New Speakers Added to Meridium Conference 2012 Agenda

ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium, Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, announced the addition of new speakers to the agenda for Meridium Conference 2012, an annual gathering of users and partners, held this year on April 23-27 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Florida, outside of Jacksonville.

In addition to client presentations from BP Pipelines, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, EDF, Luminant, Nova Scotia Power, Petropiar, RasGas and Supermetanol among others, the 2012 Meridium Conference will also feature partner presentations from Achim Krueger, VP, EAM Solutions for SAP, and Ron Martin, Vice President & General Manager, Asset Optimization & Life Cycle Care, Emerson Process Management. Keynote presentations from technology, industry and regulatory experts will include:

  • Eddie Amos, Vice President, Software Systems Division Strategy at Juniper Networks, will present "The Big Data Explosion," discussing the torrent of collected data that will increase exponentially as more and more wireless sensors and control devices are deployed.  Without a way to manage this "big data," companies assume higher risk if they can't easily analyze, predict and prevent asset failures.  Based on Eddie's 25-plus years of experience at webMethods, Microsoft and Juniper Networks, this presentation will provide insight into how others are getting answers from big data about running their businesses more effectively with less risk.
  • Rhys Davies, Chairman ISO/PC251, will present "Developing International Standards in Asset Management," highlighting the progress made in developing a series of International Standards in Asset Management. The presentation will consider the background to standards like BSi PAS 55 and how they have influenced the development and implementation of Asset Management good practice in a variety of sectors around the world including in North America.
  • John Aller of TWI and internationally recognized mechanical integrity expert, will present "Real Time Risk Based Inspection with Living Strategies," outlining how the true value of RBI is realized when innovative companies integrate and evergreen compliance, technology, and best practices to understand in real time where the risks are, what we must do to reduce them and what the benefits will be.

For more than 15 years, in addition to unique, exciting evening networking events and spouse programs, Meridium Conference has provided attendees with expert APM educational opportunities in the form of client case studies, in-depth product demos, free workshops, and private appointments with Meridium APM experts and consultants.  

"Meridium Conference always provides a unique opportunity to learn about us as a company, our software, and take advantage of in-person time with our staff," said Bonz Hart, Meridium founder and CEO.  "But attendees also have the chance to meet with industry and technology thought leaders such as Eddie Amos, Rhys Davies and John Aller, as well as to network with their peers and strategize about how to most efficiently operate their businesses and excel in their professions."

For agenda and registration information, visit www.meridiumconference.com

About Meridium                                                                                                   
Meridium is the global leader in asset performance management software and services for asset-intensive industries. Meridium lowers the risk of harm to people, our planet and profits by predicting and preventing physical asset failures. With Meridium's unique enterprise analytics, our clients minimize production downtime while improving safety. Meridium is headquartered in Roanoke, VA, USA, with offices around the world including: Houston, TX, USA; Dubai, UAE; Bangalore, India; Ricasoli, Malta; and Perth, Australia. www.meridium.com

SOURCE Meridium Inc.



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