May 30 - 31, 2017 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

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Case Studies

Developing an Emergency Response Plan and Improving Systems to minimise risk

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Tasnim Abdel-Razaq, Network Control Manager at SA Power Networks. In September 2016 South Australia experienced a severe storm that lead to a statewide blackout which impacted over 1.7 million people (the population of South Australia). Tasnim shares with us SA Power Networks’ Emergency Response Plan and how systems and processes have been reviewed to reduce risks into the future.   

MainStream Media

The SCADA Syndrome: Addressing The Threats And Challenges Of Protecting Critical Infrastructure

SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a true battleground in the war against cyber attacks. It’s become one of those innocuous acronyms for what is now the most crucial of analytic tools, the ones which keep countries and businesses secure by ensuring our nuclear power plants, our airports and our weapons caches continue to run smoothly.

Siemens SCADA system chosen for Paddington-Heathrow upgrade

Siemens’ WinCC OA SCADA system will be used to upgrade the existing electrification control technology on the line linking London’s Paddington station and Heathrow.

Firstco, the systems support contractor for Heathrow Express, will work with Siemens to install the new system as part of an upgrade to the Tunnel Control System (TCS).

Honeywell awarded SCADA contract for TAP

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has selected Italy’s Honeywell SRL for the engineering, procurement and installation of its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) telecommunications and security systems.

SCADA’s role in optimising production

SCADA systems have been employed wherever large amounts of information, from various sources and locations, need to be jointly processed – for example in supply network monitoring, water treatment or infrastructure projects. Central evaluation of information is becoming more important today and production lines are not viewed in an isolated manner, but as part of a network with other systems and plants.

National Media

SCADA continues to evolve

Today’s SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems offer a new generation of technology components that are easier to integrate, and provide improved capabilities and functionalities.

End users are utilising SCADA technology to help improve operations and link operations to business processes for a variety of purposes, including business performance management and leveraging investments in existing assets and systems to optimise capital expenditures

Case Studies

Creating Business-wide Efficiencies by Streamlining SCADA Systems

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Dan Smith, SCADA Manager at Coliban Water. Dan delves into Coliban Water’s (Coliban) three phase SCADA improvement programme that will create business-wide efficiencies by streamlining and seamlessly integrating new technology and analytics into legacy systems.  

Exclusive Content

SCADA innovation: How to test relays without blacking out the zone substation

The utilities sector is moving towards smart grid technology – a shift that reflects the rapid advances in technical capacity for SCADA systems. Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne will become a cornerstone for integrating smart grid technology into Australia’s electricity supply market, with the development of one of the world’s few (if not first) Zone Substation Simulator Centre (VZSSC). At the last SCADA event, two of the project’s lead specialists shared exclusive insight into the technical specifications, research and development, and what it means for the electricity supply industry. 

How to transform your SCADA system into a productivity engine: Insights with Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd

As mining companies hone their focus towards efficiency and cost reduction, SCADA systems are proving to be a crucial asset for teams to analyse real-time information. But adopting efficient methods to optimise data quality and volume comes with many technical considerations, especially for tools and integration. Allan Doherty, Senior Control Systems Engineer – Business Improvement, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd (DBCT P/L), shares exclusive insight into the SCADA design that supports coal production and site operations, and how the system is reducing cost and improving productivity at the same time. 

Hack Attack: Intelligent Defence for SCADA

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Dr. Elena Sitnikova, Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Leader at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security.

Elena discusses the risks automation poses to SCADA legacy systems and  highlights the points on internet of things (IoT) for industrial systems.  She describes a shifting focus to cyber-physical systems that require balancing machine to machine interaction (M2M) towards human-machine interactions and delves into potential tools and solutions to protect networks from unauthorised access and attacks. 


Generating Processes for the Effective Analysis and Use of Collected Data from SCADA Systems

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Allan Doherty, Senior Control Systems Engineer, Business Improvement at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal explores;

  • Examining the impact of growing raw data from traditional systems.
  • Adopting efficient methods to optimize data quality, security and volume
  • Leveraging efficient tools for data processing and analytics.
  • Improving cost efficiency in penetration testing for secure SCADA data storage Making business decisions based on analysed SCADA data

Using DNP3 Communications and Installing Protocols to Address Security Concerns

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Andrew West, SCADA Expert at DNP Technical Committee explores;

  • Identifying inherent security flaws of current SCADA systems
  • Developing a proactive security system
  • DNP3 communications: Securing your system in a way that will work for you

Achieving Successful IT/OT Integration through Proper Frameworks

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Greg Jones, Managing Director at PPLTEK explores;

  • Developing a viable framework for seamless IT/OT integration
  • IT/OT convergence: resource optimisation, risk optimisation and benefits realisation
  • Addressing the challenges involved in acquisition, storage and retrieval of real time data
  • Identifying and creating new roles to support integrated system
  • Aligning IT and OT during a significant SCADA upgrade program

Redefining Control Systems to Create a Unified SCADA Standard

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Mike Wassell, Manager - Hydraulic Systems Services at Sydney Water explores;

  • Improving the reliability of SCADA operations: choosing ideal communication and protocol standards
  • Understanding SCADA security standards, reliability and implementation
  • Creating a common SCADA standard across the industry to increase efficacy and reduce security risk
  • Writing a good SCADA standard to achieve integration throughout all systems

The Evolution of the Role of the SCADA Team

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Tushar Tikkoo, SCADA Team Leader at South East Water explores;

  • Development and maintenance of varied data gathering systems - SCADA, CCTV, GPS and IoT
  • Beyond data gathering and into deep and automated data analysis
  • Combining R&D and operational roles – constantly researching new technologies and integrating them into operations
  • Dedicated efforts into software development – web, HTML5 and apps

Operating Remotely and Increasing the Reach and Use of SCADA Systems

In this presentation from SCADA 2016 Nigel Zeinert, Principal Engineer - Protection, Control & Automation at Ausnet Services explores;

  • Integrating smart applications using private, public and hybrid cloud models
  • Migrating from traditional database models into cloud to ensure reliability and data security
  • Accessing SCADA data online without compromising security
  • Understanding scenarios of running a live SCADA network connected to the cloud
  • Transgressing from 2G to Telstra’s 700mhz technology