Founder & Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
Mr. Caprio www.vincentcaprio.org is the Founder & Executive Director of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF). As the Executive Director of WIAF, Mr. Caprio writes a regular column for GE’s, Our Water Counts. Mr. Caprio is the Founder and Event Director of the Water 2.0 Conference series. The last event was on November 16, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.
Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before Congress and the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and he has been an invited speaker at over 100 conferences.
Mr. Caprio is a 37-year financial and media executive with an impressive track record of launching events focusing on emerging technology markets. Mr. Caprio joined the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) as the Founder and Event Director in 2002, to steer the launch of the highly successful NanoBusiness event series. In 2003 & 2004, Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director in the launch of The Emerging Technologies Conference in association with MIT’s Technology Review Magazine. Mr. Caprio has served as a consultant to the leading emerging technology research and advisory firm Lux Research, for its Lux Executive Summit in 2005 & 2006. In 2002, Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director and Program Director of the Forbes/IBM Executive Summit. Prior to joining the NanoBCA, Mr. Caprio was Event Director for Red Herring Conferences, producing the company’s Venture Market conferences and Annual Summit reporting to Red Herring Magazine Founder and Publisher Tony Perkins, and Editor, Jason Pontin. His industry peers have formally recognized Mr. Caprio on several occasions for his talents in both tradeshow and conference management. Mr. Caprio was named Sales Executive of the Year in 1994, while with Reed Exhibitions. Mr. Caprio, while employed with Reed Exhibitions, was honored with three Pathfinder Awards in 1995 for launching The New York Restaurant Show, Buildings Chicago and Buildings LA.
Prior to joining Reed Elsevier’s office of the Controller in 1989, Mr. Caprio was employed at Henry Charles Wainwright investment group as a Senior Tax Accountant. In the 1980’s as a tax accountant, Mr. Caprio specialized in the preparation of 1120, 1065 and 1040 tax forms. Mr. Caprio was employed with the Internal Revenue Service from 1979-1981.
Mr. Caprio graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a BS in Accounting from the Villanova School of Business. Mr. Caprio is an active member of the Villanova Alumni Recruitment Network. Mr. Caprio serves as a board member of Omni Nano. In the spring of 2015, Mr. Caprio was appointed to Wichita State University‘s Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI) as a water and energy expert.