#INTERVIEWS Cindy Wallis-Lage of B&V & Steve Loranger of Xylem

Which areas of the water industry are ripe for disruption? With Singapore International Water Week fast approaching, we posed this question to some of the water industry’s leading thinkers.Cindy Wallis

“How utilities automate and integrate telecommunications advances presents an opportunity for less-developed utilities to catch-up in the management of their water network and assets. There are still barriers to entry, however, and I’d like to see simpler and more effective ways in which utilities can harness and interpret data,” says Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business. Read the full interview

Xylem CEO Steve Loranger agrees: “I believe we are going to see significant innovation at the nexus between information technology and water infrastructure – in municipal utilities, in large civil works, and in watershed management. Information technology, such as wide-area sensor networks that capture real-time information in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, can vastly improve our situational awareness and management capability over our water resources.” Read the full interview

Both Cindy Wallis-Lage and Steve Loranger will be speaking and hosting roundtable discussion groups at the Singapore TechXchange on June 1, 2014 as part of Singapore International Water Week.

“I love attending TechXchange. It’s a melting pot of ideas, and exactly the kind of forum that is needed to share experiences and insights across multiple interests: utilities; water companies; academia and students; entrepreneurs and investors; and more. It always gets me energised for the rest of SIWW,” says Wallis-Lage.

Join Cindy, Steve and 40 other world-renowned speakers at this year’s TechXchange for an inspiring day of discussion and debate at the forefront of innovation in the water sector.

Spaces are limited, so visit www.techxchange.rethinkevents.com to reserve your place.