AVEVA World Summit 2017
Thank you for a great conference!
Between the 24th and 26th October 2017 over 400 participants from more than 40 countries got together in Cambridge, UK for the 2017 AVEVA World Summit to experience first-hand how to get digitalisation RIGHT .
Thank you everyone who joined us in Cambridge where our AVEVA story began 50 years ago. The packed Summit 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.
Our 7 sponsors showcased their products and solutions while the Innovation Hub gave delegates practical insights into how AVEVA’s technology can improve business operations across a wide selection of industries.
AVEVA WORLD Summit 2017 - Highlights
These are just one of the few of many highlights at this action-packed Summit.
Gala Dinner Sponsor
With more than 190,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries and celebrates its 50th Anniversary year in 2017. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness.
Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com
Plenary Plant Session Sponsor
ORINOX is an AVEVA Registered Global Services Partner and the first to provide a completely integrated and preconfigured AVEVA project environment in the Cloud. As AVEVA’s largest dedicated partner, Orinox provides the easiest way to set up a new project. Our specialist administrators in the back office provide the most cost effective global project administration. For quick project startup we provide AVEVA trained superusers at competitive rates from Paris, Munich, KL, Houston and Calgary.
Learn more about us at www.orinox.com
AVEVA welcomes you to Cambridge, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, only 50 miles north of London and home to the world-famous Cambridge University. The city is very well connected with walkable distances, public transport and taxi services.
The AVEVA World Summit will be held in centre of the city, in the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Guildhall.
Address: 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB, Telephone: 0044 (0)1223 357851
Location: View the location of the venue here.
AVEVA has secured several hotels across Cambridge at a reduced rate.
Please note, accommodation in Cambridge is limited and we advise you to book your hotel via American Express Global Business Travel as soon as possible. Accommodation is on a first come, first served basis.
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Business Futurist & Digital Transformation Expert
Greg is a global authority on “the digital now” and is known for his ability to forecast trends and apply his understanding of exponential change to help enterprises thrive in the face of disruption. He has advised Fortune 500 companies and held senior positions at several technology start-ups. He’s an author and go-to expert for media including Bloomberg Business, CNBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
President and Principal Analyst, Schnitger Corporation
Monica Schnitger is an industry analyst who specialises in engineering software. Since 1999, she has developed industry forecasts, market models and market statistics for the engineering software markets. With over 25 years’ experience in engineering and CAD/CAM, she held senior positions at Daratech, Computervision and Bath Iron Works. She holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT and an Honours MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Management at Babson College.
Investigative Journalist, Channel 4
Investigative journalist Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from fraud in the internet dating industry to the shadowy world of Russian cybercrime gangs. He works mainly for Channel 4 News and the BBC, with a focus on tech security, personal data, privacy and e-crime. He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.
Deputy CEO and CTO, AVEVA
Dave joined AVEVA (then known as CADcentre) in 1981. He managed the PDMS development team during the transition of PDMS from mini-computers to networked workstations and led the developments of automated drawing production and 3D visualisation.
Dave is responsible for AVEVA’s technology strategy and product development. He oversees the continual progression of AVEVA’s information modelling systems to enable digital transformation, innovation and evolution of products to exploit new technologies and the open data integration with enterprise systems and 3rd-party applications.
SVP Digital Enterprise, Advisian, WorleyParsons Group
Laith leads the Digital Enterprise group for Advisian in North America, which is part of WorleyParsons, a global leader in delivering Engineering, Procurement and Construction projects. Laith’s recent focus has been asset optimisation through helping clients build and leverage their operational data environments and capture business value from emergent technology.
He has more than 20 years of career experience in commodities, engineering and construction, with experience in corporate strategy and business development.
Engineering Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, GSK
Gareth is a Chartered Chemical Engineer who started his industrial career in 1999 with a Contract Engineering firm, designing pharmaceutical and Oil and Gas facilities. He joined GSK in 2002 as a Process Engineer and went on to become Engineering Lead where his focus is on primary continuous manufacturing, designing and operating Continuous Processing units in GSK; engineering several Pilot, Lab and Manufacturing Flow Facilities.
Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre
Stephen leads a team focused on identifying, developing and deploying advanced and integrated digital solutions that can transform the oil and gas industry. A geo-scientist by background, Stephen has over 30 years of worldwide industry experience having held various operational, technical and leadership positions with operators and service companies.
Quality, Methods, Inspection Department Manager, AREVA Projects
Frédéric has worked for AREVA since 2000. He has held several roles including Manufacturing Manager for its nuclear business, Procurement Strategy manager for MOX, a US project and, Project Manager on large projects for four years. Prior to his current role, he was the Inspection Manager for an engineering and project entity for two years.
CEO & Managing Partner, BLOM Maritime
Marius established BLOM Maritime AS, with partners, in 2014 to introduce applied 3D technology for the maritime industry. He has 27 years of international oil and gas industry experience where his focus has predominantly been surveying, mapping, 3D Technology and 3D laser scanning. Companies he has worked for include Apply Capnor AS, Blom ASA, Blom Company Ltd and Blom Dantarsa Company.
VP Business, MMEC Mannesmann
Jörg began his career as a Stress Analyst and Project Manager in an engineering company before joining Lurgi as a Civil Lead Engineer. He went on to work Technip where he held several project management positions including Head of Engineering at Technip, Germany. Now, as Vice President Business at MMEC Mannesmann, his key focus is on Change Management and Digitalisation of Processes.
Managing Partner, BALance Technology
Joachim has worked both in design and scientific research and was head of staff at Bremer Vulkan responsible for investments and R&D related to process improvement and ICT. Today he works as a commercial consultant. He is the Technical Secretary at the EU Marine Equipment Directive and carries out market studies. In Germany, he leads the office of National Masterplan Maritime Technologies (NMMT).
Executive Director, Damodar Valley Corporation
Hiranmoy has more than three decades of experience in engineering, contracts, project construction, and liaison management. Having spent most his career in the Indian public sector, he has an excellent record of delivery of projects on schedule.
DVC is one of the oldest power organisations in India. It is dedicated to using the latest available technologies to deliver the most cost-effective power to the country’s eastern region.
Director, Westwood Global Energy Group
Arindam Das leads Westwood Global Energy’s consulting engagements in the EMEA region and has advised clients on a broad range of strategic and commercial advisory engagements.
He started his career with Baker Hughes in the Gulf of Mexico, followed by almost ten years in financial services – energy-related M&A and Principal Investments. Arindam holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA (Finance) from Queen’s University, Canada.
Head of Engineering, MAN Diesel & Turbo
Michael’s background is in process and design engineering. After graduating from the Technical University of Zittau. Working in various engineering roles including; Project Engineer at German Babcock, Technical Project Manager for grinding and firing power plant application and Head of the Engineering Babcock Kraftwerkstechnik, Berlin; Engineering and Project Manager for a power plant refurbishment project in Bulgaria at MAN Ferrostaal; Director Contract Engineering at KHD Humboldt Wedag, Cologne and Technical Manager at Standardkessel Baumgarte Service. He is married with two children.
Manager Branch Office Hamburg, PROSTEP AG
Matthias’ professional background is in naval architecture and ocean engineering. Previous experience includes PLM interdisciplinary engineering data management between design disciplines and at the interface from design to manufacturing in various projects in the shipbuilding industry and beyond.
CEO, Turner Harris
As CEO of Turner Harris, James has worked with FTSE100 and Government clients on assignments including transformational change, enterprise capability development and digital value strategies.
With specific expertise in nuclear power and East Asian markets, he is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s Energy Harnessing Taskforce and member of the World Nuclear Association’s working groups on supply chains and new-build. James was previously a corporate strategy consultant for Amec Foster Wheeler and country manager for Amec in Japan.
Ex-Senior Partner Capital Projects, Deloitte
Jeremy has 25 years of Major Infrastructure and Energy Sector Capital Project and Programme experience. A Chartered Engineer, he has worked on major capital projects around the world and has deep knowledge of all aspects of planning, developing and financing large Capital Projects.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Jeremy was a Partner at KPMG for 10 years. He specialises in the deployment of world-class technology to optimise capital programme delivery and handover to operations.
Naval Architect M. Sc., Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Yui is a Naval Architect currently working in the hull structure design department in the Sakaide shipyard of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ship & Offshore Structure Company. Her current objective is to change the design tool from AutoCAD 2D drawings to AVEVA Marine 3D models for hull structural design in the basic design phase.
VP Technical Services, Southern Company
Harvey manages some of the industry’s leading technical talent in serving the generating fleet’s needs. Since 1978, Ivey has worked across the system, in roles from plant manager to corporate support. His constant focus has been on technical issues, instilling technical passion in others, and introducing innovative solutions in reliability, safety, unit flexibility, plant operations and control systems.
IM Manager, Basrah Gas Company
Amit has worked on numerous challenging projects including Gorgon LNG and the Majnoon field development in Iraq.
His experiences have led him to passionately believe that Information Management and digitalisation are the emerging drivers of high performance in project delivery and safe, cost-effective operations. As the IM Manager for Basrah Gas Company, he has been able to test that belief in a setting which is simultaneously familiar in its challenges and quite like any other.
Vice President Global Engineering, McDermott Inc.
Vaseem is responsible for McDermott’s engineering worldwide. Based in Houston, the Group’s eight engineering offices, along with the Epsom-based Centre for Innovation and Research report, to him. Prior to joining McDermott, Vaseem spent 15 years at Technip. He became Senior Vice President of the Middle East Region in 2012 and took over as Regional Chief Executive in January 2013 where he was responsible for the Group’s activities in the Middle East.
Project Data Lead IT & IM Department, Yamal LNG
Vladimir has 20 years’ experience in it system integration and telecom projects for oil and gas industry. He has spent the last four years working for Yamal’s LNG project where, as Head of Project for Engineering Data Warehouse implementation, he is responsible for Engineering Data management, Data collection and validation.
Gregory B. Lawes
Principal, Owner, point3D
Greg spent more than 20 years with a multi-discipline engineering and construction firm where he had a pioneering role in the laser scanning and 3D data capture fields. Prior to that, Greg led a virtual reality development project for industrial plant visualisation and simulation. His role as technology mentor expanded with a managing position in a service provider organisation.
Greg leads point3D and point3DC, reality capture firms.
Senior Manager of ICT Convergence Centre, Samsung Heavy Industries
SangHyuk Lee is an AVEVA Marine and PDMS System Engineering and Development expert. He began his career as IT manager in the Korean Army before joining AVEVA Korea as a consultant. Now he works as a senior developer and system engineer at Samsung Heavy Industries. He is a genuine professional who is enthusiastic about developing and utilising latest technology based on 3D model data.
Chief Revenue Officer, AVEVA
Steen is a highly regarded sales professional with 25 years’ experience in the IT and Software industries. Before joining AVEVA Steen held previous roles in HP, IBM and IHS Markit, where he had overall responsibility for sales operations in both the EMEA region and the Global Energy sector. Steen is responsible for the Sales and Marketing functions, leading on initiatives to drive further growth for AVEVA. He holds a Masters in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School is a member of the leading Danish Executive Business Group.
Production Director and Board Assistant, Brodosplit
Mate began his career with Brodplit Shipyard in 1995 where he continues to work today.
He joined as a Guarantee Engineer and has held several positions including Ship Manager, Project Manager and Production Manager. He has spent the last three years as Board Assistant where he is responsible for the entire shipbuilding process. Most recently, he managed the implementation of AVEVA MARINE and AVEVA ERM at the shipyard.
Specialist Engineer, Statoil
Terje has 26 years of experience within the oil and gas industry, having worked with Statoil, Kvaerner and Aker Solutions. He is a specialist within a wide range of aspects within the fields of 3D CAD, modelling requirements, 3D Solution architect, Life Cycle information and 3D digitalisation. He is currently involved in developing Statoil’s Digital Twin concept.
Manager R&D, VisioNova
Asbjørn began his career as a Research Assistant with his focus being on developing software for Finite Element Method Analysis. He later went on to join Statoil where he was involved in large-scale field development projects and was also responsible for major IT projects such as Statoil’s PDMS Global implementation and a standardisation project on IT tools. In 2012, he co-founded VisioNova and today mainly advises Owner Operators on LFI (Lifecycle information) and Information Management.
AM12 Business Process Re-Engineering Manager, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Takuya is a manager in the design department where he is responsible for the strategic direction of AVEVA software within the Kawasaki Heavy Industries group.
He joined the company in 1992 and spent five years in hull design, seven years in hull production design followed by 13 years within the IT department.
Business Systems Manager, BAE Systems Naval Ships Limited
Ken has worked for BAE Systems Surface Ships since 1997 where he has supported five major programmes throughout the ship build process, in both planning and IM&T roles. He led the introduction of the MARS application and completed the subsequently upgrade to AVEVA ERM. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Ken held a number of roles in IM & T with Cummins Engine Co. and the Cummins Wartsila joint venture in Mulhouse.
Engineering Tools Department Manager, AREVA Projects
Guillaume has worked within AREVA Projects for eight years where he has been responsible for all engineering tools.
His role requires him to define and implement a strategy that will provide tools to engineers to be more efficient and increase the quality of projects.
In addition, he has built a partnership between a French engineering school and AVEVA to bring young engineers to the AVEVA world.
Head of Planning, Oceana Shipyard
For the past 13 years, Juliano has been working in Project Management Area for Shipbuilding and Oil and Gas Industries. He is a Mechanical Engineer with PMP Certification and Graduate degree in Oil and Gas.
Head of ICT Convergence Centre, Samsung Heavy Industries
JinHyung Park completed his Master in Mechanical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1997, followed by a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. From 2002 to 2014 he worked on the development of robot automation and operation software at SHI Mechatronics Centre. Since 2014 he has worked at the ICT Convergence Centre at SHI where he has been involved in the development of CAD inhouse programs, engineering data management, PLM, VR/AR, Intelligent Design and Digital Transformation.
Head of Electrical & EIT Automation, Petrofac
Tushar is a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional with over 22 years of experience in various Oil & Gas, Petrochemical & Pharmaceutical EPC projects.
Working as Head of Electrical department in Petrofac, he is responsible for leading and managing a dynamic and highly experienced team of more than 110 engineers and designers.
He is responsible for the delivery of engineering and procurement works in EPC, EPCm and Offshore business units with support from back-office teams in India (Mumbai, Chennai & Delhi).
Project Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
A Chemical Engineer with MBA in Engineering, Stefan’s 35-year career spans engineering for conventional and nuclear power stations and more than 20 years within Brownfield and Greenfield construction engineering for the pharmaceutical industry.
He has used 3D engineering tools to deliver projects including using AVEVA technology in his current role as Project Director is for the new €730 M biopharmaceutical production plant LSCC in Vienna.
Senior VP, Design, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy
Niko began his career in the shipbuilding industry by doing his thesis work about robotised welding in shipbuilding. After graduation, he was involved in several projects to mechanise and robotise the steel production at a shipyard. Niko has 20 years of experience in production management. As a Director of Design at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Niko is currently responsible for the design of newbuilding projects and development of design processes.
Senior Account Manager, AVEVA
Jen is a Senior Account Manager based in Houston, TX. She works with the full portfolio of AVEVA products, with an emphasis on Shipbuilding and Offshore Projects. She has worked for AVEVA for the past seven years in Project Management, Business Development and now sales, with a specific focus on Materials Management and Construction Management. She has a shipbuilding background after more than 10 years in US Naval Shipbuilding and has worked on various software implementation projects in North America.
Dr Dorothea Schwarz
Senior Project Manager, EVONIK
Dorothea studied chemical engineering at the University of Dortmund and was awarded her PhD in 1991 for a thesis on the “interaction of expert systems “, a subject of applied artificial intelligence in process synthesis. She started her career in the IT department and after a short side step as Head of a thermodynamic laboratory, she moved into her current role as a Senior Project Manager in the engineering department.
VP Operations, KBR
Martin leads the operational functions and project delivery for the London execution centre while providing support across the region to ensure economical but world-class project delivery.
He has more than 30 years’ industry experience, the majority of which has been in the project execution environment. Martin’s broad range of experience includes working across projects through FEED, Detail Design and Construction within the onshore and offshore environment.
Dr Liane Smith (FREng)
VP Digital Solutions, Wood plc
Liane (FREng) spent 10 years with Shell before founding Intetech Ltd in 1991, which was acquired by Wood Group in 2013. Liane is a champion of the capability of digital technologies to transform businesses, bringing efficiencies, cost–reduction, production control and increasing safety.
Wood plc’s Digital Solutions service line supports its global clients with data management, data analysis, data visualisation and predictive analytics.
Liane was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011.
Director of Substation, Ampirical Solutions
Jeff has more than 24 years’ experience in the engineering consulting industry with the last 16 years being in the electric utility industry. He began his career working in the electrical and instrumentation divisions for Shell and Halliburton before moving into the electric utility industry. His experience includes E&I design, substation design, relay design, 3D design, design lead, liaison between fabrication yard and engineering, testing and commissioning of substations, project management and IT management.
CTO Designate, AVEVA
Trond joined AVEVA in 2010 and held various leadership roles within Product Development, before taking on his current role leading AVEVA’s Platform team. Trond was instrumental in the launch of AVEVA’s programme to expand to a Digital Asset Software as a Service (SaaS) footprint and its cloud platform, AVEVA Connect™. Trond recently became CTO Designate and is responsible for all aspects of R&D, technology strategy and innovation. His career includes working in the telecom sector and with Ernst & Young, before joining ADB in 2008 as Director R&D.
President, AMI International
The world’s leading shipbuilders and naval systems providers rely on Guy for his insight and strategic advice to shape decisions driving billions of dollars of naval construction. His unique perspective from deckplate to boardroom. He joined the US Navy as an operational submariner before going on to serve as test and trials engineer for the FFG-7 new construction program. He then founded AMI and has spent the last 30 years as an advisor to shipyards, navies and governments on naval ship issues.
Knut Svein Ording
Programme Manager, DNV-GL
Knut is the Programme Manager within DNV GL Maritime’s innovation unit where he is responsible for managing an innovation programme to address Cyber Physical Systems.
Previous roles with the company include Head of Section for Systems and Software Reliability, Country Manager Malaysia and Brunei and Head of Section for Nautical Safety and Control Systems.
Prior to joining DNV GL Knut spent 14 years serving in the Norwegian Navy serving where he rose to the position of Commanding Officer (Captain).
Dr Karsten Theis
Director of Sales, PROSTEP AG
Karsten joined PROSTEP in 2002 and became Head of Business Unit Systems Engineering in 2012 where he was responsible for the Smart Systems Engineering project. He was promoted to Director of Sales in 2015 where his focus is on the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry.
He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Robotics Research from the same university.
John van den Bergh
John has more than 35 years of experience in various senior commercial and operational leadership roles in the global oil and gas industry working for Shell. John has a Mechanical Engineering degree and gained a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from North Eastern University in Boston, USA.
Who attends the summit?
The AVEVA World Summit is the highest profile international event on the AVEVA calendar. As part of the AVEVA World Community programme, the Summit is AVEVA’s flagship customer event for business executives.
Unlike our more technically focussed User Group meetings, the AVEVA World Summit has been created specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. The Summit brings together senior professionals from many disciplines, industries and geographies to share their business and technology experience.
*PLEASE NOTE*: The AVEVA World Summit is open only to business decision makers and AVEVA reserves the right to reject registrations where the job function does not meet the criteria.
– Executive Management
– Divisional Directors
– Heads of Departments
– Senior Engineering and Project Managers
– Oil & Gas
– Chemical & Pharmaceutical
– Mining & Mineral Processing
– Pulp & Paper
– Building & Infrastructure
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Sponsors and Exhibitors
2016 Summit Highlights
The 2016 AVEVA World Summit in New Orleans, USA attracted over 300 attendees from over 30 countries. The event was a great success with the biggest ever turn-out of business decision makers and with 93% of attendees rating the event as excellent. Check the amazing results of the 2016 Summit on this infographic.
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