2020 Digital Software Summit

Virtually Showcasing the Software that Makes your Hardware Operate!

Upcoming Session(s)

Thu10/8/20Online Event8:15 AM - 1:30 PMOnline EventSIGN UP

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Software Summit

A LIVE! Virtual Factory Automation Conference

1 Day
11 Experts
8 30-min Presentations
2 Post Event Classes

Don’t sweat the hardware!

We’re just going to focus on the engineering software
that makes your factory operate.

Learn directly from our engineering experts LIVE! with online demos in short 30 minute presentation sessions.

You'll hear about the stuff that makes your hardware work by getting ideas, strategies, and a closer look at all the software that you use every day that helps keep your company running efficiently.

No pre-recorded videos!

No weird animated conference interfaces!

No awkward Q&A chat displays!


How will this Summit Make Your Job Easier?

Just attending won't make it easier, it's the tools and insights provided during
our presentations that will make it easier. Discover the components needed to build your automation project from "start to finish," and effectively use the software to your advantage.

We’ll Bring the In-Depth Discussions to You!

Interested in a topic after one of the 30-minute presentations?

Join the engineering experts immediately after their presentations in a round-table discussion, where you will be provided more in-depth information and an opportunity to discuss your specific projects.


What Topics Will Be Covered?

Learn directly from our engineering experts LIVE! in short 30-minute
presentation sessions and online demos.

Getting Your Project Off the Ground

Transform your ideas to reality! Explore great tools to help organize and build your projects, without the surprise of missing any important parts.

Managing Your Fleet

Is your company based in different areas? Monitor and manage your equipment conditions from anywhere and at any time!

One-Stop-Shop for Inspection, Tracking & Configuration Needs!

Optimize your inspection process and keep track of all your assets, while increasing process efficiency.

What is this IO-Link You Speak Of…?

Discover how to leverage and use IO-Link to your advantage!


Presentations at a Glance!

View the detailed presentation schedule for the 2020 Digital Software Summit.


Thursday, October 8, 2020


Randy Barnes


Randy Barnes

Sales Manager, EandM

Welcome & Opening

Let's talk software over your morning coffee! Learn how to leverage the software that runs your hardware to make your job easier.


Getting Your Project Off the Ground


Hardik Thakkar

TIA Selection Tool

Hardik Thakkar

Product Specialist, EandM

Create your bill of materials without missing any important components.

Select everything you need for your automation project, then directly export the configuration into Excel using the TIA Portal Selection Tool by Siemens.


Melissa Giramma

Sizer for Siemens Drives

Melissa Giramma

Product Specialist, EandM

Your one-stop-shop for defining your mechanical requirements!

Learn all about the free Sizer software by Siemens. Find out how to quickly and correctly size motors and drives for your motion requirements.


Jon Hill


Jon Hill

Product Specialist, EandM

This is not your typical automation simulator!

Did you know TIA Portal has a feature to simulate your PLC programs? Get the basics on writing and testing code without hardware with the PLCSIM tool by Siemens.


Managing Your Fleet


Alexa Balbuena


Alexa Balbuena

Product Specialist, EandM

Access and support your control systems anywhere in the world.

Connect your VPN tunnel to your control panel and receive push notifications, updates, and downloads. Troubleshoot your control systems with the HMS Talk2M software and create dashboards and alarms for better predictive maintenance.


Gina Prosperi

Darius Frick

BCM Sensors


Don’t wait until it’s too late before you realize something is wrong.

Discover Balluff Condition Monitoring (BCM) Sensors that can track three axis vibration and provide temperature monitoring using a single sensor!


One-Stop-Shop for Your Inspection, Tracking & Configuration Needs!


Eric Keller


Eric Keller

Product Specialist, EandM

Unlock the power of configuring your field devices with one software package!

Start from the basics and familiarize yourself with the SOPAS software by SICK. Learn about this free built-in diagnostic toolset for faster problem solving and commissioning verification.


Automation Light Grids

Sandeep Somasundaran

Application Engineer, SICK

Simply detect more during inspection.

Detect any object, even the invisible, using automation light grids and SOPAS software by SICK.


What is this IO-Link You Speak Of…?


Bill Hints

Bill Hints

Akshay Bhati

TIA Portal


Set-up a distributed remote IO-Link module!

Using IO-Link technology and the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) software by Siemens, learn how to configure your project, network, and remote I/O on IO-Link.


Post Event Classes

Take your learning to the next level after the conference.
Register for a recommended follow-up online workshop.

Variable Frequency Drives Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm

Want more information about the Sizer software by Siemens?

Join us for the Variable Frequency Drives online class the following week. Get an overview on the
SINAMICS G120 drive and how they are applied within the industry.

Discounted starter kits are also available to all attendees.

Learn More!

PLCSIM Virtual Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm

Gain hands-on! experience with the PLCSIM software by Siemens.

In this advanced class, get an introduction to the simulation tools that are included within
TIA Portal Software by Siemens.

Prerequisites: All attendees must have prior experience with the TIA Portal Software by Siemens.

Learn More!