The intensity of digitalization’s powerful impact on society is strengthening as stunning advances in data, analytics, and connectivity continue to enable a range of digital applications. Digital solutions are already empowering improvements in safety, productivity, accessibility, and sustainability of the power and chemical processing industries. But they may also be raising new security and privacy risks, and as markets, businesses, and the workforce transform, new strategies may be necessary to reap the most value out of connectivity, and keep intelligent systems efficient and reliable.
The 2022 Connected Plant Conference in Atlanta is an event dedicated to exploring digitalization’s full influence on industry and is uniquely positioned to provide industry insight on pressing digitalization challenges. To set the momentum for the rest of the conference, four experts will open the event on May 25 with their exemplary perspectives on technology, policy, and business.
Kicking off the unique event is Rich Voorberg, president of Siemens Energy North America, a growing arm of multinational energy giant Siemens Energy. Voorberg will provide a broad overview of existing and emerging digital solutions, surveying the technology landscape. Tim G. Echols, Commissioner at the Georgia Public Service Commission, will then share an overview of Georgia’s efforts to adopt digital solutions.
Attendees will then hear from James Goosby, director, Office of Business Technology Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Southern Company. Goosby will share how the utility giant is tackling the dynamics of digitalization throughout its expansive tristate company portfolio, and why digitalization will be pivotal to the company’s transition toward net-zero.
Our final presentation will come from technology futurist Farid Bichareh. Bichareh’s keynote speech will examine industry capabilities beyond what is currently achievable, exploring what the next iteration of digitalization has in store. Highlighting manufacturing value chain as a neural network of your body to be able to respond to any events by sensing, perceiving, and acting on it and in result to be Resilient and Self-heal or Adaptive to shocks.