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.

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    Jim Burkhard

    Vice Chairman of CERAWeek

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    David Coulthard

    Former Racing Driver, Formula 1

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    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.


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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Early Bird Discount


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


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.