Bluefield Research was on the ground in London last week participating in Bentley Systems 2018 Year-In-Infrastructure (YII) conference. The annual event brings together a diverse crowd of infrastructure professionals – from planning engineers to construction executives, technology start-ups to Bentley’s strategic partners like Microsoft and Siemens – to showcase how the development, delivery, management and… Continue reading The Beat from Bentley’s Year-In-Infrastructure Conference 2018
Water, or more accurately the water industry, is going digital. The impacts are far-reaching, influencing utility operations, maintenance, and capital investments in solutions for everything from leaking pipes to water quality. It doesn’t matter what you call it: “the digitization of water”, “Digital Water”, “Smart Water”, “Water IoT”, or “Big Data for Water”. In all cases,… Continue reading Tell Me, Please: What is Digital Water?
Last week, over one hundred U.S. water industry personnel convened in Laurel, Maryland for a workshop to address strategies and trends in modernizing water & wastewater infrastructure. Xylem Inc. brought together representatives from a multitude of public and private municipal water utilities, engineering & consulting firms, and Xylem subsidiaries–Pure Technologies, Visenti, Sensus, and Emnet– to… Continue reading Are water infrastructure investment needs overstated? 3 takeaways from Xylem’s “Modernizing Water Infrastructure” workshop
I am excited to attend the 9th edition of the Global Leakage Summit, taking place in London, U.K., in just a few weeks. I was heartened to see a conference dedicated specifically to this important subject. Leakage continues to plague the water industry. Bluefield’s analysis of the leakage management strategies of European utilities suggested that… Continue reading Leaks Remain a Huge Problem for the Water Industry: Is Innovation Changing the Game?
When I first heard there was a water conference in Silicon Valley, I was intrigued. Microsoft hosted the event, No Drop Left Behind, sponsored by Sustainable Silicon Valley. In this forum, Microsoft laid out its impressive water management plans for the company’s Mountain View campus. With a full room of high level stakeholders, the number of tech companies– from the likes of… Continue reading No Drop Left Behind: Planning California’s Water Future
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore. The 2017 event marked the first year the conference was held in the Asia Pacific region, and from what I could gather, it was hosted there for two main reasons. First of all, almost half of Bentley’s ‘Be-Inspired’ project… Continue reading Four (water related) thoughts on Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017