I can’t believe that MaximoWorld is over already. It’s been a hectic three days, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! And even with three days of “peace, love and Maximo,” there was still interest in keeping the information-sharing going, as displayed by the people who were still talking and mingling in our booth while it was being torn down. I enjoyed my time talking with IBM Business Partners and other IBM® Maximo® Asset Management experts in our booth, but I also got a lot out of the sessions, as well.

One standout session was “The Maximo is Right” game show in the main ballroom. It was hosted by Craig Mackenzie, Principal Consultant at Ontracks Consulting. The game was a fun contest with multiple contestants answering questions about sensor data and other Maximo-related topics—it was a really creative and engaging way to learn some cool facts about adoption of IoT!

There was so much interest in a Maximo roadmap session that I hosted with Lisa Stuckless, IBM Internet of Things Offering Manager – IoT Asset Management, that we ran it again to another full room. We provided insight into the strategic direction of Maximo Asset Management, including the updated user experience (UX), work centers and IBM Cognos® V11 entitlement available in the newly released V7.6.1.

People are hungry to learn at MaximoWorld and beyond

When I stopped to think about all that I saw and learned this week, I started to notice a theme: the drive to learn never slows down for Maximo experts. That’s probably why the technology showcase was among the sessions that really grabbed people’s attention. Called “Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things for Reliability and Asset Management,” this two-hour block of time covered artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) for equipment maintenance service, machine learning and the industrial internet of things for reliability and asset management. We were treated to speakers from IBM, Fluke, Bentley Systems, Interloc, Axino, ValuD, Maxis, Aquitas Solutions and AT&T Internet of Things.

In casual conversations, business partners expressed their excitement about future Maximo possibilities. A couple of the sessions that excited them included topics about mobility and scripting. I’ve provided some information about these topics below, but I encourage you to take a moment to leave a comment about which sessions and speakers were among your favorite.

Maximo Mobility Investment and Why GIS Matters in EAM

Rahul Desai, IBM Principal Offering Manager and Joao Souto Maior, IBM GIS/Mapping Architect hosted this session about using mobility in enterprise asset management. They spoke about mobilizing Maximo Asset Management through IBM Maximo Anywhere and Maximo work centers. In addition, this session covered all the ways geographic information system (GIS) integration gives a spatial view of assets and work orders. Learn more about these products below.

Maximo Customization Using Scripting and Formula

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member Anamitra Bhattacharyya showcased the Maximo Asset Management V7.6.1 enhancements. Anamitra is a whiz when it comes to scripting, so he shared best practices and talked about Maximo Formulas throughout his demo. You can read more about database configuration scripts on the IBM Maximo Developer Center.

“Take action” is the key takeaway of MaximoWorld 2018

The overwhelming message at MaximoWorld this year—aside from the obvious dedication to Maximo products—was to stay connected. Use the time between conferences to keep your Maximo connections active to continue learning from one another. And block your calendar for MaximoWorld 2019, which will be August 6 – 8 at the same place, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando!

Surely you didn’t miss the “Take Action” message!

What a way to wrap up the day with live-band karaoke at MaxStock! I’d like to give a special shout out to IBM UX Designer Leandro Cassa for sharing his singing skills with us… or should I call him the “Highway to Hell” Master!

“Highway to Hell” Master, also known as IBM UX Designer Leandro Cassa.

Thanks to Reliabilityweb for a groovy party! Until next year… I wish you continued “peace, love and Maximo!”

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