What is Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
TechEd Tuesdays is Rockwell Automation’s online interactive training experience. The upcoming cycle will allow participants to explore our products and solutions from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Designed to support manufacturing and IT professionals from a diverse range of functions, participants can improve their knowledge of Rockwell Automation technologies, learn new skills, and then put everything into practice in flexible hands-on sessions.
What sessions will be offered at Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
TechEd Tuesdays are ½-day sessions that will take place over a 5-week period. The program will cover five separate modules, each of which consists of one theoretical session with Q&A and one optional and flexible follow-up practical session via onCourse, our ground-breaking virtual hands-on lab experience.
These bite-size modules will cover a range of topics including:
- Smart Devices — Smart devices are integral components for smart machines and are a company’s first step in capturing operational data. They enable smarter, more informed decision making and act as foundation for smart systems and machines. These devices allow you to begin your digital transformation journey as everything starts with smart devices, which is why it’s so important to have a thorough understanding them.
- Smart Machines — Smart machines and intelligent equipment use digital technologies to move beyond conventional control, operation and maintenance paradigms. They can both deliver and translate data into insights that support better decision-making while also providing robust security and greater connectivity to your plant and supply chain networks. Learning how to optimise your smart machine performance is a valuable skill to have.
- Smart Systems — Smart systems deliver better business outcomes such as increased efficiency, higher throughputs, and greater product customisation. These industrial control systems are designed for simplicity and scalability and can help you achieve the outcomes you want in a cost-effective, sustainable way. Detailed knowledge of these smart systems can therefore help deliver fast ROI over a longer period.
- Process — Taking real-time data directly from a process is a key benefit of smart operations. However, if the data is not applied properly, these benefits are quickly lost. Understanding how to generate and implement actionable information means your Distributed Control System can provide contextual, actionable insights that improve decision-making and lead to greater efficiencies.
- IIoT Ecosystem — New technologies require new operating models. Smart manufacturing uses cloud-connected machinery to monitor production processes whereby machines can communicate with each other, integrate to reduce errors, improve workflow and share data. By focusing on your information technology, you can identify opportunities to incorporate those new technologies effectively and use data analytics to optimise your entire manufacturing process.
Who should attend Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
TechEd Tuesdays is an interactive training experience designed for end users, system integrators, distributors, partners, machine builders and technical and sales personnel. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to further their career across the Smart Manufacturing industry.
How many people can attend a practical session?
Unlike previous cycles, capacity for the upcoming TechEd Tuesdays will not be an issue. Users can sign up to any number of modules they want to and then complete them at a time that best fits within their schedule during the week of that module. These self-paced sessions give you the opportunity to learn what you want, when you want, without being tied into particular time slots or days giving you greater flexibility over how you engage with the practical sessions.
Do I need any special equipment for any of the training sessions?
There will be no specific equipment needed to participate in any module. They only thing you will need is your laptop or computer and a stable internet connection.
What is the event language of TechEd Tuesdays?
Due to the nature of the event, all sessions and training will be conducted in English language only.
Will TechEd events be held as in-person experiences again?
Yes, while this second cycle builds upon the successes of the popular online event that ran last year, we still want to return to hosting in-person learning experiences again in the near future. While it still remains difficult to host in-person events, we do hope to restart running them again soon and we look forward to hosting our customers once more in Gothenburg in October 2022 for a future TechEd program.
What is the deadline to sign up for Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
This cycle will start on March 1st 2022, however this time the registration for practical sessions will happen simultaneously with general registrations. This means if you register for a specific module, you will also be able to pick your lab at the same time.
How will registration differ to the previous cycle?
Registration for a module – both theory and practical - will close on the Friday before the theory session to allow for the onCourse team to issue the relevant credentials as they did during cycle one.
When will the self-paced sessions be made available?
The self-paced sessions will be available from Wednesday to Monday in the week of the theory session. This means you will be able to reduce your time spent on aspects that may be less relevant, while focusing on the main areas of interest to you at a time suitable to your schedule.
When are the other cycles of Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
Rockwell Automation will be running another further cycle of TechEd Tuesdays in May 2022. Registration for the May cycle will open later this year.
What is the cost to register for the Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays?
TechEd Tuesdays is a completely free, interactive learning experience for individuals in the Smart Manufacturing sector.
Logging In FAQs
How will I know when all the sessions are taking place?
Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a calendar invite for each theory session on the corresponding week.
How do I log in to the theory sessions?
On the day prior to all theory sessions, you will receive an email with the link to attend that module.
How do I book the practical sessions?
Booking a practical session can happen at the same time as the corresponding theory session. You no longer have to wait to register for practical events and can register for both immediately.
How do I log in to the practical sessions?
The day before your practical session you will receive an email with a Zoom link to join your booked practical session and a calendar invite.
Do I have to register for each individual session?
Participants in Tech Tuesdays can now sign up for each individual module separately. This means you have the ability to sign up to as many or as few sessions or modules as you like.
Can I change my practical session once I have registered?
Due to limited seating capacity, it may be difficult to accommodate requests for change.
What if I can’t attend one of the weeks?
This cycle is committed to offering you a flexible learning experience. You can choose the sessions you want to join. You are also able to skip any weeks that aren’t relevant to your training goals to focus on the ones that are.
Can I change to another cycle at a later date?
If for any reason you are unable to attend a cycle you have registered for, you can simply cancel your participation and sign up to the next cycle in May 2022.
If I have registered for Rockwell Automation TechEd Tuesdays and am unable to attend, can someone else from my company attend in my place?
Yes, if you are unable to attend, another person from your company can attend in your place. Simply contact our TechEd Tuesdays support and we’ll assist you.
Will I be able to access the theory sessions after the event?
The material presented during the sessions will be made available to attendees only at the end of the cycle.