The Innovators Forum at WEFTEC

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McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr

Room S102b

Chicago, IL 60616

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Leading innovators, solution providers, end-users and investors will convene to dive into how intelligent water management is transforming utility, service and industrial operations. From IoT to cybersecurity, AI, telemetry, and diagnostics, The Innovators Forum is an event for industry leaders with a strong interest in next-generation monitoring, analytics, and systems controls.


AGENDA:

NETWORKING

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.


WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

Executive Director – Current

Walter Marlowe, Executive Director WEF


PANEL 1: DRIVING ADOPTION OF NEXT-GEN DECISION SUPPORT, AUTOMATION, AND OPTIMIZATION TOOLS

9:15 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (Programmed by Current)


PANEL 2: LEADING EARLY-STAGE DATA INNOVATORS

10:00 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. (Programmed by Imagine H2O)


COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES – 3 Rotations, 20 Minutes Each

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Programmed by BlueTech Research)

Roundtable Topics:

  • No drop left behind: A realistic approach to leakage prevention and control. Is there an optimum level of leakage and what are the tools that can get us there?
    • Hosted by George Demosthenous, VODA.ai
  • Big data gold rush - Who will be the winners and losers in the data monopoly game?
  • Impact of regulations and policy on driving water technology adoption
  • Managing brine on the salty planet
  • Solving decentralized jigsaw puzzle in developed and emerging economies
  • The future of membranes
  • Not all innovations are created equally - determining the best path to market
  • The emerging water quality paradigm shift
  • Resource recovery - essential for a sustainable future
    • Hosted by Glenn Vicevic, Suez
  • The key to successful investment strategies in water
  • Biosolids to land: Story of a cat with 9 lives or death by a 1000 cuts
  • Water reuse
  • Asset performance management, A.I. & machine learning
  • Workforce gaps in intelligent water systems
    • Hosted by Bri Nakamura, WEF


CLOSING REMARKS & RAFFLE

12:00 P.M. - 12:15 P.M.


BEERGARDEN RECEPTION

12:15 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.


PREMIERE SPONSORS: Greeley and Hansen and Umore Group


GENERAL SPONSORS: Flume, Hidrate Spark, Open Water, Ozinga and Simple Water




***PLEASE NOTE*** To attend the Innovators Forum for free all you need to do is register here on this page and present your WEFTEC conference badge when you arrive at the Forum. If you're not yet registered for WEFTEC but would like to attend the Innovators Forum, please register here on this page and also buy a ticket to the WEFTEC CONFERENCE on their website (Technical Exhibition-Only Registration is $75 for non-WEF members and is free for WEF members).

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McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr

Room S102b

Chicago, IL 60616

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