Accenture Plant Performance Solution (APPS) is an integrated set of applications and processes, which help power generation companies address a variety of challenges by helping them to establish a critical asset information and collaboration hub. By improving access to critical asset information through a single sign-on and providing that information in a role based manner, allowing drill down into the asset hierarchy and linking SME’s to the critical assets, APPS is helping provide the right information to the right people at the right time to help them make quicker, better informed decisions. In this way, APPS is helping companies to reduce their reactive maintenance percentage and lower maintenance costs while responding to challenges such as aging assets and workforce. APPS is built on the Microsoft technology platform which helps companies get a better return on their existing IT investment by reducing training time and implementation risk and improving access to information to non-traditional users.
Attendees of this Webcast will hear how APPS can be used to implement a proactive maintenance program to improve plant equipment performance and provide real-time process driven information and advanced analytics to decision-makers. Customer GenOn Energy will be highlighted as a real world APPS industry best practice.
Jon C. Arnold
Managing Director, Worldwide Power and
Jon Arnold is the Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities for Microsoft. As Microsoft's senior executive for Power and Utilities his primary responsibility is to establish and drive Microsoft's industry strategy, which extends his leadership over sales, solutions development, partner activities, marketing, industry standards development, evangelism, industry, government and executive relations, as well as continuing the advancement of Microsoft's worldwide power and utilities team. Most recently, the award winning smart energy reference architecture (SERA) was developed under the direction and leadership of Mr. Arnold.
Diego Negro is a Senior Manager within Accenture's Generation practice with over 11 years of experience in control and instrumentation, equipment reliability, operations, maintenance and software Implementation for Nuclear and Fossil plants. Diego leads asset development activities for Accenture Plant Performance Solutions (APPS) and he also leads APPS projects across North America.
Mickey Peters is a Senior Manager who joined Accenture in 2010 as a Sales Director global responsibilities for hydropower and North America responsibilities to support Accenture power generation solutions. Mickey brings 20 years of experience in business development and management of hydro power generation assets and companies. He was local President for Duke Energy's operating subsidiaries in Peru and Brazil where he gained extensive experience in managing generation operations in developing markets. He led turnarounds in these companies with a strategy that included financial, commercial, regulatory and operational aspects that resulted in significant improvements in earnings, operating and safety performance and organizational climate.