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Putman Media Announces Smart Industry Conference and Expo in 2015

December 1, 2014

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to provide content and show floor demonstrations at the inaugural event

11/12/2014, Framingham, Massachusetts

The inaugural Smart Industry Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel on October 6-8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The first of its kind, Smart Industry will offer a three-day event that will focus on the change in processes and technologies, as the ‘Internet of Things’ continues to penetrate the industrial space.

“The emerging ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) combines Big Data analytics with supply-chain and factory-floor sensors and monitoring tools, opening the door to greater efficiency, responsiveness and profitability for manufacturers and other industrial companies. As the IIoT matures, it will trickle into more industrial organizations, driving transformation comparable to what the commercial Internet did,” according to Keith Larson, Vice President, Content at Putman Media.

“The Smart Industry Conference & Expo will be the best opportunity for executives from the most innovative companies to come together to network with peers, view demos of evolving technologies that bring the Internet further into the industrial sector than ever before, and contribute to the evolving standards currently under development for the Industrial Internet,” according to Terry Wiese, Vice President, Events at Putman Media.

“The Industrial Internet Consortium is proud to be working with Putman Media to provide content for attendees to learn the latest information and technologies about putting the Industrial Internet of Things to work in their organizations,” says William Hoffman, President, Industrial Internet Consortium.

For more information, visit SmartIndustry.com.

About Putman Media, Inc.
With decades of experience in B2B, Putman Media delivers unique, relevant and integrated media services and solutions that enable customers to compete in an aggressive environment. It produces several specialty publications and a variety of industry-specific events focused on innovation, thought leadership, and executive networking. For more information, visit PutmanMedia.com

About the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
The Industrial Internet Consortium, founded in 2014, focuses on furthering the development, adoption and widespread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics, and people in industrial organizations. It was founded by five companies—AT&T, Cisco, General Electric (GE), Intel, and IBM—and works closely with both academic institutions and government agencies. For more information, visit iiconsortium.org.

The Journal Named Best Custom Publication — Again

September 4, 2014

For the eighth time out of the last nine years, The Journal from Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetworkTM has been recognized as a top custom magazine in business-to-business publishing. The latest accolade comes from the 26th Annual APEX Awards of Excellence in Corporate Communications, which earned The Journal top honors for Best Custom-Published Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. The magazine also won two other awards for Short Features and for Graphic Design – Spreads. Click here to read the press release.

Aim for Operational Excellence

February 14, 2014

Following Chemical Processing’s founding credo of “practical usefulness,” this month’s cover story focuses on how plants can “Aim for Operational Excellence.” Author Bernard McGarvey of Eli Lilly demystifies what the term operational excellence means. He notes plants should pursue operational excellence while realizing it’s never attainable. The quest can lead to higher levels of process performance. However, gaining and maintaining improvements depend upon organizational changes — and these require paying attention to seven elements. Check out Chemical Processing’s February cover story and several other articles in this issue for more steps a plant can take to enhance overall performance. Chemical Processing for more details.

U.S. Chemical Industry Gets Into Better Tune

January 31, 2014

Wishing you had a crystal ball? Chemical Processing’s January 2014 cover story highlights what to expect in the U.S. chemical industry this year. Growth should accelerate across most regions of the world. The U.S. particularly will benefit from an improving economy and abundant natural gas resources, emerging as a global low-cost supplier of many petrochemical and plastic products. To read more about the forecast, visit Chemical Processing for more details.

Chemical Processing China Debuts

January 29, 2014

New publication offers quality content to Chinese engineers

The first issue Chemical Processing China, a Chinese-language magazine featuring content from Chemical Processing, came out in December.

The new magazine results from an agreement Putman Media reached with Industrial Communications Group, an established Hong Kong-based publisher. The six-times-a-year magazine will contain CP content translated into simplified Chinese by professors in the chemical engineering department of one of the country’s most prestigious universities.

A digital version of the inaugural issue is available here.

Chemical Processing was the first magazine published by Putman, and has just celebrated its 75th anniversary. It serves chemical industry professionals who design, operate, maintain and retrofit existing fine, specialty and commodity chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants.

Industrial Communications Group already publishes two Chinese trade magazines: MWP Advanced Manufacturing China, with content licensed from Centaur Communications in the U.K., and Kunststoff Magazin China, with content licensed from Weka Business Media in Germany. Both were launched in mid-2011.