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Australian water utilities have long been global leaders in water management. We have invested heavily in technology and infrastructure, helping solve our water hardships. Is now the perfect time for Australia to leverage it’s expertise in water and harness the digital revolution to build our economy?
This webinar will outline a map of digital possibilities for the Australian water utility. Digital transformation consists of the adoption of technologies for remote sensing, asset management, customer engagement, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and cybersecurity. We will highlight excellent examples from Australia and share others from across the globe.
About the Presenter:
Dr Mike Dixon is the CEO and Founder of Synauta Inc, an IoT company leveraging opex savings for water and power utilities by providing cyber security, sensor networks and software. He is an advisor to multiple start-ups including Sandymount Technologies, which spun out of MIT.
Mike is a global expert in desalination and water treatment technology working with membrane and thermal technologies in Australia, North America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia. He has worked across the entire value chain with technology manufacturers, water utilities, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies and research hubs.
Prior to Synauta, Mike was Applications Development Manager for NanoH2O, a global provider of reverse osmosis membranes that leveraged UCLA developed nanotechnology to lower the cost of desalination with over 300 installations in 40+ countries in the three years from market launch. LG Chem acquired NanoH2O in 2014.
Mike was National President of the Young Water Professionals for the Australian Water Association in 2012 and is currently Secretary of the International Desalination Association (IDA) Board of Directors.