Utilities - 12 Nov

A session by Paul Barratt, Jessica Hampton, Karen Jones, Liam Kelly, Seb Lessware, Dr Angela MacOscar, Thomas McKenna and Clive Surman-Wells
Team INEOS, 1Spatial, 1Spatial, Northern Gas Networks, 1Spatial, NWG (Northumbrian Water Group), 1Spatial and NWG (Northumbrian Water Group)

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We have a fantastic line up of keynote, case study and technical presentations throughout the week. Join us on Thursday 12th November to learn how we are collaborating with Utility companies to create a safer, smarter and more sustainable industry.

Hear from our customers how data driven strategies and solutions are transforming utility companies into truly digital organisations.

09.45-10.00 Networking

10.00-10.10 Welcome and Housekeeping Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

"This will be my first Smarter Data, Smarter World conference and I’m very much looking forward to chairing the Utility focused day. The combination of expertise from 1Spatial and our guest speakers will bring about industry insights, a focus on technology and the future, all centred around data"

10.10-10.25 Conference Open Jess Hampton, Head of Utilities, 1Spatial

Utilities: Change and Opportunity

Welcome to the Utilities Day of Smarter Data, Smarter World. The past 12 months has introduced a lot of change for our industry – some of it planned, some of it forced upon us. The utilities sector has reached a pivotal point in time, where utilities are transforming into digital-first companies. Technology and digitalisation brings a world of opportunity, but also a whole new set of challenges. Our agenda is packed full of speakers who will share their experience of overcoming these challenges and unlocking the power of digitalisation to make the sector safer, smarter and more sustainable.

10.25-10.55 Keynote Presentation Paul Barratt, Head of Performance Support and Innovation Team, Team INEOS

How data improves performance in elite sport. What lessons can utilities learn?

Paul and his team are world leaders in turning ‘marginal gains’ into significant performance improvements. In this session Paul outlines how the application of focused data analytics and digital twins, has directly contributed to enhanced performance in professional cycling. What lessons can the utilities industry learn from the world of elite sport?

10:55-11:00 Thank you and introduction Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

11:00-11:20 The Future of Technology Seb Lessware, CTO, 1Spatial

Seb will look back at the last 12 months of 1Spatial technology evolution and look forward to the key trends for the next 5+ years including new data management approaches, automation, digital twins, 3D and Machine learning

11.20-11.30 Session close and Q&A Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

11.30-11.40 Virtual Tea Break and Networking

11.40-11.45 Welcome back Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

11.45-12.05 Case Study Liam Kelly, Head of Data & Information Centre of Excellence, Northern Gas Networks

Rolling the DICE on Data?

What if we saw our companies as data or technology companies that provided services or products? What would those businesses look like? In this session Liam talks through NGN’s journey to put data at the heart of everything it does and how the Digitalisation Strategy helps shape the future in the organisation, to become a technology and data management company that delivers a world-class gas distribution service. The session will delve into the challenges and opportunities this journey brought, how fundamental Data Management principles and activities played a vital role in its success and how the inception of the Data & Information Centre of Excellence was born, how it grew and evolved; drawing in new technologies, new ways of thinking, and new learnings from hard-won experience. The session will look into the ‘what next’, the opportunities of Open Data, smarter networks and how geospatial applications will form a large part of the next phase.

12.05-12.10 Thank you and introduction Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

12.10-12.30 Case Study Clive Surman-Wells, Innovation Partnerships Manager and Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group

A systems Thinking Approach

NWG will share the increasing importance of systems thinking and data sharing in the sector. This will be brought to life with real life examples of innovations that have resulted from working in this way and we’ll show how we are leading the way in the water sector.

In a whirlwind tour of the innovation festival we’ll draw out why a 4 pronged approach is applied, where we think the industry is heading and how NWG are instrumental in making this happen.

12.30-12.40 Session close and questions Karen Jones, Account Manager, 1Spatial

12.20-12.45 Virtual Tea Break and Networking

12.50-13.10 Solutions for a Safer, Smarter and more Sustainable World Thomas McKenna, Technical Head of Utilities, 1Spatial

Data is key to every utility; however, its true value is only realised through its analysis and manipulation. Raw data, whilst of high value, doesn’t allow its owners to fully maximise the returns they gain from it. Tom will showcase why the automation of good data governance is critical for the safer, smarter and more sustainable future of digital utilities and how through the use 1Spatial products, 1Spatial have developed targeted solutions that address specific digital data needs across the utilities industry. Global industry problems including Leakage, Asset Inference, Automating Schematic diagram production, Automating Traffic Management Plan Production and getting your utility ready for the ESRI Utility Network Model Migration.

13.10-13.20 Thank you, questions and close

13.20-14.00 Networking