As the new normal emerges, Digital Transformation is changing the way companies design and operate by connecting people, process, and assets. Process simulation creates the basis to understand and predict process behavior in the Digital Twin. Join AVEVA s Ian Willetts, VP of Simulation and Learning, to explore how simulation drives improved business decisions at every stage of the process lifecycle. The presentation will show the use cases of white box, black box, and gray box modeling in answering the complex, interconnected questions of plant design and operation. Simulation will power tomorrow s energy decisions as process industries move towards renewables and green hydrogen. The same simulations increase the effectiveness of experiential training in the AVEVA Unified Learning platform for industrial connected workers. When combined with PI data, process simulation can even give insight into real-time operating performance.
Dr. Ian Willetts, is Vice President Process Design and Simulation at AVEVA, responsible for the global management of the Process Design, Simulation and Training business. Ian has thirty years of experience applying process simulation and optimization solutions in the process industries. He has held several positions at AVEVA including Managing Consultant, Global Practice Director for Optimization, DYNSIM Product Director, Global Practice Director for Simulation & Training and now has overall business responsibility. Ian is an established industry thought leader who has published dozens of articles in industry leading publications over the years. Ian graduated from Oxford University in the United Kingdom with a PhD in Engineering Science and recently returned after many years to complete his MBA at the Said Business School in Oxford.