Digital transformation is a buzzword that we often hear but may not fully understand as the concept can come across as complex and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Transformations are no longer the promise of a concept but a reality that can happen at any time by taking simple, small steps in the overall journey.

Collaborating with the right partner can help provide clarity and a path forward. Leveraging proven software and technologies—such as wireless solutions, digital twin simulation, advanced control applications and data analytics—can have game-changing impacts on everyday operations.

Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts about navigating the digital transformation journey using innovative software and technologies to improve reliability and operational performance.

The panel will focus on how utilities can implement a simplified digital strategy that enables them to confidently take small data-driven steps that quickly deliver ROI.

Thu, Mar 25, 2021 · 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Aaron Larson
Executive Editor. POWER magazine -- Moderator
Aaron is an engineer who has worked at nuclear, biomass, and coal power plants, where he gained significant operations, maintenance, safety, financial, and management experience. He has also served in the Navy, earned a BS in nuclear engineering technology from Thomas Edison State College, holds an MBA in financial management from City University of Seattle, and is credentialed as a Chief “A” Boiler Engineer in the state of Minnesota. Aaron writes news and feature stories on a variety of topics
Mark Hachenski
Director of Digital Solutions for the Power and Water Industries, Emerson
Mark Hachenski has over 30 years of automation experience in various industries including the power generation, automotive, metals and paper segments. Most of Mark’s professional experience is within the power industry with expertise focusing on fleet optimization solutions. As Emerson’s Director of Digital Solutions, Mark works with global power customers to develop and implement digital strategies that help optimize their workforce, improve reliability and make assets more efficient by using Emerson’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative software and solutions.
James Nyenhuis
Manager of Performance Consulting for the Power Industry, Emerson
Jim has extensive experience in power plant operations, control, process design, performance analysis and simulation. As Emerson’s Manager of Performance Consulting for the power industry, Jim conducts automation performance assessments for commercial power generation facilities. In his role, Jim is responsible for benchmarking and control performance analysis services, delivery of technical studies including dynamic process and control analysis, lifecycle assessments of fleet-wide automation infrastructure and economic analysis of proposed automation improvements.