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The ABB and Microsoft Industrial Digital Transformation Workshop

Paris, France

Thursday 12 April 2018

Please join ABB® and Microsoft® on Thursday 12 April 2018 for an exclusive executive event

Industrial Digital Transformation: Preparing for the Unexpected


Organizations of every size and industry are taking advantage of new technologies, new systems, and new ways of doing business as a result of the digital revolution. And with good reason, digital transformation can lead to innovative business models, products and services, as well as unprecedented operational efficiency and organizational performance.

But how is it affecting asset intensive organizations? How can digitalization help you improve performance and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions? As the amount of enterprise-wide data grows, so do the advantages of having that information available. Yet, harnessing the data and better integrating systems that manage and analyze the data, can seem daunting.

That’s why ABB and Microsoft have joined forces to bring you a half-day of learning, sharing and exploring new technologies for a more agile and connected future.


Who Should Attend?

This is an exclusive, invitation-only, meeting for Transit and Utility industry executive leaders who are responsible for financial and operational performance, asset management, maintenance, and workforce productivity. This workshop is one of a global calendar of invitation-only workshops being held throughout April and May 2018.

If you, or one your colleagues are interesting in attending one of the alternate dates or locations, please let us know.


Why Attend?

Four key takeaways you’ll get from the day:

  1. A view from the top: Learn how leading asset-intensive organizations have capitalized on the digital transformation to optimize business processes, improve performance, and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions.
  2. Insight into the future: Hear from Microsoft and ABB what to expect in future technology and how to get ahead of the unexpected with a proactive asset management strategy.
  3. Engaging dialogue: Discuss with others the new and innovative ways to boost efficiency and performance in the digital era.
  4. Interactive experience: Get a first-hand perspective of new technologies and tools for digital asset management with solution demonstrations from ABB and tours through the Microsoft Technology Center.


Please note, these events have limited capacity. To secure your place, please register below.


Contact Us

For questions or to speak with an event representative to learn more detail. Please contact us below.



If you are interested in the topic but can’t attend one of the events please let us know and we will reach out with additional information.



09:30  Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome remarks and introduction
10:10 VIEW OF THE FUTURE: Transforming industry with intelligent infrastructure
Learn how Microsoft technology is helping to shape the transportation and utilities industries, what to expect in future technology, and how to get ahead of the unexpected.
11:00 INSIGHT: Capitalizing on digital asset management: exploring value-added solutions 
Learn how ABB is helping some of the largest asset-intensive organizations capitalize on digital transformation to orchestrate people, process, and priority to improve performance and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions
11:45  Lunch

DIALOGUE: Boosting efficiency in the digital era: the new age of asset management
An interactive, executive discussion sharing how leading French organizations are embarking on digital transformation and what you can do to drive progress within your own organization. 

  • Creating a common platform to connect, and then leverage, disparate data sources
  • Successfully implementing new analytical tools into an asset’s life cycle
  • Ensuring asset data is safe and secure in light of increased digital connectivity
  • Successfully integrating technology and data with the workforce
  • Fully engaging the workforce in innovations to minimise equipment failure
  • Forecasting the composition and management of tomorrow’s assets
13:15 Summary and closing remarks
13:30 Optional Tour of Microsoft Technology Center



Event Date: Thursday 12 April 2018

Venue: Microsoft Technology Center, Paris

The Microsoft Technology Centers provide a rich interactive and immersive experience for customers to learn first-hand how Microsoft and partner technologies can help take on their most difficult challenges.


Microsoft Technology Center 
39 quai du Président Roosevelt
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Telephone number: +33 9 70 01 90 90

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To secure your place, please register below.


This workshop is part of a global calendar of invitation-only workshops that are operating throughout April and May 2018.

If you, or one your colleagues are interesting in attending one of the other dates or locations please get in touch with the team:

Paris, France
Thursday 12th April 2018

Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday 19th April 2018

Medellin, Columbia
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia
Wednesday 9th May 2018

Lima, Peru
Thursday 10th May 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Tuesday 15th May 2018

Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 15th May 2018

Santiago, Chile
Thursday 17th May 2018

Rome, Italy
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday 29th May 2018