SCADA Summit to deal with new technologies and new generations

Tuesday, 13 March, 2018

SCADA Summit to deal with new technologies and new generations

By 2020 the global SCADA market is expected to reach $32.7 billion. The future of SCADA is rapidly evolving and as such there is an increased need to remain up to date in order to capitalise on business and technological efficiencies.

With increased technological advancements, the SCADA industry should be more proactive in managing its systems against cyber risks. The integration of new designs and approaches in SCADA systems is much needed in order to prepare for the future. Industry 4.0 is fast approaching and the SCADA industry is in dire need of attracting the younger generation to take SCADA seamlessly into the future. Without early detection of obsolete talent in the industry the ‘talent gap’ is more likely to grow and eventually reach a point of irreversibility.

Held from 30 May to 1 June 2018 at the Royce Hotel in Melbourne, the SCADA Australia Summit 2018 will address strategies for redesigning the SCADA culture, cyber and operational risk management and implementation of new approaches to better prepare for the future.

This is your chance to meet and network with the likes of Mike Wassell, Hydraulic Systems Services Manager, Sydney Water; Tasnim Abdel-Razaq, Network Control Manager, South Australia Power Network; Jason Schurmann, Process Control Security Expert, Shell QGC; Andrew West, SCADA Communications Expert, DNP Technical Committee; Tushar Tikkoo, SCADA Manager, South East Water; Dr Akhtar Kalam, Discipline Leader, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Victoria University; and many others!

Featured speakers include:

  • Jefferi Kamarudin, Head of Strategy, Downstream Digital for PETRONAS (Malaysia), who will be speaking about the digital transformation underway at PETRONAS.
  • David Bowerman, General Manager Electrical & SCADA Engineering at Hunter H2O, speaking about responding to generational change and talent optimisation.
  • Vlatko Cucolski, SCADA Capability Manager, Water Corporation WA, discussing the management of SCADA asset obsolescence to increase efficiency.

For the first time, there will be a pre-conference site tour on Wednesday, 30 May, visiting Victoria University’s Zone Substation Simulator Centre, which will cover how the centre simulates 66 to 22 kV substation environments, controls and protection schemes based on IEC 61850, and how it aims to introduce the next generation of engineers for the future of substation design and automation.

Each of the other two days of the conference (Thursday and Friday) will feature a workshop, the first titled ‘SCADA and IIoT Convergence: What this means for the future of SCADA and automation’. The second workshop will be ‘Cyber Threats: How to implement simple strategies that can reduce costs and optimise cyber security’.

Early bird discounts are ending this Friday, 16 March.

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