The first day was dedicated to welcome our guests and to show them inside update training course latest offerings our recently released SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.16. Next to the update training the Inner Circle discussed about new possibilities to enhance the product in future. The evening event at Sofitel Vienna was used for networking and socializing as well as finally arriving in Vienna from all around the world.
The second day was full of information and presentation in MuTh concert hall (home of Wiener Sängerknaben). Our CEO, Bernhard Reichl kicked off the event with a warm welcome to all participants and presented latest developments of his company, in addition he presented personally most important features of latest version.
Bernhard Staufer, head of Sales, showed us the way of WinCC OA into the world of digitalization and with support by colleagues coming from headquarters latest innovation project called “Digital Tunnel 2.0” (based on WinCC OA) was announced and live demonstrate as a world premier to our audience.
Elisabeth Bakany, head of R&D and Frank Baudach, head of Marketing and product management, summed up the morning by giving latest news on products features and plans for next versions as well as strategic topics, R&D will follow up in upcoming years.
Beside product and partner news there was also time to learn more about partner solutions. They were presented by our partners and gave a good overview about the possibilities of WinCC OA and innovative ways to use SCADA Systems. During the breaks micro fairs gave insights on solutions developed by SIEMENS and allowed a deeper look on WinCC OA IOT Suite demonstration.
After the conference all visitors had the chance to experience the heart of Vienna. The “WinCC OA Tram” went by the world famous local sights on the ‘Ringstrasse’, like the Vienna State Opera, the Parliament, the City Hall or the University of Vienna.
The unforgettable Austrian cuisine dinner at one of the most extraordinary locations in Vienna, The Kursalon, was one of the highlights for all participants. We proudly honored our longest Partner and the best Video.
The last day was full of action: focused workshops on special topics like video architecture or security strategy as well as design and toolbox tips by experts helped the attendees to gain knowledge and share their experiences. Three reference visits in Vienna at Wiener Linien, Wiener Wasser and Wiener Netze – all provided and run by Viennese city management – helped to transform the theoretical information to a practical level.
During the WinCC OA User Days 2018 Vienna the community was strengthened, it was a time to meet old friends and find new friends and contacts. We all enjoyed great conversations, learned about best practice projects, discussed future projects and shared new ideas. More than 300 participants from 33 nations joined this event in this Year’s SCADA City, Vienna.