First Ventyx Global Customer Conference to be Held in San Francisco June 11, 2013

Leaders from asset-intensive industries worldwide will share best practices and new ideas, and reveal how they're partnering with Ventyx to solve their biggest challenges

Apr 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ventyx

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today introduced its inaugural Ventyx World event, the first gathering of Ventyx's global customer and partner community, to be held June 11-14 in San Francisco. Ventyx World 2013 will bring together a broad range of experts from across asset-intensive industries – including energy & utilities, mining and oil, gas & petrochemical – to share best practices and technologies for maximizing efficiency, minimizing risk and driving bottom-line results. 

The event will include keynote presentations and breakouts focused on customer successes and innovations, and introduce comprehensive new industry solutions from Ventyx. Senior executives from world-leading asset-intensive organizations will share how they have partnered with Ventyx to co-develop these unique new solutions – with keynote presentations from industry leaders such as Electricite de France (EDF), CenterPoint Energy, American Electric Power and E.ON. The event will also feature a main stage presentation from HP COO Bill Veghte, who will discuss how Ventyx and HP are collaborating to help customers amplify their winning momentum.

Senior company executives will kick off the event, with welcome presentations from Ventyx CEO Jeff Ray and ABB CEO in North America Enrique Santacana. Former IDC Energy Insights analyst Rick Nicholson, now a member of the Ventyx team, will also lead a discussion around many of the pressing challenges facing the utility industry today.

"Ventyx World will be a unique gathering of some of the world's largest industry players from all corners of the globe," said Jeff Ray, chief executive officer, Ventyx. "The conference will provide a valuable forum to learn from one another, and discuss the latest innovations and solutions in our industries. It will also be a celebration of everything our customers have achieved, and how they've partnered with Ventyx to solve some of the biggest challenges they face."

Special guest speakers will include NASA legends Captain James Lovell and Flight Control Director Gene Kranz, whose decisive leadership and innovation helped bring the Apollo 13 mission safely home. Their keynote will inspire attendees to innovate and overcome challenges in order to attain new heights of leadership when "failure is not an option." Also joining the stage is Nate Silver, who was called a "spreadsheet psychic" and "number-crunching prodigy" by New York Magazine, and was also named one of the world's 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine.

Ventyx World will provide attendees with everything from high-level discussions by world-renowned innovators and leaders, to deep dives into the latest Ventyx solutions and how they can achieve real-world business objectives. Keynote sessions and breakouts will feature high-impact content about customer successes and innovation, and provide direct exposure to Ventyx's new industry solutions. Ventyx World will also include extensive user group sessions on a range of solution areas.

Ventyx World will host a diverse mix of executives, business decision-makers and IT professionals from the key asset-intensive industries Ventyx serves around the globe. The event will take place in the heart of San Francisco at three locations in the Union Square area: the Masonic Auditorium, Westin St. Francis Hotel and Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more information and to register, please visit

Special thanks to our Ventyx World 2013 diamond sponsor, HP, as well as our platinum sponsor, Accenture, and gold sponsors, NetMotion Wireless, Mitrais, DataGlance and Capgemini.

About Ventyx
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see