Where else but in the realm of the Magic Kingdom could Hexagon have pulled such a successful conference out of the hat?
This year, HxGN LIVE found a new home in a city dedicated to embracing the spirit of wonder, imagination and innovation. For the last four days, Anaheim, CA, has played host to our annual international conference, and what a magical experience it has been.
Yesterday, the last glimmers of stardust faded from the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing this landmark event to a close. With more than 3,000 in attendance experiencing new, stimulating and fun content and activities, this year’s HxGN LIVE excited, motivated and generated discussion about the emergence of industry trends, market challenges, Hexagon’s latest front-line solutions and more.
We began the week on a high note with President and CEO Ola Rollén’s opening keynote “How Great Stories Take Shape,” which discussed how information technologies can be used to bring the complete story into view, allowing us to retell, reimagine and even rewrite our narratives. After the keynote, we got the party going with a “Taste of HxGN LIVE,” the wonderful evening event that featured some of Anaheim’s best food trucks and the fun and flair of a street festival.
Tuesday saw great track keynotes and sessions throughout the day, then culminated in the “Innovation 360” evening event, which gave attendees an up-close looks at Hexagon’s products and solutions. We also honored the organizations selected this year for Hexagon’s Shaping Smart Change Recognition Programme.
Despite the three-day juggernaut of activity that preceded it, HxGN LIVE’s final day was still energetic and filled with purposeful content. Things started with the PP&M keynote “Break through the Barriers with New Cloud-Based Information Management Service.” Brad Broughton, vice president of IM Solutions & Strategic Alliances with Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), Jay Schwartz, vice president of PP&M Global Account Management, and Adrian Park, vice president of PP&M Information Management, provided an overview of how engineering data and documentation are essential to effective project delivery and safe, efficient operations.
Great content continued throughout the day, with presentations on a host of topics from revolutionising census mapping and dissemination with Smart Client and Hexagon Smart M.Apps to the next evolution in blade inspection technologies.
It will be June 2017 before you know it, and by popular demand we’re returning to Las Vegas, Nevada. So here’s wishing everyone a very productive 12 months that will generate amazing stories for you to share when gather together again.
Four days, five tracks, thousands of colleagues and friends and a never-ending story of innovation – now that’s shaping smart change.
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kim Henderson joined Hexagon in 2013 as manager of marketing communications. Kim worked as an award-winning journalist for seven years before moving over to the world of corporate communications, marketing and public relations, where she has worked for more than 20 years, supporting major companies including Siemens, GE and Kimberly-Clark.