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IGNITE TALKS

Presented by Cognite

2050. 10,000 DAYS TO TRANSFORM

Join us at Ignite Talks, one of the world’s largest industrial technology and digitalization conferences, on Sept. 21-23, 2021.

Ignite Talks 2021 will bring together leaders and innovators from technology, industry, and government who aren’t letting a single day go to waste.

10,000 ATTENDEES

50+ INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS: INDUSTRY LEADERS, POLICYMAKERS, AND TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONS

VIRTUALLY CO-LOCATED IN ASIA, EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE US

DEDICATED TRACKS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, TECHNOLOGY, DATA SCIENCE, AND DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL VERTICALS

Day 1 - September 21, 2021

14:30-15:30 CEST / 08:30-09:30 EDT

Ignite Talk’s Opening Address: From “Talks” To Action

Leaders in the digital services sector, software and heavy-asset industries are doubling down on Industry 4.0, accelerating innovation, and scaling the technologies that are accelerating sustainability and optimizing decision-making in both legacy and renewable industries.

The goals are clear: Build trust in industrial technology; make decision-making simple, easy and data-driven; accelerate renewables development; Net-zero by 2050 or earlier; empower the current and future workforces.

How do we get started on the way there? We’ll ask our Ignite Talks openers, who include globally renowned leaders of business and industry, Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted, Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft, and Øyvind Eriksen, President and CEO, Aker ASA. With opening remarks by John Markus Lervik, CEO and Co-Founder of Cognite.

Julie Sweet
CEO
Accenture
Mads Nipper
CEO
Ørsted
Øyvind Eriksen
President and CEO
Aker ASA
Judson Althoff
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Microsoft
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

15:30-16:00 CEST / 9:30-10:00 EDT

The Future of Energy: Technology as an Enabler of Profitable Sustainability

It is no longer a question of if industrial companies will take the necessary steps toward cleaner, more efficient, more profitable operations. It’s a question of when and how. In this session, find out how energy companies are evolving in response to the energy transition and using data and technology to transform their business — all the while improving their operations’ profitability and sustainability.

Kristian Røkke
CEO
Aker Horizons
Kristin F. Kragseth
CEO
Petoro
Hilde Tonne
CEO
Statnett
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

16:20-16:50 CEST / 10:20-10:50 EDT

Net-Zero Future: The Challenges and Opportunities of Decarbonization

Cutting emissions in the energy sector will require both the right policies and the right technology. But with high capital requirements, occasionally insufficient use of technology, and inconsistent environmental policies, realizing a true net-zero future represents a challenge unlike anything the world has seen before. In this Talk, find out what opportunities decarbonization presents in Norway and around the world.

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen
President and CEO
Statkraft
Valborg Lundegaard
CEO
Aker Carbon Capture
Carri Lockhart
EVP Technology, Digital & Innovation
Equinor
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

16:50-17:25 CEST / 10:50-11:25 EDT

The Technology Shaping the Industrial Future: Where Do You Place Your Bets?

A scalable technology stack enables value outtake across operations. Assembling the right one for industry requires smart investments in both people and products. In this session, find out which components industrial companies should build themselves, which they should buy, and what it takes to deliver on the promise of autonomous industry.

Karl Johnny Hersvik
CEO
Aker BP
Ron Tolido
CTO, Capgemini Insights & Data
Capgemini
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

17:30-18:00 CEST / 11:30-12:00 EDT

The Future Is Electric: Technology for a Decarbonized, Decentralized, and Complex Power Supply

The world’s demand for clean energy is growing. The power and utilities industry is meeting the challenge by using data to maximize customers’ options, future-proof operations, and navigate the energy transition. In this session, find out what the future of energy trading looks like, how the market for different energy sources will adapt, and learn about the obstacles and opportunities that the energy and power industries will face in the coming years.

Finn Bjørn Ruyter
CEO
Hafslund Eco
Arne Mjøs
Founder and CEO
Itera
Torger Rød
CEO
Vår Energi
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

18:00-18:30 CEST / 12:00-12:30 EDT

Building Resilient and More Sustainable Energy Companies of the Future

As the energy transition begins in earnest, the world’s energy leaders are revamping their portfolio strategies and development, taking into account financial and sustainability goals they need to meet.

This Talk features leading energy companies and examines their approach to building resilient and sustainable businesses. With digitalization, business profitability and sustainability so closely intertwined, this session deep dives into both the energy industry’s business and technological transformation as well as its transition to low carbon and renewable energy sources.

Mario Mehren
CEO
Wintershall Dea
Kristin Færøvik
Managing Director
Lundin Energy Norway
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

18:30-19:00 CEST / 12:30-13:00 EDT

Toward a Circular Economy: Technology as an Enabler for Transformation and Sustainability

To make real progress in tackling global challenges like climate change and reducing waste and pollution, asset-intensive industries need to become active participants in a growing circular economy. This Talk tackles questions around the kind of technology that industries will need in order to grow beyond extractive business models, to better design waste out of their systems, and begin transitioning to renewable resources and energy sources.

Kimmo Alkio
CEO
TietoEVRY
Matts Johansen
CEO
Aker Biomarine
Laxmi Akkaraju
SVP Strategy
Cognite
Winifred Patricia Johansen
SVP Commercial Affairs
Quantafuel
Ann Rosenberg
SVP Sustainable Development
Wood

18:30-19:00 CEST / 12:30-13:00 EDT

Technology Transition: Building and Scaling a Digital Foundation to Meet New Energy Needs

The oil and gas industry is well into its energy transition. To ensure that both its business models and its energy offerings can successfully shift to more diversified models and energy mixes in the coming years, it must put digital top of mind. This Talk, featuring Rune Pedersen, CEO of PGS, a world-leading integrated marine geophysical company, will shed light on how the fast-changing energy industry is making scalable, digital foundations a top priority as it plans for the future.

Rune Olav Pedersen
President and CEO
PGS
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

19:00-19:30 CEST / 13:00-13:30 EDT

The Transparency Revolution: New Technologies for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Industrial Operations

Using liberated and contextualized data, advanced analytics, and AI, industrial companies can have full visibility over their operations’ environmental impacts and quickly take actions to become compliant. This Talk looks into how industrial leaders are able to make operational and sustainability data transparent and actionable, and how understanding the true impact of operations will directly benefit their bottom lines.

Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno
"AI for Earth" Program Director
Microsoft
Jo Øvstaas
Chief Technology Officer
C4IR Ocean
Laxmi Akkaraju
SVP Strategy
Cognite

19:30-20:00 CEST / 13:30-14:00 EDT

Profits with Purpose: Pursuing Industrial Sustainability in a Way that Creates Value

For industries of the future, profitable growth will only happen if they can prove they’re sustainable. Industrial companies’ sustainability agendas are increasingly tied to helping them unlock new data-driven opportunities that make their operations safer and more sustainable without sacrificing profits. In many cases, these opportunities help uncover ways of work that even increase profits and productivity.

This Talk looks at the sustainability journey being taken by so many industrial companies these days, and the measures they’re taking to balance profits with purpose.

Øistein Jensen
Chief Sustainability Officer
Odfjell
Frank Wammes
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Europe
Capgemini
Jordan Strik
Group Sustainability Director
SBM Offshore
Laxmi Akkaraju
SVP Strategy
Cognite

20:00-20:30 CEST / 14:00-14:30 EDT

Future of Industrial Control System (ICS) Security

Increasing connectivity and digitalization have the potential to change ICS environments faster than in the past. What needs to be done to protect tomorrow's ciritcal infrastructure, and what is the role of DataOps in building robust, reliable cyber defenses?

Dale Peterson
ICS Security Catalyst
S4 Events
Susan Peterson Sturm
IOT Board Advisor
Independent

Day 2 - September 22, 2021

10:00-10:30 CEST / 17:00-17:30 JST

Leveraging Technology to Meet Society’s Clean Energy Needs

The world’s demand for clean, renewable energy is growing. Yet many power plants operate with legacy equipment and practices and face significant challenges when using data to upgrade to today’s modern digital standards. This Talk explores how technology can help power generation companies optimize their operations, drive the energy transition, and keep the lights on—in more ways than one.

Masahiko Nakayama
General Manager
Asahi Kasei
Laxmi Akkaraju
SVP Strategy
Cognite

11:00-11:30 CEST / 18:00-18:30 JST

Future Factories: Moving Towards Full Automation

The manufacturing of goods, increasingly carried out by control technology, is one of the most staple activities for our economies and societies. Many assume that global manufacturing is now more or less fully automated and that the control technology is well established. However, there are still major hurdles to cross when it comes to scaling manufacturing technology, making manufacturing operations more productive, more intelligent, and more sustainable, which this session will explore.

Junji Yamamoto
Executive Advisor, Industrial Automation and Life Innovation Business
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Hunter Beck
Director of Customer Success
Cognite

15:00-15:45 CEST / 9:00-9:45 EDT

Lifting Profitability, Driving Sustainability: New Strategic Direction Toward 2050

From telecoms to energy, the industries with the largest footprints have dual roles to play in Industry 4.0 and our race to net-zero. They will, on the one hand, rely on new technologies and ways of work to become both sustainable and profitable by 2050. On the other hand, they will also be the chief funders, connectors, adopters, and scalers of new, sustainable solutions and technologies. What are the conversations they're having with their business, operations, R&D, and strategy teams, and how will they navigate the next 30 years? All of that and more in this Talk with leaders at the top of Norway's industries.

Øyvind Eriksen
President and CEO
Aker ASA
Hilde Merete Aasheim
President & CEO
Hydro
Sigve Brekke
President & CEO
Telenor Group
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

15:30-16:00 CEST / 09:30-10:00 EDT

The Future of Energy: Technology Holds the Key to Transformation

As this near-ubiquitous societal push towards sustainability is driving the current energy transition, we must also look at how the transition will impact our energy landscape. How is energy consumption changing as energy generation changes, and vice versa? How can technology improve reliability and resiliency, and what technology needs to be prioritized? In our opening Talk for Day 2, leaders across industry discuss the biggest obstacles and opportunities in the energy industry as it gets ready to support a decarbonized, decentralized, and complex power supply.

Surya Panditi
President and CEO
Enel X North America
Bill Magness
Former President and CEO
ERCOT
Carolina Torres
Sr. Director, Energy Industry Transformation
Cognite

16:00-16:30 CEST / 10:00-10:30 EDT

Market Dynamics and Production Agility: Getting More Out of Existing Resources

This Talk will examine the key catalysts that will ensure the energy transition happens efficiently and effectively. Panelists will cover everything from market dynamics to production optimization as well as the technology that allows operators to get more out of existing resources while tapping into the power of AI and previously inaccessible, scattered historical data.

Tom Brian
Head of DrillX Smart Operations
TotalEnergies
Philipp Tippel
Vice President Global Production
OMV
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

16:00-16:30 CEST / 10:00-10:30 EDT

Electrification of Society and Industry: A Way Forward

Evolving load patterns, new energy sources coming online, and aging infrastructure are just some of the challenges facing the power and utilities industry. As the way the world consumes energy changes, technology can help the industry optimize energy demand and supply, reduce expenses, and future-proof their operations.

This Talk explores how.

Jens Arne Steinsbø
EVP for Strategy and Technology
Lyse
Bjørn Halvard Knappskog
CEO
Arbaflame
Jon Andreas Pretorius
CIO
Elvia
Ingar Landet
VP of Customer Success
Cognite

16:30-17:00 CEST / 10:30-11:00 EDT

Extending Value with Data: New Approaches to Customer Value and Connected Services in Manufacturing

How the manufacturing leaders of tomorrow are dismantling data silos, integrating operations, connecting services and carefully designing added value services throughout the value chain.

Felix Flemming
SVP, Head of Digital
TOMRA
Pascal Brosset
Industry X, Production & Operations Global Lead
Accenture
Hunter Beck
Director of Customer Success
Cognite

16:30-17:00 CEST / 10:30-11:00 EDT

The Rise of Automation and What It Means for the Industrial Future

Asset-heavy industries are moving toward automation across the value chain, freeing human creativity and problem solving for tasks that generate more value. Rewiring workplaces and processes for an automated future presents a major challenge. Where should organizations start? This Talk explores what it takes to get to full automation, including in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, data availability, security, and more.

Frode Støldal
Chief Digital Officer
Tampnet
Sven Lunøe Pihl
Manager of Business Development
Bouvet
Stein Danielsen
Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer
Cognite

17:00-17:30 CEST / 11:00-11:30 EDT

What’s Next for Offshore Wind: Digital as Catalyst for Future Operations

Offshore wind is truly going global, with it’s capacity surging in new markets and new technology innovations opening new opportunities for the industry as it aims to help reach the world's decarbonisation goals. This session will discuss how offshore wind technology can play a key role in green recovery aided by digitalization.

Jonah Margulis
SVP US Operations
Aker Offshore Wind
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

17:00-17:30 CEST / 11:00-11:30 EDT

Time to leverage the vision of Industry 4.0

The first day of the ‘The ten thousand days journey toward 2050’.

In this session TietoEVRY have invited some visionary clients from different industries to share their insights and real-time experiences from their journey to next generation of Industry 4.0. 

We will look into the vision, background and reason for engagement. We will elaborate on key-learnings and explore the differences between yesterday’s and today’s challenges. But most of all we will share the good examples and our view on the future to come. 

With a ‘Digital Culture’ established, it is possible to share vision across the organisation, create engagement, get mandate to execute, become more agile and create a relevant and up to speed position for all opportunities that lies ahead. Sounds like dream? It’s not. Today is the first day of tomorrow.

Christian Pedersen
Managing Partner
TietoEVRY Norway
Ralph Daber
Director Digital Collaboration
Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOROG)
Johan Cruse
Tools & Methods Manager
Volvo Trucks

17:30-18:00 CEST / 11:30-12:00 EDT

The Manufacturing Leap from Proofs of Concept to Digital Operations at Scale

This Talk explores how manufacturers who are committed to digitalization will be able to make the leap from prototypes and proofs of concept to robust digital operations working at scale. What kind of investments and new ways of work are they using to get proofs of concept integrated into production? And why is Industrial DataOps, powered by cloud-based AI, a crucial ingredient in manufacturing’s truly digital transformation?

Patrik Sjöstedt
EMEA Regional Business Leader, Manufacturing, Enterprise Commercial
Microsoft
Hunter Beck
Director of Customer Success
Cognite

17:30-18:00 CEST / 11:30-12:00 EDT

From Personnel-Based Operations to AI Driven Automated Maintenance

The engineering, construction, and maintenance activities in today’s energy sector face considerable challenges in executing complex projects in a time- and cost-effective way. The workforce deployed in vast numbers across numerous disciplines on large sites is most critical to businesses. The solution to these challenges is a digital connected worker ecosystem where the workforce, tools, and processes are integrated and automated.

In our case study, our expert will share an innovative AI-led solution for automatically detecting and measuring surface corrosion on FPSOs and stationary remote field assets. Our solution automates critical activities such as data labeling, capturing meaningful images from drone videos, capturing feedback to improve model accuracy, building AI models, training, and deployment.

Learn more about how AI-driven maintenance enables low-cost, effective measurement of a number of personnel-based operational factors with reduced risk, improved safety, and sustainability.

Anoop Sharma
Artificial Intelligence Practice Leader, Europe
Cognizant
Ronny Øye
VP Product Management, Operate Product Portfolio
Aize
Vegard Flovik
VP AI & Data Science
Aize
Mari Sofie Korslund
Senior Product Manager
Cognite

18:00-18:30 CEST / 12:00-12:30 EDT

From the Grid to the Cloud: How Power and Utilities are Moving to Cloud Analytics

This Talk explores how cloud analytics is a necessary tool for power and utilities companies to transform and converge information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). There are massive opportunities inherent in this, including the abilities to better understand customer usage and demand patterns, comply with regulatory regimes, and predict and address energy constraints or excesses.

Debbie Brodt Giles
Data Science and Innovation Group Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Per Christian Honningsvåg
Director, Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry
Microsoft
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

18:00-18:30 CEST / 12:00-12:30 EDT

Laying and Scaling a Digital Foundation for Real-time Operations: Vopak’s Journey

Vopak, the world's leading independent tank storage company, has in recent years expanded its digitalization agenda, introduced new technologies for streamlining business operations, and launched new initiatives for data sharing. In this session, Leo Brand, Chief Information Officer at Vopak, and John Markus Lervik, CEO and Co-Founder of Cognite, discuss Vopak's digitalization journey, which is focused on real-time operations, improved efficiency, and sustainability. They will also go into how Vopak's innovation and approach to technology development is driving business model evolution, and where new business opportunities will emerge as Vopak's digital strategy matures.

Leo Brand
Chief Information Officer
Vopak
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

18:30-19:00 CEST / 12:30-13:00 EDT

The Threat Landscape of Critical Infrastructure and ICS Security Challenges

Cybersecurity leaders and stakeholders come together in this Talk to assess the threat landscape for asset-intensive industries, and help industrial leaders map out a future in which their valuable infrastructure can be secured both physically and digitally.

Olav Lysne
Director
Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering
Andrew Bochman
Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Laboratory
Tomomi Aoyama
Principal ICS Security Researcher
Cognite

18:30-19:00 CEST / 12:30-13:00 EDT

The Digital Twin: The Evolution of a Key Concept of Industry 4.0

The digital twin is the foundation for industrial digitalization efforts, delivering real-time insights, accurate forecasting, and intelligent decision-making. In the almost two decades since the term was invented, industry—and the world—have changed dramatically. This Talk explores what’s next for digital twin technology.

José María Nougués
Director of Technology & Co-Founder
Inprocess
Johan Krebbers
IT Strategist
Cognite
Christian Møller
Chief Product Officer
Aize
Petteri Vainikka
VP Product Marketing
Cognite

19:00-19:30 CEST / 13:00-13:30 EDT

From Exploration to Production: How Data Can Help New Field Developments Meet Cost and Sustainability Requirements

New field exploration activities and projects face increasing scrutiny, more cost pressure and sustainability requirements. In what ways can digital be leveraged to deliver these projects faster, cheaper, and with reduced environmental impact? This Talk attempts to answer this with the help of global EPC and technology experts.

Hugo Dijkgraaf
CTO
Wintershall Dea
Jarle Skrebergene
CEO
Aize
Kristian Enger
EVP Innovation
Itera
Atle Sonesen
CEO
Sekal
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

19:00-19:30 CEST / 13:00-13:30 EDT

Breaking Language Barriers in Manufacturing: Making Data Speak Human and Helping Humans Speak Data

“Speaking data” has been shorthand for humans who know how to work with data. What happens when we flip that idea on its head and require data to “speak human”? This Talk will explain how manufacturing organizations can present data in ways that enable domain experts to understand, interpret, manipulate it—and create value.

Paul Miller
Principal Analyst
Forrester
Rolf Thu
CTO
Aarbakke
Ole Petter Nordager
Analytics & BI Consultant
Visma bWise
Petteri Vainikka
VP Product Marketing
Cognite

19:30-20:00 CEST / 13:30-14:00 EDT

Towards 2050: Technology Investments Shaping the Energy Sector

Net-zero pledges, better materials, and smarter use of data are some of the factors driving renewable energy to a cost tipping point. What does this transformation mean for the global energy industry? This Talk will focus on the financial levers influencing the global energy transition, what technologies financial investors are betting on, and how sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand.

Akira Tada
Executive Digital Business Strategist
SoftBank
Damien Sauer
Managing Director - Head of EMEA
Nomura Greentech
Petter Ulset
SVP of Corporate Development
Cognite
Kjartan Rist
Forbes Columnist and Founding Partner
Concentric

20:00-20:30 CEST / 14:00-14:30 EDT

Roadmap to 2050: Renewable Energy Powering the Transition

The future of renewable energy depends on how market price, costs, and policy evolve. This talk will touch on the sensible regulation and procurement frameworks, investments in grids and other infrastructure, and digitalization strategies necessary to ensure a streamlined project delivery at a scale to meet growing energy demand.

Mary Quaney
CEO
Mainstream Renewable Power
Auke Lont
Board Member
Aker Horizons
Laxmi Akkaraju
SVP Strategy
Cognite

20:30-21:00 CEST / 14:30-15:00 EDT

Supply Chain Under Attack: Executives’ Role in Risk Prioritization

Cyber attack targets are shifting from individual organizations to the full supply chain. This session explores how to manage inherited vulnerabilities from a wide ecosystem of suppliers in an actionable manner.

Eric J. Byres
CTO
aDolus Technology Inc.
Hanne Tangen Nilsen
Security Director Business Market
Telenor
Haakon Garseg Mørk
Tech Lead, Security Analysis & Research
Cognite

21:00-21:30 CEST / 15:00-15:30 EDT

How Digitalization Enables Subject-matter Experts To Focus on the Unsolvable

Digitalization and new emerging technologies like DataOps, AI, and others are liberating data that was previously inaccessible or fragmented, equipping domain experts with new insights as well as more time to dedicate to innovative problem solving. How are domain experts - maintenance engineers, geophysicists, production specialists - using technology to work better and smarter? In this panel, we look at how digital can propel human innovation.

Prabu Parthasarathy
VP Intelligent Operations
Wood
Carolina Torres
Sr. Director, Energy Industry Transformation
Cognite

Day 3 - September 23, 2021​

15:30-16:00 CEST / 09:30-10:00 EDT

The Tech Dimension of the Global Energy Transition

The world’s energy transition is much more than shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy: It is multidimensional. In addition to decarbonizing and reducing reliance on hydrocarbons, and scaling up renewables, a successful energy transition also means reinventing business models, changing the way energy is produced, stored, distributed and used, and transforming mindsets and ways of work across industrial organizations.

bp is among the more outspoken and forward-thinking organizations having redefined its purpose as reimagining energy for the planet and its people. It is scaling up investment in low carbon businesses, establishing novel partnerships with communities and industries, supporting commercializing of low carbon technologies through venture capital, and implementing new technologies and strategic portfolio management, in support of its net zero aims.

Ahmed Hashmi, Senior Vice President Digital at bp, will explore bp’s actions towards net zero in a conversation with Cognite North America President Francois Laborie, and how technology will enable one of the most complex and high stakes transformations in human history.

Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite
Ahmed Hashmi
Senior Vice President Digital, Production & Business Services
bp

16:00-16:30 CEST / 10:00-10:30 EDT

How Utility Companies Can Build the Right Data Foundation for Analytics and Operations

As energy demand grows and energy sources diversify, deploying digital to manage operations is no longer optional for the utilities industry. This Talk explores how building the right data foundation is going to be the most valuable tool in the utility industry’s box as they face these major transformational challenges.

Michael Rossol
Data/Software Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Susan Maley
Monitoring & Advanced Analytics
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Thomas Trøtscher
Chief Data Officer
Statnett
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

16:00-16:30 CEST / 10:00-10:30 EDT

Disrupting the Establishment: A New, Sustainable Life for Carbon-Intensive Industries with Data and Technology

Steel production accounts for 25% of Europe’s industrial CO2 emissions, more than all flights departing the EU. Fossil-free steel production is possible, but it requires the right combination of raw materials, renewable energy, leading expertise, and artificial intelligence.

In this Talk, Cognite CEO John Markus Lervik will sit down with Henrik Henriksson, CEO of H2 Green Steel, which is investing in a large-scale facility for fossil-free steel production in northern Sweden. Henriksson will explain how the new company is taking a data-driven approach to disrupting a legacy industry.

Henrik Henriksson
CEO
H2 Green Steel
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

16:30-17:00 CEST / 10:30-11:00 EDT

The Promise of Autonomous Industry: What will it take?

Automated systems, sensors, AI, and analytics capabilities are spreading rapidly throughout the worlds of manufacturing and other asset-intensive industries. Many of the systems that drive our industries are close to being able to make independent decisions based on the data they generate, and it’s only a matter of time before much of their operations can go fully autonomous.

This Talk looks into how we can maximize the opportunities of autonomous industries while minimizing the pitfalls, as well as how sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, mining and utilities, are already using autonomous technologies at scale for efficiency, safety, sustainability.

Prasad Satyavolu
Industry X, Digital Manufacturing & Operations N.A. Lead
Accenture
Alyssa Mueller
Digital Enablement & Architecture Lead - Information Technology
Hess Corporation
Tim Dykstra
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Boston Dynamics
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

17:00-17:30 CEST / 11:00-11:30 EDT

Enabling Business Outcomes Through Digitalization

Data (now considered a commodity resource) is key to helping E&P companies operate safer, faster and more sustainably. This Talk will provide perspectives from E&P leaders on challenges facing their industry and opportunities provided by advancements in technology. Practical examples of digitalisation in action include digital twins, Cloud, BI & advanced analytics and AI. The session will also focus on effective culture building, partnerships and thinking like an architect.

Kaveh Pourteymour
Chief Information Officer
Neptune Energy
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

17:30-18:00 CEST / 11:30-12:00 EDT

From Prediction to Execution: How Energy Companies Turn Production Gains into Next-Generation Energy Investments

The emergence of renewables, energy storage technology, and Industrial DataOps technology for production optimization and transparency related to sustainability metrics are setting the stage for a much-needed global energy transition. But none of these things come for free, and energy companies will need to find the resources to effectively develop and scale all of them.

This Talk brings together major energy players to discuss how production gains made possible by industrial data insights can help generate the resources to go big on next-gen energy investments.

Jacob Vizinat
Sr Advisor Technology & Innovation Offshore
Hess Corporation
Frode Strand
CTO
Aize
Carolina Torres
Sr. Director, Energy Industry Transformation
Cognite

18:00-18:30 CEST / 12:00-12:30 EDT

The Future of Industrial Data Management

The future of industry isn’t just the proliferation of connected and intelligent technologies. Yes, advanced technologies are driving new products and services, expanding expertise and unlocking new revenue streams. But as operational assets become more complex — and provide more real-time information — the complexity of enabling data-driven decision-making increases. The future of industry requires all new IT architectures and an evolved data mindset throughout the entire organization.

This session will discuss the future of industrial data management and how to make data a true operational strategic asset.

Susan Peterson Sturm
IOT Board Advisor
Independent
Alvin Shaffer
Head of Industry 4.0 for Renewables
Equinor US
Ben Blanchette
Program Director – Digital Manufacturing
Owens Corning
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

18:30-19:00 CEST / 12:30-13:00 EDT

Unlocking and Scaling Business Value Through Industrial Data Management

As operational assets become more complex — and provide more real-time information — the complexity of enabling data-driven decision-making increases. The future of the industry requires all new IT architectures and an evolved data mindset throughout the entire organization. OMV has been leading in its data-driven value thinking.

This session will discuss what it takes to unlock and scale business value through Industrial data management.

Markus Berghofer
Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation
OMV
Paula Doyle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

19:00-19:30 CEST / 13:00-13:30 EDT

The Right Digitalization Strategies to Deliver on Sustainability Goals in Upstream Operations

Industrial digitalization and industrial sustainability are inextricable. Effective digitalization strategies in upstream operations will lead to meaningful advances in sustainability. From data availability and transparency to production optimization and energy management; from emissions to air reduction to autonomous operations, there are a bevy of digital-first approaches that can make upstream operations more sustainable. This Talk breaks down how the right digitalization strategies will help operators achieve ambitious sustainability goals.

Kathrin Dufour
SVP Digitalization and Technology
Wintershall Dea
Hege Fjell Urdahl
Vice President Integrated Operations
Aker BP
Manoj Mathew
Head of Industry & IoT Practice, Global Growth Markets
Cognizant
Kine Årdal
Customer Success Director
Cognite

19:30-20:00 CEST / 13:30-14:00 EDT

Implementing Technology Across Your Business and Unlocking Customer Value

The technology now exists to allow industries to cost effectively gather, understand, analyze and act-on data from assets anywhere. This Talk focuses on how digital leaders in a range of industries are implementing technology across their business, allowing for better target setting, more transparent operations, and more unlocked value.

Dean Hopkins
COO
Oxford Properties
Matt Devine
CEO
Streamline Control
Francois Laborie
President, North America
Cognite

20:00-20:30 CEST / 14:00-14:30 EDT

Delivering Data-Driven, Sustainable Operations Across the Value Chain

The technology now exists to allow industries to cost effectively gather, understand, analyze, and act on data from assets anywhere. But unlocking the power of data and digital requires transformation across the core operations of business. It requires a digital backbone that runs from consumers all the way through the value chain—and back again.

Few people understand this as well as Nigel Stacey, Senior Managing Director Accenture Industry X, Accenture’s embedded intelligence offering that helps clients operate facilities, as well as design and engineer connected products and services for sustainable growth.

In this conversation with John Markus Lervik, founder and CEO of Cognite AS, Nigel will discuss how digital leaders in a range of industries are implementing technology across their business, allowing for better target setting, more transparent operations, and more unlocked value and, ultimately, creating new levels of productivity, growth and sustainability.

Nigel Stacey
Industry X, Global Lead
Accenture
John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

21:00-21:30 CEST / 15:00-15:30 EDT

Responding to Ransomware – How do you Protect your Industrial Control Systems (ICS)?

Ransomware is threatening the integrity of operations, and we have seen an increasing number of ransomware targeting ICS. This Talk looks into what that means for industrial organizations going forward. What are the new and recommended steps that industrial organizations need to take now to avoid becoming victims of cyber extortion?

Ron Brash
Director of Cyber Security Insights
Verve Industrial
Tommy Evensen
Principal ICS Security Solution Architect
Cognite

Meet the speakers

Øyvind Eriksen

President and CEO
Aker ASA

Julie Sweet

CEO
Accenture

Mads Nipper

CEO
Ørsted

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen

President and CEO
Statkraft

Kristian Røkke

CEO
Aker Horizons

Hilde Tonne

CEO
Statnett

Paula Doyle

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cognite

Mary Quaney

CEO
Mainstream Renewable Power

Mario Mehren

CEO
Wintershall Dea

Karl Johnny Hersvik

CEO
Aker BP

Kristin F. Kragseth

CEO
Petoro

Kristin Færøvik

Managing Director
Lundin Energy Norway

Prabu Parthasarathy

VP Intelligent Operations
Wood

Rune Olav Pedersen

President and CEO
PGS

Valborg Lundegaard

CEO
Aker Carbon Capture

Winifred Patricia Johansen

SVP Commercial Affairs
Quantafuel

Susan Peterson Sturm

IOT Board Advisor
Independent

Auke Lont

Board Member
Aker Horizons

Carolina Torres

Sr. Director, Energy Industry Transformation
Cognite

Hilde Merete Aasheim

President & CEO
Hydro

Ben Blanchette

Program Director – Digital Manufacturing
Owens Corning

Hugo Dijkgraaf

CTO
Wintershall Dea

Kimmo Alkio

CEO
TietoEVRY

Michael Rossol

Data/Software Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Finn Bjørn Ruyter

CEO
Hafslund Eco

Dean Hopkins

COO
Oxford Properties

Alvin Shaffer

Head of Industry 4.0 for Renewables
Equinor US

Arne Mjøs

Founder and CEO
Itera

Kathrin Dufour

SVP Digitalization and Technology
Wintershall Dea

Paul Miller

Principal Analyst
Forrester

Kaveh Pourteymour

Chief Information Officer
Neptune Energy

Matts Johansen

CEO
Aker Biomarine

John Markus Lervik

CEO and Co-Founder
Cognite

Masahiko Nakayama

General Manager
Asahi Kasei

Laxmi Akkaraju

SVP Strategy
Cognite

Ron Brash

Director of Cyber Security Insights
Verve Industrial

Bill Magness

Former President and CEO
ERCOT

Carri Lockhart

EVP Technology, Digital & Innovation
Equinor

Surya Panditi

President and CEO
Enel X North America

Øistein Jensen

Chief Sustainability Officer
Odfjell

Jarle Skrebergene

CEO
Aize

Felix Flemming

SVP, Head of Digital
TOMRA

Hanne Tangen Nilsen

Security Director Business Market
Telenor

Sigve Brekke

President & CEO
Telenor Group

Eric J. Byres

CTO
aDolus Technology Inc.

Matt Devine

CEO
Streamline Control

Ann Rosenberg

SVP Sustainable Development
Wood

Nigel Stacey

Industry X, Global Lead
Accenture

Patrik Sjöstedt

EMEA Regional Business Leader, Manufacturing, Enterprise Commercial
Microsoft

Jacob Vizinat

Sr Advisor Technology & Innovation Offshore
Hess Corporation

Debbie Brodt Giles

Data Science and Innovation Group Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Francois Laborie

President, North America
Cognite

Ahmed Hashmi

Senior Vice President Digital, Production & Business Services
bp

Judson Althoff

EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Microsoft

José María Nougués

Director of Technology & Co-Founder
Inprocess

Frode Støldal

Chief Digital Officer
Tampnet

Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno

"AI for Earth" Program Director
Microsoft

Prasad Satyavolu

Industry X, Digital Manufacturing & Operations N.A. Lead
Accenture

Kristian Enger

EVP Innovation
Itera

Jonah Margulis

SVP US Operations
Aker Offshore Wind

Susan Maley

Monitoring & Advanced Analytics
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Leo Brand

Chief Information Officer
Vopak

Jo Øvstaas

Chief Technology Officer
C4IR Ocean

Thomas Trøtscher

Chief Data Officer
Statnett

Tommy Evensen

Principal ICS Security Solution Architect
Cognite

Hege Fjell Urdahl

Vice President Integrated Operations
Aker BP

Petteri Vainikka

VP Product Marketing
Cognite

Junji Yamamoto

Executive Advisor, Industrial Automation and Life Innovation Business
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Dale Peterson

ICS Security Catalyst
S4 Events

Pascal Brosset

Industry X, Production & Operations Global Lead
Accenture

Tomomi Aoyama

Principal ICS Security Researcher
Cognite

Atle Sonesen

CEO
Sekal

Tom Brian

Head of DrillX Smart Operations
TotalEnergies

Ron Tolido

CTO, Capgemini Insights & Data
Capgemini

Rolf Thu

CTO
Aarbakke

Akira Tada

Executive Digital Business Strategist
SoftBank

Frode Strand

CTO
Aize

Alyssa Mueller

Digital Enablement & Architecture Lead - Information Technology
Hess Corporation

Christian Møller

Chief Product Officer
Aize

Frank Wammes

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Europe
Capgemini

Johan Krebbers

IT Strategist
Cognite

Per Christian Honningsvåg

Director, Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry
Microsoft

Jens Arne Steinsbø

EVP for Strategy and Technology
Lyse

Jordan Strik

Group Sustainability Director
SBM Offshore

Haakon Garseg Mørk

Tech Lead, Security Analysis & Research
Cognite

Andrew Bochman

Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Laboratory

Olav Lysne

Director
Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering

Tim Dykstra

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Boston Dynamics

Hunter Beck

Director of Customer Success
Cognite

Vegard Flovik

VP AI & Data Science
Aize

Markus Berghofer

Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation
OMV

Philipp Tippel

Vice President Global Production
OMV

Ronny Øye

VP Product Management, Operate Product Portfolio
Aize

Anoop Sharma

Artificial Intelligence Practice Leader, Europe
Cognizant

Mari Sofie Korslund

Senior Product Manager
Cognite

Kine Årdal

Customer Success Director
Cognite

Manoj Mathew

Head of Industry & IoT Practice, Global Growth Markets
Cognizant

Sven Lunøe Pihl

Manager of Business Development
Bouvet

Ingar Landet

VP of Customer Success
Cognite

Ole Petter Nordager

Analytics & BI Consultant
Visma bWise

Christian Pedersen

Managing Partner
TietoEVRY Norway

Ralph Daber

Director Digital Collaboration
Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOROG)

Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

CEO
Arbaflame

Jon Andreas Pretorius

CIO
Elvia

Torger Rød

CEO
Vår Energi

Damien Sauer

Managing Director - Head of EMEA
Nomura Greentech

Johan Cruse

Tools & Methods Manager
Volvo Trucks

Kjartan Rist

Forbes Columnist and Founding Partner
Concentric

Stein Danielsen

Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer
Cognite

Henrik Henriksson

CEO
H2 Green Steel

Petter Ulset

SVP of Corporate Development
Cognite

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