Fincantieri Recap from HxGN LIVE 2016


HxGN LIVE 2016 took place in Anaheim, California in mid-June 2016. The four-day conference was filled with inspirational keynotes, innovative discussions, technical sessions and networking, bringing together industry specialists from around the world. GetSmart! Blog talked to Mr. Daniele Filippone from Fincantieri about his experience at HxGN LIVE.

GetSmart Blog: Good afternoon Mr. Filippone! Could you tell us about your conference experience?
Daniele Filippone: The HxGN LIVE conference offers an exceptional possibility to be surrounded by people from different industries, so that you can learn about the best practices and different ways of doing business and share your views about future technology trends.

GetSmart Blog: What were your favorite presentations?
DF: I was impressed with the keynote session about new cloud-based information management services. It was interesting to see the applications available for plant operations and maintenance that also have the potential to be applied in ship operations and maintenance. In addition, I found insightful the IT technology beliefs presented by Shell during the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s keynote session

GetSmart Blog: What would you describe as the biggest benefit of attending the conference?
DF: I think the key benefit is really the possibility to meet, interact, and learn from the attendees. The conference brings together an impressive mixture of people from our core industries enabling great networking possibilities. It is also always interesting to gain insight to the future applications and developments of the technology.

GetSmart! Blog: What would you say makes the HxGN LIVE conference stand out from other similar industry events?
DF: It really is unique in the way a large group of people is brought together to discuss the latest industry challenges and upcoming technological possibilities. This interactive nature helps you to open your mind to new ideas, suggestions, and ways to improve your own business efficiency. 

Fincantieri – heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding as one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world and number one by diversification and presence in all high value-added market sectors – operates in the design and construction of complex ships with high technological content such as merchant and naval vessels, offshore, and mega yachts. The company is currently implementing Intergraph Smart Yard solution in its in-house solution portfolio. For more information, please visit

About the Interviewee 

Daniele Filippone
Executive vice president Fincantieri, Italy