Workshop Day: Monday, 19 October 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Strengthening Your SCADA Systems with Modern Technologies to Adopt A Rising Move towards SCADA 4.0

Khaled Darwish - Senior SCADA Communication Engineer, Al Ain Distribution Company - UAE
Utility Companies in the UAE are integrating their legacy systems with 4th Gen SCADA technology, such as AI and Automation, IoT, SDN and Cloud infrastructure, in order to strengthen their SCADA systems, and therefore boost productivity and modernise operations. Khalid Darwish will present utilities’ process of fortifying their SCADA network and provide insights into how your organisation can improve overall operations through modern technology.

  • Understanding what technologies will integrate best with your legacy systems and how to trial technology without affecting regular operations. 
  • Evaluating methods of integrating modern technologies such as AI, SDN and cloud infrastructure into your SCADA network. 
  • Providing education and training to staff that enables them to adapt to new technology and operate them efficiently. 
  • Examining the challenges to fortifying SCADA systems with modern technology and evaluating strategies to combat these challenges.

Khaled Darwish

Senior SCADA Communication Engineer
Al Ain Distribution Company - UAE

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Integrating IT and OT Environments In Order To Improve Adaptability to The IoT Migration

Chris Fischer - Senior Process Control Engineer, Fortescue Metal Group Limited.
The rising interest in the IoT means that new opportunities will emerge and associated risks will need to be mitigated. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 50% of OT service providers will create key partnerships with IT-centric providers for IoT offerings. This workshop will focus on how to integrate IT and OT environments together in order to combat the emergence of IoT SCADA systems into an OT landscape. 

  • Developing an understanding on how the emergence of IoT will require eventual migration between IT and OT environments, and the effects this might have on your company’s performance. 
  • Establishing a strategic road map that will assist with the integration between IT and OT environments, particularly in regards to business culture transformation. 
  • Educating IT and OT environments on the rise of IoT, Cloud-Based SCADA technologies to ensure the adoption of 4th Gen SCADA systems can integrate in a cooperative IT/OT environment.

Chris Fischer

Senior Process Control Engineer
Fortescue Metal Group Limited.

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm SITE TOUR – Exploration and Insights into Sydney Waters Systems Operation Centre, Customer Hub and their IoT SCADA Network.

Mike Wassell - Head of Operational Technology Services, Sydney Water
Join us for an interactive tour of Sydney Waters and explore the facility that provides drinking water to the population of Sydney, and manages the sustainability and health of Sydney’s waterways. Sydney Waters
provides 1.5 billion litres of water to Sydney every day to over 4.9 million people, and manages supply through 22,822km of water pipes, 247 reservoirs and 151 drinking water pumping stations. 

Sydney Waters will allow us to explore their Customer Hub and System Operations Centre (SOC), as well as explain their IoT environment, along with their SCADA network.


Mike Wassell

Head of Operational Technology Services
Sydney Water