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AVEVA World Magazine 2016 #1

AVEVA World Magazine | Technology insights and customer successes with AVEVA software

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2015 Summit Review Putting the Summit in context The 2015 AVEVA World Summit was held in Dubai – The City of Innovation. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, recently announced the Dubai Innovation Strategy, making the city an even more appropriate setting for the AVEVA World Summit. Hosted at the elegant Grand Hyatt, the event attracted over 320 AVEVA customer delegates, representing 137 companies from 42 countries around the world. The Summit programme was designed specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. With attendees from EPCs, Owner Operators (OOs) and shipbuilders from across the process plant, power and marine industries, the Summit agenda provided valuable insights for all business needs. Setting the stage The Summit keynote sessions were presented by Richard Longdon, AVEVA's CEO, and Danny Forster, the Emmy-award-winning producer and host of the Discovery Channel's 'Build it Bigger' series. Richard reinforced the importance of the Summit and the unique opportunity it creates for AVEVA to keep abreast of the evolving requirements of its customers and for us to work together to meet the increasingly complex challenges that we all face. He focused on the principle of providing access to critical project and operational information for all stakeholders throughout the asset life cycle and how this lies at the very heart of AVEVA's Digital Asset approach. Danny Forster's very engaging presentation capitalised on the theme of innovation, sharing his unique insights into the world of engineering. He began with a short history lesson on architectural design and quickly moved on to some intriguing contemporary buildings that directly reflect the environmental context in which they sit. Two excellent examples were the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait and the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The Al Hamra was designed to meet the unique climatic conditions of the gulf state, twisting the structure to shield its glass facade from the intense heat of the sun. This context-based design approach was also illustrated by the Yas Viceroy Hotel, with its amazing high-tech 'armour' that protects the building from direct sunlight while creating a flowing aesthetic that complements the adjacent F1 race track with amazing coloured light shows in the evenings. Both are strikingly beautiful buildings and excellent examples of how architects and engineers can together create structures that respond to the context of their environment. Talk to us... #AVEVAWorld

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