Launch of Dell Customer Emerson’s New Innovation Center

Today, Michael Dell and the Dell OEM Solutions team are at Emerson Process Management, a global process control and automation leader, to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Emerson Innovation Center – Process Systems & Solutions, near Dell headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. The third Emerson Innovation Center in the world, the facility also is home to the company’s first Integrated Operations Center designed to help oil and gas, chemical, refining and other industrial customers realize the economic and safety benefits of real-time collaboration and decision-making. The Emerson Innovation Center, and Dell’s contributions, marks another example of Texas as the intersection of technology, the Industrial Internet, and manufacturing.

View inside the Emerson iOps Center in TexasI am happy to announce we will contribute to the event through presentations, interviews and tours of the new Center with partners, industry leaders and local officials. Michael Dell will speak about Dell and Emerson’s long-term strategic collaboration and track record in delivering innovations in industrial automation.

I’m also excited to report Texas Governor Rick Perry will also speak at the ceremony about how Texas is becoming a leader in technology innovation that’s improving our world, including the work that Dell and Emerson are doing together.

The new Innovation Center will deliver solutions that help a multitude of organizations around the world improve productivity by increasing output, cutting production costs, reducing energy use, and improving safety and emissions. Now organizations in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, and life sciences industries all have the ability to see and make decisions real-time to ensure the best performance for their operations – whether that’s on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean or a processing plant overseas.

Dell OEM and Emerson first launched a strategic collaboration nearly 20 years ago. Recently, Emerson partnered with Dell to deploy the Emerson DeltaV™ Digital Automation System, which allows customers to expedite developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative products and services. Emerson is also using Dell Precision workstations, Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerVault storage arrays, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Dell Wyse thin clients to power key elements of the DeltaV system. Emerson relies on Dell’s OEM-Ready platforms and its Dell OEM XL Program to further increase DeltaV’s availability, stability and flexibility.

Today we mark a milestone in the strategic collaboration between Dell and Emerson, and look forward to continuing to deliver ground-breaking solutions through our ongoing relationship in the future. It’s a celebration of what is possible when a customer teams up with Dell OEM to create innovative solutions for core business challenges.

About the Author

Joyce Mullen, Joyce Mullen is President of Global Channel, Embedded & Edge Solutions. Joyce focuses on all facets of the multi-billion dollar Dell EMC Partner Program, including channel strategy, partner program design and omni-channel enablement, as well as execution across solution provider, global systems integrator and distribution relationships. Her team also delivers best-in-class technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), allowing them to focus on their intellectual property and grow their business; and to IoT customers and partners, who depend on and sell connected devices. A strong and passionate leader, Joyce is committed to helping customers solve the world’s most vexing problems faster and more efficiently. Joyce has been a Dell executive for over 20 years, leading teams in operations, supply chain, partner strategy, services delivery and logistics. Prior to joining Dell, Joyce had a nine-year career at Cummins Engine Company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Throughout Joyce’s career, she has been very active serving on community boards. She has chaired or co-chaired the Austin chapter of the March of Dimes, Women in Search of Excellent (WISE) board, Forte Foundation, and the Brown School of Engineering Corporate Affiliates board, and is currently on the board of the Central Texas Food Bank and The Toro Company.