Over time, water utilities face many similar issues, such as infiltration and inflow from major storms, water quality, plant performance, not meeting regulatory targets, to name a few. These issues impact the resilience and performance of operations in some of the key areas targeted by the priority policies in Australia.
Using a data-driven decision strategy to deal with these environmental and customer-service related challenges more effectively, GTS Australia created several specific water applications in partnership with global data infrastructure provider OSIsoft's PI System (now part of AVEVA), to bring intelligent data-driven decision making to the water industry.
These applications were initially developed in partnership with the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) group in Victoria, as part of their Data and Analytics program.
Some of the WaterApps being discussed in this webinar are:
Gary Wong is the Global Industry Principal of Infrastructure and Water at AVEVA, a leader in real-time, industrial, performance intelligence. He leads their global data centres, facilities, smart cities and water businesses and has 25 years of extensive international experience providing sustainable, strategic and cost-effective digital solutions. Prior to joining AVEVA, he has held positions with OSIsoft, Metro Vancouver and as a consultant directing both public and private sectors on operations, digital transformation, planning, sustainability, and engineering. Mr. Wong is also the Chairman of the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) Americas Alliance and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, is registered as a Professional Engineer in Computer Engineering, holds an M.B.A. from the Queen’s School of Business and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Andrew is a founding partner and CEO of GTS and a familiar face as a presenter at OSIsoft and GTS seminars over the years. With a background in software development, PI System configuration, project management and business development, Andrew is driven to ensure GTS provides customers exceptional services, and builds trust by consistently delivering high quality technical solutions.
Leading expert and recognised leader in OSIsoft technologies within Australia, Archie has provided training to many of the PI System users in different levels in the utilities space to best extract value from their data. As Head of Innovation at GTS, Archie offers expertise in integration of advanced technologies and real-time data solutions to provide specialised analytics capability, machine learning, and specialist reporting and integration services along with IIoT.
With over 30 years' experience in the Process Control and real-time Data Management market, Steve heads the GTS Sales and Business Development team working closely with the Regional Managers to expand GTS presence aimed to provide exceptional problem-solving real-time data solutions to the water sector throughout Australasia.
We are pioneers of digital transformation, with more than two billion sensor-based data streams managed by PI System around the world. The PI System can capture, cleanse, augment, and shape OT data from thousands of disparate systems, bringing OT and IT together. By using PI System integration technologies, companies can accelerate their digital transformation and IoT strategies.
OSIsoft has served the global water industry for over 10 years and has 150 water industry customers in 25 countries. In Australia, companies like TasWater, Water Corporation WA, SA Water and many others are using the PI System.
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GTS is APAC’s largest and most accredited PI System specialist with many years’ experience in the Water Utilities industry. Our project work ranges from greenfield design and build projects to enhancing or upgrading existing installations, or simply providing consulting services to help shape the vision and technology roadmap for our customers across multiple industries.
In addition to our wealth of experience designing and building enterprise PI System solutions, GTS brings our own IP to our solutions, for example integrating with source systems and auto-creating and synchronising PI System configuration from another system of record.
GTS also tailor the solution to best fit any unique customer needs not met by the off-the-shelf features of a PI System or partner applications, in order to maximise the benefits of the final implementation.