With more than 2 500 attendees from 65 countries, the conference started with hands-on training sessions for Intergraph® and Geosystems solutions that offered the opportunity to learn more about the solutions and then apply that knowledge.
START. Building a Smarter World
The conference officially kicked off with a Welcome Reception. Attendees enjoyed a smart start to their conference experience at the must-attend official opening of the Hexagon 2011 TechExpo! They browsed exhibit booths and explored the latest industry technologies. Attendees relaxed and networked with Hexagon company experts, partners, exhibiting vendors and other attendees while partaking in drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the Hexagon 2011 kick-off.
CEO Keynote: Turning the Pace of Change into the World’s Advantage
In keynote address, Ola Rollen, President and CEO, Hexagon AB discussed the importance of Hexagon’s technologies in understanding the face of the future. The Company’s divisional presidents joined him in an integrated story of methodical innovations, new ideas and creativity. The global realities of today present both challenge and opportunity. The growing population, the ever-changing landscape and the accelerating need for more effective use of our land and resources are just a few of the by-products of our past decisions. In today’s global age, a strong determination to outpace change – to build a smarter business, a smarter economy, a smarter world – must dictate the outcome of our next move. Anticipating evolving needs requires innovation and revolutionary thinking, as well as an understanding that all things are connected. It demands the ability to see where we are, understand how we got here and predict where we’re going. It’s about knowing how to identify opportunities and to reinvent. Following the keynote, a special presentation just for Hexagon 2011 attendees was performed by the Water Coolers – a high-powered, laugh-outloud combination of sketch comedy and music featuring top Broadway singers and comedians. E! Entertainment Television called this hilarious act “the hottest ticket in town!”
A series of sessions were held on following days in the Geosystems; Intergraph Process, Power & Marine; Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure and Metrology tracks.
Fundamentally, Leica Geosystems solutions provide clients with better spatial and related information in a more timely and cost-effective way, represented by three sub-tracks: High- Definition Surveying (HDS), 3D Laser Scanning; Geospatial Solutions; and Trends in Mapping & Positioning for Government and Industry.
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M)
Intergraph PP&M offered an array of great sessions led by experts in the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.
Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I)
Intergraph SG&I offered numerous opportunities to hear geospatial information experts and discussion on industry challenges in the following subtracks: Defense & Intelligence; Geospatial and Imaging Technologies; Government & Transportation; Public Safety & Security; Utilities & Communications.
This track featured the latest in the metrology industry with two sub-tracks. Dimensional Measurement: Applications and Trends demonstrated the application of metrology systems and software to real-world manufacturing challenges. In the PC-DMIS Power User subtrack, users learned how to apply the solution’s advanced functionality tools.
EXPERIENCE. The Excitement
Hexagon 2011 attendees experienced the excitement at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®! They began their evening at Universal CityWalk®. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure® they experienced innovative rides and attractions that challenged all their senses, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® and The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, and they experienced the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. http://2011.hexagonconference.com