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    Innovation Day: Industrial Automation 2019

    Thanks to all our delegates who attended!

Accelerate your Digital Transformation

Innovation Day: Industrial Automation 2019 was a huge success thanks to all our delegates who attended. Over 200 industry leaders were treated to the latest insights on how to accelerate your digital transformation journey.

Digitisation is enabling digitalisation, a subtle though important difference we explored during the day. Increased connectivity, flexibility and inbuilt intelligence is reinventing the way we delivery energy and process efficiency. At the event, we challenged you to think about the changes you can make today, and how this type of forward thinking can allow you to make the most of new opportunities.

To help you leverage trends and strategies discussed, see below to view and download presentation slides from Innovation Day!

Download the presentations from the event

Breakout Session 1

Digital Transformation Case Study: Sydney Water
Mike Wassell, Head of Operation technology Services, Sydney Water
> Download (PDF 3.4MB)

At the Edge or in the Cloud? Where to get the best data insights for improved operational efficiency
Fahd Saghir, Digital Solutions Manager, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 1.3MB)

Transforming the Edge - Reassessing automation architectures
Shane Ayerst, Future Offer Manager Edge Control PAC Activity, Digital Plant, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 1.1MB)

Breakout Session 2

Digital Twin in Mining
David Gooding, APAC Senior Sales Executive, APM, AVEVA
> Download (PDF 4.1MB)

Safety and productivity through digital transformation
Scott Hunter, Regional Business Lead Manufacturing & Resources, Microsoft
> Download (PDF 1.5MB)

The digitisation of power distribution – design for outcomes
Sekher Nandakumar, EcoStruxure Power Solution Architect, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 4.1MB)

The Journey to Sustainable Asset Performance – A Mining Perspective
Doug Munro, Maintenance and Asset Manager, Idemitsu
> Download (PDF 1.5MB)

Breakout Session 3

Adapting to the speed of changing requirements
Tim Sowell, Digital Portfolio Strategy, AVEVA
> Download (PDF 3.9MB)

Security considerations in an ultra-connected world
Peter Clissold, Senior Industrial Cyber Security Consultant, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 1.2MB)

Breakout Session 4

Total Cost of Ownership - Sounds like Money
Lanny Carr, Consulting Business Partner Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Segment, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 1.5MB)

Improve Reliability and Safety Design of MV Equipment
Steven Trainer, Marketing Manager - Medium Voltage
Nikolas Gresshoff, Senior Marketing Manager, Field Services - Schneider Electric

> Download (PDF 3.4MB)

Open Process Automation - the future of DCS
Trevor Cusworth, Strategic Account Executive, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 1.9MB)

Human Performance and Digital Transformation
Rik De Smet, National Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric
> Download (PDF 2.5MB)

Thanks to our speakers

Ann Burns Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker – Ann Burns

Ann Burns leads Accenture’s Natural Resources team for Australia and New Zealand, where she helps mining, chemicals, energy, utilities and water companies adapt and thrive as they face the disruptive changes and seismic shifts in industry dynamics. Her real passion is in finding answers to the challenging questions that digital innovation is asking: If digital is inevitably going to be the catalyst for change how do you avoid digital disappointment? How do you manage an ambidextrous organisation with the old world and new world in parallel? Can data truly be monetised? How best to elevate people with the use of technology and create exceptional workforce experiences? Learn more about Ann
Gareth O'Reilly

Speaker – Gareth O'Reilly

Gareth O’Reilly is the Zone President for Schneider Electric, Australia & New Zealand. Gareth, Irish by birth and calling Australia home, has enjoyed an extensive and international career within the energy & software industry, gaining experience in Europe, South East Asia and Australia. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Gareth enjoyed roles with Alcatel, Invensys & Power-One in the telecommunications, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. He has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland with roles in operations, marketing, sales and general management. Learn more about Gareth
Neil Smith

Speaker – Neil Smith

Neil Elliott Smith, Vice President, Industry Hub Pacific is an accomplished Global Business Leader with a track record of delivering business profitability and sales growth in a competitive business environment within mature and developing economies. Offering a unique blend of leadership, technical and commercial skills including strong strategic leadership, innovation, business development, communication, financial & business management and business planning skills. Multi-disciplined experience in a broad range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Transportation. Learn more about Neil
Damien McDade

Speaker – Damien McDade

Damien McDade has been the Head of Pacific for AVEVA (previously Schneider Electric Software) since 2016, where he helps industrial customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Before AVEVA, Damien performed a number of commercial and technical roles in the electrical and OEM industries including Endress+Hauser, Veolia, BMW, and Sandvik. Damien holds an MBA from MGSM (Australia), and a B.Eng. From Coventry University (UK). He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children. Learn more about Damien

Thanks to our Sponsors

Gold sponsor:

AVEVA logo
AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software for process and hybrid industries. They give customers the power to create, visualise and manage their assets digitally, which significantly lowers their total cost of ownership throughout the asset life cycle. Their software inspires people to shape the future and believe industry advancement should enhance the human experience. –

Silver sponsor:

Stratus logo
Stratus Technologies is a major producer of fault tolerant computer servers and software. They provide the Edge computing infrastructure that is simple and easy to deploy, protected from threats and interruptions, and operates autonomously. –

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