Closing the gap between industrial water users looking for solutions to their operational challenges, and water technology and service companies who might have the answer

Meeting Information

Date & Time (PDT)
6th October 2021, 08:00 - 09:30

Digital Agility: Industrial Facility Water Challenges

Part of the Digital Agility meeting series

Increasing water scarcity and strict sustainability initiatives, coupled with changing consumer demands, are driving industrial production facilities to invest in digital optimisation strategies. The COVID-19 pandemic further propelled the need for remote monitoring and maintenance, particularly in industries with declining numbers of staff.

This online networking meeting will address key water challenges that are being faced by industrial production facilities and the ways in which digital solutions can help optimise water management. Examples of these challenges will include:

• Water balance/consumption management
• Energy and chemical usage
• Operational flexibility
• Asset management
• Process control and consistency
• Effluent compliance
• Remote operations to lower staff requirements

Agenda

Format

Roundtables

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Introductory Discussion: What are the current water challenges being faced by different industries, and will digital technologies help solve these?

8:30 - 8:50 AM

Roundtable Round 1

8:50 - 9:10 AM

Roundtable Round 2

9:10 - 9:30 AM

Roundtable Round 3

The preliminary discussion will set the scene for this networking meeting, as some of our speakers take to the stage to explain the main water challenges and the digital tools being explored within their respective industries. This is your opportunity to sit back and hear directly from the industrial leaders who are implementing digital technologies and tackling challenges such as water scarcity and sustainability issues. 

Then, speakers will lead roundtables of 6-8 in tightly focused discussions on the lessons learnt from real-world projects:

  1. Choose a topic and join the table
  2. Meet the host and table guests
  3. Participate in an intimate, face-to-face exchange of ideas
  4. After three table rotations, you’ll leave the session with a new set of contacts and a better understanding of utilities needs and priorities.
TABLE 1
TBC

Carmen de Miguel, Water & Wastewater Segment Strategic Marketing Manager & Julien Arnaud, Segment Business Development, Schneider Electric

TABLE 2
Improving process control through online monitoring

Andrew Reese, Global Mining, Minerals & Metals Manager, Endress+Hauser AG

TABLE 3
Digitisation in the pharma industry

Rich Jarrett, Market Director, Evoqua Water Technologies

TABLE 4
TBC

Thouheed Abdul Ghaffoor, VP of Artificial Intelligence, Innovyze

TABLE 5
Increasing operational efficiency using digital twins

Julie King, Managing Director & Doug Broughton, Chief Engineer, Waterhound Futures

TABLE 6
Improving transparency using blockchain

William Fox, Chief Product Officer, Data Gumbo

TABLE 7
TBC

Meena Sankaran, CEO, KETOS

TABLE 8
Is digital the answer?

Rob Simm, Senior Vice President, Water, Stantec

TABLE 9
Moving to online microbial monitoring

Jim Cannon, Head of OEM and Markets, THORNTON Mettler Toledo

TABLE 10
Understanding the integrity of your water quality data

Rick Bacon, CEO, Aqua Metrology Systems

TABLE 11
Water Challenges in Latin America

Robin Marc Dufour, Managing Director, DHI

Contacts

Alice Young
Head of Communities

Main Strand

Corporate Water

Related Strands

Utility Performance

Meeting format

Roundtables

Software

Remo

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