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Event April 17, 2022

SWAN APAC Workshop at SIWW 2022

“Digital Transformation of the Water Sector and Role of Digital Twins”

Theme: “Digital Transformation of the Water Sector and Role of Digital Twins”

Venue: Singapore International Water Week

Workshop Host: SWAN Asia-Pacific Alliance

Scroll below to view presentations (underlined in white).

Focus on Digital Transformation

Welcome Remarks: Mr. Amir Cahn, Executive Director, SWAN Forum, UK

Overview of digital transformation in water collection, treatment, and distribution network
Mr. Miguel Ángel Ayllón Mesa, Head of Drinking Water, Global Omnium, Spain

Overview of digital transformation in used water collection, treatment, and reuse
Mr. Thomas Kuczynski, VP of Information Technology, DC Water, US

Human resistance to change
Ms. Jennifer Rebeiro, CIO, Greater Western Water, Australia

Solutions and systems in silos
Mr. Min Zhong, Asset Information Management Lead, NEOM, Saudi Arabia

Resilience in the age of cyber warfare
Ms. Barbara Wilson, Vice President of Technology Programs, Ampcus Inc., US

Panel Discussion on Solutions in the Digital Transformation of the Water Sector 
Moderator: Mr. Amir Cahn, Executive Director, SWAN Forum, UK

  • Mr. Ridzuan Ismail, Director Water Supply Network, PUB, Singapore
  • Ms. Maree Lang, Managing Director, Greater Western Water, Australia
  • Mr. Jesper Kjelds, Chief Digital Information Officer, Aarhus Vand, Denmark
  • Mr. Eric Skowron, Three Waters Network Strategy Executive, ProjectMax Ltd, NZ
  • Ms. Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Founder & Co-chair of SWAN Digital Twin Work Group, US

Focus on Digital Twins

Welcome Remarks: Mr. Andrew Shaw, Associate Vice President, Black & Veatch, US

Overview of SWAN’s digital twin architecture
Ms. Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Founder & Co-chair of SWAN Digital Twin Work Group, US

Case study of digital twin in water collection, treatment, and distribution network
Dr. Ting Lu, Business Practice Leader for Digital Solutions, Clean Water Services, US

Case study of digital twin in used water collection, treatment, and reuse
Dr. Tao Guihe, Principal Specialist (Water Reclamation), PUB, Singapore

Panel Discussion on One Twin to Rule Them All?
Moderator: Mr. Albert Cho, Senior Vice President, Xylem, US

  • Mr. Melvin Koh, Director Joint Operations, PUB, Singapore
  • Ms. Agnethe Pedersen, Industrial PhD student, VCS Denmark
  • Mr. Andy Smith, Smart Water Strategy Manager, Anglian Water Services, UK
  • Mr. Iznul Muazim, Project Manager, SWAN Asia-Pacific, Malaysia
  • Mr. Chengzi Chew, Business Development Manager, DHI, Denmark
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