Day One

Monday 30 October

 

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08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
Opening remarks from the Chair

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Corran Toohill Capital

09:10
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Modernising the grid and improving its resiliency with the best available technologies

James T. Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

09:40
How IoT can power the ‘Intelligent Grid’

Jo Witters
Head of Innovation
Australian Energy Market Operator

10:10
PANEL: Industrial Internet of Things – How are energy leaders delivering a digital strategy?
  • How can we take advantage of IIoT within energy processes?
  • How are energy companies contributing to the development of intelligent, integrated and personalised services and smart infrastructure?
  • What will IIoT mean for automation?

Chair: 

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Corran Toohill Capital

Panelists: 

Peter McTaggart
Manager Smart Grid and Network Data Analytics
Powercor

Jo Witters
Head of Innovation
Australian Energy Market Operator

David Edwards
Technical Visionary
Horizon Power

James T. Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Sundar Iyer
GM Global Products and Markets
Freestyle Technology

Steve Hoy
Global leader of Transmission & Distribution
IBM Energy & Utilities Centre of Competency

10:55
Morning tea and showcase viewing
11:30
Why smart grid growth requires new tools and approaches for today's utility

Simon English
Manager Operational Technology
Ergon Energy

12:00
CASE STUDY: Using an IoT framework to build a platform for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) orchestration

Horizon Power operates 38 microgrids across regional WA in a service area of 2.3 million square kilometres.

Preparing for a highly distributed energy future we will be using machine learning and predictive analytics to optimise microgrid operation through an energy trading mechanism where customers are encouraged to leverage their investment in PV and Battery systems and rewarded for becoming active participants in meeting the energy needs of their community.

David Edwards
Technical Visionary
Horizon Power

12:30
How consumer IoT will change your business model

Consumers are already making choices that will change the way we manage utilities and the underlying business models.  What is the evidence from Australia and around the world? What are the implications for your business?

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Corran Toohill Capital

13:00
Lunch & Showcase viewing
14:00
Digital energy dialogue: Becoming a data driven organisation
  • How to integrate big data to predict the behaviour of assets and consumers, optimise planning and cost efficiencies and to extract value
  • How will future Technologies such as AI & machine learning converge with big data and IoT

Peter McTaggart
Manager Smart Grid and Network Data Analytics
Powercor

14:30
CASE STUDY: Planning for digital disruption – a water industry perspective

Utilities around the world are faced by a range of intersecting disruptive technologies, which promise substantial benefits for those able to seize the opportunities they present.

This talk shares lessons learned on figuring out how to respond to these forces to ensure long-term business success.

Jonathan Anderson
Engineer
Arup

15:00
Minds and machines: How IoT, AI + Humans will transform customer experience

Phil Ridley
Chief Information Officer
Mojo Power

15:30
Afternoon tea & showcase viewing
16:00
Afternoon roundtable session

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of 4 concurrent sessions (25 min per session).

Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to debate and discover common issues, challenges and solutions. Delegates can select to participate in 3 of the 8 roundtable sessions.

Roundtable one: IoT and Distributed Intelligence: Save Time, Money and Lives

Sundar Iyer
GM Global Products and Markets
Freestyle Technology

Roundtable two: : IoT Analytics and Artificial Intelligence - How does it apply to you?

Karyn Mercer
Partner
IBM Energy and Utilities

Roundtable three: Achieving a greater level of visibility and monitoring of critical network infrastructure

Greg Southam
Technical Account Manager
DeployPartners

Tielman Esterhuizen
General Manager (NZ) and Worldwide Sales Manager
DeployPartners

Roundtable four: AI driven cyber defense strategies for utilities

Mark Beaumont
Country Manager, Australia 
Darktrace

17:30
End of Day One and networking drinks