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  • Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation Hermine Nalbandian-Sugden Recorded: Nov 16 2016 45 mins
    The webinar opens with an overview of the current status of coal power generation. This will be followed by discussion of the operating ratios for power generating companies. Operating ratios represent revenue and expense categories found on a typical financial statement. They can be presented as a ratio or a percentage value. The smaller the operating ratio, the greater margin an organisation has to make a profit. These ratios allow a company to compare its operational performance across various times, analyse its data and take the necessary steps in order to maintain its operational performance and as such, as low an operating ratio (%) as possible. Many factors contribute towards the operating costs of a power generating company including the cost of fuel, staff, operation & maintenance (O&M) costs and depreciation and amortisation. The higher costs these factors are, the higher the operating ratio will be and, therefore, the lower the operational efficiency of a company. The cost of coal-fired power generation varies at the national and plant level. However, due to the increase in renewable energy, coal-fired power has shifted in many countries from baseload to load following mode necessitating flexibility in power plant operations. The more frequent cycling of coal-fired power plants can cause thermal and pressure stresses. Over time, these can result in premature or unplanned component failure and increased maintenance. Repeated starting up and shutting down of a unit, or operating at part load, can also increase emissions compared to non-cyclic operation. Measures can be taken to minimise the impact of cycling on plant performance. Assessment and control of O&M costs play a major role in calculating operating ratios. The webinar finishes with future projections for coal in power generation.
  • Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Principal Consultant Farah Saeed and Industry Analyst Rajalingam Recorded: Oct 24 2016 41 mins
    With increasing challenges and demand for automation in transmission and distribution applications, OEMs constantly develop systems and applications to support changing grid dynamics. 2016 is expected to see distribution automation sales recording $7 billion, with growth driven by developed economies. The distribution automation market is expected to experience steady growth through 2020, thanks to rising demand from the Asia-Pacific region. This webinar analyzes emerging market trends, such as edge intelligence and increasing distributed energy resources, and will discuss future predictions.
  • Singapore Data Centre Colocation Market: Supply Metrics and Demand Trends Singapore Data Centre Colocation Market: Supply Metrics and Demand Trends Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centre Infrastructure, Structure Research Recorded: Oct 20 2016 30 mins
    This session will provide detailed data centre metrics on the supply/demand landscape for colocation providers operating in the Singapore market. We take it one step further by segmenting Singapore into three primary districts or sub-regions to capture the nuance in each data centre hub location. How much data centre square feet, critical power is currently available and utilized in Singapore? And more importantly how much revenue is being generated by these third party service provider data centres? Where is it now and where is it headed? We will unwrap our detailed revenue and capacity projections from 2016-2020 while providing analytical insight on the factors driving growth.
  • Scopus content: What’s happening right now and a look at what’s to come Scopus content: What’s happening right now and a look at what’s to come Susanne Steiginga, Product Manager, Scopus Content Recorded: Oct 20 2016 45 mins
    Join us as we share some exciting new initiatives and discuss what’s to come in the remainder of 2016 and in 2017. We’ll also be giving updates on content coverage and content curation programs, as a lot has happened since we last presented on Scopus content in February. Tune in to stay current on all there is to know about Scopus - the Gold Standard multidisciplinary abstract and citation database.
  • Monitor with Discipline – Next Generation Data Centers Monitor with Discipline – Next Generation Data Centers Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds Recorded: Oct 20 2016 22 mins
    Next generation data centers are filling the industry with buzz worthy tech concepts like hybrid IT, clouds, software defined anything, containers and micro-services. These sometimes disparate constructs can solve the same problem in multiple ways. As such connected context will be key to effectively and efficiently managing application performance across these next generation data centers.

    In this session, we will be discussing how to monitor with discipline across next generation data centers.
    1. What are next generation data centers?

    2. How do IT organizations manage and optimize operational efficacy of these next gen data centers?

    - Connected context of key application performance metrics

    - DART-SOAR examples to meet the CIO’s SLA
  • How librarians use Mendeley to overcome research challenges How librarians use Mendeley to overcome research challenges Academic Medical Librarian at Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, Université de Moncton & D. Felder - Mendeley Recorded: Oct 19 2016 45 mins
    Join expert medical librarian Amanda Horsman and Doug Felder from Mendeley for an exclusive webinar focused on how librarians like you use Mendeley Institutional Edition to support students and researchers. Amanda will demonstrate the power of facilitating inter-professional collaboration between research group members.
  • Low quality coals - key commercial, environmental and plant considerations Low quality coals - key commercial, environmental and plant considerations Dr Stephen Mills Recorded: Oct 19 2016 39 mins
    Around half of the world’s estimated recoverable coal reserves comprise coals of low quality and value. These are mainly subbituminous and high-ash bituminous coals, and various grades of lignite. All are important for power generation and cogeneration. Each coal type brings its own combination of advantages and disadvantages. Despite the latter, a number of countries have turned increasingly to the use of such coals.
    In the last decade, subbituminous coals and coals with higher ash content have been introduced into the market and traded in increasing quantities. As reserves of some better quality export coals have been depleted, there has been a shift towards the greater use of variants of lower quality, often to cut costs. However, switching may reduce power plant efficiency, increase emissions, and escalate plant maintenance requirements.
    A number of major economies rely heavily on indigenous resources of lower quality coals as they may be the main energy resource available and are often cheap to mine using large scale opencast techniques. They can provide a secure source of energy and help minimise dependence on imported supplies.
    The webinar examines the current production and use of these three categories of coal and discusses what the future may hold. All three are expected to continue to play a major role in energy production for some time.
  • The Relevance of Business Continuity Management The Relevance of Business Continuity Management Jeffrey Butler, Risk Advisory Services for Experis Finance Recorded: Oct 13 2016 60 mins
    Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.

    After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    •Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
    •Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
    •Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
  • Managing Apple Devices in a Windows World Managing Apple Devices in a Windows World Steve Brasen - Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates | Tim Williams, Director, Product Marketing HEAT Software Recorded: Oct 6 2016 48 mins
    As Windows support requirements continue to dominate the focus of enterprise endpoint management efforts, an increasing number of Apple device users are becoming frustrated with being treated as second-class citizens. At the heart of the problem are Windows-centric practices and solutions that do not comprehensively translate to supporting Mac and iOS platforms.

    However, adoption of Apple management point solutions that operate independent of existing Windows administration platforms only add to management complexity and fail to achieve service reliability and cost-effectiveness.

    Join Steve Brasen, EMA Research Director from analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates, and Tim Williams, Director Product Marketing at HEAT Software for a one-hour presentation identifying the optimal practices and solutions that will enable comprehensive management of Apple devices side-by-side with Windows endpoints.

    Key topics of discussion include:

    •What is the current state of Apple device adoption and use in the enterprise?

    •What specific Apple requirements are not being serviced by traditional Windows-targeted management solutions?

    •Which methods should be employed to maintain consistent user experiences across different endpoint architectures?

    •What effect has increased workforce mobility had on emerging Apple support requirements?

    •How can enterprise security requirements be maintained across disparate software and hardware ecosystems?
  • Scopus: Best practices to power up your research Scopus: Best practices to power up your research Rachel McCullough, Product Marketing Manager, Scopus Recorded: Sep 29 2016 29 mins
    Join us as we discuss best practices so that you can use Scopus to power up your research. We'll be highlighting tips and tricks and also reviewing what has happened in Scopus so far in 2016.
  • Monitor with Discipline – The Application Stack Monitor with Discipline – The Application Stack Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds Recorded: Sep 22 2016 30 mins
    It’s apropos that the application is at the center of disruptive innovation. It is the momentum changer, providing both critical mass and atmospheric-shattering velocity. And any company can disrupt their industry or any adjacent industry, if they create the right application. The stack abides. Does this application focus change since there are a multitude of shifting possibilities provided by software-defined infrastructure?

    In this session, we will discuss how to monitor your application stack with discipline to keep the application stack optimal.

    ·How do I manage applications efficiently and effectively in the ever-changing Software Defined Data Center?

    ·How do I put into practice skills and techniques to ensure acceptable Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a continuous service integration and continuous service delivery environment?
  • Exploring the Software Defined Data Center Exploring the Software Defined Data Center Michael Elliott, Enterprise Cloud Strategist & Cloud Evangelist, NetApp Recorded: Sep 21 2016 43 mins
    Tips for Recognizing Key Data Center Trends and When to Incorporate SDDC into Your Data Center Architecture

    In the evolutionary journey of the enterprise data center, key inflection points drive adoption of new technologies such as virtualization, converged infrastructure, cloud, and containers. As business demands drive faster IT acceleration and innovation, new architectures have emerged giving rise to the Software Defined Data Center. Join this webinar to gain knowledge and understanding of the key trends affecting today’s data center, the components of a SDDC, and what you need to know to align your data center plans with the future of your business.
  • Live Q&A with Julian Kudritzki, Uptime and John Sheputis, Infomart Data Centers Live Q&A with Julian Kudritzki, Uptime and John Sheputis, Infomart Data Centers Brett Azuma, Julian Kudritzki, John Sheputis Recorded: Sep 21 2016 21 mins
    Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Brett Azuma from 451 Research will interview Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute and John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers about how organizations use Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT to seize opportunities to innovate while reducing their environmental impact and meeting a variety of business and sustainability goals.
  • Prospects for HELE power plant uptake in India Prospects for HELE power plant uptake in India Dr Ian Barnes Recorded: Sep 21 2016 34 mins
    India’s future energy needs are likely to grow more than any other country in the period to 2040. Energy consumption is predicted to more than double by 2040, with a consequent growth in the use of coal and oil.

    India’s coal fleet is relatively young, predominantly subcritical but with a large tranche of future capacity planned or under construction. However, the planned future capacity is largely supercritical, rather than the current state-of-the-art ultra-supercritical technology that has been extensively proven in other countries. Indian projections and current policy seem to indicate that this trend will continue in the near future. This appears to be a missed opportunity for India to have the most efficient and modern plant to drive her economic growth; lower efficiency plant built in preference to the best high efficiency low emission (HELE) alternatives now would be “locked in” to the generating sector for the lifetime of that plant, possibly forty years.

    The choice of subcritical, and now supercritical plant, over more advanced options is attributed to a cautious and conservative approach, gathering “home grown” experience on plant performance and maintenance in the light of challenges posed by India’s high ash coal resource. While this was undoubtedly a reasonable approach where power generation technologies were developed and built using regional skills and facilities, in the modern globalised power market a huge body of experience exists in dealing with all types of coal and manufacturers are prepared to design and offer high performance plant to burn even the most difficult coals, with full commercial guarantees. Fortunately, recent developments show that the Indian market is becoming more receptive to ultra-supercritical as the technology of first choice, but there is still much to be done to avoid the Indian coal fleet becoming locked into mainly supercritical plant.
  • Smart Business: How to Transform Your Building through Intelligence Smart Business: How to Transform Your Building through Intelligence Digital Lumens, Liberty Hardware Recorded: Sep 20 2016 34 mins
    Join us on September 20th to learn how intelligence can be used to improve your building and overall business. Hear from Procurement and IT managers at Liberty Hardware as they share their experiences on transforming their facility with networked lighting.
  • Integration of Nuclear Safety and Security Integration of Nuclear Safety and Security John Donald (United Kingdom), Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Superintending Inspector Recorded: Sep 16 2016 69 mins
    By exploring the areas of intersection between nuclear safety and nuclear security, the objective of this webinar is to identify how more effective protection of people and the environment can be achieved when nuclear safety and nuclear security are integrated a strategic, operational, and cultural level.
  • Emerging Radicalisation Threats to the Nuclear Industry Emerging Radicalisation Threats to the Nuclear Industry Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Recorded: Sep 15 2016 57 mins
    Countries are increasingly facing individuals “inspired” to commit violent acts against their fellow countrymen and governments. These individuals are often referred to as Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs). The term HVE includes any citizen who advocates, is engaged in, or is preparing to engage in ideologically-motivated terrorist activities to further political or social objectives. The objective of this webinar is to identify the current and future threat of radicalised individuals and how this might impact the nuclear industry.
  • Radicalisation Threat Mitigation: Behavioural Observation Radicalisation Threat Mitigation: Behavioural Observation Dr. Joseph R. Stainback IV, Research Professor at the University of Tennessee Recorded: Sep 14 2016 73 mins
    The objective of this webinar is to take lessons learned from our WINS workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector and identify measures for mitigating the threat posed by radicalised individuals through behavioural observation. A real-life case scenario will be presented and lessons learned will be applied to the nuclear industry.
  • The In Amenas Terrorist Attack: Lessons for the Nuclear Industry The In Amenas Terrorist Attack: Lessons for the Nuclear Industry Jim Snyder (US), Snyder Law Group LLC; former Director, Worldwide Security, Apple Recorded: Sep 13 2016 60 mins
    Join us on September 13, 2016 at 16:00 CET for our first webinar of the series following our May 2016 workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector. Mr. Jim Snyder will identify lessons learned from the In Amenas terrorist attack and how the associated security recommendations could be applied to the nuclear industry.
  • Top 10 Implications of Brexit on the UK Energy Sector Top 10 Implications of Brexit on the UK Energy Sector John Raspin, Malavika Tohani, Jonathan Robinson Recorded: Sep 1 2016 51 mins
    The historic vote by the UK to leave the European Union has created a huge amount of uncertainty in the UK, Europe, and the wider global economy. In the energy sector, the main areas of uncertainty hinge on the future of nuclear projects, UK’s commitment to renewable energy, and power infrastructure project costs.
    Why You Must Attend:
    · Find out the likely impact of Brexit on key aspects of the energy sector
    · What are the opportunities created and what could change as a result of this vote?
    · Understand the position of foreign utilities and how this vote could affect their decisions
  • Get Ready for Title 24 Updates Get Ready for Title 24 Updates Adam Swett, Regional Sales Manager Recorded: Aug 31 2016 30 mins
    California’s Building Code, Title 24, sets high standards for energy savings and is quickly reshaping the lighting industry as we know it. By 2030, all new non-residential construction will require zero net energy. Additionally, Title 24 compliance may be required in existing non-residential buildings in the event of certain lighting alterations.
  • Customer Spotlight: Coca-Cola Entreprise Customer Spotlight: Coca-Cola Entreprise Digital Lumens, Coca-Cola Recorded: Aug 31 2016 7 mins
    See how Coca-Cola is using intelligent lighting to meet their sustainability goals by 2020. Learn more about how Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED lighting and smart building applications can transform your business at www.digitallumens.com
  • Day in the Light Day in the Light Digital Lumens Recorded: Aug 31 2016 3 mins
    With next-generation analytics and operational insight, LightRules® software from Digital Lumens improves productivity, safety, and energy costs for industrial and commercial businesses around the world. Learn more about how Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED lighting and smart building applications can transform your business at www.digitallumens.com
  • Diferencia entre estabilización y optimización – sobre el control de flotación Diferencia entre estabilización y optimización – sobre el control de flotación Tano Balbin, Market Area Product Manager Automation, Outotec Recorded: Aug 19 2016 58 mins
    El tema a tratar será ‘Control y estrategia operativa del proceso de flotación’, en el cual Outotec demostrará la importancia de lograr el máximo control en una planta de flotación.

    Algunas de las herramientas básicas y avanzadas que han sido desarrolladas por Outotec serán presentadas a los participantes, así como los pasos para implementar una estrategia de control exitosa – enfatizando la diferencia entre estabilización y optimización de un circuito de flotación. Se invitará a los participantes a discutir los problemas actuales relacionados al control y estrategia operativa con el instructor. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
  • China - policies, HELE technologies and CO2 emission reduction China - policies, HELE technologies and CO2 emission reduction Dr Qian Zhu Recorded: Aug 17 2016 37 mins
    As the world’s largest consumer of coal and leading CO2 emitter, China’s role in the international effort to combat climate change can hardly be overstated. The challenges China faces to control emission and pollution levels while meeting the country’s increasing energy demand are enormous. Over the years, China has made considerable efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and control pollution levels, and notable progress has been made through the implementation of ambitious programmes aimed at improving energy efficiency across a number of industrial sectors and a rapid scale up of renewable energy. This study reviews China’s policy and regulatory initiatives, in particular those aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions, HELE (high efficiency low emissions) upgrades, diversify the energy mix, as well as the progress to date in reaching a series of ambitious goals. China’s rapid expansion of non-fossil energy which affects the structural change of the power sector and coal use in electricity generation, and therefore, CO2 emissions from coal-fired power generation are also discussed.

    China has provided strong financing and policy support for the R&D of HELE technologies. China now possesses a range of HELE technologies that are applicable to new and/or retrofitting of the existing coal-fired power plants and they are described in the webinar. Finally, the peak of coal consumption and CO2 emissions from power generation from coal, in light of China’s economic and policy trends affecting the structure of the economy and the coal consumption, are assessed.
  • Year End Tax Update: What You Need to Know to Prepare for 2017 Year End Tax Update: What You Need to Know to Prepare for 2017 Experis Finance Tax Directors: Myron Vansickel, Raj Basi, and Saleem Siddiqi Dec 7 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Year-end tax activities can be overwhelming and put extra stress on you and your tax team. Corporations are often challenged to clarify what their priorities need to be when planning for year-end tax activities. As 2016 comes to a close, there are a number of important items that should be taken into consideration as part of your planning efforts. This 60-minute webinar will update participants on the latest federal, state and international tax developments.

    By attending this session, participants will:

    -International Tax - Learn about international tax updates including BEPS and, in particular, the impact of Country by Country reporting on compliance and reporting obligations as well as Global Indirect Tax (VAT/GST) updates
    -Federal Tax - Understand the latest developments and changes in federal tax including section 179 and bonus depreciation, deductions which were made permanent or extended via tax extenders bill, and other major developments for business entities
    -State and Local Tax - Be aware of critical state income, sales and use tax legislative modifications and case that may impact your business
  • A review of energy markets in 2016 A review of energy markets in 2016 Mark Linke, British Gas hosted by Priyanka Shrestha, ELN Dec 16 2016 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    A review of energy markets in 2016: How have macroeconomics, geo-political uncertainty and the increasing globalisation of energy markets impacted UK Gas and Power Prices? Mark will also look at the possibilities for 2017 and what large end users should look out for.
  • The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce Experis and Right Management Jan 17 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?

    During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.

    By participating in this webinar, you will:
    Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
    Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
    Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team

    * Please note that this webinar is not eligible for HRCI credit.