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.

 

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UTILITIESTECHX, Wednesday 6 September 2017

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY

09:00

Organiser’s Opening Remarks

Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Asia
Troels Lund Poulsen
09:15

Guest of Honour's Opening Remarks

Aric Dromi
09:30

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

Julie Olszewski
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

Wilson Ang
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?
Jo-Ann Pass
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

Using AI for solar home systems

  • Using a AI-powered power management systems to learn a customer’s typical power usage pattern and adjusting light brightness to meet expected demands
  • How does the technology encourage users to switch to solar power?
  • How does the model allow user to progressively expand their solar power systems?
15:10

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

DATA IN UTILITIES

Wai Kin Leung
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?
Gavin D Barfield
UTILITIESTECHX
16:20

Unlocking the value of smart meter data

  • What benefits does smart meter data bring to utilities and their consumers?
  • Making your smart meter data work for you
  • What challenges are encountered in scaling smart meter management systems to meet the exponentially increasing data captured?
Valentine Gandhi
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
17:00

Networking Drinks Reception

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UTILITIESTECHX, Thursday 7 September 2017

KEYNOTE PLENARY

09:00

Chair’s opening remarks

Hiroshi Saijou
09:10

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

Partha Dutta
09:40

An inclusive approach for a Big Data and Analytics strategy

The volume, variety, and velocity (pun intended) with which computational algorithms, tools, platforms, services, etc. are being developed in the Big Data and Analytics space that it can be a challenge for a business to define a robust, if not the best, investment strategy. Making this choice is a business decision as well as a technology decision and one has to consider various granular issues in order to derive a good answer. This presentation will focus on the specific topic of the need for balancing between using existing off-the-shelf solutions and investing in exploratory works that are still in the incubation stage, and where a carefully constructed synergy between the two could achieve best results. A disclaimer is that the points made in this talk are drawn from the speaker’s personal experience of working in multiple industries and not specific to any organisation’s Big Data and Analytics strategy.
10:10

Industry 4.0: Disruptive technologies that will change your business and how you can stay ahead of the curve

Technologies including IoT, AI, 3D and robotics are transforming industry. It’s an unstoppable phenomenon and no industry will be immune. So how can you unlock the potential of this technology for your business? Join us for this exciting keynote session to learn how you can establish a foundation to integrate new technology into your business and what opportunities it will create for you. Built on a series of use case examples, this is one session not to be missed.
10:40

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Roundtable Discussion Session

round tables
11:30

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

11:30

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

11:30

Roundtable 6: Autonomous vehicles – potential game changer for urban mobility

11:30

Roundtable 7: IoT & data in factory: Where are we now?

11:30

Roundtable 8: Upgrading existing facilities: Robotics & automation in Asia factory

11:30

Roundtable 9: Big data & analytics roles in modern manufacturing

11:31

Roundtable 10: Embracing robotics & drones in resources industry

11:31

Roundtable 11: Monitoring utility assets with drones

11:31

Roundtable 12: Improving utilities performance with IoT and data analytics

11:31

Roundtable 14: Smart Buildings: How can IoT add value?

11:31

Roundtable 15: Addressing key considerations in financing start-ups in Asia

11:31

Roundtable 16: Building innovative organisation culture in Asia

12:20

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch

DRONES & ROBOTICS IN UTILITIES

Mathias Steck
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?
Teong Beng Koay
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
Neeraj Jain
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

René Savelsberg
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?
Adrian Kemp
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
Adrian Kemp, Partner, HoustonKemp
Paul Ellis
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

Santadyuti Samanta
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

Impact of IoT on utility asset management and efficiency

  • How can smart grids help to deliver power more efficiently, reduce emissions and management costs?
  • IoT as an enabler to connect all utility assets – how does this help to increase productivity?
  • How can IoT help utilities to create value from customer data?

Close of TECHX 2017

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