GCR’s NuclearIQ team is busy preparing for our most ambitious project yet! On March 10 and 11, 2014, GCR will host a dramatically expanded NuclearIQ 2014 User Group/Industry Update conference in New Orleans. This year we will substantially broaden the scope to create a generalized forum for information exchange and collaboration amongst chemistry and related professionals from throughout the U.S. and Canada. We hope to have over 100 people in attendance from 50 nuclear power stations, including both NuclearIQ clients and prospects.
The theme of the 2014 NuclearIQ Users Group and Industry Update Conference is ‘Information Collection, Sharing and Collaboration,’ focusing on ways to save time and increase operational effectiveness. A universal observation we encounter over and over is that outdated processes abound in the industry, resulting in information “islands,” limiting the ability to collect, share, and recall historical data. We will be exploring technologies that collect data electronically into NuclearIQ, rather than PC-based spreadsheets and databases – so that information can be easily and widely shared, analyzed, recalled, and included in reports and dashboards.
We have an outstanding group of industry-leading partners attending the conference, who will present innovative solutions such as collecting data from sensors attached to a wireless network feeding NuclearIQ (SAIC/Leidos with OnRamp Wireless, and SCT systems). Client-presenters will provide demonstrations of effective uses of NuclearIQ technology at work in their power stations. Finally, the gathering will provide attendees with opportunities to attend intensive training workshops. Even our very best clients need hands-on training to understand and take advantage of the full NuclearIQ feature set, let alone entirely new functionality like the Integrated Instrument Logbook application. Attendees will be presented with a Training Certificate to take back to their station. Some of the training sessions planned include “Effective Custom Report Writing”, “Implementing the New Instrument Logbook”, and “Implementing an Effective Groundwater Program with GIS Mapping.”