UTILITIES TECHX

Smarter and more efficient energy, and increased profitability. Join us for 2 days of exciting content as we explore how IoT, AI, robotics, data, blockchain and 3D technology are enabling utilities to innovate their business models, allowing them to reduce costs, increase profitability and still deliver customer satisfaction.

 

 

UTILITIESTECHX, Wednesday 6 September 2017

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY

08:50

Organiser’s Opening Remarks

Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Asia
09:00

Guest of Honour's Opening Remarks

09:15

Guest of Honour's Opening Remarks

09:30

A digitally-enabled autonomous future: How technology will change the way we think and work

10:00

Making sense of data analytics: How big data is transforming healthcare, R&D and manufacturing

The healthcare industry is facing a multitude of challenges. New diseases are emerging daily, and they are no longer confined by geographical boundaries. The rapidly aging population is also another cause for concern especially in Asia. However, the cure to today’s healthcare challenges no longer rests only on the shoulders of healthcare practitioners. Keynote speaker, Julie Olszewski, shares insights into the trends of the healthcare industry. She will touch on the challenges of today’s healthcare industry and how big data and analytics are key to overcoming them. Delegates will also gain an understanding of how different sectors can leverage data to improve patient care, medical manufacturing, clinical trials, and disease prevention.
10:45

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Panel discussion
11:30

Smart City Leaders Panel From blueprint to scale: What does it take to be a smart city?

With smart city plans being announced across the world, we bring together some of the world’s leading success stories, to share how they have built their smart cities.
 
  • What do we really mean by a smart city? Just how smart can we go?
  • What works, what doesn’t, and why? What are your biggest challenges and how are you solving them?
  • How to engage key stakeholders for successful smart city pilot programmes
  • Power of the people: How can we engage our citizens and what role should they play? 
12:50

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch

AI IN UTILITIES

UTILITIESTECHX
14:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

UTILITIESTECHX
14:10

Discovery of data centre anomalies through Artificial Intelligence: A case study in utility

The amount of energy consumed by big data centres has always been a headache for large enterprises. IMDA is having a solution to this problem using AI to manage power usage. The AI works out the most efficient methods of cooling by analysing data from sensors among the server racks, including information on things like temperatures and pump speeds.
  • The challenge of collecting data from thousands of sensors within the data centre
  • How to use the data to train the machine learning systems
  • Each data centre has a unique architecture and environment. How to create an efficient and adaptive framework to understand each data centre’s dynamics?
  • What other challenges have you faced and what have you learned?
UTILITIESTECHX
14:30

"Connected Utility" - A case study on Sydney Water

  • How is Sydney Water utilising different facets of AI to improve operational efficiency 
  • Using smart water sensors in tracking of water quality, temperature, consumption and other metrics
  • Applying data mining to imporving accuracy and usability of event detection 
UTILITIESTECHX
14:50

Combined Q&A

Join us to ask questions on what the speakers have presented.
15:10

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

DATA IN UTILITIES

UTILITIESTECHX
15:59

Chair's Opening Remarks

UTILITIESTECHX
16:00

Big Data Analytics – Big Challenges or Opportunities for Utilities?

  • Where are big data and why does big data analytics matter to utilities?
  • What opportunities does big data analytics bring to utilities?
  • How do utilities get started with big data analytics?
  • What should utilities watch out for along the journey?
UTILITIESTECHX
16:20

Digital shift: The Importance of technology transformation in the electricity industry

Meralco, the largest distribution utility in the Philippines, recognizes that a technology-fuelled transformation of utility markets is challenging the usually stable industry. They are disrupting themselves before they are disrupted. To work towards their Chairman’s vision of becoming “an internet company with a power business”, they have embarked on a digital transformation journey with a technology strategy and roadmap defined around 6 key areas. Central to their transformation are key technology projects on operational efficiency, smart metering, grid automation, data analytics, productivity and collaboration, customer experience, cybersecurity, and new products and services?
UTILITIESTECHX
16:40

The role of analytics in intelligent water management

  • Integrating real-time information on water resources
  • Using geospatial asset management system maps to locate water incidents
  • Providing response teams with accurate information and route guidance
17:20

Networking Drinks Reception

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UTILITIESTECHX, Thursday 7 September 2017

KEYNOTE PLENARY

09:00

Chair’s opening remarks

09:10

Moving beyond traditional manufacturing businesses: Building the future of Yamaha Motor

09:40

Data science in logistics

  • Important know-hows to use advanced data processing technologies (e.g. AI and Neural Networking) to provide the best service for clients
  • Technology platforms to exchange and manage semi-structured data-flows inside supply chain
  • How to move the supply chain process from reactive to proactive with real-time data?
  • How can the industry advance the use of data analytics beyond its nascent stage?
10:10

How blockchain technology is revolutionising energy APAC and global energy industry

It was found that the majority of asset owners are actually paying more than what they need in running their businesses. With the help of block chain, a decentralised, secured platform can be created where the customer demand can be more accurately predicted, and surplus energy can be resell into the free market at a fair price. This helps to create happy customer and prevent energy wastage in as part of the building of smart cities.

10:40

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Roundtable Discussion Session

11:30

Roundtable 1: Digital transformation of supply chain processes to enhance user experience

11:30

Roundtable 2: What is blockchain and how is it going to benefit the logistics industry

11:30

Roundtable 3: IoT & data in logistics: How to turn IoT sensor data into operational intelligence

11:30

Roundtable 4: Developing an Intelligent Transport System in Hamburg

11:30

Roundtable 5: Digital railway of the future: Adopting the latest technologies in rail systems

11:30

Roundtable 6: IoT & data in factory: Where are we now?

11:30

Roundtable 7: Embracing robotics & drones in resources industry

11:30

Roundtable 8: Creating a digitalised, customer-centric operating model

11:30

Roundtable 9: Co-Creating Smart Cities of The Future – A case study on The Netherlands

11:31

Roundtable 10: Addressing key considerations in financing start-ups in Asia

11:31

Roundtable 11: Building innovative organisation culture in Asia

12:20

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch

DRONES & ROBOTICS IN UTILITIES

UTILITIESTECHX
13:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

UTILITIESTECHX
13:40

Drones for monitoring wind and solar farms

  • Has the use of drones lead to significant O&M savings?
  • How can drones complement current wind turbine O&M practices?
  • Are drones on the way to becoming the key surveying and O&M instrument of the future?
UTILITIESTECHX
14:00

Using robotic swans for water monitoring

  •  How do robotic swans help water authorities to navigate the logistical challenge of physically collecting samples from huge bodies of water?
  • Tapping the potential of the system to adapt to various environmental challenges
UTILITIESTECHX
14:20

The Drone Inspector: Using drone technology for inspecting electricity and gas infrastructure

  • Using safety drones to monitor electric infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas
  • What safety benefits does it yield for employees?
  • What other tasks could these drones take on, to further improve safety and reliability?
14:40

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

BLOCKCHAIN & UTILITIES

UTILITIESTECHX
15:10

What does the future hold for blockchain in utilities?

  • Will we see wider adoption of blockchain among energy providers?
  • How will energy providers rethink energy market transactions and discover untapped opportunities?
  • What factors will facilitate/hinder customer adoption?
UTILITIESTECHX
15:30

Transitioning to a blockchain enabled energy market – opportunities and challenges

  • Rethinking energy market design
  • Pathways for transition
  • New business models and opportunities
UTILITIESTECHX
15:50

Blockchain as an enabler of the peer-to-peer energy exchange

  • What are the real applications of blockchain technology for utility companies – smart metering, appliances, micro-grid and grid monitoring?
  • Managing transactions across a microgrid through blockchain energy
  • Managing cyber security concerns

IOT IN UTILITIES

UTILITIESTECHX
16:10

Leveraging IoT in driving smart grid innovation

  • How can the implementation of IoT help utilities to transition to a digital customer engagement strategy?
  • Leveraging on IoT to improve asset maintenance and network reliability
  • What should utilities watch out for in the implementation of IoT?
UTILITIESTECHX
16:30

Applying IoT for better customer engagement

  • How can the implementation of IoT help utilities to transition to a digital customer engagement strategy?
  • Leveraging on IoT to improve asset maintenance and network reliability
  • What should utilities watch out for in the implementation of IoT?
UTILITIESTECHX
16:50

Combined Q&A

Close of TECHX 2017

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