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Day 2 - Wednesday 16 March 2015
08:30

Registration And Refreshments

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Richard Springer, Senior Director - Head Of SCADA Operations, Vestas 

STRATEGIES TO BECOME NERC COMPLIANT AND OVERCOME SECURITY CONCERNS  

09:15

Considerations When Shrinking Your Wind Farms Attack Surface

  • Threat landscape 
  • Example compromise
  • Wide Area Network and Wind Farm Network Attack Surface 
  • How to mitigate specific vulnerabilities 

William Noto, Senior Software Product Manager, GE

09:45

The Latest Advancements In Data Storage: Physical Versus Cloud-Based Solutions

  • What is the amount limit of each solution in hosting data?
  • What are the main security benefits and limits of physical servers?
  • To what extent do cloud-based servers optimize data management?
  • Addressing the need to integrate more accurate details on cloud-based solutions into IEC standards
  • Getting practical: how to realistically meet NERC compliance requirements for data storage 
Alan C. Farmer, Senior Technical Project Manager/Compliance & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Burns & McDonnell 
10:15

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

Making Progress On Meeting Security Requirements And Become NERC Compliant

  • Looking at the criticalities of NERC compliance: what needs to be reported and when?
  • Examining the requirements and cost implications of CIP 5
  • Addressing practical concerns: what are the cost implications of becoming CIP 5 compliant?

William Noto,  Senior Software Product Manager,  GE

Alan C. Farmer,  Senior Technical Project Manager/Compliance & Critical Infrastructure Protection,  Burns & McDonnell 

11:45

Ensuring The Correct Level Of Investment In Security Mechanisms To Meet Regulatory Guidelines

  • Assessing the need for automated versus manual security efforts
  • Strategies for allocating compliance responsibility  
  • What are the security challenges faced?
  • Assessing the effectiveness and investment potential of the various security options available on the market 
Morten Bulow, General Manager Americas, SCADA International 
12:15

Networking Lunch

EMERGING ECONOMIES: BUILDING THE KNOW-HOW ON DATA MANAGEMENT   

13:15

Emerging Economies: How To Handle Data In An Unregulated Environment 

  • Successfully adapting data management strategies to different economic models
  • How to outsource services with an effective ROI
  • Addressing security concerns and practical issues to overcome challenges and strengthen your assets 

Biren Gandhi, Renewable Energy Solutions Leader,  IBM

13:40

LIVE DEBATE

Developing A High Level Of Preparation And Awareness For Successful Data Management In Emerging Countries

It’s no secret that good planning and early preparation can massively help you in a brand new and unfamiliar environment. Delegates are encouraged to both ask questions and provide comments on how to build a data management plan from scratch, and how good planning can prevent an incident from becoming a crisis.

14:00

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

14:30

Delegates will select one of the following peer-to-peer discussions from the strategic or technical streams listed below. You will move into small break-out groups where discussions will be off the record and led by an expert on the given topic. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their considered ideas and questions in order to facilitate a meaningful and in-depth discussion. 

STREAM ONE: STRATEGIC

1. Closed Door Operators’ Roundtable: Measuring OEMs Performance And Commitment 

Jaimeet Gulati, Operations Performance Analysis Manager, EDPR


2. How Can You Integrate OEMs And Owner Operators’ Data Infrastructure From A Security Standpoint?

Richard Nichol, Product Manager, Vestas

STREAM TWO: TECHNICAL 

1. Calculations: Why Is Keeping End Users In Mind Key To Successfully Managing Big Data?

Benjamin Rice, Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy


2. Preventing Failures And Improving Reliability Of Components Through Turbine Maintenance Activities And Repair Logistics Using Analytic Principles

Amir Zohar, Monitoring Center Director, Suzlon

15.30

Roundtable Feedback

Delegates return to the main plenary room to hear the discussion leaders sharing the main outcomes of their discussions. 

16:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

16:15

End Of Forum