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

Further to the success of our first Executive Value Network (EVN) for Water and Waste Water last year, we are excited to invite you to our second EVN for Water and Waste Water, this time hosted by Vivaqua, the water company for the City of Brussels on June 18th and 19th 2019 together with our Partner Capgemini!

The Focus is on You

Looking for an open and interactive networking forum where you can discuss industry-related topics with your peers? Then you definitely will not want to miss this great opportunity for connecting with the water community – it is a chance to mingle and exchange ideas with customers, experts and thought leaders about business strategy and challenges.

While we are keeping the same networking goals and format as last year, we have dedicated this year focus on selective and innovative topics such as Intelligent Operation Control Centre (iOCC),  IoT Smart Metering PlatformsCircular Economy and Water Treatment & Recovery and Spatial Data (GIS) Integration.

Our host Vivaqua will open Day One and will talk about Sewage Heat Recovery from the sewer network.  Farys TMVW will share their extensive experience on IT Agility in Delivering Business Demands, followed by an Q&A session (combined with an interactive survey on attendees expectations).

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


After the coffee break, the morning session will continue with a Deep Dive on IoT Smart Metering Platform – Michael Dobler from SAP will present “Platform Integration for Operational Data” and Capgemini will share with us their “Case Study on Intelligent Asset Management (Customer Services, Asset Manager Mobile Application and Predictive Maintenance and Service Features)”, serving as the basis for a lively and interactive discussion on how can water companies invest in innovation


Fig 2. snapshot illustration on SAP’s Cloud for Supply solution.


Day One after-lunch session will be about the Intelligent Operation Control Center (iOCC) Program – Thames Water will present ‘An Advanced Illustration of an Intelligent Enterprise with Remote Mobile and Central Components”, complemented by a discussion on how operational dashboard may combine information from different sources (such as Customers, Services, Technical teams profiles or infrastructure data) and help improve operations substantially (for example, services to leakages, customer satisfaction or infrastructure view).

Fig 3. snapshot of IOCC PoC to be shown.


Capgemini once again will sponsor our event for the evening– do register and enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled evening together!


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


Day Two Morning Keynote will be about Circular Economy –  Dr. Christine Grimm from Lucerne University will present “Business Models in Circular Economy” and Dr. Bart De Gusseme from the University of Gent will present “Circular Water Treatment and Urban Resource Recovery: Case Study “De Nieuwe Dokken”.  Dr. Gero Bieser from SAP will round off the morning with an insightful presentation (with open discussion) on “How SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise Framework Supports Circular Economy”.


The second half of the morning will be dedicated to Integration of Spatial Data and Business Transactional Information – Capgemini will talk about “Geographical Enablement Framework Deep Dive: Case Study Presentation”  and Marcelo Vinci from SAP will follow with “HANA Spatial Use Case: POC Combining ArcGIS Data with HANA Machine Learning Algorithms”.  Participants are welcome to join a networking lunch before they depart after the official end.

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


Digital Boardroom Demo will also be available in parallel throughout the day – drop by and see for yourself!


We are confident you will get unique value out of this EVN event which you will not find anywhere else and the connections you make here will last long after you have returned home from Brussels.


Everyone is Welcome


Are you interested to attend? Just register here at the event website You will find everything you need to know about the event – from the agenda to travel and accommodation information to help you plan your trip.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Miquel Carbó and Dr. Gero Bieser


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