Final Agenda: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the final agenda for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Allison Chinchar, noted Meteorologist with CNN, will be speaking on the topic of flooding at our Water 2.0 Charlotte event.

During the past 10 years Water 2.0 has been discussing flooding at our conferences.  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Gray Matter Systems spoke about the effects of flooding on water treatment centers at our Water 2.0 April event.

TECHHUB: Anheuser-Busch Steps Up After Hurricane, Manufacturing & Digital Transformation and WEFTEC

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

The first day of our conference is primarily geared toward water industry professionals.  The second day is less technical in regard to the water industry.  Some of the speakers from the first day will be repeated and the content will be directed towards students, financial, computer science and legal professionals who want to gain a general knowledge about the water industry.

DAY 1 AGENDA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions

Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Why Monitor the Water Distribution System?
Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

1:30-2:00  Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Zero Liquid Discharge: Pressure Relief for WWTPs
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

DAY 2 AGENDA – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-8:50  Introductions
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

8:50-9:15  Opening Remarks
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University

9:15-10:00  Us vs. Mother Nature:  The Fight Over Water
Carrie DeJaco, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University

10:00-10:45  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

10:45-11:30  Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

11:30-12:15  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

12:15-1:15  Lunch

1:15-2:00  The $620 Billion Water Industry
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

2:00-2:45  Water Monitoring in the Information Age
Jason Emory, Professor of Chemistry, Pfeiffer University

2:45-3:30  The State of American Water Infrastructure – Roundtable
Vincent Caprio
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD
Carrie DeJaco, PhD
Becky Scott

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

GrayMatter is a finalist for Solution Provider of the Year, Innovative Technology, with CEO Jim Gillespie a finalist for CEO of the Year
Pittsburgh Business Times

New Resources buys water technology consultant firm
Milwaukee Business Journal

SplashLink partners with Pipeline H2O to provide access to online water marketplace
WaterWorld

Vitev launches the latest innovation in alkaline water technology – ultra-filtration alkaline water filters
PRweb

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project
ABC News

Hack to the future: HopHacks challenges students to solve problems using technology
HUB

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WATER EVENTS

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

 

Agenda Update: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 18th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to share an agenda update for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Allison Chinchar, noted Meteorologist with CNN, will be speaking on the topic of flooding at our Water 2.0 Charlotte event.

During the past 10 years Water 2.0 has been discussing flooding at our conferences.  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Gray Matter Systems spoke about the effects of flooding on water treatment centers at our Water 2.0 April event.

TECHHUB: Anheuser-Busch Steps Up After Hurricane, Manufacturing & Digital Transformation and WEFTEC

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

The first day of our conference is primarily geared toward water industry professionals.  The second day is less technical in regard to the water industry.  Some of the speakers from the first day will be repeated and the content will be directed towards students, financial, computer science and legal professionals who want to gain a general knowledge about the water industry.

DAY 1 AGENDA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Why Monitor the Water Distribution System?
Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

1:30-2:00  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Zero Liquid Discharge: Pressure Relief for WWTPs
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

DAY 2 AGENDA – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-8:50  Introductions
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

8:50-9:15  Opening Remarks
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University

9:15-10:00  Us vs. Mother Nature:  The Fight Over Water
Carrie DeJaco, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University

10:00-10:45  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

10:45-11:30  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

11:30-12:15  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

12:15-1:15  Lunch

1:15-2:00  The $620 Billion Water Industry
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

2:00-2:45  Jason Emory, Professor of Chemistry, Pfeiffer University

2:45-3:30  The State of American Water Infrastructure – Roundtable
Vincent Caprio
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD
Carrie DeJaco, PhD
Becky Scott

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:

Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

—————————————————————————
WATER EVENTS

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

—————————————————————————
Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

Agenda Announcement: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 5th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the agenda for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                         

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

1:30-2:00  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, eSurface Inc./Co-Founder and Board Member, ABSMaterials Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

Harvey could be costliest disaster in US history
New York Post

Here are the worst hurricanes and floods in U.S. history
USA Today

The “500-year” flood, explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey
Vox

1,000 more Guard troops activated as ‘unprecedented’ flooding swamps Houston from Harvey
USA Today

Catastrophic flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ in Houston and ‘expected to worsen’
The Washington Post

Houston flood: Tropical Storm Harvey’s worst case scenario is being realized
Mashable

Senator Baldwin to Join National Showcase of Milwaukee’s Water Tech Industry
Milwaukee Independent

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WATER EVENTS

Massachusetts Water Week
New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN)
September 11-18, 2017

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

—————————————————————————
Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

Speaker Update: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on August 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to share a speaker update for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems
Adam Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies
Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, eSurface Inc./Co-Founder and Board Member, ABSMaterials Inc.
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners
Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
FBI Representative
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Director & Founder

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:

Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

2017 Infrastructure Report Card – America’s Infrastructure Scores a D+
American Society of Civil Engineers

The Future of Water Management: A Menu for Policy Makers in the Digital Industrial Era
GE Digital Policy White Paper

TechHub: Ransomware Wreaking Global Havoc, Real-Time Asset Condition & Water Innovations
GrayMatter Systems

West View utility trying sensors to reduce line breaks, expensive repairs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayoral candidates call for more technology, changes in makeup of S&WB
Fox 8 WVUE

UK firm to harness salt water to power battery plans
The National

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WATER EVENTS

Massachusetts Water Week
New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN)
September 11-18, 2017

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

EPA Issues Guidance for New Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule

Posted on August 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share with the nanotechnology community the following important EPA announcement.

EPA Issues Guidance for New Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued guidance materials for the recently-issued TSCA section 8(a) Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule which becomes effective on August 14, 2017. This rule establishes one-time reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale as described in the rule issued January 12, 2017.

The guidance reflects input received on draft guidance EPA issued in May 2017 and provides answers to questions the Agency has received from manufacturers (including importers) and processors of certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale, as described in the final rule. EPA has incorporated public comments and included additional questions in the guidance.  We intend to update the guidance based on questions and input we receive.

If this general guidance does not answer those questions or other questions you have about the rule, please contact EPA and the Agency will answer these questions on a case-by-case basis.  EPA intends to add further questions/answers and update the guidance as warranted based on further questions we may receive. EPA’s technical contact for this rule, Jim Alwood, can be reached at Alwood.jim@epa.gov.

Read the guidance for reporting

Read more about the rule and how to access electronic reporting

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NANO NEWS

A nanotechnology overnight sensation 30 years in the making!
BetaNews

Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color
ScienceDaily

EPA Seeks Comment on Nominations to “Augmented” Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
Regulatory Developments – Bergeson & Campbell PC

“TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5” Webinar Brings Together Industry and EPA to Talk New TSCA
Webinar materials and recording are now available for download
News & Events – Bergeson & Campbell PC

Request for Continued Stay of Nanoscale Materials Reporting Rule
Letter to Jeffrey Morris PhD, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US EPA

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EPA Webinar on Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals under TSCA
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 2PM ET

NANO Manufacturing  Conference 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Gateway University Research Park – Greensboro NC

Defense Innovation – Technology Acceleration Challenges
October 3-5, 2017 – Tampa FL

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Speaker Announcement: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on August 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to share a speaker announcement for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

GE Water to be Rebranded as SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions After Acquisition
Water & Wastewater International

TECHHUB: Ransomware Wreaking Global Havoc, Real-Time Asset Condition & Water Innovations
Gray Matter Systems

CU Boulder researchers lead team using drone technology to map soil moisture
Daily Camera – CU News

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes
ABC News

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WATER EVENTS

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

Save the Date: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on July 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

Today we are proud to announce the next event in our Water 2.0 Conference series.  Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers.

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

$250 REGISTER TODAY

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109


Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:

Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

John Flannery Named Chairman and CEO of GE
GE Newsroom

TECHHUB: What’s New in the Industrial Internet
GrayMatter Systems

Pennsylvania American Water introduces new map to spotlight pipeline projects
Clean Technology Business Review

Researchers investigate ways to split water, create hydrogen fuel
Florida State University News

In China’s murky waters, global sewage firms seek rewards
Business Insider

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WATER EVENTS

Transform 2017
The GrayMatter Conference
August 1-3, 2017
Put-in-Bay OH

The Water Expo
August 30-31, 2017
Miami FL

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

NanoBCA Recommends: Venture Investing in Science by Douglas Jamison & Stephen Waite

Posted on July 12th, 2017 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend:

Venture Investing in Science
by Douglas W. Jamison and Stephen R. Waite

A short message about the book from co-author, Stephen Waite:

Over the past decade, software companies have increasingly monopolized the flow of venture capital, starving support for scientific research and its transformative discoveries. New medicines, cheaper and faster personal computers, and other life-changing developments all stem from investment in science. In the past, these funds led to steam engines, light bulbs, microprocessors, 3D printers, and even the Internet. In Venture Investing in Science, Douglas Jamison and I directly link financial support to revolutionary advancements in physics, computers, chemistry, and biology and make a passionate case for continued investing in science to meet the global challenges of our time.

Clean air and water, cures for intractable diseases, greener public transportation, cheaper and faster communication technologies—these are some of the rich opportunities awaiting venture capital investment today. In the book, Doug and I focus on how early-stage companies specializing in commercializing transformative technologies based on deep science have been shunned by venture capitalists, and how the development of such companies have been hampered by structural changes in capital markets and government regulation over the past decade. These shifts have impeded the development of nanotechnology over the past decade. We argue that reinvigorating science-based technological innovation is crucial to reactivating the economic dynamism that lifts living standards and fuels prosperity over time.

Venture Investing in Science includes two case studies: one, on quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems, and another on carbon nanotube electronics pioneer, Nantero. It is noteworthy that as of today, neither company has been able to access the public capital markets via an initial public offering.

Commenting on Venture Investing in Science, prominent venture capitalist and best-selling author, George Gilder, stated:

“Jamison and Waite have written the crucial economic book of the year, addressing the crisis of venture capital in an era without ‘deep science’-based innovations and IPOs, and with leviathans buying up their own shares and the shares of their rivals while stinting on the hard science behind all truly transformative progress.”

Praise for Venture Investing in Science

“Until reading this book I had not encountered such a cohesive and well-researched account of the current state of deep science commercialization. Every member of society should understand what permits successful technology commercialization to occur and how they might play a part in its success. A great work.”—Braun Kiess, Rutgers Business School

“Due to the shifting venture investing landscape and changes in the regulatory environment, deep science R&D—after billions in government investment—is not being commercialized to its full potential. Society needs a balanced approach. Otherwise the economy and quality of life are at risk. This book is a call for change.”—Mihail C. Roco, senior advisor for science and engineering at the National Science Foundation

“This fascinating book should be required reading for all entrepreneurs and investors interested in science- and technology-based startups.”—Andrew W. Lo, MIT Sloan School of Management

“This book makes a compelling case that attention needs to be refocused on science-based businesses and a more robust capital market for early-stage companies to increase U.S. economic dynamism.”—Andrew J. Malik, chairman, Needham & Company, LLC

“The authors have been at ground zero of science venture investing for nearly two decades. Economic success in the U.S. will likely depend on how well the forces the authors identify are understood, harnessed, and harvested.”—Keith Crandell, cofounder and managing director, ARCH V

Copies of the book in hardcover or Kindle format can be purchased from Amazon.com at the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/Venture-Investing-Columbia-Business-Publishing/dp/0231175728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497989066&sr=8-1&keywords=venture+investing+in+science

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Once again, we highly recommend Venture Investing in Science.

Review of 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference 6/15 Washington DC

Posted on June 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

I would like to thank the NanoBCA Members and Speakers who participated in our 16thAnnual NanoBusiness Conference on Thursday, June 15th in Washington DC.

I would like to share the fabulous presentations.  Click here to view the NanoBusiness Conference Presentations.

As many of you know, I could not attend our Event because of two emergency intestinal surgeries.  My nine day hospital ordeal ended on Tuesday.  Now I am home resting with a three month rehab.  I would like to thank all of our members, speakers and friends who offered their thoughts and prayers.

Special thanks goes out to my long-time friend Bob Hersch and Marco Curreli who stepped in and took the reins in my absence.  I would also like to thank Paul Stimers and the K&L Gates team for their tremendous effort and hospitality.

Photos from 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference

Our next NanoBCA monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th at 2PM.  Looking forward to speaking with you then.

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UPCOMING EVENT

WEBINAR
TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2PM – 3PM ET
Register Online

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Once again, thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers.  Have a great summer.

Final Agenda: 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – Thurs 6/15 DC

Posted on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington DC on Thursday, June 15th for our 16th Annual Conference! Join us as we welcome leading experts from private industry who are commercializing nanomaterials; representatives from government agencies and public policy leaders.

REGISTRATION – $250


NanoBCA Members at 2016 NanoBusiness Conference on June 14th.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

K&L Gates
1601 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1600

CONFERENCE AGENDA

(Click on the presentation titles to view the presentation)

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
– Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates

9:00-9:30  Growing the IOT: Leveraging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology to Create High-Performance Sensors
– Doyle Edwards, Director, Government Programs, Brewer Science

9:30-10:00  Nanoengineering Always Nurtures Obsolescence
– Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO, NanoMech Corporation

10:00-10:30  Utilities for Scale
– James Williams, Strategy + Communications Director, Nanotronics Imaging

10:30-11:00  Time to Jumpstart Nanotech Small Business Growth
– Scott Rickert, Chairman & CEO, PEN Inc

11:00-11:30  Commercial Advancements through Nanotechnology
– Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Inc.

11:30-Noon  Evolving TSCA Reporting Obligations for Nanoscale Materials
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:20  2017 Wall Street Review
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

1:20-1:40  Engaging with the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office: Efforts to Promote Commercialization and Build Future Workforce
– Lisa Friedersdorf, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

1:40-2:00  Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for a Carbon Nanotube−Based Printed Electronic Sensor Platform, discussing our current progress in using Eco-LCA to help with the optimization of the manufacture of CNT-based electronic sensors
– Dr. Mark Chappell, Research Environmental Engineer, Environmental Lab, US ERDC

2:00-2:20  Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientist, Engineers, and Entrepreneur of Nanotechnology
– Marco Curreli, PhD, Executive Director and Founder, OMNI NANO

2:20-2:40  Innovative Industrial Applications of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
– Dmitri Aronov, General Manager OCSiAl USA, Business Development, OCSiAl LLC

2:40-3:00  Commercialization of Nanostructured Carbon
– Viktor Vejins, President & CEO, Nano-C

3:00-3:20  Overcoming Barriers to Mass Market Uptake
– Penelope Salmons, President, Fibrtec Inc

3:20-3:40  Chicago Cubs & Nano Material: Measuring Success
– Jodi Chase, CEO, FullScaleNANO

3:40-4:00  NanoViricides’ Highly Effective and Safe (Preclinical Data) Topical Drug Candidate Against Shingles is Getting Close to Regulatory Trials; Opens Up An Array of New Indications in Herpecide Program Alone
– Anil R. Diwan, PhD, President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.

4:00-4:20  Directed Energy in Alzheimer’s Treatment
– Michael Weiner, Founder & New Business Director, Lumineu, Inc.
– Aaron Cohen, CEO, Lumineu, Inc.

4:20-4:40  A Not-So-Silver Lining: Conditional Registration of Nanosilver Pesticide Rejected by Court
Barry M. Hartman, Partner, K&L Gates

4:40-5:00  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking 

Speakers for the 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference include:

HOTEL – We have secured a hotel room block:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington DC/Downtown
500 H Street NW
Washington  DC  20001
202-289-5959

Room rate: $299 per night
Reservations: Click here to reserve your room online
Room Block Group Name: Nano

Hotel Inquiries Contact:
Paige Blankenship
Direct: 202-697-4005
Paige.Blankenship@marriott.com