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Agenda | The Blue Tech Valley Water Conference | May 3-4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3 | Conference Day One | Clovis Veterans Memorial District Building

TIME

DESCRIPTION

PLACE

8:00-8:45

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Lobby & Courtyard

8:45-9:00

Opening Remarks
F. Mark Modzelewski
, Executive Director, Water Innovations Foundation
Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance

Auditorium

9:00-9:30

Keynote: Dr. Peter Williams, CTO, Big Green Innovations, IBM

Auditorium

9:30-10:15

Keynote: Woodrow W. Clark II, PhD, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Managing Director, Qualitative Economist, Clark Strategic Partners

Auditorium

10:15-10:30

Break
Courtyard Hospitality /Tech Showcase Board

Room A/B

10:30-11:30

Panel: "The True Value of Water"
Laura Shenkar,Principal, The Artemis Project
Claude C. Laval III, Chairman, Lakos Separators and Filtration Systems
Aric Olson, President, Jain Irrigation, Inc.
John Vikupitz, President, Netafim Irrigation Inc.

Auditorium

11:30-12:30

Panel: "The Smart Water Grid: Using IT to Manage Water Systems and Agricultural Operations"
Moderator: Dr. Peter Williams, CTO, Big Green Innovations, IBM
Chris Spain, Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
Lance Donny, CFO, PureSense

Auditorium

12:30-1:15

Lunch

Independence Room

1:15-2:00

Luncheon Keynote: Anup Jacob, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund; Special Advisor, Jain Irrigation Group

Independence Room

2:00-3:00

Panel: "Case Study - Water Reuse in the Food Processing Industry"
Moderator: Alex McIntosh, Founder & CEO, Ecomundi Ventures
David Michel, Sun-Maid Growers of California Water Quality Specialist
Professor Gour S. Choudhury, Fresno State
Ed Yates, CEO, California League of Food Processors
Larry Narbaitz, Director of Operations, Wawona Foods

Auditorium

3:00-4:00

Panel: Investing in Water – 2011 Perspective
Moderator: Jim Hurd, Founder, Green Science Exchange
Kevin Brophy, CEO, Meidlinger Partners, LLC
Bahman Sheikh, PhD, PE Water Resources and Reuse Specialist
Michael George, Managing Director, Public Finance Manager, Integrated Water Industry Services, Wedbush Securities Inc.

Auditorium

4:00-4:30

Keynote: Ed Pinero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water North America & former Federal Environmental Executive reporting to President George W. Bush

Auditorium

4:30-5:00

Keynote: Henrik Skov Laursen, Head of Water Technology Center, GRUNDFOS Pumps Corporation North American Region

Auditorium

5:00-6:00

Wine and Cheese Reception

Independence Room

6:30pm

VIP Dinner

TBD

Wednesday, May 4 | Conference Day Two | Clovis Veterans Memorial District Building

8:30-8:45

Opening Remarks: Dr. John D. Welty, President, California State University, Fresno

Auditorium

8:45-9:15

Keynote: Thomas M. Berliner, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Topic: California’s Water System: Overview and Issues

Auditorium

9:15-9:45

Keynote: Carrie Freeman, Director, Sustainable Business Innovation, Intel

Auditorium

9:45-10:15

Presentation: Soil & Topography Information (STI) www.soilinfo.com

Auditorium

10:15-11:15

Panel: "Water Recycling - Innovations from Academia"
Moderator: Dr. David Zoldoske, Executive Director, Water Resources & Policy Initiatives, California State University
Slav W. Hermanowicz
, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Craig Criddle, Professor, Environmental Engineering & Science (EES), Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Yoram Cohen, PhD, Faculty of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California

Auditorium

11:15-12:00

Panel: "Trends in Emerging Water Technologies"
Moderator: Kirk Nagamine, CEO, Central Valley Business Incubator
Bulut F. Ersavas, CEO, ClimateMinder
Lance Donny, CFO, PureSense

Auditorium

12:00-12:15

Conference Wrap-Up
F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Foundation
Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance

Auditorium

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