3rd SWAN Digital Twin Workshop

On July 21, 2020, the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group held its 3rd Workshop – a free virtual event in conjunction with the SWAN 10th Annual Conference featuring global utilities and industry experts discuss topics on: “Digital Twin Lessons Learned and Way Forward,” “Twinning in Wastewater – From Concept to Reality,” and “Actualising the Benefits of Digital Twins,” as well as diverse interactive roundtables. View the Workshop recording and presentations below. 

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Welcome Remarks

  • Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President (Karmous-Edwards Consulting) 
  • ​Colby Manwaring, CEO (Innovyze)
  • Andreu Fargas-Marques, Maintenance Department Chief (Consorci d’Aigües de Tarragona) 

Updates from Sub-Working Groups 

  • Holistic Architecture: Michael Karl, National Smart Utility Technology Manager (Brown and Caldwell) & Chengzi Chew, Business Development Manager – Emerging Technology (DHI)
  • ​Outcomes and Applications: Colby Manwaring, CEO (Innovyze) & Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President (Karmous-Edwards Consulting)
  • Digital Twin Lifecycle (Design – construction – operation – customer experience): Wagner Carvalho, Senior Project Manager (AEGEA) & Jim Cooper, Global Solution Leader – Intelligent Water (Arcadis) 

Panel 1: Digital Twin Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
Moderator: Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President – Karmous-Edwards Consulting

  • Pilar Conejos, Head of Water Network Control, Valencia (Global Omnium)
  • Arun Mahadevan, Senior Engineer (PUB)
  • Jan Gooijer, Director of Innovation (Vitens)
  • Jason Nichols, Advanced Analytics Leader (Suez)

Panel 2: Twinning in Wastewater – From Concept to Reality
Moderator: Scott Branum, Senior Digital Solutions Manager (Evoqua Water Technologies) & SWAN Council Member

  • Matt Deavenport, Solutions & Technology Regional Director (Jacobs)
  • Amanda Hon, Senior Hydraulic Modeler & Peter Vale, Engineering Information Manager (Tideway)
  • Jan Krejcik, Director Market Development for Urban Water, TwinPlant OPX (DHI)
  • Steve Riches, Head of Bioresources (Anglian Water) & Mark Penny, Chief Operating Officer (Business Modelling Associates)

Panel 3: Actualising the Benefits of Digital Twins​
Moderator:  Bob Taylor, CEO (Portsmouth Water)

  • Nigel Watson, CIO (Northumbrian Water)
  • Sean O’Boyle, Asset Information Development Manager (Northern Ireland Water)
  • Celine Hyer, Water Conveyance Practice Leader, Senior Vice President (ARCADIS)
  • Patrick Bonk, Software Solutions Lead – Asia Pacific (Innovyze)
  • Alberto Deponti, Product Manager (Siemens)

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