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.


Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:


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.


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


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