Day 2 - Wednesday 15 March 2017
08:30

Registration And Refreshments

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Benjamin Rice, Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy

Merging The Needs Of Security And Data Teams Compliance And The Supply Chain Shift 

09:15

How Security Impacts Analytics: A Guide From A-Z

  • How to get quick and secure data through co-operation between security and data teams 

  • Logistical issues of transferable data

  • Dealing with multiple securities for different customers data

  • Merging the needs of security and data teams

  • How latest security measures will change the vendor/operator relationship

Jeff Wehner, Vice President – Operations, Duke Energy 

09:45

Panel Session: The Changing Supply Chain: A Need To Rethink The Owner Operator And OEM Relationship

  • Discussion on how security measures have adjusted the supply chain
  • How have security requirements affected the Owner/OEM relationship?
  • Can technology and cloud storage make permissions and access easier?
  • What will the supply chain and owner/OEM relationship of the future look like?

Participants include:

Dushyant Tank, Reliability Engineer, Pattern Energy

Alan C. Farmer, Senior Technical Project Manager,  Burns McDonnell

Malcolm Moore, Commissioner, Nordex

10:45

Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunity 

11:15

Challenges, Risks, & Perceptions: Cyber Security Culture In The Renewable Energy Sector

  • Evolving critical infrastructure protection needs and standards
  • Existing outdated and poorly worded regulations and standards and the need to integrate and or adopt new and emerging technologies
  • Hybrid networks of new and 'classic' technologies and systems
  • The growth of virtual technologies, cloud technologies and of the ''IoT'', and connected devices and systems

Chad House, Information Security Manager, Envision Energy

11:45
Implications Of The Latest NERC Supply Chain Management Standard
  • The aims of this latest standard and what it intends to achieve
  • How will this change the landscape as we know it?
  • What this will mean for OEMs, Contractors, Developers and Owner/operators

Alan C. Farmer , Senior Technical Project Manager,  Burns McDonnell

Getting The Most From Your Data: Accessing, Sharing And Storing Data    

12:15

Data Democratization From The ROC To The Consumer

  • Knowledge is Power – Why data matters

  • Keeping your feet dry – Data Lakes vs Data Virtualization

  • No data is better than too much data – Managing data access

  • The operator in you – Blowing wind data across your company

  • Green is Good – Transparency brings acknowledgement

Pedro Carmo, E&U Business Developer, CGI Group

12:45

Lunch And Networking Opportunities 

13:45

How Big Data Can Improve The Return On Investment For Windfarms

  • How big data can help to improve project development and design whilst reducing the cost of energy

  • What this means for improving wake reduction
  • Improving operational assesment and forecasting using big data

Chris Nuckols,  Principal, ReGenerate Consulting

14:15

Panel Session:  Accessing Data Given Ownership And Security Level Constraints

  • Why there is need for building a new relationship between suppliers and operators for smooth maintenance

  • How heightened security levels and issues over data security and ownership created a need for further integration
  • Working together in new and more secure ways to ensure each party gets what they need to perform their tasks
  • The challenge for OEM's in servicing their products in line with warranty agreements whilst dealing with their different customers and their varying levels of security.

Participants include: 

Jeff Wehner,  Vice President – Operations,  Duke Energy

David Korim,  Software Product Manager – Asset Performance,  GE Renewables

Chad House,  Information Security Manager,  Envision Energy

15:15

Chair's Closing Remarks

Benjamin Rice , Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy

15:30

Afternoon Refreshments And Extended Networking Opportunities 

16:00

End Of Forum