Automation Today Issue 60: News and Events

News and Events

Rockwell Automation Earns Top Marks in 2019 Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year

Rockwell Automation Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 17th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

Rockwell Automation, the global technology leader committed to making the world more productive and sustainable, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Rockwell Automation joins the ranks of 560 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“Rockwell Automation is proud of our inclusive culture that celebrates our global employees,” stated Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO. “It is important that our employees are comfortable being who they are in the workplace and are committed to strengthening our environment where each employee can and wants to do their best work.”

“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do -- it’s also good for business.”

RAOTM Season wraps up in Asia Pacific

Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM) – our annual event for customers and prospects – was held last month in Tianjin, China. The gathering was the last of four RAOTM events that took place this year across Asia Pacific. The previous three were held in Bangalore, India (January 22), Bangkok, Thailand (March 5) and Jakarta, Indonesia (April 30). Combined, the four RAOTM events allowed us to connect with almost 10,000 guests!

RAOTM is an annual initiative that includes products exhibition, seminars, hands-on-labs and technical sessions. First introduced in Asia Pacific in 2003, it has since become a key part of our global commitment to sharing comprehensive automation expertise as well as smart, safe and sustainable practices with industry professionals.

RAOTM has been held in Asia Pacific for more than 15 years, so what is the secret to its success?

John Watts, marketing director Asia Pacific, explains that, “RATOM is not a typical trade show. It contains technical education sessions, customer meetings, forums and networking opportunities for our participants. At the event, attendees can visualize our capabilities and experience our Connected Enterprise."

"For our keynote sessions, we invite government representatives, industry experts and customers to speak – this always draws good attendance and engagement. The face-to-face meetings with customers at RAOTM are an essential part of building relationships, which is such an important element of doing business in Asia Pacific. The event also provides a great opportunity to close business deals in the pipeline,” said Watts.

As a cornerstone corporate event in the Asia Pacific region, RAOTM presents an excellent media platform to get our message to the market. In recent years, we have also used live video feed technology to extend the experience virtually to those who can’t make it to the event.

There are elements of RAOTM that remain key to the event, such as the face-to-face customer interactions and latest technology experiences, but each year, RAOTM continues to evolve to provide an engaging customer experience.

RAOTM now focuses much more on showcasing our solutions and how we can bring The Connected Enterprise to life. It also has more of an industry focus, with increased emphasis on demonstrating our capabilities with industry-based forums. In addition, we also modified the format to include scheduled domain-focused presentations and demonstrations. All of these changes represent our go-to-market strategy to better support the company’s strategic goals.

As we conclude our 2019 RAOTM events, we have now set our sights to next year’s events, which will no doubt continue to build on the event’s success.

Rockwell Automation TechEd is back!

Join thousands of other tech savvy professionals at Rockwell Automation TechEd, happening in the Asia Pacific Region during 6-7 August 2019 in Mumbai, India and 3-5 September 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. These events give you the opportunity to learn from industry leaders on how to achieve operational excellence, take your skills to the next level and develop plans to help drive increased productivity and profitability.

Rockwell Automation TechEd is one of the most renowned and iconic events in the manufacturing arena, boasting industry’s only multi-day event focusing on the latest technologies and cutting-edge solutions.

These events provide a unique opportunity to learn how to: select and adopt the newest technologies, shorten design and start-up cycles; get to know our powerful range of products and solutions; and, learn how to progress in your digital transformation journey.

A key focus of Rockwell Automation TechED is to help our customers embark on their journey towards Smart Manufacturing through digital transformation and achieve enhanced productivity, competitiveness and sustainability.

Featuring interactive, future forward sessions and labs, Rockwell Automation TechED will focus on the latest technology and solutions in the following areas: Control, Digital Engineering, Information and Analytics, Networks, Process, Safety and Security, System, Technology and Services, and Visualization and Collaboration. These events are set to deliver the insight and training to move your operation to the next level.

Stay tuned to Rockwell Automation Facebook and LinkedIn pages for registration details.

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