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 event is fully booked.
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.
David B. LaFrance
Chief Executive Officer
American Water Works Association
Associate Principal, Redstone Strategy
Water Skipper at Emerson Collective and CEO at SURGE H20 International
Civil Engineer, MBA – University of Minnesota
GM North America, RedEye
Director of Infrastructure Management, Las Vegas Valley Water District
National Sales Manager, Hydromax USA
P.E., Senior Maintenance Engineer, Las Vegas Valley Water District
Utilities Hearing Officer, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
President and CEO, Global Water Resources, Inc.
Principal, A. Biaggi and Associates
Deputy General Manager, Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District/ Southern Nevada Water Authority
Superintendent, Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), City of San Luis Obispo
Vice President of Sustainable Facilities, MGM Resorts International
Chief Technology Officer, Pontic Technology
Senior Test Engineer, JPL
Professor, CSULB and Cal Poly Pomona
Director of Business Development, North America
Chief Executive Officer, STAR Water Group and the Centre for Organic Research and Education
Beate M. Wright, P.E.
Executive Director, Washington DC Office, Water Research Foundation
Director, Water Quality & Treatment
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Founder and President, Smart Water Group
Director of Sales, Primus Line
Chief Knowledge Officer, Fathom
Water Innovation and Technology, Metropolitan Water District
Advanced Water Research Coordinator,
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Business Development Director, Aqua Pipe
President, CEO, Chairman, ID Modeling/Sedaru
Executive Director, National Water Research Institute
National Sales Manager, PTG Water & Energy
VP of Sales, Utilis
Former Innovation Program Manager, American Water
CEO North America, BBR Filtration