Power Conference Agenda

Sunday, October 10 – Arrival

Afternoon Citrus Piazza and Venetian Foyer
4-7pmWelcome Reception
Only available in-person
Only available in-person

Monday, October 11 (day 1)

Morning Combined Session - Venetian 4-5
7:00amRegistration Opens - Hotel Conference Center
8:30amSimTech 2021 Opening Remarks and Introductions
Jody Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, CORYS Inc.
9:00amCEO Address
Nicolas Lacand, CEO, CORYS Inc.
9:15amKeynote Address – “Convergence of physical and digital systems, building digital plants in parallel with their physical twins”
Anthonie Cilliers, Senior Manager, Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical, Kairos Power
Bille Stone
10:30am Keynote Address - “The Last Terrestrial Frontier - and the Pending Competition between Man and Machine to Explore it”
William C. Stone, PhD, P.E., CEO, Stone Aerospace, Inc., CEO, Sunfish, Inc. President, United States Deep Caving Team
Bille Stone
11:30am Break
12:00pm Lunch
Afternoon Location : Venetian 3
1:15pmImprovements to Simulator Tools from the Users Community
Jerry Gullick, Senior Engineer (Retired) Entergy - Indian Point Nuclear Station
1:40pmOn-Line Simulator Training through Webinars
John Shriver, Consultant to CORYS Inc.
2:05pmS3R for Next Generation Core Designs
Jeff Borkowski, Senior Engineer, Studsvik
2:30pmWhat Should Be the Scope of Your Electrical Model Upgrade?
John Stone, Senior Engineer, CORYS Inc.
3:20pmNRC Technical Training Center Modernization Efforts
Mark Cunningham, Senior Engineer, USNRC
3:45pmTraining With the THOR Flooding Models
Skip Irwin, Simulator Supervisor, Dominion Energy, Surry Nuclear Station
4:15pmDay 1 Adjourned
7-10pmSocial Event
Margaritaville at Universal City Walk

Tuesday, October 12 (day 2)

Morning Location : Venetian 3
8:30amEarly Launch of Validation Via an Evolving
Engineering Simulator (ELVEES)

Jean-Christophe Blanchon, R&D Manager, CORYS SAS
Guillaume Hemery, Systems Engineering Core Team – Stream Lead „Robust Design and Simulation“, Framatome
09:00amDigital Twin and Dynamic Simulation
Didier Paen – Business Development Manager, CORYS SAS
9:30amMonticello Full Scope Glass Panel Simulator
Joe Yarbrough, Simulator Engineer, Xcel Energy – Monticello Nuclear Station
10:20amVirtual Machine Environment for Simulator Support
Ryan Lipsky, Simulator Support, Duke Energy – Catawba Nuclear Station
10:45amImagining the Possibilities of a VM Simulator Environment
Jeremy Jefcoat, Southern Nuclear Company, Plant Farley
11:15amU.S. NRC Perspective on Training

Bernard Litkett, Reactor Engineer, Operator Licensing and Human Factors Branch, USNRC
Afternoon Location : Venetian 3
1:15pmSimulator Survival without Hardware Support
Dale Richmond, Energy Harbor, Perry Nuclear Plant
1:40pmDeveloping an Entergy Simulator Training Academy
Dave Williams, Fleet Operations Training, Entergy Corporation
2:05pmThere’s More in Store for THOR
Barney Panfil, Principal Engineer, CORYS Inc.
Peter Andersen, Principal Engineer, CORYS Inc.


2:50pmNew to Simulation – First Impressions
Skyler Brandt, Simulator Software Specialist, NPPD, Cooper Nuclear Station

3:15pmConfiguration Management – The Key to Simulator Reliability
Gerry Wyatt, Simulator Engineer, Energy Northwest, Columbia Nuclear Station
3:40pmSimulator Impressions from Long-Time Instructor
Brad Williamson, Consultant
4:00amDay 2 Adjourned

Wednesday, October 13-Friday, October 15 (day 3 to 5)

Training classes
THOR Training Course
Only available in-person