Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017

Plenary and Keynote speakers

Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director of Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)

Tony PipeTony's expertise is in safe close-proximity physical Human-Robot Interaction, provably safe and convergent constrained machine learning, adaptive behaviour applied to intelligent and distributed control/monitoring systems, and self-repairing re-programmable digital VLSI for safety-critical systems.

Tony has featured in over 180 publications and secured over £2.5M in grants since 2005.

 


Don Bartusiak
Chief Engineer, Process Control
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Don BartusiakDon is responsible for setting technology strategy for instrumentation, process analytics, control systems, and applications for ExxonMobil, including interactions with other ExxonMobil companies regarding process control.

He assists line management with career development of about 900 process control staff globally. He has 29 years of experience in ExxonMobil as an individual contributor (real-time artificial intelligence, regulatory control, real-time optimization, and non-linear model predictive control) and in management positions. He has authored four patents and nine articles.


Viswanath Krishnan
Industry Executive
IBM Chemical and Petroleum Industries

Viswanath Krishnan IBM
Viswanath's expertise includes manufacturing execution systems, operational excellence, maintenance and reliability transformation, information integration, supply chain optimization, performance analytics and complex project management.

Viswanath expertise includes manufacturing execution systems, operational excellence, maintenance and reliability transformation, information integration, supply chain optimization, performance analytics and complex project management.

Prior to joining IBM, Viswanath has worked for over 25 years in the process industries for organisations including AspenTech and Invensys.


Keynote speakers

  • 'Implementation of MPC-based energy management systems for smart grids' by Peter Pflaum, Schneider Electric 
  • 'Is our process and control design human enough?' by Vassilis Sakizilis, Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants 
  • 'How process industries will benefit from the 4th industrial revolution' by Mark Higham, Process Automation 
  • 'Engineering methodology and software architecture for asset lifecycle information management' by Valentijn V. de Leeuw, ARC Advisory Group

Conference programme is subject to change.

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