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Kevin O'Donovan

Technology Evangelist at A Bit of This and That

Nice, France

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Kevin is the founder of the boutique technology consultancy company, A Bit of This & That ... focused on the intersection of the IT and Energy Industries, delivering innovative technology consultations, sales advisory, speaker & social media influencer services.

Being a bit of a storyteller, he has been evangelizing how new technologies can transform the way we do things through-out his career. Kevin has a proven track record of 'bridging the gap' between the capabilities a new technology can bring and the practicalities of bringing that technology to market.

He has held senior leadership Technical Sales & Sales Management roles at Compaq, HP and most recently at Intel, where he was Intel’s Worldwide Sales Director for the Energy Industry.

email : Kevin@Kevin-ODonovan.com

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Nice, France
Speaking Topics: Energy Transition Technologies, The Industrial Metaverse, Bringing Energy Tech to market

Speaking Fee $5,000

Kevin O'Donovan Points
Academic 0
Author 52
Influencer 186
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 0
Total 248

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Featured Videos

The Industrial Metaverse ...
July 01, 2022
Off at ADIPEC 2021, my key takeaways - Interviewed by ADIPEC TV
July 01, 2022
The Energy Metaverse ... from Enlit Europe November 2021
July 01, 2022

Featured Topics

Energy Transition Technologies

The pace of technological innovation in the Digital world is not slowing down. It’s hard to keep up these days. With technologies like AI, Web 3.0, Autonomous ‘everything’, Voice Assistants, Chat bots, 3D Model/Digital Twin of ‘everything’, Mixed Reality, the Metaverse, Cyrptoeconomics to name but a few.

However given all the hype, the concept of technology fatigue and the growing mis-trust in technology is on the rise …

So what does this all mean for our Energy Transition into the 2020’s?

The Energy Metaverse

So what's this 'Industrial Metaverse' all about? ... and what value will it bring to us in the Energy Industry?

Now I am convinced we're already building the Energy Metaverse, And while many of the building blocks, the technologies and the platforms we'll need for the Metaverse are not coming from the Energy Industry, what the Energy Industry is doing today with Digital Twins, especially what I'd call 'dynamic' Digital twins is key. These real-time digital twins, enabled by real world IIoT / AI, these provide the foundation we need in order to create a virtual world that really is a true digital representation of our existing Energy world.

I honestly see the Metaverse as the next iteration of the '#Digitalization' of all sorts of Industries and how it will enhance how we will work and collaborate remotely in the coming years...

So what will be the potential implications for your business? ...

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Wordwide
Media Experience: Almost 3 decades ...
Last Media Interview: 12/31/1969

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.06
AR/VR
Blockchain 34.28
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 30.10
Digital Twins 50.45
Emerging Technology 30.05
Future of Work 30.52
Innovation 30.18
IoT 30.36
Leadership
Metaverse 83.58
NFT
Renewable Energy 49.58
Sales
Startups
Sustainability 30.17
Mobility
Marketing 30.08

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Utilities

Publications

10 Article/Blogs
#SiemensXcelerator ... My personal takeaways from the launch
LinkedIn
July 07, 2022
Now just in case you have not heard about it , Siemens Xcelerator is all about accelerating Digital Transformation, Faster, easier and at scale. It's an open digital business platform, with three elements;

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Tags: Innovation, Digital Twins, Metaverse

Off at CERAWeek Agora 2022
LinkedIn
March 21, 2022
I was over in Houston for #CERAWeek, attending Innovation Agora the 2nd week of March. Now given the tragic situation that was and still in playing out in Ukraine, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a bit trivial to be getting excited by new technology.

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Tags: Innovation, Digital Twins, Metaverse

No, you don't need a Meta/Facebook account for the Energy Metaverse ...
LinkedIn
February 03, 2022
Well thanks to everyone for all messages and chats over the past few weeks re "The Energy Metaverse". The response to my Enlit Inspire session and newsletter was a lot more that I had ever expected. So it certainly looks likes it's a topic that intrigues many of ye, as it does me.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Digital Twins, Metaverse

"The Energy Metaverse"​ ...
LinkedIn
December 20, 2021
My goal was to share what I see the Metaverse is all about, the characteristics of a Metaverse, the tools & technologies that are needed, the emerging platform etc. And crucially based on what we've been doing in the Energy Industry for years, why I am convinced we're already building the Energy Metaverse.

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Tags: Marketing, Digital Twins, Metaverse

Energy Industry Clubhouse Clubs Ver 3
LinkedIn
March 12, 2021
As of 17:00CET on Friday 23rd April, the following are a list of Clubhouse Clubs that I am aware of related to the Energy Industry, 65 of them ... and I am sure I am still missing a few.

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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

Taking a holistic approach to Vegetation Management ...
linkedin
March 13, 2019
Thanks to IBM Industries, I had the opportunity to spend time with the IBM Energy team at DistribuTECH 2019. As part of my engagement, I recorded a number of vblogs with a few of their experts and I’ve authored this blog to share my key takeway. So while this content is sponsored by IBM, the views expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of IBM.

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Tags: Analytics, AI

What to expect from Blockchain in Energy ? The typical questions I get asked ...
linkedin
January 25, 2019
I am a big believer in #Blockchain being a technology that’s here to stay. 18 months ago, if you read all the hype headlines, then blockchain was going to revolutionize the energy industry, everything would be tokenized, peer-to-peer energy markets would be a reality, it’s going to be way simpler and cheaper to develop, deploy and maintain, etc etc …

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Renewable Energy

Energy Executive Roundtable at Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2019
LinkedIn
January 23, 2019
After last years highly successful #Energy Exec Roundtable, we’re doing it again.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Renewable Energy

Innovation in #Energy ... with Tom Raftery on his Innovation Evangelist podcast.
linkedin
January 20, 2019
I had the opportunity to chat with a good friend, Tom Raftery for an episode of his new Innovation Evangelist podcast.

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Tags: Analytics, Innovation, Renewable Energy

Talking Utilites with Ben Lind ...
linkedin
January 20, 2019
We talked about what trends are currently sweeping the industry, how to avoid common mistakes when embarking on a journey of digital transformation and we went into some detail about how exciting the future could be for blockchain within the energy realm.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Keynote
The Energy Metaverse
Enlit Europe - Inspire Stage
December 20, 2021
A few months before the word 'Metaverse' made the mainstream news thanks to the Facebook rebranding, I had proposed to the Enlit team to deliver a session on "The Energy Metaverse".
So on the 1st December last in Milan on the Inspire Stage during #EnlitEurope, I got my opportunity ...
My goal was to share what I see the Metaverse is all about, the characteristics of a Metaverse, the tools & technologies that are needed, the emerging platform etc. And crucially based on what we've been doing in the Energy Industry for years, why I am convinced we're already building the Energy Metaverse.

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Tags: Digital Twins, Future of Work, Metaverse

2 Media Interviews
Siemens and NVIDIA enable Industrial Metaverse ...
Kevin O'Donovan
June 30, 2022
"We’re building the computational stack, the AI & the real-time simulation technologies ... Siemens lives at the intersection of IT & OT, they have the industrial expertise, the skills & the assets ...

What Siemens do is the perfect complement to what we are doing ... No better partner for us to deliver the #IndustrialMetaverse to the world ..."

This was Rev’s response to me when I asked him what the Siemens and NVIDIA announcement on enabling the #IndustrialMetaverse was all about ...

Rev Lebaredian is Vice President, #Omniverse and Simulation Technologies at #NVIDIA. We met up during the #SiemensXcelerator launch in Munich.

I went on to ask Rev about high-fidelity #digitaltwin's, how they ‘train’ their #AI’s via a ‘lived experience’ in #Omniverse, where a Digital Twin has to match the real world as close as possible ... all in real-time ... or in super real-time ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Twins, Metaverse

Off at ADIPEC 2021, my key takeaways - Interviewed by ADIPEC TV
ADIPEC Official on YouTube
November 18, 2021
Off at ASIPEC 2021, my key takeaways - Interviewed by ADIPEC TV

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Tags: Digital Twins, IoT, Metaverse

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Off with Siemens Smart Infrastrcuture at The Smarter E 2022 ...
Kevin O'Donovan
May 30, 2022
The Smarter E 2022 was one huge event. 65,000+ visitors, 4 parallel 'events', numerous side events, 12 halls of the Munich Messe full ... it was big. And I had the opportunity to be there with Siemens Smart Infrastructure the entire week.

So what was it like at the event? Well hopefully this article gives you an idea of the event and what I offer to clients covering an event ...

For transparency, Siemens engaged me in a #SiemensInfluencer paid role for the event.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Mobility, Renewable Energy

14 Videos
A chat with John Mackey on 'Virtual Commissioning' during #Transfrom 2022 ...
YouTube
July 18, 2022
John walks us through the #VirtualCommisioning of an example production line ... 5 cells simulating the actual real world production stages ... and all working together in real time ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Twins, Metaverse

Siemens and Nvidia enabling Industrial Metaverse ...
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June 30, 2022

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Tags: AI, Digital Twins, Metaverse

#CollisionConf Day 2 takeaways ... #SiemensAtCollision #shorts
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June 22, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

#CollisionConf Day 1 Takeaways ... #SiemensAtCollision #shorts
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June 22, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

Off with #SiemensAtCollision ... Opening Night ... #shorts
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June 20, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

A chat with Laurent Schmitt at dcbel ...
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May 18, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

Off at #TheSmarterE with Arturo Bandaras Fuhrmann, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
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May 17, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

A bird's eye view of the Siemens Booth at #TheSmarterE
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May 16, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

Off to #TheSmarterE in Munich with Siemens Infrastructure ...
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May 16, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

"Accelerating the Energy Transition. Together." ... Siemens Smart Infrastructure at #TheSmarterE
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May 16, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

Off at #TheSmarterE with Stefan Jessenberger, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
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May 13, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

Off at #TheSmarterE with Klemens Wegehaupt, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
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May 13, 2022

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Off at #TheSmarterE with Varun Chugh, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
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May 13, 2022

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Off at #TheSmarterE with Ergys Frasheri, PV Smart Infrastructure
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May 13, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Metaverse

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