2021 Agenda

Monday | August 30

  1. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Event Kickoff and Technology Highlights

    During this session, you will hear from our editors at POWER magazine and Chemical Engineering magazine. They will do an industry highlight and review some of the new and outstanding technologies that will be on display throughout the week. They will also work with a few vendors to showcase specific products to give a quick peek into the technology displays on the show floor prior to the opening.

    • Scott Jenkins, Senior editor, Chemical Engineering Magazine
    • Sonal Patel, Senior Associate Editor, POWER magazine
    • Marc Gallant, VP Partnerships, Canvass AI
      Canvass AI platform
    • Amanda Hunter, Service Solutions Consultant, Grundfos
      Grundfos Machine Health
    • Chris Kuntz, VP of Marketing, Augmentir Inc
      The forgotten Frontline Worker – Completing your Digital Journey with a Connected Workforce
  2. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    The Next Steps in Your Digital Journey - Connect then Integrate

    In this session, speakers will share a case study on a project named POWER magazines 2020 Plant of the year and IIoT tools you can use to take the next step in your digital journey.

    • Rhyan Endres, Chief Technology Officer, NubisAI, Inc.
    • Christophe Romatier, Product Director for Process Performance, Honeywell Connected Enterprise (Connected Industrial)
      Everyday Application of Digital Process Solutions & Autonomous Operations
    • Marco Sanchez, Vice President and Head of Intelligent Solutions, Mitsubishi Power
      Mitsubishi Presentation: Going Beyond Digital to Achieve the Autonomous Power Plant
  3. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Following the Digital Trajectory: Are you ready for Digitalization Progress?

    Given digitalization’s current trajectory, what does the future hold for the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things? Presenters will discuss emerging approaches to data monitoring and asset management.

    • Michael Ruszkowski, Senior Program Manager, EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
    • Arlen Nippers, President & CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions
      Current and Future Landscapes of IOT, IIOT and Digital Transformation
    • Eric Moser, Production Group Engineer, The Shepherd Chemical Company
      Data Driven Batch Monitoring for Proactive Operations
    • Bernie Cook, Executive Vice President, Woyshner Services Company
      Digital Transformation Journey to (AI-enabled) Asset Management Excellence
    • Slavek Zaremba, Chief Technology Officer of Predictive Maintenance, SparkCognition
      Digital Transformation Journey to (AI-enabled) Asset Management Excellence
  4. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    Game Changer Presentation Ceremony Sponsored by Hexagon/PAS

    Sponsored By:

    Achieving extraordinary results with digital tools at power generation and chemical process facilities requires extraordinary people. The editors of POWER and Chemical Engineering magazines' are proud to recognize the achievements of individuals or teams who are "Game Changer" champions. The winners of this award are fast risers in the field who, through insight and experience, have contributed to innovation, solved problems, or made extraordinary improvements using digitalization solutions. Join us in celebrating their achievements.

  5. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Networking Reception

Tuesday | August 31

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Breakfast in the Digital Arena Sponsored by GE

    Sponsored By:
  2. 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

    How Far Can AI Take Us?

    Most chemical process industries (CPI) and power-generation companies have by now embarked upon a journey toward realizing a vision for the artful use of large structured and unstructured data sets for real-time plant operation and problem solving. But in many cases, the story of this journey is one of technology, salesmanship and the difficult work of convincing companies that have been in love with Excel spreadsheets and after-the-fact problem solving that significant value lies in already collected, but often under-utilized, data sets. Part of the story involves the application of artificial intelligence (AI), but AI is not the solution – it is a solution. Through the use of volunteer audience participation and a few artful stories, this talk will discuss real-time analytics success stories that are actually simpler than “AI”-infused solutions. It will also discuss where AI fits in the CPI and power sectors, and highlight some experiences from 30 years of engagement in chemical manufacturing that can bring tremendous bottom-line value to your operations.

    • Lloyd Colegrove, Writer/Retired Data Services Director at Dow Chemical, Independent Consultant
  3. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Eastman Chemical Case Study - Exploring a Digital Platform for Heat Transfer Fluid Management

    Eastman recently introduced Fluid Genius, a digital platform designed for plant maintenance engineers and operations managers in all processing industries to optimize heat transfer fluid performance. The platform combines artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with decades of Eastman expertise to equip decision makers with predictive analytics for heat transfer fluid performance optimization. In this session, we will share Eastman’s broader vision of digital applications in processing, how we are resourcing, products developed to date, and future aspirations. For the current application of Fluid Genius, we will guide attendees through the process used to transition from past best practices for fluid quality monitoring into the visionary model of fluid quality and performance management of the future. You will hear how Eastman is unleashing the value of industry asset data by merging decades of process expertise with a team of data scientists, and we will share what we’ve learned.

    • Conrad Gamble, P.E., Sr. Application Development & Technical Services Representative, Eastman Chemical Company
  4. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Networking Break sponsored by Honeywell

    Sponsored By:
  5. 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    The Human Side of Digital Adoption

    Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are as much about humans as they are about digital technologies. Understanding how humans interact and use technology are just as important as the technology’s attributes. This session will explore how equipment experts can integrate capabilities with data scientists; where wearable technologies are best suited; and how digital professionals can garner support and buy-in for digital initiatives. It will also explore how job profiles could shift in the future.

    • Steven Ford, Compliance & Support Manager, Plant Barry, Southern Company
      Next steps in a Digital Journey
    • Stephen Kwan, Director of Product Management for Power Generation/Grid Management, Beyond Limits
      The Nexus of AI and Human Knowledge in Plant Operations
    • Matt Buck, Senior Technical Leader, EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
      The Role of the Digital Worker in a Transitioning Energy Industry
  6. 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

    CPC21 - End User Roundtables

    The following roundtables are limited seating opportunities for end-users only and you must select this option during your registration process. 1. The demystification of technology acceptance a. Why is it so hard to get staff to accept new technology? b. To keep your team engaged 2. Creating a data driven company a. How to use data governance in a shorter time span. b. Avoiding the time drain that data analytics can pull you into c. Strategy behind 3. How to write and value digital business cases a. large scale generation assets b. Creating new business with new ventures c. Fostering digital transformation d. Asset management eliminating time based pm e. Broader Focus digital transformation 4. Industrial AI Discussion Forum… a. Levels of AI b. What is out there? c. Pitfalls to watch for d. What is real, what needs work i. Script vs gaps machine application 5. Digital Transformation Models a. How to break it down b. M&D Center Review c. How best to achieve an effective digital transformation through a focused comparison of prevailing strategic approaches: d. Formal asset management philosophy; e. The deployment of diagnostic centers; and an “operational excellence” approach. "

  7. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Lunch on the Exhibit Floor Sponsored by Eastman

    Sponsored By:
  8. 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

    Ensuring Data Quality for Digital Applications

    Viewing “data as an asset” is becoming the new industry norm and companies are beginning to invest heavily in digital tools and technologies to help them leverage their data to generate valuable business insights. However, the value generated from that data is often limited by poor data quality, thereby greatly reducing the return on investment to the business. With the growing need to integrate data across different systems—both internal and external—and the expanding enterprise value chain, the need for trusted high-quality data is greater than ever before. This session will explore real-world pitfalls in data collection and review data management best practices.

    • Piya Dey, Digital Products Manager, Heat Transfer Fluids, Eastman Chemical Company
    • Jane Arnold, VP, Global SPS Strategy & Industry 4.0 Execution, Stanley Black & Decker
      Data Integrity and Sensor Health for OT and IoT
    • Jonas Hellgren, CEO, APERIO Systems
      Data Integrity and Sensor Health for OT and IoT
    • Dr. Francois Laborie, President, Cognite
      IT/OT Data Contextualization: The Key to Delivering the Connected Plant
    • Dominic Gallello, Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Industrial AI
      Taming the explosion of IIOT data with 3rd gen AI methods and more
    • Serdar Uckun, Senior Technical Advisor- PARC Predictive Maintenance, PARC
      The data problem of IoT: IT / OT Integration and infrastructure
  9. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Evolution of Automation and Computing at the Edge

    The ways in which process automation has evolved have highlighted the need for openness and collaboration in future automation platforms. The potential benefits of advancing automation include accelerated product development and delivery, cost reductions, and enhanced compliance. These speakers will discuss how standards, interoperable architectures and edge connectivity are meeting these requirements.

    • Nate Strong, VP of Client Strategy, Very
    • David DeBari, Process Control Engineer, ExxonMobil Corporation
      The Journey to the Future of Automation
    • Jon Towslee P.E., CEM, Sr. Director of iFactory Sales, IIoT, Advantech
      Open Nature of Edge Connectivity & Compute
  10. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Networking Reception in Digital Arena Sponsored by Black & Veatch

    Sponsored By:

Wednesday | September 1

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Breakfast in the Digital Arena Sponsored by Uniper

    Sponsored By:
  2. 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Implementation of Digital Tools to Achieve Real Business Value

    Digitalization’s most prominent value in the power sector is perhaps its ability to boost an entity’s competitiveness while keeping it in step with customer and stakeholder expectations. This session will break down how different technologies and their implementation can help achieve real business value.

    • Colin Xander, Corporate Turnaround Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company L.P.
    • Dr. Yves Gorat Stommel, Head of Cognitive Solutions, Evonik Digital
      Tools Alone Do Not Create Value: Technology Acceptance at Evonik
    • James Martin, Global Operational Excellence Manager, Allnex USA
      Operational Excellence with Advanced Analytics
    • Nicholas Gigliotti, Analytics Engineer, Seeq Corporation
      Operational Excellence with Advanced Analytics
    • Linda Salinas, Vice President of Operations and Executive Business Architect for the Refinery of the Future Project, Texmark
      Digital Asset & IIOT- Realizing the Value
    • Floyd Baker, Vice President, Antea USA
      Digital Asset & IIOT- Realizing the Value
    • John Korsedal, Product Manager Digital Worker, GE Digital
      Digital Fleet: Generate the Right Amount of Power When and Where It’s Needed
    • Greg Tanck, Asset Management Services Group, Black & Veatch
      Real-Time Analytics for Distributed Generation Assets
  3. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break sponsored by Honeywell

    Sponsored By:
  4. 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

    Leveraging Digital Tools for Operations and Maintenance

    Learning how to select the right automation technologies and software applications is crucial to any operations and maintenance project. This session will review data visibility software, automation, flexibility, and safety solutions through case studies.

    • David Bonislawski, Project Engineer, Lonza AG/Ltd
      Operations Data Visibility fuels Productivity at Lonza
    • Fatih Abdel Kariem, Asset Management, Marubeni Corp.
      Reducing maintenance costs, reducing risk and increasing reliability by combining engineering and digital solutions on a CCGT
    • Colin Xander, Corporate Turnaround Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company L.P.
      Can Digital Fundamentally Improve STO Manageability?
    • Paul Muir, President, North America, Mobideo
  5. 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch in the Digital Arena Sponsored by Seeq

    Sponsored By:
  6. 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    Emerging Technologies: Development Updates

    Technology innovation and software development are continuing at a bewildering pace. Emerging technologies hold much promise, but separating the hope from the hype can be challenging. In this session, attendees will hear from leading technology developers and their end-users about how they identified and implemented new technologies or how developed novel applications for “tried and true” digitalization technologies.

    • Dr. Berk Birand, CEO, Fero Labs
      Improving Production Throughput and Profit Margins Using Explainable ML
    • Misbah Syed, Data Scientist, Evonik Corporation
      Forecasting the concentration of chemical components in a production plant through AutoML
    • Michael Menzel, Machine Learning (ML) Specialist in the Customer Engineering division, Google
      Forecasting the concentration of chemical components in a production plant through AutoML
    • Martin Gonzalez, Discipline Leader, Intelligent Operations, BP Oil Co
      Machine Learning and AutoML
    • Leslie Rittenberg, Refinery & Process Manufacturing Product Manager, Beyond Limits
      Machine Learning and AutoML