Date: 30 April 2024, Tuesday

A Prelude Industry Workshop for Digital Energy Asia Summit 2024

Reimagining Industrial Process Control System 


Reimagining Industrial Process Control System workshop is now fully booked. Thanks to everyone who registered! 

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Date and time

30 April 2024· 02:00PM - 05:30PM


Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

About Workshop

Join us for an informative session about Open Process Automation, a game-changer technology that will transform the industrial control system from closed, proprietary to open, secure, standards-based systems that promotes innovation and value creation.

Learn how PETRONAS and other oil majors like ExxonMobil and Shell are strategically positioned to embrace this technology in the very near future with the following expected benefits:

  • Exploit new technology sooner and reduce cost of insertion
  • Enable application re-use/application
  • Improve data access
  • Reduce fielded system cost
  • Adaptable cybersecurity including secure remote support


We extend our gratitude to our valued sponsor and partners, whose support makes DEAS 2024 Workshop possible.

Workshop Agenda

02:00 PM - 02:30 AM Registration 

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Introduction to OPA - Reimagining Industrial Control System (Part 1) 

Dave Emerson
Vice President
Yokogawa U.S. Technology Center

Aneil Ali
Forum Director
Open Process Automation™ Forum, The Open Group

 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Introduction to OPA - Reimagining Industrial Control System (Part 2)

Paul Hunker
Consult and Technical Director
DS Interoperability

Pal Roach
Sr. Principal Industry Consultant
Rockwell Automation

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM OPA and the leap to IT/OT Convergence - Intel Perspective

Avinash Rajah
Industry Solutions Director
Intel’s Global Industry Vertical Solutions Group

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM Networking Break

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM From Test-Bed to Light House Project

Ryan Smeltzer
Open Process Automation Program Lead

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM NextGen Realtime Engine 61499

Ng Wei Jie
Head of Sales
Schneider Electric

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM From Conceptual Design to Test Bed - PETRONAS Story

En. Sharul A-Rashid
Head of Technical Excellence, PETRONAS
President, ISA Malaysia

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM From Test-bed Project to Universities Curriculum

Ir. Dr. Idris Ismail
Associate Professor
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

05:15 PM - 05:30  Q&A

Learn more about our speakers, from their groundbreaking achievements to the personal journeys that fuel their dedication to their domain.