Let`s Get Real: IT/OT Integration Approaches

Sponsored by: OMNETRIC Group

Focused on:

  • It Integration
  • Ot Integration
  • Security
  • Domains

Date: 21 March


Time: 1PM London/9AM New York

Let's Get Real: IT/OT Integration Approaches

Integrating the siloed domains of information and operations technology is challenging, but TSOs and DSOs know the effort is foundational to operating the energy business of tomorrow. By bridging the gap between IT and OT, utilities are better positioned to gain an integrated view of their systems and data, which in turn can support advanced analysis and decision making: helping them realize a good deal of the promised benefits of the smart grid. While many just started and are undertaking projects to integrate IT and OT systems, these are often disparate and lack clarity on the end goal. Additionally, the nature of most utility landscapes means there is no single technology platform that will solve all integration challenges in a plug and play fashion.

Hear from OMNETRIC Group, recently named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for IT and OT Integration Service Providers for EMEA Utilities 2017. The team will talk about how to overcome the major barriers to a successful IT/OT integration program, such as security, interoperability and culture. They will also talk about what OMNETRIC Group is doing to help utilities define a systems architecture for smart grid and a roadmap for getting there.

Register for this presentation now. We'll share strategies for improving IT/OT integration in order to achieve utility business goals such as an integrated view of data and operations, reducing risk, managing resource more flexibly, and implementing process digitization. It's ultimately about forging a smart grid platform from which to innovate.

OMNETRIC Group is dedicated to the global delivery of integrated information technology and operational technology solutions and services, helping utility companies to achieve greater grid reliability and efficiency. OMNETRIC Group is a joint venture between Siemens AG and Accenture. Combining Siemens' leading energy technology product portfolio with Accenture's systems integration, consulting and managed services capabilities, OMNETRIC Group can support clients with innovative solutions wherever they may be on their path to a smarter grid. For more information, visit www.omnetricgroup.com

Presented by

Edward Benning,

Smart Grid Integration & Security Lead - EMEA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Edward Benning is Smart Grid Integration & Security Lead for EMEA at OMNETRIC Group.

In this role, he leads a team focused on helping utilities asses the IT/OT convergence opportunity, create strategic integration roadmaps and implement solutions to optimize performance and fine-tune control of an increasingly complex grid.

Edward has almost 20 years' experience in the utilities consulting industry across Europe. He has worked in all facets of the utility industry including customer care and billing, smart metering, grid balance settlement, grid operations and analytics. His key strength is breaking down complex IT/OT challenges into achievable steps that deliver results. He has extensive experience in initiating and executing large scale IT/OT transformations as well in small innovation programs.

He joined OMNETRIC Group - a Siemens and Accenture company - from Accenture at its inception in 2014.

Jon Longstaff CISSP,

Cyber Security Lead, EMEA

Jon leads the OMNETRIC Cyber Security Practice where he works with energy operators to improve their resilience to digital threats.

He has been working in the IT industry for over twenty years as a developer, architect, consultant and manager. His experience includes a range of industries such as retail, logistics, e-commerce, government and energy, with the security of those solutions as a consistent thread. As a part of the global team working on cyber security for the past few years both at Siemens and OMNETRIC Group, Jon has been developing strategies to help energy operators deliver smart grid technologies, whilst minimising their risk from cyber-attack.

"The challenge of delivering innovation in the energy industry, whilst ensuring the security of the solution, is constantly evolving. Making a difference to how operators understand and mitigate these cyber risks is what motivates my team."

Key Learning Objectives

  • How to overcome your IT/OT integration challenges
  • Overcome security concerns and interoperability challenges
  • Learn how to make integration easier
  • Learn how to capture the benefits of a digitized grid


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