Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

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

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 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.

To view bio, please click on speaker’s name

DAY 1 AGENDA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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, Founder & CEO, Industrial Optic (GE Ventures backed corporate spin-out)

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 Introduction of Allison Chinchar
Victoria J. Jackson, Senior at Pfeiffer University, Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management & Leadership

Flooding From A Television Perspective
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

1:15-1:45  The $620 Billion Water Industry
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

1:45-2:00 Students of Change: Millennials as Environmental Stakeholders
Victoria J. Jackson, Senior at Pfeiffer University, Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management & Leadership

2:00-2:45 Water Monitoring in the Information Age
Jason Emory PhD, 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


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


HOTEL

Courtyard Charlotte City Center
237 South Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202
704-926-5800

$209 per night
Room block nights:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017


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