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"An insightful and engaging event. The information and insights shared during the ARC Leadership Forum are invaluable to our team. We benefited greatly from the knowledge and experience of the presenters and participants."


James Lee 
ASRock Industrial Computer Corp.

"The ARC Forum was a great event. I’ve learned so much with all speakers sharing, especially with ARC talking about digital twins and how to be more digital."

petrobrasTeo Filho 
Digital Engineering Manager for Downstream

"It was a pleasure to have participated in ARC's Forum - so thought-provoking and full of insights."

BraskemEtri Bandeira Jr.
Automation Coordinator, Bahia

"The ARC Forum in my view was a complete success and a first class event.  We will be back in February."

kanekaKen Froedge
Director, Digital Technology and Innovation
Kaneka North America

"ARC Advisory Group not only helps me to keep track of the rapid development of digital trends but also provides inspiration to successfully drive our own digital transformation journey."

Stanley Black & DeckerJane Arnold
Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Stanley Black & Decker

"We find ARC to be one of our most helpful research partners. They respond with substantive information that helps us improve our business performance."

TCSTom Franklin
Industry Advisory & Director, Energy
Tata Consultancy Services

"Congratulations to ARC Advisory Group for choosing an excellent quality of topics with good presenters across industry at the Asia Forum which made the sessions useful, insightful, and knowledge sharing."

DCMVivek Gupta
Joint Vice President and Head of Instrument & Digital
DCM Shriram Ltd.

"For me, since I’m from the pharma industry, coming to the ARC forum gives me a chance to interact with folks in like roles from different industries. It’s been very valuable for me to bring ideas and new connections back to my company and apply them to our business."

Eli LillyKevin Fulton
Director of Engineering
Eli Lilly

"Thanks a lot for the excellent momentum and quality maintained year on year on the ARC forums. My congratulations to you and your team."

NTPCR. Sarangapani
General Manager

"Thanks a lot for your efforts and the very good organization of the ARC Asia Forum."

ANDRITZClemens Mann
Vice President of Marketing

"The Digital Transformation Council provides me with an invaluable opportunity to connect and exchange with like-minded industry peers and ARC experts, enabling me to freely discuss the emerging technologies and business trends key to achieving transformational growth. This global network not only helps me to keep track of the rapid development of digital trends, but also provides inspiration to successfully drive our own digital transformation journey in manufacturing."

Stanley Black & DeckerJane Arnold
Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Stanley Black & Decker

"I would like to congratulate ARC Advisory Group for the diligent selection of topics and quality presentations during the Annual Asia Forum 2022."

TataLatha D.S.
Discipline Head, Instrumentation and Controls (Power Business Unit)
TATA Consulting Engineers

"The ARC Industry Forum Asia 2022 was truly ARC - Apt, Rich, and Comprehensive!"

ace micromaticMadhusudan N Kestur
AceMicromaticMIT (AmiT)

"Congratulations on the success of the ARC Asia Forum. We are very delighted to be a part of it as a Silver Sponsor."

SUPCONRosalie Wang
Global Branding Officer

"The ARC Industry Virtual Forum featured valuable content for us and allowed us to share our customer’s success with a wider audience.  The Forum platform was easy to navigate, and we found the virtual booth setup to be easy and intuitive.  We were quite pleased with the number of downloads enabled both from our virtual booth and from those interested in our customer success story presented in the sessions."

TCSBhawna Puri
Head of Marketing
TCS Energy & Resources Business Unit

"I enjoyed my first attendance to the ARC conference and thought it covered very relevant and interesting topics, with great speakers and presenters."

airproductsYako J. Wijnands
Director, Operational Excellence 
Air Products and Chemicals

"ARC Advisory Group’s market share reports are very insightful and helpful in our company business planning and strategy."

Blue YonderMark Mirsky
GVP Global Sales Strategy
Blue Yonder

"ARC’s Industry Forum is an annual pilgrimage for operations leaders in global industrial companies and their technology vendors who want to share best practices, stay on top of emerging trends, and catch up with old friends."

ElementAndy Bane
Element Analytics

"A number of us from our site attended ARC's Forum last year and found it to be extremely valuable and of the highest quality of content, logistics, presentations, etc.  We plan to attend again this year as it captured many, many companies and key players related to the 4.0 initiative and created many contacts and shared many ideas.  From our experience we highly recommend this Forum."

John Archibald

"Thank you, we appreciate ARC's fine efforts in putting together the Virtual Forum. We learned a lot on the latest developments in the process automation industry."

SUPCONKim Hock Teo
Vice President

"The ARC Forum is a tremendous opportunity every year. It’s like the Academy Awards for process engineers. You talk to a lot of people, they tell you their stories, they tell you where they’re going with their markets and their industries, and it’s a really good roadmap to what’s going on from people who are driving it."

OSIsoftMichael Kanellos
IoT Analyst and Senior Manager of Corporate Communications

"Thank you very much for being such gracious hosts at the ARC Forum 2019! Once again, you put on an amazing conference and we feel that we got tremendous value out of the sponsorship opportunities."

Inductive AutomationKristine Zukose
Public Activities Manager
Inductive Automation

"The ARC Industry Forum is one of the most valuable weeks of my year. I appreciate all the hospitality and knowledge."

CFE MediaBob Vavra
Content Manager
CFE Media

"Thanks again for another excellent forum and for all the hospitality extended to us by yourself and your colleagues."

ControlJim Montague
Executive Editor
CONTROL Magazine

"It was an honor and pleasure to be invited to speak at the ARC event.  I was impressed with the level of knowledge I was exposed to at this conference; this will become an annual event for me.  A sincere thank you to ARC for organizing a "WOW" event in 2018."

air-liquide-transp-sm.gifMarty Martin
Director, Process Control Technology
Air Liquide

"ARC Advisory Group industry events are extremely valuable (to Saudi Aramco).  ARC is the barometer for our industry."

Saudi AramcoAbdullah Al-khalifah
Senior Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco

"The ARC Industry Forum 2018 was all we had planned it to be and more.  The quantity and quality of attendees and speakers was second to none.  Kudos to ARC for putting on the premier event for automation in North America."

bedrock-automationAlbert Rooyakkers
Founder & CEO
Bedrock Automation

"I found the presentation tracks [at ARC Industry Forum 2018] extremely valuable and I’ve already made some requests within Biogen to bring a greater presence next year.  I look forward to returning!"

BiogenMatt Willert
Automation Engineer

"It was a high honor for me to participate [at ARC Industry Forum 2018] on behalf of the City of Orlando!"

City of OrlandoCharles Ramdatt
Director, Smart Cities and Special Projects
City of Orlando

"At the ARC Forum, I recognized challenges I face and learned how they are being solved by many companies across multiple industries using really innovative approaches. I walked away with ideas of how I could do things tomorrow in new and better ways. As well, I also had a chance to help others work through some of their challenges that I had already faced and overcome. That two-way dialogue with my peers, especially those in other industries, was eye opening for me as a utility professional dealing with significant industry transformation."

Duke EnergyDwayne Bradley
Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology Office
Duke Energy

"Attending an ARC conference delivered lots of value for me.  It’s a great learning experience with great networking opportunities. Very enlightening. The conference was an excellent source of the latest information on IoT, supply chain, and manufacturing techniques and practices.  But even more important, was the opportunity to learn about future technologies and opportunities to help us strengthen our business model. This included some good, hands-on information. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and look forward to attending next year."

AGCOJan Thiessen
Director, Strategy & Methods, Global Purchasing & Materials Management

"ARC Industry Forum 2017 was a great experience for me and my CEO and I am very impressed by the quality of your analysts."

MobideoSamuel Solomon
Mobideo Technologies

"ARC Advisory Group is the poster child for how analyst firms should work with vendors."

OSIsoftDominic John
Vice President, Global Marketing & Technical Communications

"The ARC Industry Forum 2017 was great, it’s the one place industry meets."

SeeqMichael Risse
Vice President & CMO
Seeq Corporation

"The ARC Industry Forum is a valuable investment in time because it brings together automation professionals and decision makers to discuss the big trends affecting industry. The broad range of topics that are covered matter, and there is always something new to learn that can help company operations be safer, more productive, and profitable."

SANS InstituteDoug Wylie
Director, Industrials & Infrastructure Portfolio
The SANS Institute

"Craig Resnick, from ARC Advisory Group, gave a presentation at this year's Ignition Community Conference (ICC) on "Megatrends that Impact Industrial Automation".  His insight into industry trends such as the Industrial Internet of Things, open automation systems, IT/OT convergence, and embedded intelligent devices for plant asset management, provided very valuable insight and perspective to our attendees.  Craig's perspective and that of ARC was a welcome addition to this year's ICC.  Inductive Automation has always appreciated the valuable information on our industry provided by ARC and we greatly appreciate Craig's willingness to come and share his knowledge with our Ignition community."

Inductive AutomationDon Pearson
Chief Strategy Officer
Inductive Automation

"I would like to thank the ARC Advisory Group European team for an amazing and highly valuable event in Amsterdam [ARC Industry Forum Europe 2016].  The concentration of the meetings, information, and presentations was very high - so many interesting and professional people in one place!"

KasperskyDmitry Feshin
Global Project Manager, Future Technology Group
Kaspersky Lab Russia

"Many thanks to ARC Advisory Group and WCI for giving me the opportunity to participate in such a big gathering of industry professionals [ARC Industry Forum 2016].  I had a wonderful and valuable experience."

PetronasAli Azizan Maamor
Principal Engineer

"I really enjoyed the conference and felt like I got a lot out of it.  It opened my eyes to a wider picture of the automation industry and how much technology is changing the way we will perform work in the near future."

Savannah River Nuclear SolutionsForum Attendee from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

"Just back from the annual ARC Forum.  What an informative event.  Lot's of C-level decision makers in attendance.  Solid information on topics and trends in process and factory automation conveyed in high quality sessions.  Well done!"

StatseekerFrank Williams

"Congratulations on a great event [ARC Industry Forum 2016].  I've been to a few of these and my colleague Jeff Tropsa even more.  We both feel it was the best one yet."

SeeqJon Peterson
Senior Vice President
Seeq Corporation

"I am very glad that I attended ARC's 2016 Forum.  I found the breadth of topics and breadth of discussion quite invigorating, and I look forward to following up with the contacts I made at the Forum."

Aramco ServicesRaghu Narayan
Head, Engineering and Technology Division
Aramco Services

"ARC's Orlando Forum was very impressive.  I brought back a lot of valuable information that is timely for us at Jost Chemical Company."

JostRick Tissier
Controls and Electrical Engineering Leader
Jost Chemical Company

"ARC's Orlando Forum 2015 was great for us and we are getting a lot of very favorable feedback from both end users and the press.   It was an ideal venue for introducing our new secure control system to the market."

BedrockBob Honor
Founder & CEO
Bedrock Automation

"ARC's STAR Supplier Selection process was extremely effective.  By working through the process, we received valuable information that helped the teams understand what technologies and options are currently available.  ARC helped us develop a coordinated solution from the smorgasbord of technologies available that we believe will successfully address our client's unique challenges.  One of the key benefits was to hammer out the differences and get the project teams on the same page, allowing us to get buy-in and alignment from our management."

Solaris Management Consultants

"The format [of the Forum session] with short presentations and then small group breakouts is brilliant.  Provides fresh and relevant discussions.  One of the best I've seen."

IBMMary T. Bunzel
Worldwide Industry Leader, Manufacturing
IBM Software, Smarter Infrastructure

"As a long-time customer/client of ARC Advisory Group, the non-profit OPC Foundation highly values ARC's superior industrial automation and operations management market knowledge and analyst expertise.  ARC provides a unique plant floor to top floor view of the industrial automation and MES market not available from other industry analyst firms who have an IT-based, top-down perspective."

OPCThomas J. Burke
President and Executive Director
OPC Foundation

"The ARC Analyst Team, along with the STAR Selection Process, delivered the specialized knowledge that we needed in order to make the best possible decision in a strategic selection process."

Irving Pulp and PaperRob Wilcox
Engineering and Instrumentation Manager
Irving Pulp and Paper Ltd.

"I've had the opportunity to present at an ARC Forum.  This experience allowed me to gain tremendous visibility to my company's technical needs, and the ARC experience offered, both at the event and after the event, a great opportunity to network with an impressive array of industry experts and solution providers.  I highly recommend the ARC Forums.  ARC Forums put you in the position to solve your company's challenges, which in turn, will enhance your personal and business success."

Dow Lloyd Colegrove
Statistics & Modeling Services Director
Fundamental Problem Solving Director
The Dow Chemical Company

"We engaged ARC to assist us with a strategic decision. With their help and the use of the STAR tool, we were confident that we assessed our options both objectively and thoroughly. They helped us add several dimensions to our decision process, areas that we had not considered earlier and that could potentially have a significant impact on total lifecycle costs."

Owens CorningMike Pietro
Manufacturing Technology COE Leader
Owens Corning

"ARC's Forum is an excellent place for attendees to explore the critical issues facing our companies.  As a speaker on the topic of Brand Protection and Counterfeiting and as a participant, I have benefitted from networking with industry peers.  I highly recommend ARC's Forum to product manufacturers and technology users."

Johnson & JohnsonRon Guido (retired)
VP Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity
Johnson & Johnson

"Great piece, extraordinarily well written.  Surely a cut above ordinary thinking."

Richard Taggs
TEAM Global

"The annual ARC Industry Forum brings together a wide range of innovative industrial automation users, industry associations, suppliers, system integrators, and thought leaders to learn and share ideas.  These are the true believers who understand the impact that automation has on sustaining manufacturing competitiveness.  I have attended most of these forums and agree with many others that it is the major industrial automation forum in North America that addresses best practices and introduces new ideas."

Automation.comBill Lydon

"I have been attending the forum for many years, both from the perspective of an end user as the Engineering Manager at General Motors, and now a supplier as the Director of Engineering at Mitsubishi Electric Automation.  This conference is the best event to network among end users, suppliers, academic, and media people, and learn new automation and business system applications and strategies in various industries."

Mitsubishi Electric AutomationJerry Yen
Director of Engineering, Custom Solutions Center
Mitsubishi Electric Automation

"AT&T has been a lead sponsor of the ARC Orlando Forum for several years now and we are delighted with the audience that the ARC Advisory Group is able to attract to their Forum.  AT&T views this event as one of our primary avenues to reaching the market ARC serves in automation, industry and infrastructure."

AT&TMeredith Powers
Marketing Director, Manufacturing Industry
Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T

"I have been attending the ARC Forum for many years, and value the interaction with such a wide variety of industry visionaries and thought leaders.  I'm not aware of any other networking and learning event that attracts a clientele equal to that of the ARC Orlando Forum."

Schneider ElectricPeter Martin
Vice President
Schneider Electric

"ARC's Geospatial Information Systems Worldwide Outlook study provides Esri with a valuable frame of reference for analyzing the GIS market."

esriClem Henriksen
Strategic Marketing Analyst

"We've found that a lot of the concepts that have been developed by ARC over the years have become foundation concepts for a lot of our planning."

Dow ChemicalDow Chemical

"ARC does a great job of putting together the right thought leaders for the industry.  Just a tremendous amount of consistency, continuous improvement, and innovation in their conference programming.  You learn a lot and you get to meet a lot of great people and really build a lot of friendships."

TelitFred Yentz

"It's my first time to attend ARC's Orlando Forum and I would have to say - to say the least actually - it has exceeded my expectations."

Saudi AramcoAshraf Ghazzawi
General Supervisor, Process Control Division
Saudi Aramco

"ARC's Forum provides a great opportunity to network, along with interesting presentations about top notch topics."

BASFAndreas Wernsdörfer
Vice President, Automation & Electrical Engineering

"One of the best ever ARC Forums - well done ARC Team!"

YokogawaMaurice Wilkins
VP, IA Global Strategic Marketing

"I enjoyed the Beyond the Perfect Order Metric Seminar at the ARC Forum.  The approach to the seminar allowed for some interesting dialogue and contacts to grow over the multi day event.  The topics were timely to efforts underway at Continental Mills."

Continental MillsMike Fortner
Customer Logistics Manager
Continental Mills

"ARC Advisory Group has made a significant contribution to our strategic planning initiatives. ARC's analysts are very knowledgeable about IT and automation technologies and suppliers. They provide excellent answers to our questions."

Irving Oil
Irving Oil  

"We are very pleased with the benchmarking results that we received from ARC's Benchmarking Consortium.  The information was extremely interesting and valued.  It is going to really help our efforts in communicating a number of key opportunities in our facility to our management."

Suncor Energy Suncor Energy

"In e-business and automation, we often make use of ARC's periodical news and analysis reports as sensors/alarms and for guidance."

Mitsubishi ChemicalMr. Takehiko Baba
Manager, Engineering Coordination Department
Mitsubishi Chemicals

"Westinghouse Savannah River, while under contract to the Department of Energy, used ARC's strategic planning and technology assessment services to help us design our systems to be secure and sustainable, while reducing our Total Cost of Ownership. Most recently, their vendor selection criteria and analysis was especially useful in our DCS supplier selection process."

Savannah RiverLeo Geary
Fellow Technical Advisor
Westinghouse Savannah River

"ARC's Best Practice research has value that can be easily conveyed to customers.  Market share reports are good, but this has information that can help me craft a message to customers."

ABBMarc Leroux
Marketing Manager, Collaborative Production Management

"We use ARC because they provide the most comprehensive market information on the process control industry."

EmersonMark Heindselman
Manager, Knowledge Network & Information Services

"Being a Sponsor at the recent ARC Executive Forum was enormously successful for Sensicast.  We learned a lot and left with three major sales leads."

SensicastGary Ambrosino

"ARC has been instrumental in providing us with the market intelligence needed to expand our product portfolio and helping us devise strategies and tactics for increased visibility and credibility as we pursue new markets."

IconicsRuss Agrusa
President & Founder

"Our sponsorship of an ARC Web Forum provided us with valuable new migration opportunities. Our sales team was able to turn one into a $1,000,000+ order within 3 months"

invensys-only-green-sm.jpgBetty Naylor-McDevitt
Director of Migration Sales
Invensys Foxboro

"All of you at ARC put on a great Forum, validating our efforts on the leading edge of process performance. This was our first Forum experience, and your domain experts validated the need for what we are doing in the area of Process Analytics."

Cliff Yee
President & CEO
Northwest Analytical

"The broad scope taken by ARC's analysts in their Advisory Service illustrates the pertinent issues for logistics effectively. The reports are easy reading and the direct analyst interaction provides an excellent learning experience."

Jeff Trattner
Vice President Marketing
TMW Systems

"The ARCwire industry news service covered a major partnership announcement of ours and provided significantly higher market awareness. The analyst commentary was insightful and added good, independent re-enforcement of our strategy. ARCwire is an important channel for our news."

Carl Henning
Sr. VP & GM, MaintenanceSuite (Avantis) Business