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Stephen Pearce Topic: Improving reliability with Transformer Intelligence Mr. Stephen Pearce has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. Over the past 20 years he has held a number of management positions in ABB covering HV and MV Switchgear, Transformers, and has worked in a number of countries. Since 2015 he is has taken the role of Global Programme Manager for Transformer Intelligence, which covers ABB’s Transformer monitoring and diagnostic solutions. He is based in the United Kingdom.
Yusuf Zafer Korkmaz received his B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1995. He worked on protection and control schemes, substation automation and telemetry systems and generator auto synchronization systems before he joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. in 2013. His main areas of focus are power system automation for utilities and industrial plants, power management systems for industrial plants and system integrity protection schemes. He is a member of IEEE.
Yusuf Zafer Korkmaz
-------------------------- Kurt Schipman received his M.Sc. degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in 1993 and his Ph.D. degree from Staffordshire University (U.K.) in 1997.  His Ph.D. research focused on the development of control algorithms for active filters for HVDC applications.  In 1997 he joined ABB n.v. Power Quality Products (Belgium), an ABB center of excellence for low voltage Power Quality products.  In an R&D capacity his research was principally directed towards the development of power electronics based compensation equipment in the field of harmonic filtering and fast reactive power compensation. In 2004 he became technical application specialist for active filtering and other capacitors and filters products. Since 2011 he is the ABB global product marketing and sales manager for the capacitor & filters product line, leading a team of people that aim to bring the right power quality product to the customers to bring them optimal benefits.
Kurt Schipman,ABB n.v., Belgium