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As the US market gathers momentum, this is the time to understand how Big Data, IoT and AI can be incorporated into US offshore wind.

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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) is an expansive and complex field that is becoming increasingly important in many industries, including offshore wind. This interest is driven in part by technology’s advancements in recording more data and the ability to affordably capture, process, store, manage and report useful findings.

Artificial intelligence is able to detect patterns and enhance data in a manner far more sophisticated than humans can. Big Data is being discussed in Europe in nearly all aspects of offshore wind, along with claims that it could enhance efficiency by an additional 20%. As the US market gathers momentum, this is the time to understand how Big Data, IoT and AI can be incorporated into the growing US offshore wind sector.

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8:00am – 9:00am Registration Open & Networking Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome – Global & US Market Overview – Liz Burdock, Presi-dent & CEO, Business Network for Offshore Wind

9:15am – 9:45am The Emergence and the Importance of Big Data, AI and Block Chain in the Energy Industry – Benjamin Tejblum, Associate, K&L Gates

9:45am - 10:45am Panel 1 – What are: Big Data, IoT and AI and how can they im-pact offshore wind

The US has dominated the world of innovation with the push for digitalization. Digitalization is constantly improving and being applied to the renewable energy sector including offshore wind. This panel will explore the trends and lessons learned from some of Europe’s offshore wind farm data sharing platform. As well as the methods for reviewing the performance met-rics related to offshore wind farms such as capacity factors and declining number of visits of technicians per turbine per year.

Moderator: Benjamin Tejblum, Associate, K&L Gates

Speakers:

• Nick Hughes, CEO, Lecida

• Mike Robinson, Senior Technology Advisor, NREL

• John Hargrave, Media Shower

• Arun Subramaniyan, BGHE

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am – 11:30am Topic A – Start with Accurate Wind Resource Data for Site Assessment

Offshore wind sites are identified based on wind data; yet questions arise about the challenges in gathering accurate and reliable information about the variations of wind speed and direc-tion. Incorrect wind data can contribute to financial implications for a project. How can we im-prove this phase of the project?

Speaker: David Arata, Business Development, The CARIAN Group

11:30am – 12:00pm Topic B – Data and Imaging for Efficient Environmental Site Assessment

Speaker: Julia Robinson Willmott, Principal Scientist, Normandeau Associates Inc.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm Topic C – DATA Used in SPARTA UK

Speaker: Ross Tyler, Executive Vice President, Business Network for Offshore Wind

1:30pm – 2:00pm Topic D – Match the Best Performing Turbine for the Site

OEM turbine manufacturers provide the developers with the technical specifications for the turbine but how do they know the true performance within a specific site? Is there a way to evaluate the turbine for a specific site before it is installed or perhaps before it is purchased? Let’s develop and use a ‘digital twin’.

Speaker: Tim Fischer, Vice Director Ramboll Wind

2:00pm – 2:45pm Panel 2 – Big Data driving up Innovation & pushing down O&M costs

Offshore wind farm inspections in the digital age – what to measure, how to measure and how to use the data to lower maintenance costs and prolong asset life and integrity.

Moderator: Ross Tyler, Executive Vice President, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Speakers:

• Ali Asmari, Program Manager, ULC Robotics

• Ravijit Paintal, CEO, Autonomous Marine Systems

• Benjamin Tejblum, Associate, K&L Gates

2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel 3 The Importance of Including Start Up Organizations and Small Business

Moderator: Alissa Peterson, Co-Founder, SeaAhead BlueTech Innovation

Speakers: TBD

3:45pm – 4:30pm Panel 4 – Let’s Get Serious – How?

The US has five turbines in the water. Is now the time to start establishing protocols for Big Data which will ultimately benefit the US offshore wind farms? How is Big Data being adopted by other renewable energy technologies and are there lessons learned that will help bring a timely willingness to incorporate Big Data into the US offshore wind supply chain and the growing sector. How should it be voluntary or mandated? And if the latter, by whom? How to we make the data open access while maintaining anonymous sources?

Moderator: Ross Tyler, Executive Vice President, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Speakers:

• Cegeon Chan, Global Segment Leader, Energy Digitalization

• Mike Robinson, Senior Technology Advisor, NREL

• Nick Hughes, CEO, Lecida

• Alissa Peterson, Co-Founder, SeaAhead BlueTech Innovation

4:30pm – 6:30pm Networking Reception

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