9:00 AM – 9:55 AM EDT

How digital solutions have changed during the energy transition

Sponsored by Uniper
Engineering has always utilized and experimented with digital solutions, way before they were even branded digital solutions. This panel will explore how those digital solutions have changed and importantly how the solution hasn’t but the use and how value is obtained has. For example, Advanced Condition Monitoring or Advanced Pattern Recognition has been around for 10+ years, which originally returned value by improving reliability of all generating types, and as cost pressures have increased and market dynamics have shifted, it is now used to optimize maintenance; the same solutions but a different outcome. This provides these solutions with longevity, reducing investment risk and importantly increases competitiveness of assets who already have the solution installed as they save time on the implementation.
SVP, Head of Global Sales & Delivery, Head of Digital Engineering Solutions
Senior Analyst
Principal Project Manager, Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation Program
Technology Evangelist
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM EDT

Energy Transition – How O&G Companies Leverage Their IIoT Experience to Drive it

Sponsored by HiveMQ
Oil and gas companies are working hard to update their strategies and shift capital in the context of the energy transition. But are they doing enough to change their operating models? Join this panel to learn how O&G companies can leverage IIoT technologies to transform the energy sector and drive real change.
Senior Research Analyst
Managing Director
Founder & CEO
11:00 AM – 11:55 AM EDT

The Electrification of Transportation. Trends in EV Adoption and Implications for Infrastructure

Sponsored by Hitachi Vantara and Eurotech

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. General Motors announced this year that they plan to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035, ending production of its cars, trucks and SUVs with diesel- and gas-powered engines. This would be possible by using batteries that could give vehicles a range of 450 miles and battery costs at a 60% less costs by the middle of this decade bringing EVs closer to cost parity with gas powered vehicles. Other Auto makers are also making advances in EV and battery technologies, which are quickly eroding the objections to electric vehicles.

This massive change will have enormous impact on the ability of utilities to support the demand for electricity, especially in the United States where EVs make up only 1% of the vehicles on the road today.

Join this live panel to find out what are the trends in EV Adoption and how the infrastructure will emerge. The need for more insightful, more inclusive, faster data analytics will explode. For example, we will have wireless chargers embedded in the road, much like the induction loops embedded today that monitor traffic lights.

Global Digital Business Development Manager
Director of Strategic Solutions for Asset Management
Principal Research Analyst Fleet Decarbonization
Tech Journalist
12:00 PM – 12:55 PM EDT

Strategies for Securing OT Environments in the Energy and Utilities Sector

Sponsored by Fortinet
The rapid expansion of the attack surface due to IT/OT convergence has attracted cyber adversaries to the energy and utilities sector. OT environments are especially difficult to defend against cyberattacks due to the vulnerability and fragility of systems in place, and the common use of implicit trust models. These trusted systems can extend from upstream (exploration) to midstream (transportation and storage) to downstream (refining and distribution) OT infrastructures. The risks to utility networks range from regulated power generation to transmission to retail electricity distribution.

Join this panel to find out what are the strategies for securing OT Environments in the energy and utilities sector.
CISO Operational Technology North America
Cybersecurity Lead
Global OT / IoT Security Services Business Development Leader at IBM
Director of Product Marketing – Operational Technology
1:00 PM – 1:55 PM EDT

The Role of AI in Energy Management: Pragmatic Approaches, What Is AI and What It Is Not?

Sponsored by IIoT World
How is AI used currently in the energy sector? What is AI and what is not? Artificial Intelligence can have hundreds of functions. The most prominent use for the energy sector is applying AI to progress data for utility managers to make efficient decisions based on the inputs they get in real time. AI helps utility managers to identify and understand consumption trends and ensure an optimum level of efficiency. Is that right that the expansion of AI within the energy industry will mean that utility managers will have the ability to see the whole market at a glance at any moment? What other benefits can bring AI and how dificult is to implement those solutions? What are the downsides etc. This is something to be discussed during this live panel on August 12, 2021.
Water SCADA & Security Specialist
Senior Power and Utilities Consultant
Senior Research Analyst AI & Advanced Analytics
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM EDT

Best practices for mitigating ransomware for OT/IIoT Cybersecurity in Energy & Utilities

Learn from leading cybersecurity experts about best practices to protect your organization, such as implementing industrial frameworks and foundational security controls, aligning IT & OT, gaining executive buy-in and selecting the right tools for the job.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. The specific threat vectors that pose a growing risk to OT systems in power, energy, and other critical infrastructure
  2. How to overcome these challenges to enable consistent security maturity across IT and OT environments
  3. Specific advice on how to protect, detect and respond to the growing ransomware risks to these industrial systems
Industry Executive