Khaled Darwish

Senior SCADA Communication Engineer Al Ain Distribution Company - UAE

Workshop Day: Monday, 19 October 2020

Monday, October 19th, 2020

9:00 AM Strengthening Your SCADA Systems with Modern Technologies to Adopt A Rising Move towards SCADA 4.0

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.

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

9:40 AM International Keynote Presentation – SCADA 4.0: Securing the Infrastructure For The Next Era of SCADA Systems and Overcoming the Challenges of Integration.

Servicing and providing utilities for almost 10 million people in the UAE, requires utility services to have efficient and sustainable SCADA technology that will enhance operations and productivity for their companies. With the global adaption of standard automation protocols (such as IEC61850) and a migration towards 4th generation SCADA technology, Khalid Darwish will present on how utility companies are securing the right infrastructure to move towards the next era of SCADA systems. 

  • Strategizing roadmaps and solutions to overcoming challenges associated with adopting, integrating and operating new SCADA technology, such as executive buy-in, and SCADA security etc. 
  • Analysing the SCADA processes to identify weakness points, in order to prioritise defending techniques (medium to large SCADA systems). 
  • Evaluating the appropriate Cyber Security Technology that will impose secure SCADA operations and facilitate adaption of new technologies. 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Khaled.

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