Success Story of Redefining Power Plant Performance

Session Abstract:

Digital transformation often means looking for new ways to leverage technology and IoT data to generate revenue. Industrial organizations are quickly finding benefits in servitization. As a result, services are an increasingly important part of manufacturers’ digital transformations. Learn how SAS and The Grain are collaborating to help SPG Dry Cooling achieve their aftermarket service goals, differentiate and optimize their assets.



As Senior Global Director and Head of IoT Commercial in SAS’ IoT Division, Josh Becker is responsible for the development and execution of the global IoT commercial strategy. He leads a diverse team of business development professionals, with domain expertise across all verticals. Responsible for co-innovating and co-developing with ecosystem partners, Josh and his team collaborate to build differentiated IoT solutions and create net new revenue. Building on the foundational tenet that analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can improve lives by enabling better decisions, Josh believes that the Internet of Things scales this opportunity significantly and is intensely focused on partnering with others who share this vision. Prior to his current position, Josh served SAS in a variety of roles including: Principal Industrial IoT Business Development Executive, Manufacturing & Industrial Direct Sales, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Industry Consulting, and Manufacturing Solutions Architect. Josh serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (GWSCA), a non-profit organization focused on providing innovation, education and resources to the warranty and service contract industry. Prior to joining SAS, Josh led the Reliability Engineering team for what is now Sub-Zero Group, Inc., a manufacturer of luxury appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Josh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well an MBA in Technology Management.

Frédéric Anthone is developing and coordinating the aftermarket activities of SPG Dry Cooling, a global leader in Air Cooled Condensers (ACCs) for the power generation market. Besides the traditional services and support portfolio, the offering also includes performance improvements and retrofits. Frédéric also fosters the development of new technologies resulting in ACC360®, a ground-breaking cloud-based advanced analytics solution that guarantees the highest availability and efficiency of the ACC and steam cycle in power plants.

Pascal Bejstrup is one of the founding partners of The Grain and he has a mechanical engineering background with an MBA of Insead. Before joining Allied Reliability Group, a Maintenance & Reliability Engineering company, as COO he worked for more than ten years in a corporate role in a public drinking water company. The Grain is a data science company delivering, customized and scalable AI solutions for the industry. Our expertise is demonstrated within the various industrial fields of supply chain and demand forecasting, process optimization & predictive maintenance, production planning & scheduling and MRO. We combine our strong industry background knowledge with data science expertise. In our solutions we develop a strong focus on the continuous interaction between the technology and its users, which we define as the “human factor“ in our vision.