ABB showcases digital solutions in Melbourne
Under the theme ‘From Innovation to Transformation’, ABB showcased its latest industrial digital solutions at its inaugural ABB Customer World – Australia event on 15 March in Melbourne.
The group presented its portfolio of solutions to improve operating efficiencies and empower the digital transformation of its customers across the utilities, industries, transport and infrastructure sectors at the event, which attracted over 700 registered attendees.
The event featured national and international speakers, including Dr Otto Preiss, Chief Operating Officer ABB Digital, who officially launched ABB Ability in Australia and outlined the impact that digitalisation can have on the bottom line and how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ABB Ability solutions can drive operational excellence.
The group’s ABB Ability portfolio comprises more than 210 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that are said to increase productivity, cut maintenance costs and reduce energy consumption. ABB Ability is a solution-led approach based on ABB’s portfolio and domain expertise. It has a secure, open architecture.
Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, addressed the audience as keynote speaker for the event and spoke about the energy initiatives that the Victorian Government is working on to reach Victoria’s energy targets, as well as the importance of setting Victoria up with clean, reliable and secure energy.
This was followed by the keynote panel on the important topic of ‘How to achieve 50% renewable energy without comprising grid stability’, providing a platform for speakers to share their insights and answer questions surrounding energy in Australia. The panel was chaired by Roland Vitelli, ABB Local Divisional Manager, Power Grids, who hosted Alistair Parker, Executive General Manager – Regulated Energy Services, AusNet Services; independent energy expert Chloe Munro; Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser, Public Policy, Australian Industry Group; and Massimo Danieli, Global Business Unit Manager, Power Grids Grid Automation, ABB Group.
“It was great having all our customers together here today for the launch of ABB Ability,” said Tauno Heinola, managing director for ABB Australia. “Customers can now use ABB Ability to make the most of their existing assets and capitalise on new opportunities presented by the Energy and Digital revolutions.”
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