2023 - AVEVA World San Francisco - Infrastructure (water, facilities, transport, marine)
Connect to Drive the Circular Economy (Panel Discussion)
This panel discussion will explore the future of connected communities and what that means for critical infrastructure. With connectivity being a focal point of conversations within the industry, we will dive into what connectivity truly means and the value that comes from technology adoptions through your infrastructure's digital journey.
Gary Wong is the Global Industry Principal of Infrastructure and Water at AVEVA, a leader in real time, industrial, performance intelligence. He leads their global water, smart cities, data centers, and facilities businesses and has 25 years of extensive international experience providing sustainable, strategic and cost effective digital solutions. Prior to joining AVEVA, he has held positions with OSIsoft, Metro Vancouver and as a consultant directing both public and private sectors on operations, digital transformation, planning, sustainability, and engineering. Mr. Wong is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) Americas Alliance and holds a Bachelor s Degree in Chemical Engineering, is registered as a Professional Engineer in Computer Engineering, holds an M.B.A. from the Queen s School of Business and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Jeffrey de Wit
Jeffrey de Wit is the Manager of System Control and Integration (SCADA) for the Wastewater Collection group of EPCOR, a Water, Wastewater, and Electricity Utility headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked his entire career in SCADA, starting in the research/innovation field, continuing to aerospace, and then to oil & gas before moving to EPCOR. He has headed a number of SCADA replacement projects and has led and continues to lead high performance teams in both SCADA and PI.
Maya HTT Ltd.
With 20 years of experience building practical, effective solutions, Remi now plays a key role in heading Maya HTT's industrial IoT and AI business. He is a sought after guest speaker with dozens of successful industrial AI/ML/simulation projects to his credit. From his achievement as a young short track speed skating champion, to his instrumental contributions to successful industrial AI operations deployments, to the structural design and analysis of five spacecraft currently in orbit, when it comes to "mission critical", Remi is an asset to all Maya HTT clients.
Eric is the HMI Department Manager for Inframark's Automation & Intelligence Division. Eric has 18 years of experience designing, building, and implementing SCADA applications throughout the Southeastern US. Eric currently leads a team of remote HMI application engineers building SCADA applications, networks, server environments, remote access, and cloud solutions for water and wastewater facilities throughout the Central, Southeast, and Mid Atlantic regions of the US.
Tiffany Gispanski is a Water & Wastewater Business Development Leader at Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation and sustainability solutions. She has held various roles in her tenure with Schneider, including Industrial Sales Executive in both Florida and California, and National Software Strategic Pursuits Leader for Water and Wastewater, where she led Schneider s digital solution strategy. Tiffany has 15 years of experience providing comprehensive, strategic solutions to industrial, power, and water utility end users and their full ecosystem of value chain players. Prior to joining Schneider, she worked as an engineer for Siemens Energy, focusing on critical power infrastructure in the U.S., but often traveled internationally to collaborate and harmonize processes to capture efficiencies for the U.S. market. Tiffany holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and passionately advocates for water conservation and sustainability, reflecting her personal commitment to water and nature related hobbies.