Over the past few months ATi has chaired, hosted and attended various events to discuss the industry’s move towards smart water innovation and collaboration.
With a mix of excellent speakers, demonstrations, interactive sessions and great networking opportunities, these events gave guests from across the industry sectors the opportunity to explore how, together, we can drive innovation.
Smart water is fast becoming the number one priority within the water industry, with ATi UK widely recognised as the global pioneers, therefore the UK and Europe are now leading the way due to our unfragmented sector. On the back of this, ATi is now determined to take this desire of smart water to Government level to raise its profile within the UK.
However, there is no reason that the rest of the world can’t follow suit. It could be said the the birth place of the Internet of Things was in Silicon Valley and California has historically shaped the thoughts and opinions of North American environmental issues, so maybe California would be best placed to be the pioneers on the other side of the pond?
SWIG SENSING IN WATER
The 5th biennial conference and exhibition was a great success, with 158 water industry professionals and 30 exhibitors attending over the 2 days of the conference and exhibition at the Nottingham Belfry.
Water companies, regulators, researchers, suppliers and consultants all came together to discuss the theme of Finding Sense Amongst the Noise.
ATi’s Managing Director, Dr Mike Strahand, Chaired the event, offering his depth of knowledge in analytics and sensing to help the conference run smoothly. Our Director of Strategy, Sales and Business Development, Garry Tabor, also delivered an inspiring pre-dinner speech about the movement towards smart water and the vital part smart sensors play. Our Director of Technical Services, Christian McTear, and UK Sales Manager, Vicky Banks, were also on hand to offer advice on our latest bespoke solutions.
We came away from the event full of pride in what ATi is managing to achieve, with all other presentations from water companies referencing the valuable data provided by MetriNet during evaluations.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity during the gala dinner, over £1,300 was raised for Water Aid, which will be used to improve access to clean water and sanitation.
The feedback from the conference was fantastic, with many suggesting that ATi would be well placed to become the spokespeople for smart water at Government level…so keep your eyes peeled!
Presentations from this event can be downloaded in from http://www.swig.org.uk/sensing-in-water-2019/
Our Director of Technical Services, Christian McTear, attended the Innovate East event in September, which aimed to challenge utility experts, academics, engineers, scientists, commercial businesses, students and customers to work together to develop solutions to a number of challenges currently facing the water industry through a series of fast-paced ‘sprints’, ‘hackathons’ and ‘dashes’.
Bringing together some of the most creative and progressive minds from across the globe, attendees were encouraged to unlock new ways of thinking in a unique and exciting environment.
Chris said the event was a huge success, bringing knowledge, energy and brains to bear on some of the industry’s big problems. Some fantastic ideas come out of the sprints, hacks and dashes and we look forward to seeing how this all progresses over the coming months.