Your Digital Transformation

A Strategic Roadmap

October 9-11, 2018
La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, USA

Meet the Keynote:
Guy Kawasaki

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Find out the imperatives driving your market and the transformation opportunities for your business

Keynote Speakers

Network with Global Leaders from across the industry

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Meet the Keynote:
Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was also the chief evangelist of Apple and is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Meet the Keynote:
Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and named Chairman & CEO in April 2013. His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and USA. Within the General Management, he served as Vice Executive President of the International Operating Division from 2002 before being appointed in 2004 Chief Operating Officer (COO). Moreover, Jean-Pascal is President of the France-China Committee since 2009. Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a MBA

Craig Hayman

Meet the Keynote:
Craig Hayman, CEO, AVEVA

Craig joined AVEVA in February 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at PTC, where he had responsibility for engineering, marketing and sales of the ThingWorx® platform, as well as computer aided design, and product and service lifecycle management solutions.

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    Jim Burkhard

    Vice Chairman of CERAWeek

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  • David Coulthard

    David Coulthard

    Former Racing Driver, Formula 1

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  • Mark Gallagher

    Mark Gallagher

    Former Chief Executive, Formula 1

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Speakers and Panellists


Dr. Michael Grieves

Executive Director

Dr. Michael Grieves is the Executive Director and a Research Professor the Florida Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID). With extensive experience in major entrepreneurial technology and manufacturing companies, he is a renowned expert in PLM and originated the concept of the Digital Twin.


Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, IDC Insights EMEA

Roberta Bigliani is Vice President of IDC Insights EMEA. She provides strategic advice to vendors and end-users throughout the energy, government and health industries. Her areas of expertise include business and IT issues relevant to utilities and oil & gas, digital transformation, customer experience, Big Data and Analytics, IoT, and Operational Technology integration.

Suresh Ramadoss

Suresh Ramadoss

General Manager, Eversendai Offshore

Suresh Ramadoss is currently working in Eversendai Offshore as General Manager, Engineering and in charge of a multidiscipline team of engineers and designers in all disciplines working between UAE and India. His background is Engineering in EPC & Construction Projects and with an experience of 29 years in the Industry. Suresh has performed and managed several multi-million dollar Offshore, Onshore & Marine projects throughout his professional career.

Loránd Hornyák

Loránd Hornyák

Vice President of Engineering, OT Industries

Loránd is a Mechanical Engineer with over ten years’ experience in engineering, procurement and construction across the oil and gas, chemical and energy industries. An expert in building integrated plant design systems, he leads OT Industries’ engineering IT strategy and is responsible for driving innovation throughout the business with a focus on increasing efficiency in project delivery.


Explore the imperatives driving your market and the transformation opportunities for your business with insightful keynotes and nine focused panels over 1.5 days

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Your ticket for this thought leadership conference will include the following:

  • Keynote sessions on both days
  • Nine work streams, Innovation hub and demos
  • Free entry to the Networking Reception on Tuesday 9 October
  • Free entry to the Gala Event on Wednesday 10 October
  • Refreshments and lunches during the two days of the Summit

*PLEASE NOTE*: The AVEVA World Summit is open to business decision makers and AVEVA reserves the right to reject registrations where the job function does not meet the criteria. We have a variety of events (such as the Global Group Meetings) aimed at non decision makers. If you want to learn more about these events, please look at the AVEVA World section on our website.

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Available until 31st August

Full Price


Available from 1 August

*Cancellation policy: You are entitled a 50% refund up until 3 weeks prior to the event (18 September 2018). After this time, no refunds will be allowed.

AVEVA World Summit 2018

La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, USA | 9th - 11th October 2018

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Location - La Quinta Resort

La Quinta Resort is located in Palm Springs, in the heart of the lush Coachella valley, nestled beneath the Santa Margarita hills. Just ten minutes’ drive from Palm Springs airport, the exclusive resort has an air of a true desert hideaway.

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Every amenity you could wish for is to hand from 47 swimming pools to a state of the art spa and sports facilities. There are three world-class golf courses and guests have the opportunity to spend time on the course with golf professionals, if desired. There is also international shopping in downtown Palm Springs, and a range of excursions and activities in the local area.

For spouses travelling with delegates, a guest programme will be available for the duration of the conference with a variety of options to suit all tastes.


The AVEVA World Summit is the highest profile international event on the AVEVA calendar. It has been created specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. The Summit brings together senior leaders 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. AVEVA reserves the right to recommend that delegates attend other AVEVA World Conferences or user group events if it believes these events would be better suited to their interests and needs

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    • CXOs
    • Executive Vice Presidents
    • Senior Vice Presidents
    • Chairmen
    • Presidents
    • Heads of Departments

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    • Building & Infrastructure
    • Chemical & Pharmaceutical
    • Fabrication
    • Food & Beverage
    • Marine
    • Mining & Mineral Processing
    • Oil & Gas
    • Power
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Water & Wastewater

AVEVA World Summit Spouse Program

If you are travelling with your partner or spouse to the AVEVA World Summit, why not take advantage of our complimentary activities on Wednesday 10 October? Select one of the three options below and book in when you register to attend the Summit. You can enjoy a day of sightseeing in Palm Springs before joining the conference Gala Dinner in the evening.

There are limited places available on each tour, so please book early to avoid disappointment. All activities depart from the hotel reception.

Please be sure to be back at the hotel in time to join the Gala Dinner reception at 6pm.

The Living Desert (15 places)

4 hours 10am – 2pm

A new adventure awaits you guests at the Living Desert. Experience a private walking
tour of this unique and exciting animal and plant sanctuary conducted by the zoo’s highly trained

This educational and informative morning will include a Behind the Scenes tour of the new
Tennity Wildlife Hospital and conservation center, which officially opened in January 2002. Watch the
beautiful animals in a natural setting enjoy their afternoon play time.

At The Living Desert, you can discover nearly 450 fascinating desert animals representing over 152 species including coyotes, bighorn sheep, Oryx, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and meerkats.

Palm Springs Celebrity Home Tour (15 places)

4 hours 10am – 2pm

Acclaimed as the “playground of the stars” since the early days of Hollywood, Palm Springs boasts
the luxurious homes of such old-time favorites as Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Sonny Bono, Frank
Sinatra and Cary Grant.

Today, Palm Springs remains a haven for such well-known Hollywood-ites as Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Mary Hart, and Jerry Weintraub. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at some of Palm Springs’ most celebrated homes.

"Taste of the Desert" Walking Epicurean Tour (20 places)

3 hours 11am – 2pm

This unique 3-hour, 1.5-2-mile guided culinary tour gives you the opportunity to "taste" your way along Palm Desert's upscale shopping and art district, El Paseo.

The tour includes tastings at six restaurants or specialty shops and is considered enough food for lunch, grazing style.

Between each tasting, you will learn about the art, history and culture of the area and some
unique facts about each of the restaurants. Each tour is suitable for all fitness levels.

On your return to the hotel, you can enjoy world class shopping along El Paseo (Shuttle service from 2pm – 5pm).

On Thursday 11 October, we invite you to enjoy the delights of La Quinta resort, where you will find a world class spa, professional golf facilities across nine different courses, and a wealth of restaurants and on-site boutiques that you can explore.

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Sponsoring the AVEVA World Summit gives your company an excellent opportunity to showcase your business to a global, diverse audience of senior business leaders, and to play a key role in making this such a highly productive and enjoyable event.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the AVEVA World Summit Team

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2017 Summit Highlights

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.

The packed Summit 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.

The Plant, Marine and Beyond Engineering Excellence stream presentations are still available to view. Don’t miss your chance to hear from industry experts and download the presentations now.


These are just one of the few of many highlights at this action-packed Summit.