Technology conference to spotlight materials production, AI prospects

The publisher of Concrete Products, Rock Products, Cement Products and North American Mining magazines will team with On the Rocks Digital, a specialist in social media and artificial intelligence platforms, to stage AggNexus, September 9-10 at the University of Texas, Austin. The event will focus on the latest advancements in high technology for construction materials and aggregates, giving attendees insight and powerful new tools to increase efficiency, profitability and understanding of processes. Semco Publishing and On the Rocks Digital cite especially these AggNexus agenda highlights or takeaways:

  • Utilizing automation and data analytics to optimize business;
  • Implementing real-time monitoring systems for equipment performance;
  • Understanding the benefits and challenges of adopting new technologies;
  • Exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence in aggregates and concrete production;
  • Emerging high-tech solutions for various stages of aggregates business; and,
  • Integrating imaging technology for surveying and stockpile management.
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“AggNexus is the next evolution in live events for the industry,” says Semco President Peter Johnson. “We believe the combination of high technology, one-on-one interaction and digital media tools will create a winning combination for both company attendees and producer participants.”

“AggNexus is transforming our industry by connecting vendors and guests with the latest technology,” adds On the Rocks Digital Co-Founder Martial Viot. “We are thrilled to offer this unparalleled opportunity for exposure and networking driving industry-wide innovation.”

Companies participating and holding customer focus sessions at the event include Checkproof, Eltirus, Stockpile Reports, Everypoint, Go Build 360, Inform Software, Plant Demand, Price Bee, and Burgex Mineralocity Aggregates. AggNexus will also feature keynote speakers; “young executives” panel discussion; and, media roundtable with Rock Products, Aggregates Business Europe, Rock to Road and Quarry Australia editors.

“Embracing the power of digitalization is a commercial imperative. AggNexus is perfectly timed to help drive insights and build momentum for participants,” notes Roger Adshead, chairman of Route One Publishing Ltd., Aggregates Business Europe publisher.