Between the 24th and 26th October 2017, 400 participants from more than 40 countries met in Cambridge, UK for the 2017 AVEVA World Summit to experience first-hand how to get digitalisation right.
The programme featured over 40 speakers, 27 presentations, 11 panel discussions as well as lots of networking opportunities, including our 50th anniversary gala dinner with guest of honour Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Two plenary sessions on Wednesday and Thursday featured industry leaders Greg Verdino and Monica Schnitger talking about the future of Digital.
Dave Wheeldon AVEVA Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer reflected on the past 50 years of AVEVA’s history while Trond Straume, AVEVA CTO Designate surveyed the future of Digitisation across AVEVA’s business and looked to the future technologies which will are driving the frontiers of innovation.
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On Wednesday 25th October, the Plant discussion stream featured two sessions. At the first, Amish Sabharwal, EVP Americas AVEVA led A Vision for Digitalisation with presentations from Harvey Ivey, VP Technical Services, Southern Company and Stephen Ashley, Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre. The panel included Arindam Das, Director, Westwood Global Energy Group, Dr Liane Smith, VP Digital Solutions, Wood plc and Trond Straume, CTO Designate, AVEVA.
On Wednesday afternoon, Simon Bennett, VP Sales Excellence at AVEVA led Digitalisation Positives: Pitfalls and Lessons Learned with Hiranmoy Chatterjee, Executive Director, DVC, Jörg Breuer, VP Business, MMEC Mannesmann, Vladimir Kirillov, Project Data Lead IT & IM, Yamal LNG, Jeff Spence, Director of Substations, Ampirical and Colm McCarthy, Head of Improvement, AVEVA.
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On Thursday 26th October, there were two further sessions. Torsten Schröter, VP Regional Sales at AVEVA led a session on How Digitalisation Drives Collaborative Business Models with Ingrid Sternhoff, IM Delivery Team Lead, Norske Shell, Joachim Guger-Höller, LSCC Team /Engineering Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vaseem Khan, VP Global Engineering, McDermott Inc, James Harris, CEO, Turner Harris and Duncan Miles, VP Corporate Strategy, AVEVA.
That afternoon, Evgeny Fedotov, Regional Executive - APAC & MEA, AVEVA led the Is Your Board Onboard with Digitalisation? session with Gareth Alford, Engineering Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, GSK, Amit Kar, IM Manager, Basrah Gas Company, Hilary Hill, Director of Engineering, KBR and Dave Wheeldon, Deputy CEO & CTO, AVEVA.