, water and wastewater, and workforce development. Hands-on labs deliver interactive product training, while technical sessions provide lectures with cutting-edge use cases and demonstrations. Both offer tracks in control; information solutions; network infrastructure; power, motion and motor control; process solutions; safety and security; services and solutions; and visualization.

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