2020 Agenda

Tuesday | February 25

  1. 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    Digital Technology Tours

  2. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    Implementation Case Studies: How Digital Technologies Are Impacting Safety

  3. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Interactive Digital Showcase - Building Blocks of a Connected Plant

    • Lucian Fogoros, Co-Founder & Managing Director, lloT World

Wednesday | February 26

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Welcome and Keynote

  2. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Cyber and Physical Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operational Technology

    What are effective cyber risk mitigation strategies that can be deployed for Operational Technology? The threat landscape is ever-changing in addition to the operational environments that we are trying to protect.

    • James Goosby, I&C Support General Manager, Southern Company
    • Shahrul A. Rashid, Petronas
    • Kenneth Ferguson, Vice President, Nuclear Technology, Global Nuclear Associates
    • David Foose, Security Program Manager, Emerson Power & Water Solutions
    • Dennis Fairchild, Technical Sales Associate and Founding Member, IOT Integration Services
      How to talk Cyber security needs with your IT department, more that reciting NERC CIP Standards
  3. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Operational Technology Network Strategies

    What approach do you take to implement an OT network that supports your digitalization plan? This session offers approaches that can be utilized to "connect" your plant and realize effective and secure systems integration.

    • Lauhael S. Godinho, Director, Digital IT: Logistics, Controls, PCN & Operational Systems, Phillips 66
    • Bradley G. Houk, PE, Senior Engineering Advisor ExxonMobil Open Process Automation Project Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Juan Panama, *Invited, Global Business Development Manager, Emerson
    • Michael Dessauer, *Invited, Analytics Lead Architecture Specialist at The Dow Chemical Company Digital Operations Center, The Dow Chemical Company
  4. 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Digital Transformation Models

    A brief description of Digital Transformation using formal Asset Management philosophy vs Diagnostic Centers vs Operation Excellence Approach. Compare the People/Money commitment required in each approach Discuss how the data ingested gets turned into Operational Intelligence Discuss how existing business processes have to be adjusted to support the Digital Transformation

    • Mike Greene, Operational Technology Lead, Nova Scotia Power
    • Andrew Wise, Senior Analyst, Delek US Holdings, Inc.
    • Michael Reid PhD, General Manager of Technical Programs, Duke Energy
  5. 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Leveraging Data Analytics for Production Improvement

    Open Discussion Forum lead by a real world case study discussing how the data ingested gets turned into Operational Intelligence Discuss how existing business processes have to be adjusted to support the Digital Transformation

  6. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Time is Money - Digitizing the Outage

    Turn Arounds and Outages are high risk, critical moments in the life of any plant, where literally time is money. This session will look at how Digital tools can help better detect work required, schedule and execute safely during a turn around to complete on time and to budget.

    • Matthew Peters, Manufacturing Engineer, 3M
    • James Del Rossi, Mobile Hardware Architect, Dow Water & Process Solutions
    • David Harper, Chief Manager - Digital Sales Transformation, GE Power
  7. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Digital Solutions in the Power Plant

    • Michael Hallgarth, EHS Manager, Flint Hills Resources
    • Scott Affelt, President, XMPLR Energy LLC
      Hybrid Analytics Solution to Improve Coal Power Plant Operations
    • Sandy BouIssa, Advanced Services Specialist, ABB Inc.
      IIoT Digital Twin: Self-Optimizing Combustion System
    • Craig Dalziel, Senior Business Development Specialist, G P Strategies
      Leveraging Digital Technologies to Achieve Global Fleetwide Performance Improvements
  8. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Using Analytics to Advance Operation

    • Gloriana Teh, Sr. Manager, Commercialized Products, Lonza AG/Ltd
    • Fréderick Motte, Customer Success Manager, TrendMiner
      Digitalization in Production - how Data Analytics increases (customer name) Operational Performances
    • Liwei Huang, Sr. Optimization Engineer, ABB Inc.
      Achieving Optimal Operating Conditions through Digitization and Data Analysis
    • David DeBari, Process Control Engineer, ExxonMobil Corporation
      Open Process Automation - Unlocking Value Generation to the Business
    • Daniel Parker, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, GE Power
      The Convergence of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance
  9. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Game Changer Presentations

Thursday | February 27

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Improving Operation Conditions through Technology

    • Jon Towslee, Advanced Services Leader, Americas Industrial Automation, Energy Industries (IAEN), ABB Inc.
    • Joe Michienzi, Vice President, Asset Management, Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. [CPV]
      Combing Technologies to Enhance Flexability
    • Zoran Veljkovic, Principal Digital Product Manager, GE Power Digital
      Digital Worker and Remote Power Plant Operations for safer and cost effective Plant O&M
    • Ed Dupre, Regional Sales Manager, ABB Inc.
      Leveraging Digital Solutions to increase Operator Effectiveness & Plant Performa
  2. 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Leveraging Equipment Hierarchy Across Platforms

    A technical presentation showing how Nova Scotia Power has leveraged a common equipment hierarchy across multiple software platforms to create Operational Intelligence for their fleet of assets. Nova Scotia Power are currently in the middle of a pilot project that uses the Element Analytics PI Asset Framework Accelerator to construct a PI AF hierarchy that matches the master hierarchy in the MMS system and in GE APM. This PI AF framework is used to contextualize equipment assets with their associated tags and to construct asset templates for the major asset classes that can be cloned across the fleet.

    • Mike Greene, Operational Technology Lead, Nova Scotia Power
    • Jacqueline Grunwald, CIO, AdvanSix, Inc.
      End to end Digital Engagement/ From Value Estimation to Adoption to Value Realization
    • Michael Magerstädt, Manager, Global Industry Division Chemical, KROHNE AG
      Chemical Plant Instrumentation IOT and Industry 4.0 – the last 12 months and the future
  3. 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

    Breaking Out of the Research Lab - AI Technology Has Arrived in Daily Operations

    Industrial companies are sitting on a tremendous amount of data - a treasure that grows every single day. With the advent of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) technology mining this data for value is quickly becoming reality. This session will focus on providing an understanding of some of the building blocks needed to deploy AI and ML, as well as provide a few examples and learning journeys for specific applications of AI and ML for predictions, creating insights and taking further steps towards automation (predictive maintenance, corrosion detection and plant operation, to name a few).

    • Mr. Pete Davies, VP of Digital Engineering Solutions, Uniper Enerlytics
    • Dr. Yves Gorat Stommel, Director Business Development and Innovation, Evonik Corporation
    • Gabriel Prado, Product Marketing Manager, SparkCognition
      Turning Data into Intelligent Action for Industrial Consumers
    • Prakhar Behar, Mechanical Engineer, Oceaneering International, Inc.
      Automatic Rust Detection and Classification for Asset Integrity using Machine Learning
    • Gabriel Prado, Product Marketing Manager, SparkCognition
      Why breakthroughs in scaled asset-centric modeling are critical for the connected plant
    • Dr. Berk Birand, CEO, Fero Labs
      Leveraging explainable machine learning to drive plant optimization
  4. 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Digital Horizon: Emerging Technologies That You Need to Track

    • Sydni Credle, Ph.D., Project Manager and General Engineer Enabling Technologies & Partnerships, US Dept of Energy/National Energy Technology Lab
    • Mr Chris Welch, Rotational Development, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    • Hannah Davis, Engineer/Scientist II, EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
      The Growth of BlockChain

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