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. 

 

March 5, 2018 | Bellevue, WA

SEMINAR  (S180305)

Cybersecurity, physical plant security, data security, work management, SCADA, field mobility, networks and finance are just a few areas that are constantly evolving business practices in the water sector. It’s hard to imagine a world without IT, and it will continue to be a growing presence in our lives into the future. Many utilities often face challenges when exploring these new technologies, making it difficult to identify the right IT decision for their organization's needs.

All attendees must register, registration is complimentary.

Register Online  or contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711

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.


Program (preliminary)


8:30 - 9:00 am               On-Site Check-in (City of Bellevue Staff)
9:00 - 9:20 am Opening Comments (Chelo Picardal, CTO, City of Bellevue)
9:20 - 9:50 am BellevueSmart: Planning for a Smarter City (Andrew Lee and Chelo Picardal,  City of Bellevue)
9:50 - 10:15 am Peer to Peer Break-Out/Roundtable Discussion/Report Out
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am                   Gaining Consensus for Cloud Acceptance Throughout Your Organization (Eric Schwenter, Amazon Web Services)
11:30 - 12:00 pm Peer to Peer Break-Out/Roundtable Discussion/Report Out 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by Amazon)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Data Governance - Protecting Your System When Sharing Data Externally (Brant Zwiefel, Microsoft)
2:00 - 2:30 pm Peer to Peer Break-Out/Roundtable Discussion/Report Out
2:30 - 2:45 pm Wrap-up (AWWA)
2:45 - 3:00 pm Thanks to Everyone for Their Attendance, Departures



Seminar Location

South Bellevue Community Center
14509 SE Newport Way
Bellevue, WA 98006


Hotel Information

We recommend that you contact one of these hotels below to make a reservation. They are approximately 15-20 minute away from the training facility. Transportation to the seminar is not included.

Silver Cloud Hotel - Bellevue Eastgate

425.957.9100
14632 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98007

Hyatt House Seattle/Bellevue

425.747.2705

3244 139th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98005

Larkspur Landing Bellevue
425.373.1212

15805 SE 37th St.

Bellevue, WA 98006

March 21, 2018 | Austin, TX

SEMINAR (S180321)

Cybersecurity, physical plant security, data security, work management, SCADA, field mobility, networks and finance are just a few areas that are constantly evolving business practices in the water sector. It’s hard to imagine a world without IT, and it will continue to be a growing presence in our lives into the future. Many utilities often face challenges when exploring these new technologies, making it difficult to identify the right IT decision for their organization's needs.

All attendees must register, registration is complimentary.

Register Online  or contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711

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.


Program TBD


Seminar Location

Austin Water Utility
Waller Creek Center
625 E. 10th St.
Austin, TX 78701


Hotel Information

We recommend that you contact one of these hotels below to make a reservation. They are approximately 15-20 minute away from the training facility. Transportation to the seminar is not included.

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

512.478.1111
701 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78701

Hyatt House Austin/Downtown

512.391.0000

901 Neches St
Austin, TX 78701

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University
512.474.8600

805 Neches St

Austin, TX 78701

April 5, 2018 | Lakewood, CA

SEMINAR  (S180405)

Cybersecurity, physical plant security, data security, work management, SCADA, field mobility, networks and finance are just a few areas that are constantly evolving business practices in the water sector. It’s hard to imagine a world without IT, and it will continue to be a growing presence in our lives into the future. Many utilities often face challenges when exploring these new technologies, making it difficult to identify the right IT decision for their organization's needs.

All attendees must register, registration is complimentary.

Register Online  or contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 (select option #1) or 303.794.7711

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.


Program TBD


Seminar Location

City of Lakewood
5050 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712


Hotel Information

We recommend that you contact one of these hotels below to make a reservation. They are approximately 15-20 minute away from the training facility. Transportation to the seminar is not included.

Courtyard by Mariott

562.429.5803
3841 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Homewood Suites by Hilton

562.425.0010

3771 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Motel 6 Los Angeles - Bellflower
562.531.3933

17220 Downey Ave
Bellflower, CA 90706

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