IoT case study: How United Utilities is finding value in operational water data

Watch this webinar to learn how United Utilities is leveraging the power of IoT combined with OSIsoft PI System technologies to improve business efficiency and drive operational excellence.

Recorded: 28 Sep 2017

Webinar Overview

Utilities are increasingly inundated with growing volumes of data, many of which are now becoming readily available powered by the latest generation of low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices.

However, only a small proportion of organisations are making full use of the business value hidden within their operational data assets and making IoT truly useful.

In this webinar, United Utilities, a leading innovator in the UK water industry, will share how it is leveraging the power of IoT combined with OSIsoft PI System technologies to improve business efficiency and drive operational excellence.

Join this webinar to discover key learnings from United Utilities and understand how you can:

  • Detect and prevent leaks more effectively leveraging IoT
  • Use machine learning and OSIsoft’s PI System to predict water demand and combined sewer overflows
  • Transform multiple source data into valuable business information - use predictive analytics to improve efficiency and cut costs
  • Leverage IoT to centralise information and bridge OT and IT operations


About your speakers:

Kevin Woodward, OT Strategy Manager, Operational Technology Operational Control, United Utilities

Kevin Woodward has worked in water, wastewater, network and process for over 30 years. He specialises in the adoption of real-time monitoring and data analytics to create business value via improved asset management and operational efficiency.

Kevin holds a Masters in Hydroinformatics and Management Systems and is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM).

He has significant experience of working with Academic and Industry partners for the research, development and delivery of innovative solutions and associated knowledge transfer.

His involvement in the Periodic Reviews for Ofwat has focused on planning investment to minimise risk and maximise value (lowest Totex to deliver Outcomes) via Operational Technology solutions.

Gary Wong, Industry Principal, Global Water Industry, OSIsoft

Gary Wong is OSIsoft’s Principal, Global Water Industry and has 20 years of extensive international experience providing sustainable, strategic and cost-effective business solutions, particularly in the water industry.

Prior to joining OSIsoft, Gary was the Manager, Corporate Applications, at Metro Vancouver and has also held previous positions in senior management and consulting.

Additionally, Gary has worked with major international organisations in both the public and private sector on Operations, IT strategy, planning, sustainability, and engineering.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, is registered as a Professional Engineer in Computer Engineering, holds an MBA from the Queen’s School of Business and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Kleanthis Mazarakis, Senior Field Service Engineer, OSIsoft

Kleanthis Mazarakis graduated from National Technical University of Athens (Department of Chemical Engineering) in 2009 and then moved to London for his Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College.

He joined OSIsoft in 2012 and since then he has been working in Techsupport and Field service, providing workshops, training and installations, with a specific focus on our water customers as he is Industry Champion for Water Industry.