ENTELEC Keynotes & Featured Presentations

Carbon, Capital and the Cloud: A Playbook for Digital Oil and Gas

Geoffrey Cann, MadCann Alberta Inc.

Tuesday, April 26, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Room 351A

Join us on Tuesday morning as Geoffrey Cann identifies the nine leading technologies that make up the bulk of digital change in energy, a dozen emerging new business models poised to disrupt the status quo, the impacts on the most important resource (people), and the practices that leaders are using to accelerate adoption.

This engaging presentation presents the most important findings from the new book, ‘Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud’. Explore the digital sweet spot, where investments offer extraordinary value. Understand the nine hidden rules of the industry that are changing fast. Learn the seven stages of digital adoption that the best in the industry accelerate their people through. And above all, discover the playbook for digital adoption as a change agent and as a company.


The Cloud – A Key Enabler of Industry 4.0

Franz Deimbacher, Head of Technology, Energy, AWS

Wednesday, April 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall B3 – Technology Theatre #1

This presentation will provide an overview of the cloud and its primary benefits, as well as, the measures taken to ensure reliability. The cloud is a natural progression to augment and enhance traditional IT and Telecom functions and professionals in the energy industries have a huge opportunity to increase their value to their employers by engaging in the cloud transformation.

You’ll hear the future direction of cloud computing, specific examples of how the cloud has streamlined, secured, and enhanced industry workloads and creates a bridge between the cloud and the technologies commonly leverage. Subtopics include:

  • Why the Cloud is more Secure than On Premise Data Centers?
  • Examples of Cloud-Enabled Workflows in various Industries
  • Edge-compute and Next Generation Connectivity enabled by the Cloud
  • What’s next in Cloud Computing?

Explore opportunities for IT and Telecom Professionals to leverage the Cloud and join the Energy Industry transformation.

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Utilizing MQTT and Sparkplug to Optimize Access to Your OT Data

Arlen Nipper, President and CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions

Thursday, April 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall B3 – Technology Theatre 1

The MQTT messaging transport and the MQTT Sparkplug specification are both open source technologies that you can use to apply “DataOps” structure to your OT data at the edge. In this session we’ll look at the ability to migrate legacy Register/Value process variable measurements into machine models/assets that can be auto discovered by any consuming application in the enterprise or cloud. 


Vendor Shoot-Out – A Deeper Dive Into Implementing IIoT Networks Into Legacy SCADA Systems

Moderator: J.L. Betts, RAD North America

Tuesday, April 26, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Room 351A

This lively discussion will focus on how companies implementing IIoT networks into legacy SCADA systems. Is it a migration project into an existing SCADA system, a forklift Rip and Replace project, or is it a completely new technology overlaying a traditional legacy system?

Come take a deeper dive into these models as we discuss:
• Why are we going to an IIoT platform?
• Are these CAPEX or OPEX projects?
• What is the learning curve to come up to speed to put an IIoT network together?
• Is this using the existing workforce, or will it take new specialized expertise?
• What are the preferred platforms that are currently being deployed and who’s hardware supports these platforms?
• What is the testing timeline to decide on a suitable platform and test sensors and software?
• How will this impact existing systems?
• Is this about cost savings, or granularity of bringing more data into a network?