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The ABB and Microsoft Industrial Digital Transformation Workshop

Rome, Italy

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Please join ABB® and Microsoft® on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 for an exclusive executive event

Industrial Digital Transformation: Preparing for the Unexpected

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Organizations of every size and industry are taking advantage of new technologies, new systems, and new ways of doing business as a result of the digital revolution. And with good reason, digital transformation can lead to innovative business models, products and services, as well as unprecedented operational efficiency and organizational performance.

But how is it affecting asset intensive organizations? How can digitalization help you improve performance and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions? As the amount of enterprise-wide data grows, so do the advantages of having that information available. Yet, harnessing the data and better integrating systems that manage and analyze the data, can seem daunting.

That’s why ABB and Microsoft have joined forces to bring you a half-day of learning, sharing and exploring new technologies for a more agile and connected future.


Who Should Attend?

This is an exclusive, invitation-only, meeting for Transit and Utility industry executive leaders who are responsible for financial and operational performance, asset management, maintenance, and workforce productivity. This workshop is one of a global calendar of invitation-only workshops being held throughout April and May 2018.

If you, or one your colleagues are interesting in attending one of the alternate dates or locations, please let us know.


Why Attend?

Three key takeaways you’ll get from the day:

  1. A view from the top: Learn how leading asset-intensive organizations have capitalized on the digital transformation to optimize business processes, improve performance, and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions.
  2. Insight into the future: Hear from Microsoft and ABB what to expect in future technology and how to get ahead of the unexpected with a proactive asset management strategy.
  3. Engaging dialogue: Discuss with others the new and innovative ways to boost efficiency and performance in the digital era.


Please note, these events have limited capacity. To secure your place, please register below.


Contact Us

For questions or to speak with an event representative to learn more detail. Please contact us below.



If you are interested in the topic but can’t attend one of the events please let us know and we will reach out with additional information.


09:30  Registration and Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Flavio Villa, Local Lead Division Manager, Power Grids Division, ABB
10:10 VIEW OF THE FUTURE: Transforming Industry with Intelligent Infrastructure

How Microsoft technology is helping to shape the transportation and utilities industries, what to expect in future technology, and how to get ahead of the unexpected.


ABB Ability: ABB’s Vision and Digital Transformation Strategy 
How ABB is re-inventing itself to support its customers achieve the benefits of the digital era.
Flavio Villa, Local Lead Division Manager, Power Grids Division, ABB

11:00  INSIGHT: Connected Asset Lifecycle Management
Learn how ABB is helping some of the largest asset-intensive organizations capitalize on digital transformation to orchestrate people, process, and priority to improve performance and better manage assets in remote and unpredictable conditions. 
Emmanuel Cuvillier, Ellipse Product Executive, ABB
11:50 DIALOGUE: Boosting Efficiency of Asset Management in the Digital Era
An interactive, executive discussion sharing how leading Italian organizations are embarking on digital transformation and what you can do to drive progress within your own organization. Some topics for discussion:

  • Creating a common platform to connect, and leverage, disparate data sources
  • Implementing analytics to extend an asset’s life cycle
  • Keeping asset data secure in as digital connectivity expands
  • Using data and technology to improve workforce efficiency and minimise downtime
  • Anticipating the future of asset management 

Pietro Bueti, Strategic Marketing Manager, ABB
Eliano Russo, Head of e-Industries, Enel X
Raffaele Santulli, Property and Plant Infrastructure Manager, ATAC
Giorgio Maestri, Ellipse Expert, ABB
Luca Caracciolo, Plant Maintenance Manager, ACEA Produzione
Maurizio Desiderio, Operation & Maintenance Manager, ADR

13:00 Lunch



Event Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Venue: Grand Hotel Palace, Rome

Located in the historic centre of Rome, the impressive period building of Grand Hotel Palace Rome offers modern and versatile meeting facilities.


Grand Hotel Palace 
Via Vittorio Veneto, 70
00187 Roma RM

Telephone number: +39 06 47871

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This workshop is part of a global calendar of invitation-only workshops that are operating throughout April and May 2018.

If you, or one your colleagues are interesting in attending one of the other dates or locations please get in touch with the team:

Paris, France
Thursday 12th April 2018

Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday 19th April 2018

Medellin, Columbia
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Lima, Peru
Thursday 10th May 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Tuesday 15th May 2018

Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 15th May 2018

Santiago, Chile
Thursday 17th May 2018

Rome, Italy
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday 29th May 2018