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October 4th and 5th, 2017 Water 2.0 Conference - Held in Charlotte, North Carolina

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