2018 - PI World - Barcelona - Enterprise Infrastructure
Artificial Intelligence is Enabling MHPSA to Change the Utilities Business Model
In this session, we will discuss how Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is working with SparkCognition to implement AI for predictive maintenance into its MHPS-TOMONI platform, and in doing so is changing the business model. Even in today’s highly efficient power plants, asset monitoring and maintenance continue to be suboptimal, directly impacting the bottom line. Assets have expanded in complexity and now provide more sensor data than ever. However, plants still rely on SMEs and sensor analysts to accurately categorize all anomalous machine behavior and assess risks. AI-based machine learning automatically predicts and analyzes known and unknown signatures. This technology amplifies the effectiveness of SMEs, and unlocks the potential for the autonomous power plants of the future. By implementing AI-powered predictive maintenance into its asset monitoring platform TOMONI, MHPSA is disrupting the power generation industry by offering its customers increased plant availability.
Joe Des Rosier
Joe Des Rosier is currently the Director of Sales at SparkCognition, where he is responsible for driving business engagements, growing key accounts, and consulting on various use cases of SparkCognition's AI technologies. Areas of specialty include industrial data analytics, instrumentation, business ROI, and IoT go to market strategy. Joe has keen business and technical acumen around how advanced data analytics can be applied to Asset Performance Management to optimize efficiency, maintenance and safety on critical infrastructure. He previously worked for Averna Technologies and National Instruments with a focus on manufacturing test and industrial automation across various industries including medical and aerospace. Joe was responsible for managing Averna's business in the Western US and was responsible for triple-digit growth. Fueled by entrepreneurship, Joe also has experience founding and launching various startup companies in the mobile application and social media arena.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America
Beatriz Blanco is the Operations Development Engineering Manager with MHPSA, and has previously worked for Siemens Energy. She has worked in the power and aerospace industries for over ten years. She currently leads the team in development of operational troubleshooting tools, all software evaluation, and the advancement of digital solutions. She obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering along with her Master’s in Business Administration, from the University of Florida. She holds certifications in Rotating Machinery Diagnostics and Process Instrumentation and Control.