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Final Agenda – Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference 12/1 DC

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for:

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Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference: 2017 and Beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Washington DC

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street, Northwest
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

 
The Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries are preparing for the most significant changes since 2008 with the election of President-elect Trump.  President-elect Trump has made a call for an ambitious $1 Trillion infrastructure program – “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” – a key part of his acceptance remarks on Wednesday, November 9th.

Join us in the discussion of these Public Policy changes as it relates to the Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries.

REGISTER TODAY
Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

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AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Matthew E. Ross, LEED AP, Polsinelli PC

9:00-9:30  Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

9:30-10:30  Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Prasad Pai, Manager, Automation Software, GE Digital
Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy
– Gray Matter Systems, Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group

Emerging Water Technologies
10:30-11:00  Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Board, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
11:00-11:30  Greg Westbrook, Chief Executive Officer, ClearCove Systems

11:30-12:15  Spotlight on Technology Solutions
Jason Derleth, White Roof Homes
– Theo Margas, CEO, Hundz Soil

12:15-1:00  Lunch and Networking

1:00-1:30  View from the Hill
Tracy Hammond, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli PC

1:30-2:15  Public Private Partnerships
Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, OSTP
Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

2:15-2:30  Changing the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street
Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

2:30-3:30  Information Technology & New Business Models
Bill Potvin, UZURV
Matt Colbert, Spend Consciously

3:30-4:00  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  NASA as a Driver of Emerging Technologies
Charles Miller, Space Policy Group

4:30-5:00  Infrastructure Repair: Barriers to Entry
The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0/Our Water Counts

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC on December 1st!

Save the Date: Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference 12/1 DC

Posted on November 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today Water 2.0 is proud to announce:

Water-2.0-Infrastructure-DC-banner

Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference: 2017 and Beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Washington DC

The Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries are preparing for the most significant changes since 2008 with the election of President-elect Trump.

President-elect Trump has made a call for an ambitious $1 Trillion infrastructure program — “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” — a key part of his acceptance remarks on Wednesday, November 9th.

Join us in the discussion of these Public Policy changes as it relates to the Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Polsinelli logo

 

 

 

Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street, Northwest
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

REGISTER TODAY
Please contact Vincent Caprio to register vincent@water2.org

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC on December 1st!

2016 Indianapolis Water 2.0 Conference Photos

Posted on November 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Smart Cities: Promising, Complex and Coming Soon

Posted on November 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Smart Cities:  Promising, Complex and Coming Soon
Written by Vincent Caprio

Smart-CitiesYou have certainly heard about smart city projects.  They help preserve water in California.  In Sweden they make waste disposal more efficient.  And if you cannot find a parking spot in Barcelona, the IoT (Internet of Things) system can be of great service.  I could name dozens of other examples as I am sure all of you could as well.  Because we hear “Smart City” almost as often as we hear “Kardashian” these days.

Smart city projects are in their infancy and promise to grow both in terms of the issues addressed and the complexity of the technologies used to offer smart solutions.  There will be fits and starts, successes and failures, but the long slow march of technology will move forward and our cities will transform before our eyes.

Creating Smart Cities is Complex, Technically, Politically and Socially
The challenges that face smart city projects are not only technical in nature, they also require political and social adoption, not to mention entrepreneurial vision and vigor.  A city is a complex organism.  It is a place where thousands or even millions of people coexist to work, live, and raise families.

The quest to improve our cities is why we have urban planners and social scientists.  It is why we hold elections.  These fields of disparate focus and expertise exist to avoid poor policy by assessing what potential unintended effects might be of any given new technology.  Demos Helsinki’s (a Nordic non-profit research and development organization) Mikko Annala explains that turning cities “smart” requires systematic engagement of those who are expected to live in these environments.  “Without end-user testing and systematic learning, it is practically impossible to plan a smart city that is loved by its inhabitants.”

The nascent nature of the deployment of smart city technologies will naturally be accompanied by awkward moments and some unintended consequences, but these bumps in the road will give way to great efficiencies and cost savings over the longer term.  It is not that difficult, in theory, to connect every water pump, every traffic light, and every bus so they would create a wealth of data.  However, much work must be done to leverage the troves of data that are collected in a politically and socially expedient manner.

The End Goal
The end goal is to create and live in cities that function efficiently and make the lives of its citizens better by leveraging ever emerging technologies.  Cities that, by their very design, facilitate the growth of a healthy society and economy.  Creating smart cities requires planning and public private partnerships with corporations carrying a heavy load given their skills and expertise, but with the strategic input from political and social sectors as well.  The smart cities of tomorrow will be created through a complex engagement of diverse stakeholders.

Final Agenda – Water 2.0 Conference 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on November 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Please email vincent@water2.org  to request a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

AGENDA
9:00-9:30  The Keys to Technology Deployment
David T. McGimpsey
, Of Counsel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

9:30-10:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
Saketh Thanneeru, Applications Engineer, AquiSense Technologies

10:00-10:30  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Water/Wastewater, Gray Matter Systems

10:30-11:00  Can General Electric Really Innovate Like a Water Start-Up?
Adam R. Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Smart Metering: Commitment to Technology
Mark McKoy
, Senior Director Corporate Revenue Management & NJ Customer Operations, SUEZ Water

11:30-Noon  Sally Gutierrez, Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program, Office of Research & Development, US EPA

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Emerging Issues with Plastics for Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation and New Construction: Pipes, Coatings, Liners and Composites
Dr. Andrew Whelton, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental & Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

1:30-2:00  Energy & Water – The Ultimate Partnership
Maryanne McGowan
, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

2:00-2:30  Megan Glover, CoFounder & CEO, 120WaterAudit

2:30-3:00  Stephen Singer P.E., President, Singer Environmental Inc.

3:00-3:30  Utilizing SMART Flushing and System Monitoring Tools to Improve Water Quality
Harold Mosley, Product Brand Manager I, Marketing, Mueller Co., LLC

3:30-4:00  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  The Science and Technology of Behavior Change: How Social Marketing Can Protect Water
Jill Hoffman, Founder, Clear Choices Clean Water

4:30-5:00  Trump Presidency: Public Policy Technology Changes
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

SPEAKERS

Indy-speakers-photo-box-2Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you on November 16th in Indianapolis.