Shape Smart Change at HxGN LIVE 2018

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus Over two millenniums and a half ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus identified change as the defining quality of being. For each of you reading this blog, the rate of technological change you’ve experienced in your lifetime alone is testament to his philosophy. A modern Heraclitus might observe that change only seems to get more frequent as time passes.

We don’t yet understand just how much this technological change is shaping our lives. Think of social media; we are still discovering how this ever-changing technology impacts our relationships, self-esteem, business opportunities, communities, etc. But these continual developments tell us something key about change: it is characterised by potential.

So how do we maximise this potential to best serve ourselves, our organisation, and, ultimately, the world? We shape change. By being conscious of and steering change, we can direct its potential towards our objectives, making change smart, and a process of continuous development.

At Hexagon, we see shaping smart change as essential to bridge the gap between where the world is and where it should be. This is a core ethos of HxGN LIVE, our premier annual event, which returns to Las Vegas on 12-15 June to help industry professionals shape smart change through a variety of methods.

Rethink Quality
For the playwright George Bernard Shaw, “progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”. For manufacturing professionals to cross the bridge between what is and what should be, we need to change our quality mindset. In his keynote address, President of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Norbert Hanke will re-examine long-held perceptions of quality, exploring how Hexagon’s digital technologies allow users to drive productivity by embedding quality throughout the manufacturing process.

The Zone
With over 120 000ft of the latest Hexagon technology on display, the Zone is a unique opportunity to witness ‘what should be’ in action. Attendees can get hands-on with a range of Hexagon hardware and software that is driving productivity and shaping smart change.

At HxGN LIVE, professionals are motivated to look ahead to the future, to see the potential on the horizon that lies waiting for them and their organisation. Inspiration can come in many forms:

  • Interactive workshops and training sessions
  • Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén’s keynote, exploring how to get ready for the Big Leap
  • The chance to strategise, problem-solve, and build lasting connections with over 3 500 of your peers
  • Evening events, for the chance to spark endorphins and fruitful conversation!

The countdown is on. How will you shape smart change? Start by joining us in Las Vegas, Nevada 12-15 June for HxGN LIVE 2018. Click here to find out more about the Manufacturing Intelligence track or register for this one of a kind opportunity to bridge the gap between what is and what should be. Or, if you can’t make it to Las Vegas this year, catch the highlights via live online streaming.


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