Schedule and Agenda

 

Following an enthusiastic response to the call for papers, the conference program committee has finalised the programme, which features highly knowledgeable speakers from around the world. The international committee comprised:

  • Andrew Ashton, features editor, SA Instrumentation and Control
  • Alan Williams, vice president, strategic advisory services from international conference partners ARC Consulting Group in USA
  • Steve Mackay, technical director, IDC Technologies in Australia

Day 1 - Wednesday 2008/11/12

 

07:35 08:20

Registration & coffee

Common track

08:20 08:30

Introduction

Andrew Ashton, features editor, SA Instrumentation and Control: Technews

 

08:30 09:15

Keynote address ARC

Dick Hill, VP & GM for Manufacturing: ARC Advisory Group

09:15 10:00

Keynote address JP

Jim Pinto, independent analyst, angel investor and futurist

10:00 10:45

The Holy Grail for Process Performance Enhancement

Dr. Johan Rademan, director: Africa: CSense Systems

10:45 11:00

Tea

11:00 11:45

A Perspective for Manufacturers Moving Towards IT and Controls Engineering Convergence

Deon Engelbrecht, business manager Rockwell Software: Rockwell Automation; chairman: MESA International in South Africa

11:45 12:30

SOA What An Explanation

Neil Freeman, principal consultant: mining, metals and minerals processing & Siggy Drews, account manager: Africa: mining, minerals and metals Industries: Honeywell

12:30 12:50

Morning question session / panel discussion

Andrew Ashton
Dick Hill
Jim Pinto

12:50 13:50

Lunch

Manufacturing & process track

Mining track

13:50 14:35

Alarm system management in the process industries

Dick Perry, control systems design director: Fluor

 

Why does process matter?

Paul van der Merwe, enterprise architecture consultant: Real IRM Solutions; Course presenter: Department of Informatics: University of Pretoria

 

14:35 15:20

Wireless Technology Implementation in Process Plants

Alan Baird, PlantWeb marketing manager: Emerson Process Management

 

Active RFID interface with Mining

Clive Wilmans, managing director: Core System Integration

 

15:20 15:35

Tea

15:35 16:10

Quality Lifecycle Analysis

Goran Dragosavac, product manager: SAS Analytical Intelligence

Specifying and selecting a MES system for mineral processing

Johan van Tonder, manager, information management: Anglo Platinum

16:10 17:00

Afternoon question session / panel discussion

Andrew Ashton
Dick Hill
Jim Pinto

Darren Smith, managing director: Technews

Rick Devolve, director strategic services: ARC Advisory Group

18:00 -

Technews hosted presenter & sponsor function

 

Day 2 - Thursday 2008/11/13

 

07:35 08:20

Coffee

Manufacturing & process track

Mining track

08:20 08:30

Introduction

Andrew Ashton, features editor, SA Instrumentation and Control: Technews

 

Introduction

Darren Smith, managing director: Technews

08:30 09:15

Beyond MES And ERP:  The Future of IT in Mining & Manu-facturing Operations

Gavin Halse, managing director: ApplyIT

A nickel project - case study

Richard Chilvers, global practice director: Hatch Systems & Process Control

09:15 10:00

The value of standards (ISA S88 Batch Control )

Mike Ramsay, global automation standards architect: APV

Lonmin MES Journey

Gawie Reynecke, manager operational systems, shared business services: Lonmin Platinum

10:00 10:45

The Rise of Information Technology in Manufacturing

David Ives, Developer platform head: Microsoft SA

Sensor Web Enablement of Environmental Monitoring and Process Control

Gavin Fleming, Mintek

10:45 11:00

Tea

11:00 11:45

EtherCAT the Ethernet Fieldbus

Martin Rostan, executive director: EtherCAT Technology Group

Man-machine anti-collision system: an application of active microwave technology

Lore Holtzhausen, senior project manager: ProDesign

11:45 12:30

Operational Risk Modelling and Control

Kobus van der Merwe, founder:  IME Solutions

MES enabling lean six sigma

Johnny Teixeira: MES manager, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform

12:30 12:50

Morning question session / panel discussion

Andrew Ashton

Rick Devolve, director strategic services: ARC Advisory Group

Jim Pinto, independent analyst, angel investor and futurist

Morning question session / panel discussion

Graeme Bell, director, CIO & managing editor: Technews

Dick Hill, VP & GM for Manufacturing: ARC Advisory Group

Dean Trattles, managing director, OsiSoft

12:50 13:50

Lunch

Common track

13:50 14:35

Plant-Level Asset Management

Rolf Köstlin, Product manager: SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control System: Siemens

14:35 15:20

Security in Industrial Control Systems: Getting Back to the Basics

Eugene Coetzee, consultant: Consultants-Online

15:20 15:35

Tea

Manufacturing & process track

Mining track

15:35 16:10

Alarm Management as a winning strategy for enterprise auto-mation in mining, manufacturing & process

Dave Wibberly, managing director: Adroit Technologies

Water and Energy Balances in Mineral Processing Plants

Ales Soudek business development manager: metals and mining, OSIsoft

Common track

16:10 16:50

Afternoon question session / panel discussion

Andrew Ashton
Darren Smith
Dick Hill
Jim Pinto

16:50 17:00

Wrap up

Darren Smith

17:00 - 18:00

Feedback forms and CPD certificates

 

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