Today we would like to share the final agenda for our Water 2.0 Conference, located at Pfeiffer University in Raleigh-Durham NC on May 17th.   The theme of this year’s conference is “Digitally Connecting the Water Industry,” and will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users.










Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Thursday, May 17, 2018






Pfeiffer University Raleigh-Durham Campus
2880 Slater Road Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560

Attendees including water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA, will participate in presentations from such industry innovators as:













8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions

Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

Connecting Water: Higher Education’s Role in Driving New Innovation
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:30  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry – The Implementation of IIoT
Alan Hinchman, Chief Innovation Officer, GrayMatter Systems

9:30-10:00  The Age of Startup as a Service is Upon Us
Mark Modzelewski, General Manager, Treeline Interactive

10:00-10:30  How can listening to water pipes help manage risk and drive capital efficiency?
Paul Murray, P.Eng,  Product Manager – Pipe Condition Assessment, Mueller Company – Echologics

10:30-11:00  The Yadkin River Watershed: 300 Years of Building Problems
Brian Fannon, PhD, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Inc.

11:00-11:30  Supercritial Water Oxidation – The Sanitation Solution of the Future
Shelly Eisen Livneh, Product Marketing Manager, Supercritical Water Oxidation Lab, Duke University

11:30-Noon  A Wellspring of New Scientists: Transforming a Generation of Water Enthusiasts into Water Industrialists
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  MicroEVAPTM: Moving Toward Zero Liquid Discharge – New Test Results
– Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies
– Matthew Hull, PhD, Associate Director for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, National Center for Earth & Environmental Nanotechnology (NanoEarth), Virginia Tech

1:30-2:00  Innovations in Food, Water and Cleaning our Future
– John Hounsell, Co-Founder, DeFoor Innovations LLC
– Nathan Defoor, Owner, DeFoor Innovations LLC

2:00-2:30  Digital Connectivity: Innovation and Insight that Leads to Economic Development and Sustainable Solutions
Missy Hayes, Director of Sales and Marketing, SplashLink

2:30-3:00  Smart Water Meets WIFIA – New Opportunities for Innovation
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:00-3:30  Green Smart Cities in the 21st Century

Karina Mandell, Co-Founder, Green Smart Cities

3:30-4:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2018
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

4:00-4:30  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

4:30-5:00  Large Scale Water Filters of Granulated Ceramics
Reid Harvey, Senior Scientist, TAM Ceramics

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:

Matt Malandro, Conference Manager

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I hope you will be able to join us in Raleigh-Durham on May 17th!