13 - 15 May, 2019 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Workshops: Monday, 13th May 2019


9:00 am - 11:30 am SCADA and IIoT Convergence: How to Connect the Two Industries Seamlessly

Within utility and manufacturing plants, advancements in IIoT has sparked the convergence of IT and OT, with the overwhelming opinion these fields must be merged to improve operational output. Studies alone show 56% of businesses reporting their internal digital transformations improving company profits.

In this workshop you will be taught asset management strategies behind IT and OT that will assist you and your business in merging the two together.
  • Recognising the benefits of convergence for both your IT and OT departments
  • Reducing network segmentation in your business for improved communication
  • Addressing the current challenges taking shape with this merge

Deva Chinnarajan, Lead Electrical and Control Systems Engineer at Lower Murray Water

Deva Chinnarajan

Lead Electrical and Control Systems Engineer
Lower Murray Water


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Securing SCADA Operations in the Interconnected World

This session will cover how you can protect your IT and SCADA applications to ensure security breaches are minimised. While no sector can be 100% secure, recovery and clear prevention strategies are integral for your SCADA network.

In this workshop you will be taught strategies to eliminate a cyber threat through internal training, ensuring cyber awareness is at the heart of your policy.
  • Conduct training to maximise internal security and ensure teams understand all potential breaches
  • Determine the different cyber threats that can happen and implement policies to prevent this
  • Develop internal standards to secure your industrial automation and control systems

Cameron Macdonald, Team Leader, SCADA Applications at SA Water

Cameron Macdonald

Team Leader, SCADA Applications
SA Water


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Site Tour to the Unviersity Of Melbourne

With smart grid technologies rapidly advancing, there is a need to reflect on the shift towards advanced smart grid schemes in future SCADA systems. This site tour will bring you face to face with Melbourne University’s real-time demonstration platform, which is used to validate advance concepts in a realistic environment. This is enabled by real-time digital simulators, which were designed as a supercomputer to calculate power flows in a fraction of a second and mimic real-time behavior of electricity networks. This simulator also has a strong focus on connectivity to other electricity elements and platforms, such as PLCs, relays and SCADA, through commonly-used protocols, such as DNP3 and IEC 61850.

The site tour will cover
  • University of Melbourne’s demonstration of their Smart Grid schemes in a control room-like environment
  • Creating interactive visual interfaces using off-theshelf SCADA platforms

Nando Ochoa, Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at University of Melbourne

Nando Ochoa

Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems
University of Melbourne