Technical Speakers List

The program committee is pleased to announce the list technical speakers for this year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium:

(see also program schedule)

Featured Speakers:

Keynote Speaker Using Data from Municipal Water/Wastewater SCADA Systems (and Other Sources) to Make Smarter Operational, Maintenance, and Infrastructure Investment Decisions
- Carey E. Hidaka, Worldwide Smarter Water Solutions, IBM Software Group
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Invited Speaker High Performance HMI – Proof Testing in Real-World Trials
- Bill Hollifield, Principal HMI Consultant, PAS
& author of several books including “The High Performance HMI Handbook”
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Invited Speaker Managing Successful SCADA Retrofit Projects
- P. Hunter Vegas, Lead Project Engineer, Avid Solutions
& co-author the book “101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career”
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Invited Speaker The Current State of Cyber Security in Municipal Water Plants
- John Cusimano, Director, Security Services Division, exida
& voting member of ISA99 Cyber Security Committee
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WEF Guest Speaker Automation Technology Trends in the Wastewater Sector
- Tom DeLaura, Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee
& vice-president, Eramosa Engineering International
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AWWA Guest Speaker Technology Trends and Outlook for the Municipal Water Sector
- Michael Sweeney, Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
& Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority
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Full Technical Speaker List

Taking DeNitrification to the Next Level: An Upgrade of Proven Technology with 21st Century I&C
- Jaime A Alba, CDM Smith
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Process Control
Wireless Technology Opportunities in the Water and Wastewater Sectors
- Riz Amanullah, Cooper Bussmann Wireless (EATON)
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Wireless
A Strategic Approach to SCADA Cyber Security – Water and Wastewater Network Architecture and Segmentation
- Norman Anderson and Bill Phillips, CH2M HILL
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Security
Optimize your Ultrasonic Flow Meter for water & Wastewater applications
- Brent Baird, Instruments Direct
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Instrumentation
The Lights are on but no one is home: Automation Techniques for un-manned stations
- Jeffery S. Blue, Southern Nevada Water System (Nevada, USA)
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Integration
The Industrial Internet – Enabling the New Water Operator
- Jill Burdette and Lee Jellum, GE Intelligent Platforms
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Smart Water
ISA100 Wireless Development and Certification Process
- Penny Chen, Yokogawa
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Wireless
So many wireless technologies! Which is the right one for my application?
- Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact
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Wireless
Risks of Smart Water Applications – Rigorous Risk Assessment of the Adoption of Smart Water Applications
- Andreas Hauser, Thomas Stoertkuhl, Klaus Estenfeld amd E. Earl Eiland - TÜV SÜD AG
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Smart Water
Security Issues and Best Practices for Water/Wastewater Facilities
- Jeff Hayes, Beijer Electronics
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Security
Save Time and Money by Designing Effective Interface with Vendor-provided control systems
- Amar Hegde and Larry Reynolds, CDM Smith
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Integration
Smart Water Networks for Operational Efficiency Gains
- Brian Heimbigner and Mark Bitto, ABB
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Smart Water
SCADA Control and Monitoring Of Groundwater Remediation Facilities: Past, Present And Planning For The Future
- Obadiah Kilonzo and Kevin Flemming, Carolina Automation Systems
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Integration
Simulate Your Way out of a Difficult Real Time Control Problem: Automatically Controlling Gates to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
- Maxym Lachance,Tetra Tech and Sid Lodewyk, City of Edmonton (Alberta,  Canada)
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Smart Water
WWTP Operator – The poor cousin? – Opportunities for Better Wastewater Plant Control Room Design
- David Lee, User Centered Design Services
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Human Factors
Use of Custom Code Generation Tool Allows Municipality to Rigidly Enforce Water/Wastewater SCADA Standards
- Bob Loncar, Regional Municipality of Halton (Ontario, Canada)
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Integration
Trends, Issues, and New Standards for ICS Security
- David Mattes, Asguard Networks
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Security
SCADA System Serviceable Life and Replacement Prioritization
- Jonathan Mitchell, CDM Smith and Tom Owens, Environmental Services Dept, Seminole County (Florida, USA)
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Case Study
Seamless Replacement of a DCS in a Large Wastewater Treatment Plant: Lessons Learned from the City of Fort Worth Village Creek Water Reclamation Plant
- Nathan Mogaru, John Robinson and Luke Matus, CDM Smith
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Case Study
Migrating Guelph Wastewater’s Data Monitoring Program To A Web-Based Reporting System – Turning Data into Meaningful Information
- Dennis Mutti, Tom DeLaura, and Jason Low, Eramosa Engineering; and Tim Robertson, Gerald Atkinson, and Jim Lilley, Wastewater Services City of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
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Smart Water
Introduction to Alarm Management for Packaged Systems and ISA18 Working Group 7
- Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering
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Integration
Too Many Alarms: Where Do I Begin?
- Kevin Patel, Signature Automation
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Integration
Developing In-House Sewage Pumping Station Design Standards: Streamlining Integration of Pump Stations in Niagara Region
- Mark Presti, Provectus, and Ed Van Vliet, Niagara Region Public Works Dept (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)
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Standardization
Owner Specific SCADA Standards – What They Are and Why Should You Have Them
- Emile Richard, Portland Water District (Portland, Maine, USA)
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Standardization
Designing NFPA 820 Compliant Monitoring Systems for Wastewater Pumping Stations
- Tom Ridgik and Greg Yarberry, CH2M HILL
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Integration
Gaining control of Effluent Residual
- Narciso Santiago, EMA
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Process Control
Video: A New Type of Process Data – The Benefits of Visualizing Remote Assets
- Gregory Santos, Industrial Video and Control
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Smart Water
SCADA Upgrades at the Jacksonville Beach WWTP: Lessons Learned from automating a 40 year old plant for unattended operations
- Chuck Saunders, Jacksonville Beach Pollution Control Plant (Florida, USA) and Gary Szilagyi, Archimedes Systems
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Case Study
Know Your Options: Selecting the Right Wireless Communications – Technology for Your Collection & Distribution Systems
- Dustin Sayre, EMA
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Wireless
Specifying Adjustable Speed Drives for Improved Control and Integration
- Tom Schaefer, Rockwell Automation
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Integration
Wireless Mesh Infrastructure Networks for Supporting Water Districts – Data, SCADA and Video Requirements
- Matt Selby, Firetide
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Wireless
Implementation of Solids Retention Time (SRT) Control in Wastewater Treatment
- Robert C. Smith, YSI Incorporated; and Sarah O. Elger and Scott Mleziva, Sanitaire
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Process Control
Reinventing the Role of the SCADA Historian: Distributed Redundancy, Centralized Access
- Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering
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Smart Water
Assuring Waste Water System Reliability – Industrial-Grade UPS Power Protection Mitigates Costly Throughput Issues
- Michael A. Stout, Falcon Electric
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Security
Model analysis and controller design for aeration of textile industry effluent
- Jayakumar Sumathi, Pogalur Ramasamy Theerthagiri and Srinivasan Sundaram, Department of ECE & EIE, PRIST University (Thanjavur, India)
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Process Control
ISA99 – Security Standards in water treatment plants
- Marcelo Teixeira de Azevedo, Alaide Barbosa Martins, and Sergio Takeo Kofuji, Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, (San Paulo, Brazil)
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Security
Using Procedural Automation to Improve Operational Efficiency with ISA106
- Marcus Tennant and Leila Myers, Yokogawa
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Standardization
Is There an Oversight in UV Reliability: Examining the Critical Role of Reliable Power in UV Disinfection
- Grant Van Hemert, Schneider Electric
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Security