LiveWorx 2016 Attendees Learn from Trane to Understand Benefits of the Internet of Things

LiveWorx 2016 Attendees Learn from Trane to Understand Benefits of the Internet of Things

Boston, June 2, 2016 – Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will teach attendees about how Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be used to improve service, quality and technology to help gain a competitive edge at LiveWorx 2016. The conference is being held June 6-9 in Boston.

Trane leaders will educate attendees about how connected devices are transforming industries – including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions and services –the benefits that can be gained and how potential challenges can be overcome and quality can be assured.

Leaders are available to discuss the topics below with media. For media attending LiveWorx, specific presentation details are included. All presentations/panel discussions will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210.

Kevin Bollom, vice president of building services for Trane, will participate in a keynote presentation and a panel discussion:

  • Bollom will contribute to “Transformation Journeys,” a keynote address in which Craig Hayman, group president, IoT solutions group for PTC, will discuss the journey of transformation that organizations are undertaking as they harness the opportunities offered by IoT. Bollom will share how Trane is redefining how it engages and services customers and is successfully embracing connected devices to improve building operations performance, increased energy efficiency and positively impact the bottom line.
  • Details: Keynote: Transformation Journeys, June 7, 11 a.m.–noon, Hall B, main stage.
  • Bollom will participate in a panel discussion, “Journeys of Transformation” featuring business leaders/PTC customers in engineering, manufacturing and service organizations discussing how their journeys of transformation enable them to realize new levels of business value.
  • Details: Journeys of Transformation, June 8, 8-8:45 a.m., Room 205 C.

 Dominic Hand, information technology (IT) director, Engineering, for Ingersoll Rand

  • Hand will participate in a panel discussion, “Augmented Reality (AR) in the Enterprise and ThingX,” about how augmented reality can be applied in the enterprise. Hand will discuss how augmented reality could be used to improve service operations and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Details: Augmented Reality (AR) in the Enterprise and ThingX, June 8, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Room 210 C
  • Hand will also describe Trane’s experience evaluating PTC’s newest augmented reality software, which will be demonstrated by Trane at LiveWorx

Trane leaders also will demonstrate an AR experience as part of a pilot program with PTC’s ThingWorx, the most widely adopted IoT technology platform. The pilot leverages IoT for servicing Trane’s building automation system through integration with the augmented reality capabilities offered by PTC’s Vuforia mobile vision platform. Trane leaders John DuBay, business development manager; Steve Eckart, IT architect; and Joe Vance, technical product support will demonstrate how Vuforia can enhance the building operations monitoring process for users in the Ingersoll Rand | Trane Building Advantage booth in the IoT Plaza in the Xtropolis exhibit area at the following times: June 6, 5-8 p.m.; June 7, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; June 8, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sean McCoy, senior systems engineer for IT for Trane, will present on IoT best practices for building controls and automation and participate in a panel discussion:

  • Based on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry’s decades of experience with connected devices, McCoy will offer guidance on IoT best practices for building controls and automation. Details: June 7, 5-5:45 p.m., IoT Best Practices: Building Controls and Automation, room 105
  • McCoy will also participate in a panel, Quality Management, where he will share how manufacturers find fresh approaches to help consistently meet quality objectives while reducing the cost of quality and scaling quality across product platforms and variants.
  • Details: Quality Management Panel, Wednesday, June 8, 10:45-11:45 a.m. room 204A

Nirmesh Jain, solution development manager for Ingersoll Rand, will discuss how Ingersoll Rand leaders successfully consolidated 49 factories, five product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and more than 30 change processes all into One PTC ® Windchill ® PLM system. The system optimizes managing product content and processes, enabling companies to streamline their product development processes and help deliver physical goods and information products. Details: June 9, 8:30-9:15 a.m., One PTC Windchill PLM, Ingersoll Rand's Successful Journey , Room: 210A.

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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car ® , Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King ® and Trane ® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit  www.ingersollrand.com  or  www.trane.com.

About LiveWorx
LiveWorx 2016 is designed as a global industry event for IoT leaders who are shaping the future of this technology and are transforming businesses in order to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.