Expert Discussion: Meeting Energy Industry Challenges with Open-Source Solutions

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Originally Recorded: August 12, 2021


Nikhil Chauhan, Digital Transformation Officer, Wind River

 Shuli Goodman Ph.D., Executive Director, LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project                       

Prithpal Khajuria, Global Segment Leader, Power Sector,  Industrial Solutions Div., Intel Corporation

Event Moderator: Chris McNamara, Editor in Chief, Smart Industry


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The energy industry is facing shifting markets, downward price pressure, climate imperatives, and cybersecurity concerns. The energy industry must respond with greater agility, flexibility, efficiency, and security to not just meet these challenges, but thrive. Modern software-defined solutions utilizing open-source software is the answer.

Join this expert discussion with technology and energy experts as they discuss: 

  • The short-term and long-term challenges facing the energy industry
  • Modern software and technology solutions that are advancing energy-production processes
  • The unique benefits of open-source solutions that you can implement now
  • Methods to create a cybersecure energy industrial environment at your facility

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Meet the Presenters

Nikhil-Chauhan-2021Nikhil Chauhan
Digital Transformation Officer
Wind River

Nikhil Chauhan is the digital transformation officer (DTO) at Wind River. He maximizes the transformation journeys of Industrial, Medical and Automotive customers who deliver Intelligent Systems. Prior to Wind River, Nikhil yielded $4B+ value by incubating, delivering, and marketing 50+ edge-cloud products and platforms. For example, he incubated and launched industry’s first modern IIoT platform at GE, increased Cisco IoT Cloud BU revenue by 25%, architected portfolio go-to-market at Hitachi Vantara, and pivoted Teradata to a cloud-first SaaS company.

Shuli-Goodman---Executive-Dir---LF-Energy-2021-bwShuli Goodman Ph.D.
Executive Director
LF Energy – A Linux Foundation Project

Shuli Goodman is the founder and Executive Director of LF Energy, a new Linux Foundation project that supports open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors. LF Energy’s ambition is to accelerate the energy transition and the decarbonization of the world’s economies. Having spent the early part of her career enabling some of the world’s largest companies in the world to become Internet-ready, she has brought her digital-first, cross-industry background to the electricity sector.

Prithpal-Khajuria---Intel-2021Prithpal Khajuria
Global Segment Leader, Power Sector
- Industrial Solutions Division.

Prithpal Khajuria joined the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) of Intel Corporation as Global Segment Leader to drive grid modernization in the Power Sector. The vision of Intel is to help utilities lead the innovation and drive ecosystem to develop software defined systems for next generation infrastructure which is based on standardized hardware, scalable software platform, standardized tools, easy to manage and  ready to deal with all kind of cyber and physical threats. The focus for Intel is to apply the data centric technologies to modernize the power sector infrastructure in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.  Prithpal has 15 years of experience in providing advanced solutions to the global energy industry. Before joining Intel, he was consulting with electric utilities worldwide on  Grid Modernization strategies and emerging technologies. Prior to his consulting activities, Prithpal led the Smart Grid Product Management teams at SK Telecom, Onramp Wireless and Silver Spring Networks.


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