OPC DAY NORWAY 2023 takes place at Gardermoen, Oslo, nov 29th.

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. OPC explained by OPC Foundation

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.

OPC DAY NORWAY 2023 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.

Please register for OPC DAY to secure your place among the experts at this great event!

Confirmed Speakers:
Stefan Hoppe | OPC Foundation
Matthias Damm | Unified Automation
Christopher Liehr | VDMA
Julian Thielemann | Beckhoff Automation AS
Espen Krogh | TGS Prediktor AS
Dr. Andreas Würger | PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH
Sølve Raaen | Kongsberg Maritime
Pål Fister | Aker BP AS
Jan Roger Rossebø | Equinor ASA
Kristian Mo | Siemens Energy AS

OPC DAY NORWAY 2023 takes place at Gardermoen, Oslo, nov 29th.

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Program (the program is subject to change)

  • 09:00

    Registration & Coffee

  • 09:20

    Welcome & Opening

    Karin Sundsvik | CEO | NFEA

  • 09:30

    Keynote: OPC UA – Status update and Vision

    Stefan Hoppe | President and CEO | OPC Foundation

  • 10:30

    Interconnectivity unleashed: OPC UA Pub/Sub, companion specifications and TwinCAT powering industrial interoperability

    Julian Thielemann | Beckhoff Automation AS

  • 11:00

    Device and asset management based on OPC UA – a standardized gateway between OT-systems and their Digital Twins

    Dr. Andreas Würger | PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH

  • 11:30


  • 12:00

    OPC UA over MQTT Enhancements

    Matthias Damm | Unified Automation

  • 12:30

    OPC UA for Machinery - Job Management

    Christopher Liehr | VDMA

  • 13:00


  • 14:00

    OPAS Standard update

    Sølve Raaen | Kongsberg Maritime

  • 14:30

    Njord - OPC UA in a brownfield facility

    Jan Roger Rossebø | Equinor ASA
    Kristian Mo | Siemens Energy AS

  • 15:00


  • 15:30

    Digital Foundation Project

    Pål Fister | Aker BP

  • 16:00

    OPC UA for Energy

    Espen Krogh | TGS Prediktor AS

  • 16:20

    End of Day



Stefan Hoppe| President and CEO | OPC Foundation

Stefan Hoppe is the OPC Foundation President since end 2018 coordinating the OPC expansion into the Internet of Things & Industrie4.0.
Stefan has been the Global Vice President since 2014 and the President of the OPC Europe organization since 2010 being the catalyst for initiating liaisons with other industrial consortiums that has resulted in OPC working groups developing companion specifications for the organizations respective information models.

Stefan Hoppe studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Since 1995 he has worked for BECKHOFF Automation, starting as a software developer later as a lead Product Manager with focus on PC based Automation, connectivity and embedded software products.

You can reach Stefan under stefan.hoppe@opcfoundation.org

Christopher Liehr | Editor of OPC UA Companion Specifications

Christopher Liehr takes a leading role in the development of OPC UA Companion Specifications as an expert in OPC UA information modeling. In this context, he is in charge of several active working groups at VDMA throughout all phases of development, providing technical advice, leadership and moderation of the committees.

In this regard, currently he is in charge of the working groups OPC UA for Wireless Machine Tool Peripherals, OPC UA for Shot Blasting Technology, OPC UA for Plasma Surface Technology, as well as OPC UA for Conveying (Mining). Furthermore, he is involved in the research project ENLARGE, in which OPC UA Companion Specifications for battery cell production machines are being developed, and he leads a user group for software companies in the context of OPC UA.

 Before joining VDMA, Christopher Liehr studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Dr. Andreas Würger | Technology manager OPC UA and Digital Twin | PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH

Dr. Andreas Würger has combined studies and hands on work in the field of industrial automation since he started as an electrician apprentice at MARS GmbH in 2008, via bachelor’s and master’s degree in automation technology combined with student apprenticeship. From 2017 to 2020 Andreas worked as research associate at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in parallel with a PhD thesis at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. The PhD thesis addressed how engineering of technical energy management components in automation systems can be made more efficient and how production plants can be modeled from an energy perspective and mapped into a standardized OPC UA information model. Since May 2020 Andreas has been employed at PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH, initially responsible for infrastructure system applications. Since May 2023 he holds the position as technology manager for the topics OPC UA and digital twin for the PLCnext ecosystem.

Julian Thielemann | Productmanager TwinCAT Connectivity and IoT | Beckhoff Automation

Julian Thielemann is a Product Manager for TwinCAT with a focus on Connectivity and IoT at Beckhoff Automation. Among other Areas, he specializes in OPC UA and related technologies, such as OPC UA Companion Specifications. Julian has been working in the Automation industry since 2017 and started working with OPC UA in 2021. As part of a Team, Julian is responsible for TwinCAT Functions related to Connectivity and IoT.

Julian graduated from the practice-integrated Bachelor of Engineering «Product-Service Engineering» at the Hochschule Bielefeld. He studied and worked at Beckhoff Automation since then, starting as a Software Developer until he became a Product Manager in May of 2022. During his time at the company, Julian has always been in touch with the communication of automation systems. In addition to his work at Beckhoff Automation, Julian is currently pursuing a part-time master’s degree in «Digital Technologies.»

Practical information




Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Hotellvegen, 2060 Gardermoen


Participation fee

NOK 1.000,-


For accommodation, we recommend Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

Exhibition / logo

kr. 3 000,- (+ Participation fee)

Exhibition incl. logo on eventpage/in app etc:
kr. 5 000,- (+ Participation fee)

Maximum exhibition size: 3 meters width x 2 meters depth

Logo in the program:

  • Members kr. 3 000,-
  • Non members kr. 4 500,-

Program Committee

Atle Bjørnerud | Kongsberg Maritime
Kim Kiltveit | Beckhoff Automation AS
Robin Welch | TGS Prediktor AS
Øyvind Varne | Equinor ASA
Anders Veberg | AFRY AS
Kjetil Torvanger | Deloitte AS
Tom Kristian Venger | NFEA


Other information


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