Press release

Ignite Conference to Fire Up Fourth Industrial Revolution

Sponsored by Businesswire

a leading provider of structured and contextualized data for industrial
applications, today announced that it will host Ignite,
a technology conference for asset-intensive industries, in Oslo on June
12-13, 2019. More than 800 technology and industry leaders, including
representatives from Cognizant, Google, Framo, Siemens, and National
Instruments, will take part in this thought leadership and networking
event, which will feature discussion of cyber risk in asset-intensive
industries, how digitalization of asset-intensive industries contributes
to global sustainability, and geopolitical and technological trends,
including how organizations must transform and adapt in the face of
technological disruption.

Ignite 2019 will be a launchpad for revolutionary ideas, providing new
insights into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where forward-thinking
leaders from industry and technology will reimagine how they work
together, exploring new ways for extracting value from enterprise data.
Presentations and conference sessions will address multiple topics
related to digitalization in asset-intensive industries, and attendees
will get “the big picture,” learning about what it takes to orchestrate
digital transformation and how to scale data science initiatives.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Darryl Willis, VP of Oil, Gas & Energy, Google Cloud
  • Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Executive Officer, Aker BP
  • Jan Eyvin Wang, Chairman of the Board of WWH
  • Torbjørn Folgerø, SVP & Chief Digital Officer of Equinor
  • Knut Johannessen Vidvei, Director of Innovation and Development,

The robust program of keynote presentations will be complemented by
executive, data science and emerging technologies tracks. Breakout
sessions will include deep-dive sessions designed to explore the
inventive ways that data scientists and industrial engineers are merging
disciplines, with a vision towards creation of innovative, data-driven
solutions that solve the industry’s most urgent problems, including
efficiency, safety and scaling digitalization projects beyond proofs of

“Asset-intensive industries like shipping and oil and gas are in the
midst of digitalization processes that will radically change operational
models. By bringing together CTOs, CEOs and leading data scientists from
across the industrial landscape, Ignite 2019 will help everyone be more
prepared for the changes to come,” said Torbjørn F. Folgerø, SVP and
chief digital officer at Equinor and Ignite program committee member.

Ignite 2019 will also feature an immersive technology demo area,
showcasing vendors such as Siemens, National Instruments and Seeq.
Attendees will be allowed to experience and evaluate the newest
technology innovations designed and built for asset-intensive
industries, including virtual reality and artificial intelligence tools,
as well as robotic process automation solutions.

“Ignite 2019 will be the premier event for exploring the benefits of the
Fourth Industrial Revolution, placing CTOs, top vendors and technology
leaders from key industries side-by-side with experts in cybersecurity,
artificial intelligence and robotics,” observed Maria Moræus Hanssen,
CEO of DEA Group and Ignite program committee member. “The combination
of industrial and technical leadership coming together at Ignite will
provide the perfect forum and environment for finding new ways to work
together in order to digitalize asset-intensive industries in the most
effective way possible.”

“As one of the major software companies in the world that strives to
develop technology in multiple areas, both by own efforts and by
partnerships, Siemens is pleased to partner with Cognite,” said Stig
Settemsdal, CTO of Siemens Offshore Solutions. “Not only is Cognite a
valued partner for Siemens in the offshore industry, but they also help
nurture our partnership through customer-facing events like Ignite that
serve to illustrate the value that underlies the Fourth Industrial

“Many manufacturing leaders recognize predictive maintenance as one of
the top value-add applications for IoT in business but have difficulty
connecting their fleets of operational equipment,” observed Ian
Fountain, Director of Marketing, Industrial IoT Applications, for
National Instruments. “Systems designed years ago couldn’t anticipate
the sensing, processing and data management needs of a modern,
analytics-based approach to reliability. National Instruments is a
recognized market leader in acquiring and analyzing measurement data,
and we also serve as a trusted advisor for the digitization and
management of diagnostic data for machine health. This is why we are
excited about attending Ignite and sharing our knowledge around the ways
that asset health data contributes to digital transformation.”

Ignite Registration Is Now Open

Registration for the limited number of attendee spots at Ignite 2019 is now
. Ignite also invites industry leaders to explore sponsorships
by contacting Giedre Malinauskaite at
“We especially encourage executives in the U.S. oil and gas industry to
register for the event,” she added. “The networking and learning
opportunities make the trip to Oslo especially beneficial.”

About Cognite

Headquartered in Oslo, Cognite is the fastest-growing technology company
in Scandinavia. The company’s flagship solution, the Cognite Data
Platform, liberates industrial data from separate, siloed systems and
reveals that data in a structured and contextualized manner, presenting
a full, virtual view of industrial reality – both past and present –
made accessible and meaningful for humans and machines. Exclusive
Cognite functionality, called Contextualization, means that everything
linked in the real world is linked in the platform. The company’s
groundbreaking industrial IoT data platform empowers companies to
extract value from existing data by transforming it into useful
information. Cognite’s interdisciplinary team includes software
developers, data scientists and 3D specialists. To learn more, visit
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