It’s time to open up the Ignition Community Conference vaults once again! With ICC 2017 successfully wrapped up and ICC 2018 almost a year away, now is a good time to unlock access to all of the ICC 2016 session videos. Now anyone who’s interested can watch ICC 2016 sessions at anytime, no password required.
The session recordings from ICC 2016 — which was held in September of 2016 at the Harris Center in Folsom, California — consist of over 20 hours of content presented by experienced industrial professionals from Inductive Automation and other leading organizations in the industrial-automation space.
If you haven’t been to one of our conferences yet, these general-interest sessions are a nice introduction to what ICC is all about:
- The keynote presentation, “Accelerating the Evolution of Industrial Automation,” which was voted as the most popular session in our post-conference survey.
- The closing panel and Ignition Firebrand Awards presentation, featuring the builders of winning projects selected from the 2016 Discover Gallery.
- The developer panel, where our co-directors of software engineering discussed their ongoing efforts to build out Ignition’s distributed-architecture capabilities.
If you’re a new or recent Ignition user, you’ll probably get the most of these sessions:
- “Learning Ignition Fundamentals,” which is popular at every ICC, since a significant percentage of our attendees are new users.
- "Start Building Practical Field-to-Enterprise IIoT Connectivity with OPC UA,” presented by the president of the OPC Foundation.
- “User Experience Design Tips for Industrial Applications,” presented by our co-director of marketing, who’s also one of our in-house UX experts.
- “Megatrends of Industrial Automation,” presented by an experienced analyst from the leading industrial research firm, ARC Advisory Group.
- The integrator panel, featuring an international panel of experienced Ignition integrators.
- The industry panel, featuring real Ignition end users from food & beverage, water/wastewater, and other industries.
If you’ve got a solid knowledge of Ignition and want go beyond the basics, you’ll benefit from the following sessions:
- “Ignition v7.9: Getting the Most Out of the New Features,” which covered the status & diagnostics, distributed services, and community features in the current version around the time of its release.
- “Tapping the Power of Your Historical Data,” in which our director of training shows how historical data can be leveraged for calculations, KPIs, and trending.
- “Accelerate IIoT Solution Deployment Using Ignition & MQTT,” presented by the co-inventor of MQTT himself.
- “What’s New for the Sepasoft MES Modules,” presented by IA’s third-party strategic module partner for MES.
- “Building Future-Proof Utility Systems,” about the Clarksville Light & Water project, which won a prestigious award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
- “Fundamentals of Intrinsic Cyber Defense in ICS,” presented by the founder of Bedrock Automation, which our CEO has praised as a disruptive leader in the PLC space.
- “CSIA Best Practices Accelerate System Integrator Company Growth,” presented by the CEO of the leading trade association for integrators.
If you’re a highly experienced Ignition user who’s ready for more technical subjects, you’ll appreciate these sessions:
- “Ignition Interoperability: Merging Operational & Information Technologies,” which looks at ways to integrate Ignition with common line-of-business applications.
- “Unlocking the Development Power of Ignition with Python Scripts,” which gets into Jython, scripting libraries, advanced Python tips, and possible pitfalls (we know our ICC audience loves to learn more about Python).
- “Scaling Your Ignition System with Ease,” for a deeper look at Ignition's server-centric architecture and distributed services.
- “First Steps Towards a Predictive Analytics System in Ignition,” presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., an early adopter of our software.
- “Achieving Regulatory Compliance with Ignition,” presented by the integration company Grantek, including a case study about using Ignition to help a company meet regulatory requirements in their field.
- “How To Get Buy-In for Ignition From Large Organizations,” presented by an Ignition community member who’s worked on industrial projects in more than 70 countries.
- “MySQL HA & Ignition: Options for Deploying Ignition When Uptime Really Matters,” where an Oracle engineer discusses options for providing high availability (HA) on MySQL, with examples using Ignition.
To access all the session videos in the ICC 2016 Archives, click here. ICC session videos from 2015, 2014, and 2013 can also be viewed for free on the ICC website. If you’d like to see the videos from ICC 2017 but didn’t attend, you can get access now by purchasing a Virtual Ticket.
While it’s great to able to watch sessions at your leisure, I have to say that there’s nothing quite like experiencing ICC in person. Some of the most interesting discussions happen spontaneously, in between sessions. That’s where attendees get to know each other and share the exciting projects they’re working on, interact with IA team members, and meet vendors who’ve joined the expanding Ignition ecosystem. So I hope watching these sessions will inspire you to join us at ICC 2018. We look forward to having some ICC 2018 news to tell you about in the near future. Until then, have fun exploring the ICC archives.