2018 World Summit

AVEVA World Summit 2018 Palm Springs, USA | 9-11 October 2018

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

Tuesday 9th October
Innovation hub open to delegates as they arrive
Registration opens lunchtime
Welcome reception
Sponsor Dinners
Wednesday 10th October
Craig Hayman, CEO, AVEVA
Your Digital Transformation: A Strategic Roadmap
Keynote: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric
Opening Keynote: Guy Kawasaki
Beyond the digital horizon
Dig deeper into your market imperatives & opportunities in six tracks

Reduce cost, time and risk in capital project engineering and execution
Discover how you can empower your teams to lower total cost, time and risk in capital project engineering and execution and improve collaboration on a local and global scale. Panel moderated by Amish Sabharwal

Operations Life Cycle

Monitor and control operations to improve performance and enhance decision support
Get insights from the future as leading industrial companies share successes on how new technology is automating processes and empowering their teams to work more closely, deliver more swiftly and enhance operational performance. Panel moderated by Rashesh Mody


Digital Transformation to maximise return on capital and improve profitability
Explore technology innovations including IIoT, cloud, AR/VR and artificial intelligence, including how leading companies are using technology to maximise value across the operations and asset life cycle, to improve profitability in cost-constrained markets. Panel moderated by Rob McGreevy

Networking Reception

Maximise return on asset investments while ensuring safe, reliable environment for the workforce
Explore how technology including artificial intelligence and augmented reality is helping companies to take a proactive approach to maintenance, extending asset life and increasing performance to ensure safety and reliability. Hear from your peers how you can safeguard business continuity and maximise return on your investments. Panel moderated by Kim Custeau

Operations Life Cycle

Improve operational efficiency to maximise profitability
Digital transformation has created fresh paradigms for industrial operations, helping companies to increase margin throughout the operations life cycle. Learn how leaders are evolving their approach to a more agile operating environment to keep pace with the ever-changing market, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance. Panel moderated by Panel moderated by Harpreet Gulati


Workforce evolution and how technology is an enabler for transformational growth
The generation shift demands new ways of working, including digital practices. Together the new workforce, enabled by technology is reshaping the world of work. Explore this disruption and pinpoint the forward-thinking opportunities you can exploit. Panel including IDC – Roberta Bigliani, Dr Michael Grieves, University of Michigan moderated by Andrew McCloskey

Unlocking the value of digitalisation in your organisation
Awards Dinner
Thursday 11th October
Keynote: David Coulthard, former racing driver and Mark Gallagher, former Managing Director, Formula 1
Automotive transformation in Formula 1: a model for commercial industry?
Keynote: Rob McGreevy, AVEVA
Tomorrow’s digital frontier
Final panel sessions: focusing on industry verticals for an alternative perspective
Digital Hybrid: The new reality for process industries from Food and Beverage, CPG to Water/Waste water, and Infrastructure

Innovative technology, integrated processes and improved collaboration is helping companies to take a proactive approach to managing hybrid industrial processes, improving efficiency, safety and reliability. Hear how some of the world’s leading companies are building continuity and driving profitability using digital technology. Panel moderated by Keith Chambers

Powering Transformation: – Continuous Process Industries including Power Generation, Oil & Gas, MMM

The digital transformation of Industry is reshaping industrial engineering and operations. To date, most digital innovations have been retrofitted on to analogue foundations. However, industry leaders are evolving their approach to accommodate transformative technology from initial design concepts. Companies are shifting the human capital to capitalise on autonomous operations that reduce risk and increase profitability. Join this panel session to hear how leading companies in the process industries are saving money and reducing, or even eliminating, the potential for human error with technologies that define, manage and sustain the Digital Twin to enable autonomous execution. The panel will discuss how these changes are reshaping industrial norms, connecting the continuous process industries with unparalleled technological capabilities and driving workforce change in the process. Panel including OTI Industries – Loránd Hornyák, Vice President of Engineering moderated by Colm McCarthy

A Sea Change: digital transformation in the marine and offshore sector

Vessel types are diversifying, regulation is ever more rigorous: the marine industry is in flux. With the growth of specialist yards and generational changes reshaping the workforce, it has never been more important to work with a specialist technology partner to manage costs across the global supply chain and optimise your business to maximise efficiency. Explore how integrated 3D design and engineering, data-centric software that spans the asset and operational lifecycle, and new tools such as laser scanning, cloud and AR/VR are enabling leading shipyards to streamline vessel design and grow profitability. Panel including Imabari Shipbuilding moderated by Bruce Douglas

Networking Reception
Closing Keynote: Jim Burkhard, IHS Markit
Transformation in a rapidly evolving market: mastering your new imperatives
Craig Hayman, closing words
Last updated 20 July 2018.
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