GetSmart! Blog had the opportunity to interview Jane Gadeberg and Diana Ølsgaard from FLSmidth about their past experiences and current expectations for HxGN LIVE; the 2017 user conference will be held in Las Vegas June 13-16.
GetSmart Blog: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your industry?
JG: I’m Jane Gadeberg, civil engineer at FLSmidth. I primarily focus on HVAC, equipment, conceptual design of reusable plant models, as well as on developing workflows and customized functionalities to ensure smooth work procedures for end users. This also includes working with Intergraph development teams to develop tasks and functionalities to ease work procedures within Intergraph Smart 3D.
DØ: I’m Diana Ølsgaard, product specialist at FLSmidth. My key focus area is electrical design, primarily by coordinating the development of workflows as well as customized commands and functionalities to create simple and approachable work procedures for end users. This includes reporting, communication between internal databases, and smart/functional deliverables onsite.
What are your key reasons for attending HxGN LIVE? JG & DØ: For us, the key reason for attending HxGN LIVE is knowledge-sharing and exchange. We are looking forward to attending the Technical User Forum and presentations and meeting other companies who work with Smart 3D the same way we do. Other highlights are also to attend the PP&M keynotes and hands-on sessions to gather inspiration for current and future work.
Have you attended HxGN LIVE before? If yes, where and when? What were the biggest benefits of attending?
JG: I have attended the conference when it was in Las Vegas the last time, in 2015, and FLSmidth has had a continuous presence at the conference since 2011. In my opinion, the biggest benefits of attending include the opportunity to build and expand my professional network with similar companies and with Intergraph to share knowledge and enable better teamwork in the future.
The conference gives both inspiration and a concentrated dose of information, especially of Smart 3D. This learning experience creates a lift in spirit that positively affects our everyday work in the office.
Diana Ølsgaard and Jane Gadeberg, FLSmidth
With 135 years of experience, FLSmidth is a leading supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries. FLSmidth supplies everything from single machinery to complete cement plants and minerals processing facilities including services before, during, and after the construction of a plant. Through years of innovation and experience, FLSmidth has developed a vast global pool of specialist engineering resources that is unique within our market. We focus on cement, coal, copper, gold, iron ore and fertilizers, providing one source for the products, solutions and services our customers need.
FLSmidth’s work with Intergraph Smart 3D is a global team effort with a task force of specialized developers positioned in offices in Denmark, USA and India. These specialists work closely with programmers and Intergraph development teams in Dubai and Australia to ensure that FLSmidth continues to deliver best of class work to their customers.