WaterStart and Isle Utilities will be hosting the 2nd Annual Channels for Innovation Summit on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held in conjunction with the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition at the South Point Casino, this year’s theme, “The Case for Innovation,” will showcase the results of successful pilot projects, including perspectives from both the end-user and the solution provider. Speakers and panel sessions will highlight the positive impacts from adopting innovation, debate the challenges and opportunities for funding innovation, and explore the various partnerships technology companies have taken part in to further their commercialization efforts (successes and failures). To make your case for innovation our “speed dating” session is available for a limited number of companies to pitch their technologies to other attendees. This will be a niche event for leading water professionals to exchange experience and discuss new paths to support the case for innovation. See you there!
This panel will include perspectives from water resource managers on how adopting innovation has made a positive impact on operations, asset and infrastructure management, and capital improvement costs. Examples on the approach and results of ‘big wins’ will be shared.
This panel will start with a discussion on a key funding source for infrastructure investment at the state and national level. Panelists, consisting of different industry stakeholders will debate the challenges and opportunities for innovative technologies in the context of accessing funding.
This panel will focus on the different types of partnerships companies have pursued in their commercialization journey, this includes academic, corporate, financial, and others. Companies will share their lessons learned, approach, the good, the bad, the ugly!
Showcase of innovative technologies getting a head start in the water sector through WaterStart
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear technology pitches in 10 minute intervals.
Director of Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, U.S. EPA
Associate Principal, Redstone Strategy
Water Skipper at Emerson Collective and CEO at SURGE H20 International
Civil Engineer, MBA – University of Minnesota
Chairman and CEO, Fathom
GM North America, RedEye
Director of Infrastructure Management, Las Vegas Valley Water District
P.E., Senior Mainenance Engineer, Las Vegas Valley Water District
National Sales Manager, Hydromax USA