Event May 25, 2021

4th SWAN Digital Twin Workshop

SWAN-led Workshop during the SWAN 2021 Conference.

Theme: “Enabling Holistic Utility Management”

Topics Covered: Global Digital Twin Journey, Expert Master Class, Digital Twin User Experience, and Holistic Network Management.

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Workshop Introduction

  • Travis Kennedy, Group Publisher (Water Online & B2BrandWater)
  • Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President (Karmous-Edwards Consulting)
  • Andreu Fargas, Innovation, Tech. & Energy Manager (Consorci Aigues de Tarragona)
  • Colby Manwaring, CEO (Innovyze)


Journeys for the Development and Benefits of Digital Twins

Moderator: Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President (Karmous-Edwards Consulting)

  • Davide Persi, Senior Water Supply Expert (DHI)
  • Agnethe Pedersen, Industrial PhD Student (VCS Denmark & DTU Environment)
  • Fazle Rabbi, Managing Engineer (City of Houston) & Pablo Calabuig, CEO (GoAigua)
  • Liyun Tai, Utility Manager (PUB – Singapore) & Otto Icke, Product Manager Wastewater (Royal HaskoningDHV)


Digital Twin Master Class – Led by the 4 Digital Twin Subgroups

  • Holistic Architecture: Brown and Caldwell & DHI
  • Digital Twin Lifecycle: AEGEA & Arcadis
  • BIM & Asset Management: Binnies & Xylem
  • Outcomes & Applications: Águas do Porto & Anglian Water


Interactive Roundtable Session
“The Successes & Pitfalls of Advanced Data Integration” 

  • Vikki Williams, Digital Market Leader (ARUP) & Laurie Reynolds, Managing Director (Aquamatix) 
  • Gary Wong, Principal, Global Water Industry (AVEVA)
  • Tom Ceraso, Assistant Manager & Anthony Pologruto, GIS Analyst (Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County) & Seth Johnstone, Enterprise Program Lead – Global Water Practice (Esri)
  • Ben Stanford, Vice President & Jason Curl, Senior Associate (Hazen and Sawyer)
  • Perry Steger, Founder and CEO, Elizabeth Hayes, COO, & Juan Gamarra, Director of Business Development (Specific Energy)
  • Anto Budiardjo, CEO (Padi) & Chair (Digital Twin Consortium)
  • Richard Vestner, Director & Rodrigo Fernandes, Env. Engineer (Bentley Systems)
  • Igor Starkov, CEO (EcoDomus, Inc.)


The Digital Twin User Experience: People Driving Results

Moderator: Nigel Watson, CIO (Northumbrian Water Group, UK)

  • Ting Lu, Business Practice Leader – Digital Solutions  (Clean Water Services, US)
  • Jochem Waterval, Team Manager (Vitens, Netherlands)
  • Darren Coleman, System Performance Manager (Anglian Water, UK)


A Holistic Approach to Water/Wastewater Management

Moderator: Adam Beck, Executive Director (Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand)

  • Clarissa Phillips, Digital Engineering Integration Specialist (Sydney Water, Australia)
  • Rosario D’Arpa, Senior Wastewater Planning Engineer (Water Corporation, Australia) & Patrick Bonk, Software Solutions Lead (Innovyze) 
  • Daniel Chao, Electrical Engineer & Brent Robinson, Biologist (LADWP, US)


Summary and Conclusion

  • Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President (Karmous-Edwards Consulting)
  • Dan Isaacs, CTO (Digital Twin Consortium)

Thank you to our Sponsors!