The 2nd Federal IT Forum of Russia’s electric power industry Smart Energy 2017 held on June 8 was a big success. The highest profile event for IT directors of the industry was endorsed by: the International Academy of Communication, BelAPE - Association of Industrial Power Engineers (Belarus), National Association of Industrial Internet, IT Directors Club of the Central Federal District. General Partner of the Forum was Rosseti. System Operator of the United Energy System and RusHydro were Partners of the event.
Rostelecom and MegaFon were Platinum Sponsorts of the event. Viavi – Bronze Sponsor. Control IT – Sponsor of Coffee Breaks. Cezar Satellite was Sponsor. The forum was also supported by Center2M.
The keynote speeches to the delegates were delivered by Alexander Bershadsky, Project Manager for Corporate and Government Accounts, Rostelecom, and Vladimir Ulyanov, Head of Sales, ICT projects, MegaFon. “NB-IoT technology allows connecting numerous smart devices and sensors within the existing infrastructure, and at a low cost. We are going to take this standard to the industrial level,” announced Vladimir Ulyanov. “The vital question of the industrial IoT in the power industry is IT security, and we are ready to face new market challenges,” emphasized Alexander Bershadsky.
The following round table “Smart Energy 2017: Driving Business Efficiency” brought together Fyodor Opadchiy, Deputy Chairman of System Operator of the United Energy System; Maxim Kokurin, Head of IT Division, InterRAO; Evgeny Konkov, Project Manager VetroSGC (Joint Stock Company “Vetroenergeticheskaya Separate Generating Company”) Rosatom State Corporation; Dmitry Faustov, CIO, Federal Grid Company of the United Energy System; Stanislav Terentyev; CEO, VOLS-VL; Alexander Bershadsky, Project Manager for Corporate and Government Accounts, Rostelecom, and Vladimir Ulyanov, Head of Sales, ICT project, MegaFon. Key topics of the round table were: main provisions of the national project concept “Russia’s Smart Energy System”, challenges and drivers of the transition to smart energy, main trends in Russian and foreign smart energy, import phase-out as a way to accelerate innovations in the industry, mutually beneficial cooperation between energy companies and telecom operators, and the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).