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Announcement: 3rd Executive Value Network (EVN) for Water and Waste Water: Antwerp, October 20 – 21

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Following the success of our previous Executive Value Network (EVN) for Water and Waste Water sessions, we are excited to invite you to third forum, this time hosted by Pidpa a Belgium water company commited to develop and disseminating expertise in the field of sustainable integrated water management in the Region of Flanders on October 20th and 21st  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.

Ambition, while we are keeping the same networking goals and format as previous editions, has dedicated this year focus on selective and innovative topics such as the Smart Water Platform,  Customer Experience as well as Innovation and research in Technologies for Water. Our host PIDPA will open Day One and will talk about their Digital Transformation Roadmap as well as a delegate from Vivaqua.  Farys TMVW will share their current experience on Implementing the Smart Water Platform  for Smart Metering, including alert capturing; real time water quality management and predictive scenarios combined with an interactive discussion with attendees.

After the coffee break, the morning session will continue with a Deep Dive on Smart Water Platform   –  Capgemini will deep dive in the Platform characteristics, architecture and detailed view of the  components and functionalities  implemented and the phased roadmap for its activation. Two slots from SAP solution experts will complement this review:  Cloud for Energy (smart meter consumption data repository and data management) and Predictive Asset Insights (monitoring of IoT data from assets to understand their health condition) which process the data stream from the smart meters and take advantage of their information records.  Ultimate goal of these presentations is to have the basis for a lively and interactive discussion on how can water companies invest in innovation.

Capgemini and SAP delegates will also present SAP C/4HANA deep dive sessions, including a Case Study to enable discussions on current features, challenges and Product Roadmap. As for the extend of the sessions and the expectation of having good discussions, presentation slots will balance among the two days of the Event, providing a more practical (use case) focus day one while keeping the strategical and product roadmap discussion for day two.

Day Two will also host two key areas in our understanding very much related on how innovation is necessary for water companies.  de Watergreop Innovation Director will present on Innovation and Research in Technologies for Water while Farys Innovation Manager will present a new approach for water quality management which is also taking advantage of the Smart Water Platform scalability to integrate these capabilities with the critical information provided by smart meters and other devices in combination with the efforts of Data Scientists to take advantage of the new generation of data created.

Completing these slots will be a presentation by Synductis, a unique cross-utility collaboration in the public domain based on a custom application developed for specific processes of infrastructure works between  different utilities/Telco/other stakeholders.  We think is a unique opportunity to explore examples of new business partnerships and economic models based in business networks which are currently taking off among supply companies in certain territories.


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


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 Antwerp 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!



Melanie Fioka, Stephane Dotto and Miquel Carbó


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      Author's profile photo Melanie Fiolka
      Melanie Fiolka

      Looking forward to bring the water community together and capture great content!

      Author's profile photo Melanie Fiolka
      Melanie Fiolka

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