Building on Firm foundations


Will LeonardDigital, Innovation and Technology Lead – ABB Energy Industries

Time & Location

Wednesday: 12.00 to 12.20, Stage 4

About this presentation

Digitisation opens up limitless opportunities to derive value from existing data already collected on operating sites and instruments, such as smart sensors, which provide easy opportunities to collect more valuable data.  However, the technology is only one pillar required to successfully develop and implement an effective digital project.  The technology alone without the integration of people and processes can be expensive and generate inefficiencies, instead of the much promised efficiency gains.  This presentation will describe how these three pillars need to work together to deliver digitisation and demonstrate how ABB have done this, by providing relevant case study material.

Speaker Bio

Will has more than 15 years experience in energy industries. His role is to help companies towards their goal of achieving net zero and transforming their business performance using digital innovation.

Will is responsible for the creation and adoption of new digital solutions, focussed on areas such as Asset Performance Management, Industrial Analytics, Cyber Security and Energy Management.

Prior to his current role, Will was responsible for ABB’s global portfolio of Asset Performance Management solutions. This includes Software, Edge Computing, Sensors and Services that combine energy industry experience with predictive analytics to help companies predict asset failures, prioritize maintenance and reduce operational risk.

Will has recently completed an MBA at Cranfield University UK and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Phone: +44 7515196824