Fast & Accurate Asset Inspections Leveraging AI

Virtual Conference sponsored by Hitachi Vantara

March 22, 2022

11:00 AM (ET)

About the Event:

Changing weather patterns have amplified equipment failure problems for aging Transmission and Distribution (T&D), for example the devastating forest fires in the western United States that have costed billions of dollars in damages and claimed many human lives. In most of these cases, T&D infrastructure was to blame. There is an urgent need to maintain thousands of miles of T&D towers and cables faster and more efficiently. Since manual processes today involve workers climbing transmission towers, or using helicopters to capture photographic evidence for offline analytics by third-party data experts, T&D lines inspections is labor-intensive, risky, and very expensive.

Energy companies and their Operations and Maintenance (O&M) partners are seeking ways to quickly analyze asset conditions, while removing bottlenecks caused by the cycle-time of image analytics without interrupting their services. Image based inspections solutions from Hitachi solves this problem by analyzing thousands of images in seconds with a very high accuracy rate, and removing human subjectivity using machine vision and AI. Join this webinar to learn how automating the image analytics workflow helps save time and costs and reduces risks involved with manual defect identification methods, while furthering asset health and lifetime.

Key Topics Covered

• The fast growing use of AI and machine vision to automate asset inspections

• The accelerating adoption of Asset Performance Management solutions

• Automating and integrating image analytics processes with field workforce management


Shamik Mehta

Shamik Mehta is the Director of Industry Solutions Marketing for Hitachi Vantara. Shamik has around 25 years of experience in product and strategic marketing for semiconductors, renewable energy, e-mobility, IoT, data management and data analytics software. He’s held roles in chip design, pre-sales, product management and marketing for technology products,


Scott MacKenzie, lives and breathes his passion for Industrial growth and success. His humble beginnings as a lathing contractor and certified journeyman/lineman gives him the field-cred needed to understand industrial challenges. His MBA and Post-Grad education opened the door to lead a team onto the NASDAQ while serving as President of a multi-national terminaling corporation.

Bret Toplyn

Product Manager, Energy Market Intelligence. He has worked in energy for 10 years analyzing energy markets using historical data, fundamental forecasts, statistics and machine learning. During his career he has worked with renewable developers, financiers, regulators, independent power producers and utilities as they address the different goals and challenges associated with increased renewable generation and evolving technology.

Lucian Fogoros

An entrepreneurial software engineer with global business leadership experience and a passion for digital transformation. Lucian has worked in the industrial software and automation industry since 1998. He holds a BSEE from Cleveland State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Finance from Case Western Reserve University. He has worked in various positions: software development, product development, training, marketing, pre-sales, product management,