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OPC UA is Open Platform Communications, Unified Architecture, a standard technology that enables secure and reliable, platform independent interoperability in industrial automation and other industries. (https://opcfoundation.org/about/what-is-opc/)

OPC UA has been successfully standardizing machine connections to and from PLC, SCADA and MES level applications for over a decade. The recent development is making OPC UA successful beyond that – both towards field level communications via OPC UA Field Exchange (UA FX) and cloud services via OPC UA PubSub MQTT.

This event is meant for users, vendors and constortia with interest to learn more about data transfer standards for multi-vendor, multi-platform, secure and reliable interoperability in industrial automation.

Register to secure your place among the experts in this great physical event!



Program (the program is subject to change)

  • 09:00

    Registration & coffee

  • 09:30

    Keynote: Latest News about OPC UA

    Stefan Hoppe | OPC Foundation

  • 10:00

    RDS-PS modelling in OPC UA

    Stian Dyrdal | Eviny AS

  • 10:30

    OPC UA in Yara’s Digital Production Platform

    Stig Are Remmen | Yara International ASA

  • 11:00


  • 11:30

    OPC UA Field Level Communication and OPC UA Field Exchange

    Peter Lutz | OPC Foundation

  • 12:00

    Latest News on OPC UA PubSub and Security Configuration

    Matthias Damm | Unified Automation

  • 12:30

    OPC UA for Machinery - Cross-domain interoperability brought to reality!

    Heiko Herden | VDMA

  • 13:00


  • 14:00

    UA vs. MQTT

    Stefan Hoppe | OPC Foundation

  • 14:20

    Implementation of MDIS Companion specification in industrial control systems

    Phani Mudumba | Aker Solutions & Geir Lund | ABB AS

  • 15:00


  • 15:20

    Use of OPC UA to improve security

    Anders Strangstad | Deloitte AS

  • 15:50

    Architecture & Modelling

    Espen Krogh | Prediktor AS

  • 16:20



Stian Dyrdal | Vedlikeholdsingeniør | Eviny

Responsible for the predictive maintenance program for Eviny’s 38 power plants.
Experienced in collection of data (I/O, IOT, OPCUA, MQTT) , information modelling (ISO 81346) and usage of data in visualization and analysis (Grafana).

Peter Lutz | Director Field Level Communications | OPC Foundation

Peter Lutz studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart with a focus on computer science. He then worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Facilities (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart in the field of open control systems and industrial communication systems. Afterwards, he was appointed managing director of the Sercos user group, responsible for the coordination of worldwide activities for the automation bus Sercos. Since April 2019 he has been managing the OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications (FLC) Initiative with the goal of extending OPC UA for field level communications in the factory and process industries.

Heiko Herden | Technical Project Coordinator | VDMA

Heiko Herden, VDMA project coordination and chairman of the OPC UA for Machinery working group.

Responsible for the coordination and support of about 40 working groups in the area of the creation of OPC UA Companion Specifications.

Head of the OPC UA for Machinery harmonization group, in which the basic information for Industrie 4.0 communication via OPC UA is defined for the entire range of machinery and plant engineering.

Working in the II4IP project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and participating in various other committees, for example in the Industrial Digital Twin Association or the OPC Foundation.

Geir L. Lund | Senior Engineer R&D Subsea | ABB AS

Educated from Høgskulen i Rogaland (Now University of Stavanger) in Cybernetics and Signal Processing in 1994.

Started his career in Matre Instruments as Subsea Software Engineer. Joined ABB in 2004. Has held different positions in ABB including Software Engineer, Section Manager, Operations Manager and Subsea Portfolio Manager.

Is now responsible for Subsea Automation in ABB’s Subsea Technologies Group.

Has been a member of the MDIS Working Group since the very beginning in 2010.

Phani Chand Mudumba | Product Manager - Software | Aker Solutions

Experienced Product Specialist Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum, Process Control, Engineering, Control Systems Design, and PLC Allen Bradley. Strong engineering professional with a Master’s degree focused in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Napier University.

Practical information




Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Hotellvegen, 2060 Gardermoen


Participation fee

It is free to participate, but we need registration so we can order the correct number of lunches for the participants!

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For accommodation, we recommend Radisson Blu Airport Hotel. Use this link for discount.

Alternatively, search for the hotel online, and manually enter this code: NO246998

Program Committee

Snorre Larsen | Equinor ASA
Robin Welch | Prediktor AS
Kim Kiltveit | Beckhoff Automation AS
Steffan Sørenes | Equinor ASA
Anders Veberg | Afry Consult AS
Karin Sundsvik | NFEA

Other information


The app is available in Appstore and Googleplay and it is named NFEA.
Use the same email as you used to register for the conference to log in.

In the App you`ll find list of participants, program, sponsors and eventually also PDF version of those lectures we are permitted to share.
PS: The same app will also apply if you participate at other NFEA conferences.
List of participants: each participant can choose to hide their identity in the app.

The app for this event will be available aprox. 2 weeks before the event starts