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The Nuclear Digitalization Conference only brings together the best industry speakers from regulatory bodies, utility companies and innovative vendors. For 2017 the agenda will feature even more CIOs, CTOs, SVPs and Directors than ever before, meaning you’re guaranteed to get the information that really matters to your business.

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Regulator, Association and Utility Speakers

Susan Landahl
Susan Landahl
SVP Organizational Effectiveness & Integrated Performance Assessment
Exelon

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Exelon

Profile
Landahl is currently the Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment for Exelon Generation, where her responsibilities include Training and Leadership Development, Fleet Assessment, Performance Improvement, and Innovation across the nuclear fleet.  Landahl assumed this role after completing a 17-month assignment as a loaned executive to INPO, where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive approach to improving leadership development and organizational effectiveness across the U.S. nuclear industry.   Prior to her rotation to INPO, Landahl was the chief Exelon corporate executive leading the recovery of the Fort Calhoun Station under an operating services agreement with Omaha Public Power District. 

Professional History
Landahl’s career spans over 30 years in the nuclear power industry. Previously, Landahl was Exelon Generation’s Chief Operating Officer for its nuclear division, where she was responsible for oversight of Exelon Generation’s fleet of 10 nuclear facilities with 17 reactors that generate more than 17,000 megawatts of electricity annually. Landahl also held the position of Exelon Generation’s Senior Vice President, Mid-west Operations, in which she had responsibility for Exelon Generation’s six mid-west nuclear operating facilities.  Prior to that, she was Exelon Generation’s Senior Vice President, Operations Support.  Landahl joined Exelon in 1999 as a corporate manager, providing radiation protection oversight and support to 10 operating and three decommissioned units.  She became Plant Manager at LaSalle Station in 2002 and assumed the position of LaSalle Site Vice President in 2005.  Prior to joining Exelon, Landahl was a senior reactor operator at the Boston Edison Company.

Education
Landahl received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering/Fission Reactor Technology and a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering/Health Physics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Landahl received her Health Physics Certification in 1989 and earned her Senior Reactor Operator license in 1998.  In 2013 she completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Professional Activities/Honors
Landahl is a member of several professional societies, including the American Nuclear Society, the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Nuclear, and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN).  She is the Chairman of the Executive Advisory Committee for the North American NAYGN.  She is a former director of the Morris Hospital Foundation Board, former member of the MIT Visiting Committee for Nuclear Engineering, and an active supporter and director on the board of the Green Harvest Food Pantry in Plainfield, Ill.  She and her husband David were the recipients of the Channahon ExxonMobil Community Philanthropic Award for 2011.  In October 2011, Landahl was awarded a Nuclear Excellence Award by the World Association of Nuclear Operators for her relentless pursuit of excellence in the operation of nuclear power plants and for her significant contribution as a mentor and role model to others in the industry.  In 2014 she received the George Hairston Visionary Leadership award from NAYGN and in 2015, Women in Nuclear awarded her the Patricia Bryant Leadership Award.

Bradley Adams
Bradley Adams
VP Engineering
Southern Nuclear

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Southern Nuclear

Bradley J. (Brad) Adams is Engineering Vice President, Southern Nuclear Operating Company of the Southern Company (SNC) and is a member of the SNC management council.

Brad joined SNC in 2011 after twenty-eight years with Exelon Corp. in Illinois. He began his nuclear career in 1983 as a design engineer for Commonwealth Edison’s nuclear fuel services group and progressed to design group leader. Brad transferred to Byron Station in 1995 and held managerial positions in regulatory assurance, system engineering and work management before being named Byron’s site engineering director. In 2007 Adams transferred to Quad Cities Nuclear Station as the site engineering director. He returned to Byron Station in 2008 as plant manager, a position he held until joining Southern Nuclear in 2011 as Fleet Operations Support Vice President. In December 2013 Adams assumed his current position as the SNC fleet Engineering Vice President.

Brad was co-chair of an industry working group comprised of nuclear experts who in April of 2016 submitted the report, Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Needs for Light Water Reactor (LWR) Technologies, to the Reactor Technology Subcommittee of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. He the current chairman of the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Board of Advisors; he is also executive sponsor of the EPRI Materials Reliability Program (MRP).

Brad is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Nuclear Engineering. He received his NRC Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) certification in 1999.

Kristiina Soderholm
Kristiina Soderholm
Lead of Digitalization
Fortum

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Fortum

Kristiina Söderholm leads digitali transformation in Fortum (energy utility in Europe). Digitalization activities cover all Fortum’s business areas, including solar, wind, hydro, nuclear and CHP production, but also other services in electricity and heat customer areas. Kristiina is also leading nuclear technology and innovation in Fortum.

Kristiina did her PhD in Small Modular Reactors licensing development and she has various publications in nuclear energy and systems engineering fields.

Clinton E. Carter
Clint Carter
Director Advanced Monitoring & Diagnostic Services
Luminant
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Luminant

Clinton Carter is the Director, POC Advanced M&D Services for Luminant. Mr. Carter is responsible for nuclear and fossil plant thermodynamic performance and oversees the Power Optimization Center, a remote monitoring and diagnostic support facility serving both the nuclear and fossil generating fleet. He has 30 years of electric utility experience, including expertise gained through a variety of positions at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, a two-unit Westinghouse pressurized water reactor located near Glen Rose, Texas, where he was a licensed Senior Reactor Operator.

A pioneer of the Industrial Internet, Mr. Carter was the original architect of one of the first and most ambitious power plant monitoring and diagnostic operations in the industry. The Power Optimization Center integrates digital technologies, analytics and the deep expertise of seasoned plant operators to deliver a highly scalable services platform. Today, the POC is recognized for having become the industry’s gold standard delivering reliability and performance improvements to those they serve.

Mr. Carter holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He also holds an M.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Waco Bankston
Waco Bankston
Director Information Technology & Cyber Security
STPNOC
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STP Nuclear Operating Company

Waco began his employment with STPNOC, Inc. in January 2011. Prior to his role at STP Nuclear, Waco served as a senior leader at CenturyLink, Inc., a Fortune 200 technology and services firm with $25 Billion in annualized revenues and over 55 thousand employees world-wide. During his near 16 years at CenturyLink, he served in roles of increasing responsibility and was placed on an executive-sponsored “management fast track” program early in his career.

Just 4 years prior to his deciding to leave CenturyLink for STP, he was promoted to the Senior Director of Corporate Systems. In that role he led an organization of over 300 employees with accountability for managing over $200 million in capital and expense budgets. While doing this, he led his organization to reduce OpEx by 4% year-over-year while improving internal and external customer satisfaction and taking on additional scope to forward the company’s mission of growth through acquisition. Waco was instrumental in the development of the company’s eCommerce platform transforming the company’s customer experiences resulting in positive impacts to revenue recognition and EPS. Waco decided in late 2010 to accept a job offer from STP and relocate his family. He and his family—wife Cristy and 4 children—reside in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Upon arriving at STP, Waco was tasked by the CEO and Board of Directors to “turn around” the existing Information Technology department and to improve the value-add to the business while reducing operating costs—driving value through technological innovation. He has been successful at achieving this objective. Waco has built lasting relationships with personnel and employees at all levels in the organization from the CEO to the front-line employees in part by engaging first-hand in field operations seeking to understand existing pain points. Confidential surveys continue to indicate the company now recognizes tremendous value in IT. IT is now seen as a leader of change at STP. This has been sustained over the past 3 years. Waco has also led the return of near $3 million in hard savings and has reduced his operating budget by roughly 10% in two years while taking on additional strategic scope to move the company forward in a challenging economic market. His focus is on results and behaviors, and he believes attitudes and behaviors are as important as actual results. He serves as the IT Steering Committee Chairperson, on the Senior Management Team, and on the Leadership Training Council for the site. His motto for the organizations he leads—“Can do!”

Waco’s responsibilities have continually grown. He has taken on the responsibilities for Nuclear Records Management, Document Control, Technical Support Services and Administration. With this change in organization and increased shared-services scope his organization size and budget responsibilities nearly doubled. He now has accountabilities for roughly 100 employees and $16 to $18 million in O&M and Capital in aggregate.

Waco has served on non-profit Boards of Directors and has worked with the US Judicial System advocating for abused and neglected children. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the Electric Utilities Cost Group and WiseWear, Inc. Waco has a degree in Business Administration, and in 2012 began work on his MBA. In 2014 he graduated in the top 10% of his class with his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, one of the country’s leading business schools. His focus while in the program was Finance and Strategic Management.

Bill Nowicki
Bill Nowicki
Snr. Evaluator
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

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Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

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Robert Austin
Robert Austin
Snr Program I&C, Cyber Security & Software Development
Electric Power Research Institute (invited)
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epri

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Expert Perspectives

Jim Newman
Jim Newman
Director, Product Management, Asset Performance
Bentley Systems
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Bentley Systems

Jim joined Bentley in 2015 as director of product management for Bentley’s AssetWise solution, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the AssetWise product line and leveraging the capabilities of AssetWise for operations and maintenance of infrastructure assets. These capabilities include support for document and record management, asset and tag management, asset reliability and integrity, and operational and predictive analytics across multiple industries.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering with a concentration in plasma physics and fusion technologies. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business administration focused on international leadership and cultural awareness.

Michael Chatlani
Michael Chatlani
Vice President Marketing and Sales
L-3 MAPPS
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L-3 MAPPS

Since 1996, Mr. Chatlani assumed responsibility for L3 MAPPS’ Power Systems and Simulation business’ sales. Mr. Chatlani grew sales and market presence, establishing the company as the world leader in the delivery of nuclear power plant simulators. The globally envied Orchid® brand—the software that drives L3 MAPPS simulators--was also developed under Mr. Chatlani’s leadership.

He is supported by sales professionals, a proposal development team and several sales representatives globally. Mr. Chatlani also manages the company’s communication needs.

Prior to 1996, Mr. Chatlani held various positions in project management implementing both energy management and power plant simulator projects.

Mr. Chatlani holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

L3 MAPPS, based in Montreal, Canada, has over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water (CANDU) reactors.

L3 MAPPS is a part of L3 Technologies, headquartered in New York City. L3 employs more than 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

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Vince Gilbert
Senior Fellow
US Nuclear Infrastructure Council
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US-NIC

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Regulator, Association and Utility Speakers

Jason Remer
Jason Remer
Director Plant Life Extension
Nuclear Energy Institute

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Nuclear Energy Institute

Mr. Remer currently serves as the Director, Plant Life Extension for NEI. In that capacity he is responsible for Digital I&C, License Renewal and Subsequent License Renewal efforts and serves as the primary interface between industry and the NRC and other government agencies on those topics.

Formerly, Mr. Remer was Vice President of Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Corporation, an international engineering and technology company. He performed extensive engineering, licensing, and design evaluations for nuclear power, enrichment facilities, fusion reactors, solar, biofuel and other advanced energy systems. Formerly at NEI, Mr. Remer led efforts to integrate the commercial nuclear industry with the Department of Homeland Security and played a key role in the creation of the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council.

Previously, Mr. Remer was the Program Director for the Next Generation Systems Development at DOE, responsible for the Gen IV and Nuclear Hydrogen development efforts. In 2001, Mr. Remer served in the office of Congressman Joe Barton, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee as an IEEE/AAAS Fellow assisting the Congressman on energy, security and nuclear power issues. Mr. Remer completed a distinguished 18 year career at Arkansas Nuclear One nuclear power plant serving in various design engineering and management positions and obtaining a Management Operations SRO Certification for ANO Unit 2.

John Lubinski
John Lubinski
Deputy Director for Engineering
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

John W. Lubinski joined the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 1990 as an engineer in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). Since joining the NRC, he served as a senior enforcement specialist in the Office of Enforcement; Chief, Inspection Branch, and Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, in NMSS; and technical assistant for then Commissioner Diaz. In 2006, Mr. Lubinski was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and served as deputy director for the following Divisions in Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR): Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Division of Component Integrity, and Division of Inspection and Regional Support. In 2012, he was selected as the Director of the Division of License Renewal in NRR and since 2014, he has served as the Director of the Division of Engineering in NRR. Mr. Lubinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Pete Arthur
Pete Arthur
Principal Evaluator Maintenance, Work Management and Outage
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

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inpo

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Ron King
Ron King
Program Manager Advanced Nuclear Technology
EPRI
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epri

Ron King is the Program Manager for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Advanced Nuclear Technology program which complements industry activities aimed at enabling and building confidence in new nuclear plant deployment research and technology development.

Mr. King has over 25 years of experience in the nuclear power industry. He started his career as at what is now AREVA working on the design, fabrication, deployment, and operation of chemical and process systems to support nuclear outage maintenance activities.

Mr. King joined EPRI in 2001 to manage engineering software application development for the nuclear, generation and power delivery sectors. He later worked in account management later became the executive director of nuclear sales before entering his current role in 2014.

Mr. King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with a business minor from Washington & Jefferson College and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Robert Austin
Robert Austin
Senior Program Manager I&C, Cyber Security and Software Development
EPRI
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epri

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Waco Bankston
Waco Bankston
General Manager Corporate Services
STP Nuclear Operating Company
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STP Nuclear Operating Company

Waco began his employment with STPNOC, Inc. in January 2011. Prior to his role at STP Nuclear, Waco served as a senior leader at CenturyLink, Inc., a Fortune 200 technology and services firm with $25 Billion in annualized revenues and over 55 thousand employees world-wide. During his near 16 years at CenturyLink, he served in roles of increasing responsibility and was placed on an executive-sponsored “management fast track” program early in his career.

Just 4 years prior to his deciding to leave CenturyLink for STP, he was promoted to the Senior Director of Corporate Systems. In that role he led an organization of over 300 employees with accountability for managing over $200 million in capital and expense budgets. While doing this, he led his organization to reduce OpEx by 4% year-over-year while improving internal and external customer satisfaction and taking on additional scope to forward the company’s mission of growth through acquisition. Waco was instrumental in the development of the company’s eCommerce platform transforming the company’s customer experiences resulting in positive impacts to revenue recognition and EPS. Waco decided in late 2010 to accept a job offer from STP and relocate his family. He and his family—wife Cristy and 4 children—reside in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Upon arriving at STP, Waco was tasked by the CEO and Board of Directors to “turn around” the existing Information Technology department and to improve the value-add to the business while reducing operating costs—driving value through technological innovation. He has been successful at achieving this objective. Waco has built lasting relationships with personnel and employees at all levels in the organization from the CEO to the front-line employees in part by engaging first-hand in field operations seeking to understand existing pain points. Confidential surveys continue to indicate the company now recognizes tremendous value in IT. IT is now seen as a leader of change at STP. This has been sustained over the past 3 years. Waco has also led the return of near $3 million in hard savings and has reduced his operating budget by roughly 10% in two years while taking on additional strategic scope to move the company forward in a challenging economic market. His focus is on results and behaviors, and he believes attitudes and behaviors are as important as actual results. He serves as the IT Steering Committee Chairperson, on the Senior Management Team, and on the Leadership Training Council for the site. His motto for the organizations he leads—“Can do!”

Waco’s responsibilities have continually grown. He has taken on the responsibilities for Nuclear Records Management, Document Control, Technical Support Services and Administration. With this change in organization and increased shared-services scope his organization size and budget responsibilities nearly doubled. He now has accountabilities for roughly 100 employees and $16 to $18 million in O&M and Capital in aggregate.

Waco has served on non-profit Boards of Directors and has worked with the US Judicial System advocating for abused and neglected children. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the Electric Utilities Cost Group and WiseWear, Inc. Waco has a degree in Business Administration, and in 2012 began work on his MBA. In 2014 he graduated in the top 10% of his class with his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, one of the country’s leading business schools. His focus while in the program was Finance and Strategic Management.

Sarah Shortreed
Sarah Shortreed
Chief Information Officer
Bruce Power
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Bruce Power

Sarah has worked in the high tech sector in Canada for over 25 years. She has global experience in many industries and executive roles spanning business consulting, complex multi-stakeholder program management, operations, P&L, sales, customer relationship management and product management.  Currently, Sarah is the CIO at Bruce Power, Canada's first private nuclear generator, providing 30% of Ontario's power.  Before joining Bruce Power in 2013, Sarah was a VP at BlackBerry, responsible for strategy, planning, procurement, process improvement and business continuity across four of RIM's operating units. Sarah also spent 12 years with IBM in leadership roles such as project and program management; outsourcing; business transformation / process re-engineering; and strategy consulting. Sarah began her career with Union Gas where she held a variety of engineering and management roles in the areas of regional operations and pipeline construction. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree, Mechanical from the University of Western Ontario.  Sarah is currently on the Board of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Clinton E. Carter
Clinton E. Carter
Director, Power Optimization Center Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostic Services
Luminant Generation Company
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Luminant

Clinton Carter is the Director, POC Advanced M&D Services for Luminant. Mr. Carter is responsible for nuclear and fossil plant thermodynamic performance and oversees the Power Optimization Center, a remote monitoring and diagnostic support facility serving both the nuclear and fossil generating fleet. He has 30 years of electric utility experience, including expertise gained through a variety of positions at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, a two-unit Westinghouse pressurized water reactor located near Glen Rose, Texas, where he was a licensed Senior Reactor Operator.

A pioneer of the Industrial Internet, Mr. Carter was the original architect of one of the first and most ambitious power plant monitoring and diagnostic operations in the industry. The Power Optimization Center integrates digital technologies, analytics and the deep expertise of seasoned plant operators to deliver a highly scalable services platform. Today, the POC is recognized for having become the industry’s gold standard delivering reliability and performance improvements to those they serve.

Mr. Carter holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He also holds an M.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

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Ray Herb
Digital Principal Engineer
Southern Nuclear Operating Company
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southern-co

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Pete Muller
Pete Muller
Manager Nuclear Prodcutivity/Optimization Programs
Exelon
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Exelon

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Craig Crandall
Craig Crandall
NRT Real Time Analyst Lead
Exelon
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Exelon

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John Langskov
John Langskov
Section Leader Preventitive Maintenance Programs
APS - Palo Verde

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APS - Palo Verde

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Justin Leitzsey
Justin Leitzsey
Supervisor Data Centric Configuration Management Information System
SCANA
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SCANA

Justin is an engineer within Design Engineering/Configuration Management at VC Summer Units 2&3.  He has 7 years of full time Nuclear Power Plant experience with experience obtained in Systems, Design, and Configuration Management. Currently he is working as the lead engineer responsible for developing the data-centric configuration management information system (Equipment Tags, Documents, and Workflows) for South Carolina Electric and Gas.  He is a graduate from the Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In closing, Justin is driven in identifying methods in transitioning to a more digital way of performing business to help sustain and lower O&M costs for Nuclear Power Plants.

Miko Olkonnen
Miko Olkonnen
Head of Sales Nuclear Services
Fortum

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Nuclear Services Fortum

Miko has over fifteen years of hands on experience from adapting digital solutions to help operating plants and investment projects perform better. First trough working in an international consulting company and now at Fortum, one of the leading nuclear operator in the Nordic countries in Europe.

The past years Miko has worked to answer the question “what is Digitalisation and how can it bring value to operating nuclear power plants?”. While answering the question Miko has seen how Fortum’s decades of nuclear O&M and project execution experience has merged with the latest advances in digitalisation into practical, affordable, high value solutions to improve the operational efficiency of nuclear power plants.

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Top Industry Experts

Mona Badie
Mona Badie
Chief Digital Officer
GE Hitachi
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GE Hitachi

Mona Badie, a 12-year GE veteran, is Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer for GE Hitachi Nuclear. GEH is a $1B business based in Wilmington, with more than 3,000 professionals serving customers around the globe. In this role, which she assumed in August 2015, Mona is responsible for all Information Technology systems and processes as well as Commercial Software, including the Industrial Internet efforts.

Other leadership roles for Mona since joining GE in 2004 include Executive IT Leader for Enterprise Analytics and Executive IT Leader for Leasing Originations at GE Capital.

Prior to GE, Mona held various leadership positions at Fitch Risk and Polaroid.

Mona earned her Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and her Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt.

Mona is married with two children. She resides in Wilmington with her husband.

Lee Rogers
Lee Rogers
VP Strategy and Solutions
Dataglance
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Dataglance

Lee has worked in the nuclear utility and research sectors for over 38 years (2 years at Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, 26 years at Florida Power and Light’s St. Lucie nuclear plant, and 8 years in EPRI’s Nuclear Maintenance Application Center, functioning as an engineer, supervisor, manager and director supporting construction, engineering, operations and maintenance.

While working for EPRI in 2012, Lee initiated and performed research for the electronic Work Package (eWP) project and published the first EPRI technical report on this subject. Lee joined DataGlance in September of 2013 as Vice President of Strategy and Solutions to bring work package mobile technology to market from an end users perspective.

In August of 2015, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) presented Lee with the “2015 Utility Leadership Award” in recognition of his leading role in the development, promotion, design and implementation of electronic work packages.

Lee has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida and is a certified Shift Technical Advisor and Senior Reactor Operator.

Jim Newman
Jim Newman
Director, Product Management, Asset Performance
Bentley Systems
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Bentley Systems

Jim joined Bentley in 2015 as director of product management for Bentley’s AssetWise solution, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the AssetWise product line and leveraging the capabilities of AssetWise for operations and maintenance of infrastructure assets. These capabilities include support for document and record management, asset and tag management, asset reliability and integrity, and operational and predictive analytics across multiple industries.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering with a concentration in plasma physics and fusion technologies. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business administration focused on international leadership and cultural awareness.

Michael Chatlani
Michael Chatlani
Vice President Marketing and Sales
L-3 MAPPS
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L-3 MAPPS

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Mark Watson
Mark Watson
President
Engineered Solutions
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Engineered Solutions

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Sacit Cetiner
Sacit Cetiner
Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Johanna Oxstrand
Johanna Oxstrand
Human Factors Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory

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Idaho National Laboratory

Ms Oxstrand has a M.Sc. in Software Engineering, specialized in Human-Computer Interaction from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.  After graduation she worked as the human reliability assessment (HRA) lead and human factors engineering R&D lead at Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden. Over the years, Johanna has conducted HRA research for the Swedish and Finnish Radiation Safety Authorities as well as for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ms Oxstrand joined the Idaho National Laboratory as a human factors specialist in 2010. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Ms Oxstrand is leading research in Control room modernizations, Computer-based procedures, Automated work packages, and Digital architecture for an automated plant. In addition, Ms Oxstrand is facilitating the Nuclear Electronic Work Packages - Enterprise Requirements (NEWPER) initiative.

Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
Vice President
NAYGN
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NAYGN

Natalie Wood is the Vice President Coordinator at Entergy’s River Bend Station. She began her nuclear career in 2006 as a mechanical design engineer and then later worked as the Reactor Vessel Internals and Appendix J program owner. Natalie has served as a national ambassador for nuclear power over the past six years as a member of the Clean Energy America speaker’s bureau. Natalie resides in Louisiana with her husband and two children.

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Joe Schippert
Director
IBM
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IBM

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Vince Gilbert
Senior Fellow
US Nuclear Infrastructure Council
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US-NIC

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Harry J. Daglas
Harry J. Daglas
Vice President, Energy, Marine and Offshore Technical Sales NAM
Dassault Systemes
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Dassault Systemes

Harry J. Daglas Vice President, Energy, Marine and Offshore Technical Sales NAM at Dassault Systemes, which is a leading global PLM (Plant/Product Lifecycle Management) software vendor in 11 industries. In his current role, he is responsible for improving ROI (Return on Investment) by driving Dassault Systemes Technology into the Energy Sector.

Harry comes from Research & Development and was previously responsible for the development of the CATIA Equipment, Systems, & Structures Products with an additional industry responsibility on Shipbuilding. While working with the US Shipbuilders, he was responsible for developing new technologies to optimize processes for the US Navy Carrier, Submarine, and Destroyer Programs.

After graduating from UCLA as a Math/Computer Science Major, he joined Dassault Systemes as part of CADAM Inc. in 1981. He was dedicated to the development of CADAM AEC, CATIA V4, V5, & V6 Equipment & Systems and Structures products for addressing cross industry requirements, focusing specifically on Energy and Marine.

Dassault Systemes is an active member of FIATECH. Harry is a former member of the FIATECH board and is a strong proponent of the ISO 15926 standard.

Matt Sacks
Matt Sacks
Vice President of Sales
Devonway
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Devonway

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Sean Lawrie
Sean Lawrie
Partner
Scott Madden
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Scott Madden

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Baofu Lu
Baofu Lu
TWRP I&C System Design Lead
TerraPower
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TerraPower

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Mark Pollard
Mark Pollard
Managing Director
MARSH
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MARSH

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Bob Renuart
Bob Renuart
Managing Director
Renuart Consulting
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Mr. Renuart is a senior engineering consultant with over 40-years’ experience in Nuclear Power Plant Design Control and Configuration Management (CM) with direct experience in process studies for the entire lifecycle of Nuclear Power Plants in the US, including the current fleet of Operating Plants and the new wave of New Builds. He is a former board member and current member of the Configuration Management Benchmark Group (CMBG). He is an active contributor to the EPRI Advanced Nuclear Technology group and has contributed to three EPRI publications on Configuration Management for New Builds. He is a graduate from Auburn University (BEE), U of Maryland (MBA), and the US Navy Nuclear Power School. Mr. Renuart has had leadership roles in two turnaround operating nuclear plants in the US suffering from a loss of design control and configuration management returning them to conformance to US NRC Regulations.

Dan Rueckert
Dan Rueckert
VP of Business Strategy
Sheffield Scientific
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Sheffield Scientific

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Mahmoud Kattan
Director Electrical
Control and Instrumentation
SNC Lavalin Inc
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SNC Lavalin Inc

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Charlotte Howlett

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2017 Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bentley
  • L-3-Mapps

2016 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

  • GE-Hitachi

Silver Sponsor

  • Eng-Sol-Inc

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bentley
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Dataglance
  • L-3-Mapps
  • Rolls Royce

Exhibitors

  • E-Image Data
  • Jovix
  • ST-Imaging
  • Winsted

Event Partners

  • e4-carolinas
  • EchoWolf
  • Nirma
  • US-NIC