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2nd Executive Value Network (EVN) for Water and Waste Water: Brussels, June 18 -19

Our second Executive Value Network for Water and Waste Water will take place next June 18th and 19th at the Headquarters of Vivaqua, the water company of the city of Brussels together with our Partner Capgemini.   While keeping the same networking goals and format as last year’s EVN, we plan updating the discussions to a dedicated focus into Intelligent Operation Control Centre concept,  IoT smart metering platforms, Circular Economy and Water Treatment & Recovery and Spatial data (GIS) integration.

Keynotes will complement the Welcome and opening remarks on the morning of the first day. Will be presented by Vivaqua on Sewage Heat Recovery from the sewer network and Farys TMVW, on their experience on IT Agility in delivering business demands.  Presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion together with an interactive survey on attendees introductions and expectations.

fig.1:  snapshot of FARYS TMVW presentation, EVN Ghent 2018.


Morning session will be complemented by a presentation on Intelligent Operation Control Center concept. as an advanced illustration of an Intelligent enterprise case with remote and central components. Presentation will be complemented with a discussion on how operation dashboard may combine information of different sources (like Customers, Services, Technical teams profiles or infrastructure data) and which areas to help improving (such as services to leakages, customer satisfaction or infrastructure view).


fig 2:  snapshot of IOCC PoC to be shown.


Afternoon of day one will take place a deep dive session on a platform to integrate operational data presented by our colleague Michael Dobler, its product owner, illustrated with a case study of a PoC implementation of this platform by Capgemini.  Both presentations will be the basis for a discussion on how can water companies invest in innovation.

Fig 3. snapshot illustration on SAP’s Cloud for Supply solution.


Evening will take place a joint dinner for all attendees sponsored by Capgemini (in order to assure availability, registered attendees registered should advise on joining the dinner as well while filling the Event participation form).

Fig 4. snapshot of the EVN evening venue sponsored by Capgemini, Ghent 2018.


Keynotes for the Morning of the second day will be dedicated to Circular Economy, with the presentation of two research studies, “Circular Economy and how SAP can help you to run better in building a water-smart economy and society” by Mrs Christine Grimm of the Lucerne University and a “Case study on the Circular Water Treatment and resource recovery” by Bart Degusseme, University of Gent. These presentations will be followed by a Q&A and discussion session among attendees.


Final session will be dedicated to the integration among spatial data and business transactional information with the presentation of a PoC of Geographical Enablement Framework on an S4HANA ERP by Capgemini and a PoC of a ESRI GIS layer running on HANA platform taking advantage of its spatial capabilities and the usage of a ML example.

Fig 5. Snapshot of PoC use case of ESRI on HANA, Italian gas distributor.


Attendance expectations for this year are beyond the Benelux, UKI and Africa countries where the delegates came from last year. For this reason we tried a date which may not interfere other events and religious dates  to welcome delegates from water and waste water companies from the Middle East, Africa and South & East Europe regions.


For those interested to join, just register at the following site . This web site contains as well, the latest updated agenda and travel & accommodation indications. Attendance is free of charge.


Should you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to see you at Brussels !


Gero Bieser and Miquel Carbó





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