FT Digital Energy Summit panel session: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Prof Xiao-Ping Zhang, Director of Smart Grid of Birmingham Energy Institute was invited to chair the “Panel session: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – How are energy CIOs and CDOs delivering a digital strategy?” in 2016 FT Digital Energy Summit held in London on 13th Sept 2016.

The FT Digital Energy Summit -Tracking the Impact of Digital Disruption on the Energy Sector brought together CIOs, CDOs, energy leaders and experts from across the industry spectrum – oil, gas, power, water and clean energy – their suppliers and disruptor’s to discuss the future impact of digitalisation on this sector. The 2016 agenda targeted the most pressing issues to date – nextgen digital leader, optimising asset efficiency, increasing cyber resilience of critical infrastructure and monetising IoT. This included the opportunity to benchmark strategies for enablement, review emerging and next generation technologies, provide think tanks, review how to drive business value and to preview what we can expect from the next phase of digital and technology disruption.

The panel session, with distinguished panellists such as Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of Sector IoT, DG CONNECT/E1, European Commission, Alisa Choong, Executive Vice President – Technical & Competitive IT, Shell, Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT, Statoil AS, James Neophytou, Practice Leader, Chemicals & Petroleum, UK & Ireland, IBM, Matthias Heilmann, Chief Digital Officer, GE Oil & Gas, discussed the issues such as:
How can we take advantage of IIoT within energy processes?
How are energy companies contributing to the development of intelligent, integrated and personalised services and smart infrastructure?
What will IIoT mean for automation?
What’s really new, and where can we evolve existing technology or legacy


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