November 2017

Industrial Internet of Things

Dinner Presentation hosted by the Sea to Sky Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites - 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Sohail Nazari, PhD, P.Eng.
Andritz Automation
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Member and Non-Member Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EIT/GIT Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Student Member Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00 online or at the door.

Member and Non-Member Price at the door (space permitting): $47.62 + GST = $50.00

EIT/GIT Price at the door (space permitting): $28.57 + GST = $30.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
Note: In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by noon on November 14, 2017.
Call it Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, or even Industrial Internet. The concept of using information technology and internet infrastructure in industrial solutions to improve efficiencies is not new. Join us for networking, dinner, and a presentation on this topic. Please read the full description below for more detail.

This talk aims to address the following questions:

  • If the IIOT concept has been in practice for many years by process industries, then what is the origin of the excitement?
  • If IIOT is just hype, then how can we explain the vast momentum and enormous investments made by various giant corporations such as IBM and GE?
  • If it is not hype, then what are IIOT’s new offerings and promises? How can the IIOT help process industries’ business?
  • What are the implementation challenges and expected return of investments?
  • What is Big Data and how does it relate to IIOT?
  • Who are the major players in this field and what are their offerings?


  • 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
  • 6:30 PM–6:45 PM: Branch Business and Announcements
  • 6:45 PM–7:30 PM: Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30 PM–8:45 PM: Presentations
  • 9:00 PM: Closing

About the Speaker

Dr. Sohail Nazari, PhD, P.Eng.

Andritz Automation

Dr. Nazari has received his PhD in Control systems from the University of Alberta in 2013. He has more than nine years of automation experience in various industries including oil and gas, mining and mineral processing, and automobile industries. In his current role at Andritz Automation, he is one of the key contributing members to innovation endeavors including industrial internet of things, advance process control, model-based digital twin, Big Data analytics and autonomous operation. Dr. Nazari has co-filed a US patent application for use of model predictive controllers in data centers during his employment with Honeywell. Volunteering for different causes takes the most of his personal time, amongst them is introducing artificial intelligence to elementary and high school students.


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