Programme sessions

Paper options and abstracts


There will be five (5) sessions, each with three (3) concurrent paper presentations that will run during the day to provide participants a choice to attend the areas that will benefit them the most.

Programme session

(Auckland room 4)

(Auckland room 3)

Transport & Infrastructure (Epsom room 2)

Session 1

Addressing Radial Feeder Challenges with
Microgrid Value Stacking(Jurgen Zimmerman,
ABB Australia)


Industrial automation

How present trends in IS and IT will influence the automation systems of the future (Raymond Liau and Jack Vanderhorst , ABB Singapore)
Intelligent buildings
 Cloud-based energy management and monitoring with ABB Ability™ Electrical Distribution Control System (Gerald Whitehouse, ABB NZ)

Session 2

Smart transformers
Enhancing transformer reliability utilising intelligence - Bhaba Das, (ABB Singapore)

Motors and generators

Reliability as a service - Ankush Gulati (ABB Singapore)


Sustainable transport 
E-bus transport infrastructure - Devin Brown (ABB NZ)

Session 3

Ring main automation
Designing ring main automation systems for the NZ environment- Gavin Miller (ABB NZ)

 Asset management
Managing asset management with myABB - installed base at your fingertips - Haydn Murray (ABB NZ)

 EV Charging 
The next evolution of EV charging technology - Chris Thomas (ABB NZ)

Session 4

Excitation systems
IA control systems - focus on excitation systems – Pedro Lopez (ABB Australia)

Digital Twins and the modular 'Factory of the Future’ - Richard Cave (ABB NZ)
Digitalisation of marine 
Shaping the future of an electric, digital and connected marine industry. Today. - Palemia Field (ABB Finland)

Session 5

Asset management
Life expectancy analysis programme (LEAP) for motors and generators -Ankush Gulati (ABB Singapore)
Introduction to ABB Ability digital services for Drives - Christophe Begot (ABB UK)
Smart home live demo
Smart home automation - now easier than ever. Live demonstration in display room. - Shiv Prasad (ABB NZ)

Programme schedule

9.00 – 9.30      Registration/coffee
9.30 – 9.45      Welcome remarks
9.45 - 10.15     Keynote presentation - Kaila Colbin, CEO of Boma New Zealand
10.15  – 10.45 Panel discussion
10.45 – 10.50  Charity donation presentation/IPad draw

10.50 – 11.15  Morning tea

11.15 – 11.45  Session 1
11.50 – 12.20  Session 2

12.20 – 13.00  Lunch

13.00 – 13.30  Session 3
13.35 – 14.05  Session 4
14.10 – 14.40  Session 5

14.40 – 16.00  Nibbles and refreshments/Programme closing

Contact us

For additional information, email ABB NZ Communications with ABB Technology Summit 2019 in the subject line.

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