Transforming utility telecom departments to drive the migration to MPLS networks and maximise grid security, reliability and visibility
25-27 February 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Conference Day 1 Tuesday 25 February 2020 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00Transitioning from TDM to PSN – leveraging advanced utility telecom technologies to ensure secure, reliable and flexible connection within the evolving grid
09:45Telecom Department Profile – raising the profile of the telecoms department on the organisational agenda to accelerate the roll out of advanced telecom networks across all grid domains
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00 Keynote Panel: Securing Investment – building a robust business case to gain instant board approval and secure ongoing investment to support the expansion and development of telecom networks
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00Diversifying the telecom workforce - defining the range of skills required of telecom engineers and power engineers as telecommunication networks expand and developing an in-house training programme to support their needs
14:45Migrating to IP-MPLS – establishing the roadmap for designing and configuring a resilient and scalable IP-MPLS system across the network
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Leveraging 5G – fully leveraging ultra-low latency 5G capabilities and understanding how this can be applied to PTP distribution over wireless communication infrastructure
16:45Cybersecurity – ensuring advanced prevention and detection systems are upgraded in alignment with your telecom network transformation
  • Bas Kruimer
    Bas Kruimer
    Business Director Intelligent Networks & Communication, DNV GL
17:30Roundtable discussions
19:00Networking Reception
20:30End of Day One
Conference Day 2 Wednesday 26 February 2020 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Prevention and Detection: A Red Team – Blue Team analysis – leveraging existing systems to effectively detect unauthorized devices, users or suspicious and to prevent network compromise
  • Pauli Laine
    Pauli Laine
    Information Security and Data Networks Specialist, Fingrid
09:45Private LTE – accelerating the migration from a mixed to private LTE for more reliable and secure communication
  • Tim Godfrey
    Tim Godfrey
    Technical Executive, Information and Communication Technology, Electric Power Research Institute
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Technology Innovation Panel – benchmarking next generation utility telecom systems, tools and technologies
  • Dominique Verhulst
    Dominique Verhulst
    Global Energy Practice Leader, Nokia
  • Ullrich Feuchtinger - Siemens
    Ullrich Feuchtinger
    Project Manager, Siemens
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00Network Availability – establishing highly available telecommunication services for critical grid infrastructures within MV networks
  • Jurgen Tusch
    Jurgen Tusch
    Head of Telecommunications, Grid and Infrastructure Segment, Innogy
14:45Resilience and Risk Management – establishing a robust framework to ensure complete resilience of your telecoms network whilst minimising risk
  • Sérgio Ramos Pinto
    Sérgio Ramos Pinto
    Associate Director, Digital Grid, Networks' Digital Platform, EDP
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Triple Redundancies – re-engineering traffic flow to aid preparation for worst case grid scenarios and ensure fully secure, reliable and flexible point to point connectivity at all times
16:45Wireless Communication - optimizing wireless communication to ensuring reliable and secure IP mobile networks for WAN (Wide Area Networks) and IoT communications
17:30End of Day Two
Conference Day 3 Thursday 27 February 2020 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00LV Network Monitoring – understanding the benefits of including LV monitoring on in-house training programme for telecom engineers to achieve greater workforce engagement
  • Antonello Monti
    Antonello Monti
    Director, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Centre, RWTH Aachen University
09:45Retrofitting Legacy Telecom Infrastructure – developing a migration plan that maximises end of lifecycle legacy telecom equipment whilst introducing next generation IP-enabled technologies. Mixing the old and new
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Optimising PLC for Smart Metering – fully leveraging different PLC communications and frequencies to optimise a system design with a wide range of LV Smart Grid applications
11:45Field Area Network Management - effectively managing advanced, large scale wireless networks to guarantee lower latency and higher reliability
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00Public Carrier Partnerships – establishing greater trust between utilities and public telco providers to ensure consistently high QoS levels
14:45Service Level Agreements (SLA) – clearly defining specific utility needs to maintain high QoS and effectively meet utility needs
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Tutorial: Operating TP with MPLS – pinpointing the specific design requirements for large scale IP-MPLS networks with a backbone of teleprotection and guaranteed level of redundancy
17:30End of Day Three and Conference