Many Maximize Las Vegas attendees were captivated by Gene Kranz and Jim Lovell's American space age story, thus I'm so excited to share that astronaut Dr. Michael Foale is onboard to speak at Maximize Berlin! Here's a snippet of Sarah Lloyd Parry's blog featured on Field Service Digital:
Maximize Las Vegas 201 7was three days packed with interesting new content, fun networking events, and collaborative conversations. Many of our community users attended, which is fantastic, and if you attended Maximize, joined the UG, or spoke at the event, you will have new community badges!
And Customer Award Winners included:
LiftOne, PAC, Topcon Medical Systems, Molecular Devices, Carrier, and Erickson Living
That’s how far Apollo 13 was from earth on April 13, 1970, when an oxygen tank exploded, crippling the Service Module upon which the Command Module had depended. Despite well-documented hardships caused by limited power, freezing temperatures, a shortage of potable water, and the critical need to make fast repairs, the Apollo 13 crew returned safely to earth just days later.
As someone who grew up fascinated by the NASA space program, I am thrilled to share that Jim Lovell and Gene Kranz of the Apollo 13 mission will be keynote speakers at our annual customer event, Maximize 2017, this September in Las Vegas where they will share their stories of leadership, perseverance and competence.
The story of Apollo 13 is an extreme example of field service where “the machine” had to be fixed and decisions needed to be made quickly in a life-threatening situation. The majority of field service projects are not quite so dramatic, but they are still critical to their industries.
There are tens of millions of field service technicians around the world who maintain billions of machines that have a profound impact on our lives — in our homes, at our work, at our hospitals and cities and airports. Literally everywhere.
Who are these everyday heroes? Are you one of them? I'd love hear your stories in the comments below, on Twitter (@dyarnold), or at Maximize 2017, the most valuable field service event in the industry. Review the Maximize agenda and register at www.servicemax.com/maximize. I look forward to seeing you there!
A user group is a group of people with a similar set of goals, ideas, and interests. In this case, our user group attendees are managing the ServiceMax platform, leading teams, and looking to plan for the future. This session is meant to be a time where customers can talk about their experience, their concerns, and their new ideas. Our user groups are customer-led (and customer-exclusive). After Maximize, groups of customers meet online, like here in the community, and in person throughout the year.
The award program recognizes ServiceMax customers who have successfully implemented ServiceMax and who are experiencing great success and adoption. Recipients will be honored for achieving positive business results using ServiceMax. This is our way of recognizing customers and partners for their hard work, dedication to field service and outstanding contributions to their own companies and to the industry.
There are 3 days left to submit MaxChoice award nominations. We have received many nominations including customers in a variety of industries, size and locations from around the world. Join your fellow ServiceMax customers in showcasing your efforts by submitting a nomination here. There are several categories to choose and one or more are certain to highlight your success. The deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016, but don't let that scare you!
See ServiceMax CEO Dave Yarnold being interviewed by PTC's CEO at PTC's ThingEvent in Boston this afternoon at 3 PM EST.
This event is PTC's worldwide live stream launch event co-hosted by ThingWorx™ and Vuforia™.
You can join the virtual event to see how Augmented Reality (AR) is completely changing the way you see things in the Internet of Things. Currently there are over 14,500 virtual registrations from across the globe that will be attending this virtual broadcast from Boston.
Our presentation will be very relevant for Field Service professionals who are interested in understanding why "service is the killer app for IoT".