Industry Leaders Think Forward at Hexagon Event
More than 3,000 industry leaders think forward at Hexagon 2012, the second annual international conference that recently attracted professionals from more than 70 countries to Las Vegas and marked the launch of the Hexagon Online Marketplace.
Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, recently held its second annual international conference, Hexagon 2012, by welcoming more than 3,000 attendees. The conference was held June 4-7 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and united user communities from Intergraph®, Leica Geosystems, Z/I Imaging, Hexagon Metrology and NovAtel.
Professionals from the geospatial, surveying, power and energy, construction, aerospace and defence, public safety and security, automotive and manufacturing industries, among others, were invited to attend the four-day event. Hexagon 2012 featured more than 400 educational breakout sessions, hands-on training courses and visionary keynote presentations. In addition, the international conference included previews of groundbreaking technologies, interactive technical demonstrations, technology certifications, compelling customer best practices and limitless networking opportunities.
The Hexagon 2012 TechPark, which showcased products, solutions and sponsor exhibits, also included a number of integrated technologies highlighting Hexagon’s synergistic portfolio.
Hexagon president and CEO Ola Rollén’s gave the keynote presentation, “Hexagon: Moving Businesses, Industries and the World Forward” and spoke about his company’s charge to empower customers with actionable information that will proactively address tomorrow’s challenges today. He was joined on stage by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) president Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) president John Graham, Hexagon Metrology president Norbert Hanke and Hexagon Geosystems president Juergen Dold, who highlighted stories describing how customers have employed Hexagon technologies to positively impact the global trends and changes facing the world.
Hexagon 2012 also marked the opening of the Hexagon Online Marketplace, a new Internet-based store that signifies the first ever Hexagon-level direct-to-customer venture that provides customers with a simplified method of purchasing select products and services. The first phase of the online store includes Leica Geosystems’ GIS Mobile hardware and software; Intergraph PP&M’s Pipe & Pressure Vessel software; and Intergraph SG&I’s ERDAS Imagine products and training and GeoMedia® products, all of which are now available for purchase at www.hexagonmarket.com.
“Our family of brands have always strived to work more closely with our customers to help meet their industry challenges and needs,” said Rollén. “By uniting our customers and partners from across the globe and also providing them with easy access to our advanced technologies, we continue to provide them with the tools to move our industries and the world forward.”
Following the success of this conference, Hexagon 2013 is already scheduled to take place June 3-6, 2013, also at the MGM Grand. For more information and to register, visit the conference website at www.hexagonconference.com/2013.