classic | mobile


SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2018

Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation


Define your game plan for digital transformation at X-Change 2018
March 2018, News

Wonderware Southern Africa’s 26th annual User Conference, X-Change 2018, will return to the picturesque Champagne Sports Resort, from 15-18 April. X-Change has been a success for a quarter of a century because it has always delivered three consistent values: business and networking opportunities; the key to improved operational benefits; and an unequalled insight into the technologies and approaches that drive it all.

This year, X-Change will address the addition of Schneider Electric’s solutions to the portfolio and will also feature industry-specific tracks for mining & metals, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, as well as industrial manufacturing.

Technology drives opportunity

Industries and businesses around the world are faced with an enormous amount of pressure across multiple dimensions. Declining commodity prices create pressure in terms of investment ability. Heightened regulatory compliance creates challenges that business has never faced before. The modern workforce is shifting in terms of how work is performed, while the modern enterprise strives to retain as much institutional knowledge as possible. And improving safety remains paramount across all facets of the enterprise.

Digital transformation merges technology innovation with domain expertise. This enables not only the contextualisation of new and existing data, but also delivers actionable insights and information that the enterprise can execute upon to close the loop of continual process improvement.

Unique customer experiences, not IIoT hype

To illustrate the point that such technologies are business enablers, a dozen presentations by end-users will illustrate how Wonderware is helping them achieve their operational and business goals. But this is only a fraction of the dozens more presentations that will address key issues across most industrial domains.

What’s in it for you?

In short, your game plan to improve productivity and return on capital, enable insights across enterprise value chains, enhance competitiveness, improve customer experience, and cut through the hype.

X-Change provides in-depth information sharing, education and unparalleled networking opportunities in a power-packed three day event. Attend product roadmaps, solution and industry-specific tracks, and deep-dive technical breakouts. X-Change also features two days of demonstrations, displays and complimentary hands on training courses at the Collaboration Expo.

The event is open to everyone and not only to Wonderware users. On offer are solutions that feature extensive integration facilities to help users get the most from their existing assets. It is no coincidence that many of the world’s leading industrial companies make use of Wonderware, as they know that this remarkable suite of inclusive solutions safeguards their past investments.

X-Change by numbers

• 350 delegates will get to see how their colleagues are addressing the ever-increasing challenges their industries face. They will meet like-minded people from Africa’s top mining companies, leading food & beverage producers, top manufacturing companies and major utility providers, allowing them to see how the problems they are confronted with are being addressed.

• 45 top-rated technical presentations by local and international industry experts will address various topics of interest to industry, including what to expect in the near future, and how to turn this into bottom-line profits. But they are not just at the speaker’s podium; they are available for one-on-one meetings about specific issues as well.

• 12 end-user presentations will demonstrate the value Wonderware and Schneider Electric Software solutions have delivered to South African companies in the areas of scada/HMI, manufacturing operations management and industrial information management.

• 24 exhibitors from the best system integrators and solution providers in southern Africa will show the depth of knowledge and expertise available right here and now. Every year, these industry solution providers choose the unique opportunities offered by X-Change to network with existing and potential customers and to showcase their capabilities. From instrumentation to software and from consulting to system integration, these solution suppliers are at the top of their game and combine their skills, knowledge and experience with Wonderware and Schneider Electric Software solutions to provide world-class implementations for industry.

Industrial software platform

Digital transformation, with a true industrial software platform at its core, is now enabling organisations to gain a full 360° actionable view across the entire value chain. The need to securely and seamlessly connect different and complex data points, across the entire, multi-vendor value chain is only the first step.

The company’s view in terms of a technology platform is how does it all come together? How does one maximise the information that is available and start to get it to work together in the context of the business life cycle, the asset life cycle and ultimately the operational life cycle?

Wonderware is not new to this space. With 4000 industrial companies using System Platform today, there are 160 000 developers working on 2 million licences at over 100 000 sites around the world. Some 20 billion operating parameters are currently monitored in the installed base with about 4 trillion transactions processed and stored every day.

This true industrial software platform is more than a sum of products, more than just a technology. It is a foundation that truly enables organisations to be successful, and delegates can experience this firsthand at X-Change 2018.


X-Change is designed to help delegates address today’s challenging issues, whether they are in the mining, manufacturing, food & beverage or utility sectors. Brochures can only go so far and often fail to tell it like it is. X-Change presents an opportunity to ask searching questions, so visit the Champagne Sports Resort, from 15-18 April and get the answers from those best qualified to supply them.

To book a seat, do a presentation or reserve an exhibition stand, please visit

For more information contact Jaco Markwat, Wonderware Southern Africa, +27 (0)11 607 8303,,

Supplied By: IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
Tel: +27 11 607 8100
Fax: +27 11 607 8478
Share via email     Share via LinkedIn   Print this page

Further reading:

  • From the editor’s desk: Fresh start bridges the gap to optimism
    December 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
    At last South Africans have something to celebrate as we head into the end-of-year holiday season. Our troubles are far from over of course, but the recent changes in government leadership have given ...
  • EtherCAT roadshow in South Africa
    December 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
    Together with the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), Technews Publishing recently organised a series of breakfast seminars at venues across the country, in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg. ...
  • Emerson to buy General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms business
    December 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions, News
    Emerson has announced that it has agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric. Intelligent Platforms’ programmable logic controller (PLC) technology will enable Emerson to ...
  • Cobot rings the bell at New York Stock Exchange
    December 2018, News
    On October 17, the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange was highly unusual as the prestigious task was performed not by a human, but by a robot arm. The bell ringer, Universal Robots’ ...
  • Endress+Hauser plans new regional centre near Houston
    December 2018, Endress+Hauser, News
    Endress+Hauser has announced its plan to build a new Gulf Coast Regional Centre Campus outside Houston, Texas, located in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base. Construction is currently ...
  • SMC has changed its name
    December 2018, SMC South Africa, News
    SMC Pneumatics South Africa now has a new name – SMC Corporation ZA. This name change reflects the growing range of non-pneumatic components being developed by SMC globally, thanks to the company’s continued ...
  • The Engineering Institute of Technology celebrates 2018 African graduates
    December 2018, News
    Some 60 graduates from 10 African nations attended the Engineering Institute of Technology’s (EIT) 2018 African Graduation Gala, held recently in South Africa. The online learning platform reaches EIT ...
  • MyFuture 4.0: next level digital skills and careers expo
    December 2018, News
    “South African organisations focused on building a future customer base and next generation workforce need to engage with the next generation now in order to understand Generation Z’s biggest concerns ...
  • The Rexroth HUBB: a new era for Bosch Rexroth in Africa
    December 2018, News
    Tillmann Olsen, chief executive officer of Bosch Rexroth South Africa, reflects on what the inauguration of the new Rexroth HUBB means for the fluid power and automation industry in sub-Saharan Africa. A ...
  • Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse now stocks 700 bar hose
    December 2018, Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse, News
    Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a member of the Hytec Group of Companies, now supplies 700 bar hose for use on hydraulic tooling. These hoses are lightweight and have high abrasion resistant ...
  • Innovative vertical gravity samplers delivered by eDART
    December 2018, eDART Group, News
    To meet the requirement of an international customer, eDART Slurry Valves designed, tested and manufactured a vertical gravity sampler assembly (VGSA) for application within the minerals processing sector. Duane ...
  • Schneider Electric at Ramaphosa’s WEF Roundtable
    December 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa, News
    Schneider Electric participated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the South African government held in Johannesburg. Highlighting the ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.