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Technology in Action Conference: Looking forward to 2014

This is the sixth and final in a series of posts on key presentations from Emerson’s 2013 Technology in Action Conference.

Our annual Technology in Action Conference (TAC) is a customer event for retailers to learn from industry leaders and Emerson experts on best practices to measure, manage, optimize and sustain operational improvements.

Mark Dunson, President of Retail Solutions, kicks off the 2013 Technology in Action Conference in Savannah, Georgia

Mark Dunson, President of Retail Solutions, kicks off the 2013 Technology in Action Conference in Savannah, Georgia

At this year’s conference, we introduced a more interactive format. The use of panel discussions encouraged more engagement with attendees in the sessions. Mark Dunson, president of Retail Solutions, moderated the first of our three panel discussions, focusing on Big Data in Operations, which added value not only to this particular discussion, but also to conversations around the “big data” theme throughout the conference.

“This year’s conference not only focused on new technologies to directly address the issues our customers are facing, but it also highlighted how to leverage the significant amount of operational data available to drive insights to action,” Mark said.

Emerson customer, Eric Johnson, director of construction for Brookshire Brothers, has attended TAC for the past five years. Eric values the knowledge he has gained throughout the years from the TAC sessions, as well as the network of connections he has gained from being a part of this event.

See Eric and Mark’s reactions to the conference in this video.

We were pleased with the feedback received from TAC attendees about this year’s conference, and we will continue to explore ways to improve the content for our customers.  We are already looking forward to the 2014 Technology in Action Conference. For more information on TAC, visit

What topics would you like to see at the 2014 Technology in Action Conference?

Reggie O’Donoghue
Director of Marketing, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

TAC Panel Discussions to Address the Supermarket Industry’s Hottest Topics

As many of you are aware, our upcoming Technology in Action Conference will give attendees multiple opportunities to interact with the supermarket industry’s leading experts in emerging refrigeration technologies. We’ve structured the event to encourage participation, foster lively debates and leave attendees with actionable intelligence to measure, manage, sustain and optimize lasting operational improvements.

We’ve selected topics that are top-of-mind for many industry retailers and invited representatives from leading businesses to facilitate these discussions and impart their expertise. Here’s what you can expect from these fact-filled sessions.

Discussion One: The Challenges of Big Data in Facility Management. Learn how thought leaders and data analytics practitioners are addressing trends, opportunities and challenges for businesses as ubiquitous data collection leads to ever larger data sets. Discussions will focus on the following issues:

  • How data technology advances currently impact retail operations
  • Opportunities and issues with current data analysis approaches
  • Current data utilization and visualization strategies for building information, including: case temperatures, refrigeration system variables, HVAC management, lighting control, energy consumption, and more

Discussion Two: Synthetic and Natural Refrigerant Options for Supermarkets. Hear first-hand from the refrigeration experts what the current global refrigerant trends are and how regulatory updates may impact you, including:

  • The status of AHRI’s low-GWP refrigerant testing program
  • The research and development status for R404A replacement blends
  • An update on the development of A2L refrigerant standards

Discussion Three: Advanced Supermarket Refrigeration Systems. Can refrigeration systems help you achieve the merchandising, operations and sustainability goals of your organization? We’re bringing in the industry’s refrigeration systems experts to facilitate this lively discussion. Covered points will include:

  • The pros and cons of advanced refrigeration systems, and where and when they make sense
  • Transitioning the current system design approach to an optimized life cycle approach
  • The keys to successfully implementing a new refrigeration system design

This event takes place April 15–17 in Savannah, Georgia. Visit to learn more. While at the event, we will be tweeting live discussion updates using the hashtag #EmersonTAC. We hope you will be able to join the conversation!

Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D
Vice President, Engineering Services and Sustainability
Emerson Climate Technologies

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