WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Meet Senior Executives From International Water Utilities:
- Managing Directors
- Leakage Development Managers
- Distribution Managers
- Leakage Managers
- Leakage Team Leaders
- Network Leakage Managers
- Network Managers
- Regulation Managers
- Leakage Engineers
- Leakage Controllers
- Operations Directors
- Heads Of Research & Development
- Leakage Strategy / Leakage Development Managers
- Chief Engineers
- Engineering Directors
- Civil Engineers
- Senior Manager Distribution Operations
- Senior Water Engineers
- Distribution Systems Managers
- Directors, Water Distribution
- Heads Of Water Supply
- Pipeline Management
- Chief Data Officer
- Head of Data Factory
Plus Service & Solution Providers In The Following Areas:
- Leak Detection Equipment
- Leak Detection Contractors
- Pipe Location Specialists
- Pipe Material Providers
- Network Modelling
- Data Management
- Meter Suppliers
- Valve Suppliers
- Pump Suppliers
- Pressure Reduction Valves
- Data loggers
- Satellite technology for asset location and management
- Thermal imaging/radar technologies
- Pipe Inspection and condition assessment (External/internal)
- Acoustic noise loggers
- Flow meters (full bore/insertion)
- Customer meters and meter readers
- Excavation and trenchless technology
- Pipe repair technologies (internal/external)
Chief Solutions Officer, Distribution Technical Centre
Pierre is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), and holds several Masters of Science and Engineering degrees. He joined SUEZ Group in 2005 and has since acquired 15 years of operational and strategic experience in the water sector, his career path ever in sync with innovation.
After starting a career as an operational manager, Pierre joined SUEZ HQ as a project manager within the General Division in charge of research, innovation, institutional relations and coordination of SUEZ Business Units, before supervising from 2013 to 2017 the international technical support and the monitoring of the performance of the Group's water subsidiaries, as a Technical Performance Manager.
Eager to give a digital turn to his career, Pierre joined SUEZ's SMART SOLUTIONS subsidiary at the end of 2017 as a project manager overseeing the implementation of a new geographic information system (GIS) for SUEZ Water France, with more than 3000 users.
Since mid-2019, Pierre is the "Chief Solutions Officer" of SUEZ's Distribution Technical Centre, the excellency centre of SUEZ for water networks expertise. As such, he is currently undertaking the transformation of ideas, innovations and technological partnerships into concrete solutions, contributing to the business and technical performance and differentiation of the Group's entities, and translating expertise and innovation in the management of drinking water networks into reality.
Areas of Expertise
- Advanced technological delivery solutions for network, pressure and asset management (namely Calm NetworkTM and NetscanTM)
- Cost-effective and efficient management and maintenance of assets
- Digital solutions and Smart Water technologies
2020 LEARNING BENEFITS:
The World-Leading Forum for Leakage Management...
...Now In Its 11th Edition And Established As A Brand Leader - For Water Company Practitioners To Exchange Information on Topical Case Studies And Learn About Best Practice Technologies For Assessing, Monitoring And Reducing Leakage In Their Networks
KEY ISSUES FOR 2020
- Public Interest Commitment (PIC) goals - a keynote presentation from 3 UK water company CEOs to explain the steps to deliver on their commitment to reduce leakage
- Innovation, collaboration and cooperation. Innovation is not just technology, but innovative concepts and practices - how will the 'heat-map' of company research help the industry to achieve zero leakage?
- Integrating network data to localise leaks in fixed and mobile networks. 2018-19 saw the largest roll out of in-situ acoustic loggers in the UK water industry - how have these have helped to meet leakage targets?
- Managing global challenges - water scarcity, drought and natural disasters, and now Covid-19. How is the global water industry coping?
- Managing leakage using machine learning, big data analysis and hydraulic simulation - using ever smarter algorithm technologies to analyse the mass of data coming in from all over the network, and to detect abnormal patterns outside the normal operating range
- The rise in automation and AI will cause 75 million jobs to be lost by 2022, but 133 million new jobs will be created (WEF 2018). What effect will this have on the water industry workforce? Will the new technologies be in the hands of Gen Z?
- Smart network infrastructure management - using big data analytics to link pipe replacement to failure rate. How to maintain a desired level of service at a lowest asset life cycle cost?
- How can smart networks improve performance in other areas to meet Outcome Delivery Incentives (ODIs) as well as reducing leakage and Per Capita Consumption (PCC)?
- Bringing pipe repair into the digital age. What are the options for minimal disruption or non-intrusive pipe repairs?
"Good mix of attendees, global practitioners and suppliers"
Council Member, UKSTT
"Very good networking and excellent opportunity to get up to date information from key suppliers to the industry"
Really good enthusiastic, expert speakers