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Crowne Plaza Austin

6121 North IH 35

Austin, TX 78752

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The Americas Member Meeting offers a consolidated place for marketing and technical personnel of member companies to learn about and act upon relevant technology initiatives, product market preparedness based on industry need, and upcoming trends and deliverables.

  • Gain valuable insights into industry direction & outlook by ARC & Putman Media

  • Find out specifics about FDI:

    • How FDI & OPC UA enable enterprise-wide analytics for better business decisions

    • The announcement of a new FDI IDE to replace protocol specific tools

  • Learn about the technology roadmap for advancements in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus

  • Receive an update of the emerging technologies Advanced Physical Layer (APL) and Process Automation Device Information Model (PA-DIM) and what this means to you

  • Network with FieldComm Group staff and member companies

We look forward to welcoming you at this event and please share this opportunity with your colleagues!


WHO: Americas-based Members of FieldComm Group
WHAT: Americas Member Experience Meeting
WHEN: April 24-25, 2019 (24th – Welcome Reception, 25th – Meeting)
WHERE: Austin, TX
COST: FREE to all Members



Welcome Reception

6:30 - 8:30 pm: TopGolf Austin (please plan your own transportation)

Address: 2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

APRIL 25 - Crowne Plaza Austin

General Session

8:30: Welcome – Ted Masters
8:45: Keynote on Industry Outlook – Larry O'Brien, ARC Advisory Group
9:30: The State of Digital Transformation – Keith Larson, Putman Media
10:00: BREAK
10:30: Technology Status

  • FDI (Positioning within other industry initiatives e.g. IIoT, OPC UA, NAMUR, OPA) – Achim Laubenstein
    What is the status of released Hosts & Devices
    How FDI addresses cyber security & IIoT/I4.0
    Status of UIP

  • FF (Usability & ITK 7) – Sean Vincent

  • HART (HART-IP & WirelessHART) – Sean Vincent

12:00: LUNCH

Breakout Session (Business Track)
1:00: Upcoming Technologies APL & PA-DIM – Ted Masters
1:30: OPC UA/IIoT – Tom Burke, OPC Foundation
2:15: New Tooling & Online Repository Improves Business – Paul Sereiko
2:45: BREAK
3:15: New Product Registry – Talon Petty

Breakout Session (Technical Track)
1:00: Creating FDI Packages Sean Vincent
1:45: Product Registration Case Study: Passing on 1
st Attempt – Heather Whilden
2:15: Open Source Development/HART IP – Wally Pratt
2:45: BREAK
3:15: Technical Review & Demo of the Online Repository – Donny Goff

Combined Wrap-up (Track 1 & 2)
3:45: FDI Demonstration – Paul Sereiko
4:30: Training, Education & Support - Stephen Mitschke


The meeting will take place at the following hotel:

Crowne Plaza Austin

6121 North IH 35, Austin | Texas | 78752

Hotel reservation can be made at the following link: Fieldcomm Group

Our negotiated room rate is $119/night.


Special thanks to the members of the North American Marketing Committee below for help with this event.

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Crowne Plaza Austin

6121 North IH 35

Austin, TX 78752

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