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ABB Customer World New Zealand 2018

Showcasing digital solutions to unlock customer value

ABB presented its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB AbilityTM at the ABB Customer World event held on 8th May at the SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

With over 200 customers registered for the day, the event saw a unique exhibition of innovative digital and industrial technology all designed with a common goal: to improve efficiencies, lower operating costs and enhance competitive advantage for our customers across the utilities, transport and infrastructure sectors.

Innovations showcased during the day included advancements in the digital grid of the future and integration of renewable energy, intelligent manufacturing along with software-defined machines to smart sensors, cloud services and smart buildings.

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ABB New Zealand Managing Director Ewan Morris delivers the welcome remarks


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Matt Furse, Digital Transformation Manager for Microsoft engages the audience on future thinking

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ABB keynote speaker Ravi Kiran outlined how data analytics and business process integration can improve asset performance and increase operational resilience. 


The event saw a range of national and international speakers, including Matt Furse, Digital Transformation Manager for Microsoft who engaged the audience on future thinking and the use of Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as accelerators and disruptors for change. ABB keynote speaker Ravi Kiran outlined how data analytics and business process integration can improve asset performance and increase operational resilience.

Other topics that will be covered during the full day programme include sustainable transportation papers on electric vehicles and light rail, as well as details around robotics, automation and the factory of the future.

Participants experienced a variety of solution displays, including live demonstrations of robotics, water solutions and the latest electric vehicle AC wallbox solution.

“It was great connecting with our customers together here today. Customers can now use ABB Ability to make the most of their existing assets and capitalise on new opportunities presented by the energy and digital revolutions.” said Ewan Morris, Managing Director of ABB. 

ABB Ability comprises more than 210 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that dramatically increase productivity, cut maintenance costs considerably and reduce energy consumption. ABB Ability is a solution-led approach based on ABB’s leading portfolio and domain expertise. It has a secure, open architecture. 

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Ewan Morris, Managing Director, ABB New Zealand (centre) presented ABB's donation to St John’s Kristin Cross (left) and Westpac Chopper Appeal’s Toni Kane at the ABB Customer World event. 




ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com


For more information please contact:

Tracey Paver
ABB Limited

Phone: +64 21 485771
Email: tracey.paver@nz.abb.com
ABB Limited
83 Grafton Road 
Auckland, New Zealand 1010