IT Forum

 
Technology is providing utilities with the tools to create a better world, through better water. Many water and wastewater utilities are exploring how to best use technology, and find themselves looking for guidance and awareness of what their peers have achieved, and where the industry is headed.

The IT Forum is here to assist utilities by connecting them with their local peers, and providing education and understanding of new technology trends in the water sector. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on current technology topics & trends, and then have the opportunity to discuss these topics with local IT water professionals.

October 28, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

Workshop 

The October IT Forum event will be co-located with this year's Water Infrastructure Conference in Atlanta, GA. In order to register, please select the IT Forum or Cybersecurity registration option. You will also be given access to the Water Infrastructure Conference Exhibits Hall. If you would like to attend all of the Water Infrastructure Conference, please select IT Forum-Full Conference or Cybersecurity-Full Conference.

REGISTER ONLINE  or contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711

All attendees must register.

Contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711 for more information on registration

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds will be granted for no-show or cancellations. However, substitute registrants are welcome 14 days before the seminar takes place.Fax requests for substitutions to 303.347.0804.


Location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Conference rate: $185 per night, plus tax and fees. 

Georgia charges a $5.00 per night state Hotel/Motel fee. 


Book a room

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a landmark destination located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Conveniently connected to the MARTA transit system allowing for easy access to major attractions. Blocks away from Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

Alert AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging

October 28, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

Workshop Descriptions:

Cybersecurity in the Water Sector – Using the AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool to Increase Resilience to Cybersecurity Threats
Sunday, October 28 - 8:00 a.m. - noon
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
The AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool is recognized by EPA, DHS, and NIST for application of critical infrastructure cybersecurity practices to utilities in the water sector.  Using the Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool, this step-by step interactive workshop helps participants identify the drivers for cybersecurity, select applicable use cases, apply the Tool using sample system architecture, and develop a customized cybersecurity improvement plan to improve control system security for your utility.

IT Forum – A Peer to Peer Sharing Experience on Top IT Issues and How Utilities are Addressing Them
Sunday, October 28 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
Join IT professionals working in the water sector for a peer to peer discussion regarding implications of cybersecurity in an age of the IIOT, prudent use of The Cloud, collecting, managing and sharing data, and the changing expectations of customers.  Experts will offer background and current information on topics, followed by robust break-out sessions among your peers - IT professionals serving utilities in the water sector.

 


REGISTER ONLINE  or contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711

All attendees must register.

Contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711 for more information on registration

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds will be granted for no-show or cancellations. However, substitute registrants are welcome 14 days before the seminar takes place.Fax requests for substitutions to 303.347.0804.


Location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Conference rate: $185 per night, plus tax and fees. 

Georgia charges a $5.00 per night state Hotel/Motel fee. 


Book a room

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a landmark destination located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Conveniently connected to the MARTA transit system allowing for easy access to major attractions. Blocks away from Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

Alert AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging

Key Topics

Cybersecurity in Water Utilities including Scada Systems
Risks and Rewards of Using Cloud-based SAAS, IAAS and IOT.
Challenges Managing Data Governance
Challenges Managing Advanced Metering Infrastructure 
IT Reporting Structure

Audience

 IT Professionals working in the Water Sector
Consultants who provide IT services to water and wastewater utilities
IT Managers, and those who find themselves managing IT functions
Influencers of IT related decisions
Water utilities 
Wastewater and collection system utilities
Stormater utilities
Utility managers

For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group