On Jan. 25, 2017, over 200 water utility and technology leaders gathered together at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating data-driven technologies across the North American water sector. Below, is a full video recording of the Workshop, as well links to the SWAN presentations – all blue text is clickable.


Welcome and Introduction 

    • Marc Bracken, Vice President and General Manager, Echologics and SWAN North           America Alliance Chair
    • Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

Session 1: Asset Performance Monitoring and Management: What is the Asset?

Chair: Ken Thompson, Deputy Dir. Intelligent Water Solutions, CH2M and SWAN President

    •  Manuel Parra, General Manager Smart Water Software, Schneider Electric
    •  Paul Gagliardo, Innovation Director, American Water
    •  Cari Dale, Director of Utilities, City of Oceanside   

Session 2: Real-World Case Studies: Practical Insights to Smart Water Deployments

Chair: Malcolm Fabiyi, President, Hydromantis, USA                    

    • Brendt Thompson, Managing Director, s::can Measuring Systems
    • Denise Celaya, Partner Relations Executive, Smart Utility Systems
    • Jay Boyd, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SmartCover Systems

Session 3: Community Engagement and Public Affairs: Keeping Your Organization and Customers on the Same Page

Chair: Elkin Hernandez, Manager, Process Control Maintenance, DC Water                  

    • Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies
    • Greg Thomas, General Manager, Rincon del Diablo MWD

  Session 4: Financing Strategies: Using Smart Solutions to Identify and Create Revenue

Chair: Mary Eggert, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Water Works               

    • Tom Chesnutt, President, A & N Technical Services, Inc.
    • Jonathan Grant, Manager of Research, WaterTAP Ontario
    • Jamie Weisman, Strategist and Business Development, OpTerra Energy

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