The seminars on
lifecycle management
of grid connected distribution assets

Johannesburg  - 17.04.2018
George  - 18.04.2018
Cape Town  - 19.04.2018

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Implementation of a Network Lifecycle Management Solution

Business Sweden is delighted to invite you to a seminar which presents Digpro and ABB’s value proposition for Network Lifecycle Management. The target audience is Management and Subject Matter Experts at small to medium size Electrical Power Utilities or multi-Utilities, like Local and District Municipalities.

The seminar will showcase and demonstrate an IT/OT solution which enables typically midsize distribution utilities to better align strategy and tactics with international best practice, whereby rendering of critical asset data, managing outages and reporting should be uniform, transparent, up-to-date and reliable. The solution is also a step in the direction to improve compliance with directives imposed by the National Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).


This seminar, which is offered at alternative dates & venues for your convenience, is jointly hosted by Business Sweden and Digpro in collaboration with ABB South Africa. It is aimed at presenting a modern, connected Network Life Cycle solution including key steps to help optimise your organisation’s critical business processes.


You will learn about:


  • A software solution that allows Utilities to manage knowledge about their distribution grid, and to streamline collaboration between departments
  • Proposed ways to enhance grid reliability and steps to enhance operational effectiveness around network planning, operations and asset management
  • Technology and practices for mitigating non-compliance with regulation and directives, imposed by regulatory authorities i.e. NERSA
  • How to reduce outages and improve worker safety and productivity
  • Real world customer cases & best practice examples


Check the seminars agenda

9:00 — 10:00
Registration open with coffee or tea and snacks in the lounge area
10:00 — 10:15
Opening Statement and Welcome
Mr. Dawid Pieterse,
Senior Energy Advisor at Business Sweden
10:15 — 10:45
Lifecycle Management of Electrical Grid Assets (NLM)
Mr. Stefan Multing and Mr. Bo Lundgren,
An introduction to NLM:
  • The solution for Network Lifecycle Management connects and visualizes network assets to help you remove operational silos and achieve higher levels of automation, reliability and performance
  • Real world examples and references


Meet our experts

Join our subject matter experts for a day of presentations, a lunch, networking and a panel discussion with fellow executives from the South African utility sector

Mr. Bo Lundgren

CEO Digpro

Mr. Lundgren holds an MSc in Engineering and is one of the founding fathers of Digpro. Bo has over 30 years of experience within the Utility Software Industry.

Mr. Matjaz Clemente

Senior Industry Product Solution Manager at Digpro

Mr. Clemente holds a master degree as an Electronic Data Systems Engineer and is one of Digpro’s experienced managers within the Industry Solution Group. Matjaz has over 15 years of experience within the Utility Software Industry.

Mr. Stefan Multing

Senior Director – Global Sales at Digpro

Mr. Multing holds a BSc in Bus. Adm. & Computer Science and is heading up international sales on behalf of Digpro. Stefan has worked over 15 years in the Utility Software Industry.

Mr. Hennie Nel

Industry Solution Executive for Utilities at ABB South Africa

Mr. Nel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Informatics. Hennie has over 19 years of experience within the Utility Software Industry and is part of the ABB Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Team.

Mr. Dawid Pieterse

Senior Energy Advisor at Business Sweden

Mr. Pieterse has 30 years of electrical distribution experience with private companies, including Eskom (South Africa), Umeme (Uganda) and EKEDP (Nigeria). He works within the Swedish Energy for Africa program that facilitates for Swedish companies to do business within the energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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17 Apr 2018,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Zulu Nyala
18 Apr 2018,
George, South Africa
Venue: George Lodge International Guesthouse
19 Apr 2018,
Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: Stellenbosch Vineyards
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Digpro was founded 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are 100 % focused on product development, marketing, and implementation of mission-critical systems for complete network lifecycle management. Our products include; Distribution Management, Network Design & Planning, Outage Management, Network Maintenance, and GIS/NIS. We have offices in four locations in three countries, where our team of over 100 experts assist more than 120 customers across several continents. We have become a market leader in Scandinavia and are proud of our reputation as a major innovator within the field of Network Lifecycle Management (NLM), GIS/NIS and DMS/OMS systems. Digpro is a certified partner of ABB. Please visit from more information.

Business Sweden

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels. Our purpose is to help Swedish companies to grow their international revenues and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Please visit for more information.


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 136,000 people. Please visit from more information.