SIScon Online 2020 (https://siscon.online) dated 1st Dec 2020 (Tues), is the first international conference dedicated on Safety Instrumented Systems (Functional Safety Applications for the Process Industry Sector), themed “SIS and IEC 61511 for Process Plants“, jointly organized by ABB, China University of Petroleum (UPC), HIMA, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore(NUS), Schneider Electric, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), TUV Rheinland, and University of Newcastle (UON) , with 15 speakers from 10 countries (Australia, Brunei, Germany, Israel, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, UAE and UK) and over 700 participants from 59 countries.
Senior Director Technology, Head of Regional Segment A-FS, Head of Certification Body, Inspection Body and Test Lab |TÜV Rheinland |Germany
Dr. Thorsten Gantevoort has been renowned for his expertise in the field of safety of machines and plants for many years, with more than 30 presentations on conferences globally and publication on multiple professional journals. He also holds various workshops and trainings worldwide regarding the topic of Functional Safety and the standards EN 954-1, IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1.
Associate Professor & Program Chair for Master of Science in Safety, Health & Environmental Technology |NUS |Singapore
As a certified emergency operation commander, planner, specialist and investigator, Ivan comes with more than 28 years of experience in the areas of organizational resilience and occupational safety & health management, with focus in fire safety, emergency preparedness, incident investigation, business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, incident management and enterprise resilience with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and projects with industry corporations.
Actively involved with professional organizations such as the Society of Loss Prevention for Process Industries (SLP), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Association of Company Emergency Response Teams (A-CERTS), Fire Safety Managers’ Association (FSMAS) and Enterprise Singapore’s Standards Technical Committee and Workgroups, his areas of interest include Chemical Process Safety & EHSS Management, Organizational Resilience Planning & Incident Management, Enterprise Risk & Resource Management, Corporate Crisis & Emergency Management, and Business Continuity & Recovery Management.
Ivan is currently an Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Program Chair for the Master of Science in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology.
Head of HSSE Assurance and Standards |Brunei Shell Petroleum Company |Brunei
Mr. Terry is a licensed Functional Safety Engineer with TUV Rhineland, and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (formerly IEE), UK. Terry is a Certified Shell SIFPro (SIF) facilitator and is passionate about functional safety in the oil and gas industry. He oversees the LOD2/3 Audit Assurance of the HSSE & SP Control Framework in BSP.
Terry has conducted numerous Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) to demonstrate the reliability of safety systems to maintain continuous production of oil and gas. He has explored several data analytics (AI) models for sand prediction and pipeline leak detection for the Oil and Gas Industry.
He has been in the industry for over 33 years and a strong focus on competence assurance and is a Qualified Assessor (QA) for HSSE critical positions.
Director and Senior Consultant, Functional Safety and SIS |HIMA |Singapore
Mr. Sujith Panikkar has a Master’s Degree in Safety, Health and Environment Technology from National University of Singapore, Bachelors in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Kerala, India and is a Certified Functional Safety Expert from TÜV Rheinland, TÜV SÜD and CFSE Board, USA.
He has 30 years of experience in the field of Industrial Automation Systems & products for Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining, and LNG, downstream petrochemicals industry projects including Distributed Control Systems, Foundation Fieldbus and Safety Instrumented Systems (for ESD / BMS / F&G applications) and Intrinsically Safe hazardous area interfaces.
He has delivered talks at industry seminars and events including:
Currently he is a Director and Senior Consultant in Functional Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems at HIMA Consulting Asia Pacific.
Global Functional Safety Management Technical Authority |ABB |Poland
Mr. Rafal Selega has some 23 years’ experience within the Process Industries working previously for Air Liquide where he held a series of posts in process plant design, technical engineering, BPCS/SIS commissioning and compliance assessment roles. Rafal has in-depth experience for safety device and SIF architecture selection and the application of procedures to be applied for SIL determination, verification and functional safety management.
As an MSc Engineer working within the ABB UK Oil, Gas & Chemicals Technology Group since 2014, he currently works as a Functional Safety Consultant within the ABB FSM Technical Authority supporting of a TUV accredited functional safety management system for the specification, design, engineering, operations and maintenance of safety related systems within ABB’s global network and the delivery of supporting independent functional safety related training & consultancy services to ABB’s customers.
Senior Director, Process Automation |Schneider Electric |UK
Mr. Steve Elliott is the Senior marketing director for Schneider Electric Process Automation control and safety offerings.
He is a TÜV-certified functional safety engineer with more than 20 years experience in the process control and automation industry, and has extensive experience in safety systems and the safety lifecycle, PLC, DCS and SCADA systems.
He began his career in the automobile industry, serving as a control and instrument engineer involved in the research and development of engine control systems at Ricardo Consulting Engineers. He has held subsequent positions at Field Electronics, involved in the design and manufacture of data acquisition systems, and Silvertech International, a system integrator, where he gained experience designing and working with various programmable logic controllers and distributed control systems.
He joined Invensys in 2003, where he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including the role of Triconex sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and then global product director for Triconex safety and critical control systems and offerings, responsible primarily for future direction and go-to-market strategy.
In 2013 he joined ABB Enterprise Software (Ventyx) responsible for the introduction of a new process safety management software solution to the EMEA region before joining Schneider Electric in 2015.
He resides on a number of steering committees and has the pleasure of working with many end users to improve the safety of our industry. He is a recognized presenter at industry forums and events, has published a number of articles and white papers, and is a patent holder.
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