Paul Wator

Principal SCADA Engineer SA Power Network

Essential Track Day 1: 20 October 2020

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

9:40 AM PANEL: Implementing IEC61850 Into Your Organisation and Utilising Security Regulation to Leverage Better Productivity and Performance

IEC61850 is an international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations. The IEC61850 standard features protocols for data modelling, data storing, and security, among other communication measures. This panel will discuss how they have implemented and adapted IEC61850 into their companies and the how they overcame initial challenges related to implementing new policy.


Essential Track Day 2: 21 October 2020

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

9:40 AM Tracking And Utilising SCADA Software Advancements To Maximise SCADA Life Expectancy And Optimise Business Opportunity.

The industry standard lifecycle of SCADA systems is approximately 15 years, before it becomes redundant and no longer supported by technology. However, with technology advancing at a rapid pace, it is becoming difficult for SCADA engineers and operators to ensure their SCADA system is operating with the most up to date software. Paul Wator from SA Power Networks will discuss how he has tackled the challenge of maximising the life expectancy of their SCADA systems and collaborating with vendors to ensure your investment is maximised.

  • Implementing different approaches to develop strategies to replace obsolete assets.
  • Understanding how to gain traction and highlight within your executive level management that investment in updates and regular upgrade is a necessity for productivity and performativity.
  • Understanding how longer strategic business changes can affect the composition and functionality of SCADA systems, and how to consider these strategies when developing SCADA upgrades.

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

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