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  • Future of Completions Design in the Oil & Gas Industry
    Future of Completions Design in the Oil & Gas Industry
    Kiran Unni, Vice President, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Dec 6 2018 53 mins
    The oil and gas industry has a reputation for being relatively tech-averse. However, innovations in technology and business models, and applied innovation from other industries, are impacting the use of technology in various stages of oil and gas exploration and production. The industry is taking new steps in innovations to create significant improvements in operational efficiency, non-productive time and cost of completion.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Discover new business models and companies offering improved methods of technology use to enable operational parameter advances in the completion stage of oil & gas production
    • Explore the latest research on technology developments as forecast in Frost & Sullivan’s research on the future of completions design
    • Participate in an interactive question-and-answer session
  • Identifying Key Growth Opportunities for Electrification of Transportation
    Identifying Key Growth Opportunities for Electrification of Transportation
    Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, Naren Pasupalati, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 15 2018 41 mins
    Many states across the US have taken a proactive approach to address climate change despite federal pushback against clean power. California recently joined the growing list of states and regions that are committing to carbon neutrality and becoming 100% green with the recent passing of SB100. Reaching these goals is an ambitious task on many fronts. Regardless, there is a growing positive sentiment and a sense of urgency to embrace electrification of transportation (EoT) coming from the consumer and electric grid sides.
  • Uncovering Canada’s Smart Water Solutions
    Uncovering Canada’s Smart Water Solutions
    Seth Cutler (Moderator) John Presta, Gary Thompson, Darrol Weiss Recorded: Oct 22 2018 60 mins
    Canadian utilities struggle with fiscal constraints, high customer service expectations, and disparate and aging networks, just like many other utilities globally. At the same time, they have built a reputation for the progressive adoption of advanced technologies and solutions, including smart water data-based solutions. This puts Canadian water and wastewater utilities in a pivotal position to share knowledge and best practices for tackling local problems that deliver global lessons.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand how asset management information and internal and external data points are leveraged to deliver millions of dollars in savings annually
    • Learn how utilities companies transformed fiscal and operational challenges into strengths
    • Improve the operating conditions and financial health of your service
  • Smart Wastewater Solutions: Addressing CSO and Stormwater Challenges
    Smart Wastewater Solutions: Addressing CSO and Stormwater Challenges
    Seth Cutler (Moderator), Kyla Jacobsen, Jody Crabtree, Reese Johnson Recorded: Aug 7 2018 62 mins
    The SWAN North American Alliance's 5th webinar, hosted by Frost & Sullivan, will explore how data-driven, smart water solutions play a critical role in shrinking a multi-billion dollar deficit in North America’s wastewater and CSO (combined sewer overflow) management needs. Smart water solutions minimize and optimize compliance investment, reducing wastewater utility spend to operate the network today and into the future.

    Join this webinar hosted to hear SWAN North American Alliance experts and peers discuss insights into how utilities and municipalities can address critical investment needs, lower projected spending, and deploy advanced technologies.

    Key Takeaways:
    · Identify how data-based technologies and solutions can tackle the multi-billion dollar wastewater network deficit and drive growth opportunities
    · Understand how utilities transformed challenges into strengths
    · Engage with industry thought leaders and participate in an interactive question-and-answer session
  • Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas
    Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas
    Dylan Ellett, Upstream Advisor - Oil & Gas, Frost & Sullivan, Panel of Industry Experts from Start-up Companies Recorded: Jul 31 2018 61 mins
    Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has seen major volatility with the price of oil as high as $130 per barrel to as low as $30 per barrel. Today we are seeing an outburst of start-ups and a changing culture that is founded on innovation. The industry is currently witnessing the “Golden Age” of emerging technology developments and is poised to benefit from innovation designed to help the upstream oil and gas industry reduce costs and improve recovery rates. While some oil & gas companies are developing unique innovations themselves, the industry is benefiting from a surge in start-up companies focused on digital transformation and radical change proving that the oil and gas start-up ecosystem is alive and growing.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Discover start-up companies that are providing innovative solutions to industry challenges
    • Hear real success stories and pain points from start-ups
    • Interact with start-up companies
  • Growth Opportunities in the Power Sector You Need to Know About
    Growth Opportunities in the Power Sector You Need to Know About
    Jonathan Robinson Principal Consultant, Vasanth Krishnan, Research Analyst, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Jul 17 2018 50 mins
    The global energy transition is underway and is being led by renewable energy. Massive capital investment is being made in transforming the global power infrastructure; over $200 billion was invested globally in wind and solar in 2017. The fundamentals of the market are being challenged, creating growth opportunities for new players to disrupt the market and forcing existing players to innovate or gradually cede market position.

    Key Takeaways:
    · Gain insight into the key global growth hotspots within the power sector.
    · Understand the latest dynamics of the market and the main disruptors.
    · Learn how to innovate and about new business strategies for the future
  • Intensifying Need for Electric Grid Transformation Sparks Growth Opportunities
    Intensifying Need for Electric Grid Transformation Sparks Growth Opportunities
    Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: May 30 2018 36 mins
    Regulatory guidelines and budgetary constraints have long shaped grid investments. The primary focus is to ensure that the electric grid is available at all times and is resilient to any disruption. This has been a relatively predictable task until now. As more households gain access to and embrace disruptive devices such as smart home devices, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources, to what degree are utilities prepared to manage these changes and what sort of role and influence will they have in the future?

    Key Takeaways:
    · Get an in-depth view of emerging and cutting-edge solutions that are transforming the digital grid space.
    · Learn about grid modernization initiatives.
    · Obtain insight on key stakeholders to determine who would be ideal strategic partners.
  • SWAN North American Alliance - Cyber Security Threats and Opportunities
    SWAN North American Alliance - Cyber Security Threats and Opportunities
    SWAN North American Alliance Experts Recorded: Mar 27 2018 59 mins
    Join this webinar hosted by Frost & Sullivan and hear from Smart Water Networks North American Alliance experts discuss the cyber security landscape in the water utility industry and best-practice solutions to ensure a secure future.

    Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
    - Understand critical cyber security challenges and weaknesses in the water utility industry
    - Identify best practices to help your organization tackle cybersecurity challenges
    - Learn about public initiatives and regulatory efforts to promote cybersecurity initiatives
  • Digitalization, Analytics, Smart Assets and Materials Key for Smart Construction
    Digitalization, Analytics, Smart Assets and Materials Key for Smart Construction
    Ravi Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan & Janice Wung, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 15 2017 62 mins
    The building and construction industry is trailing other industries due to slow digital transformation. The need to boost productivity and minimize project overruns, and the reliance on unskilled labor, are top drivers for IT adoption. This analysis on the building and construction industry’s journey to digital transformation shows the fundamental issues in the industry and identifies strong growth opportunities.

    Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:

    · The buildings and construction sector has been troubled with low productivity, slow adoption of technology innovation, issues with the labor market, and burdensome process and performance management. Lean construction with an emphasis on efficiency and productivity is key for industry transformation.
    · Learn why digital transformation must be part of the corporate strategy.
    · With the construction industry’s low productivity and R&D spending, the need for better performance management, proper planning and sufficient communication utilizing technological innovation are critical.
  • SWAN North American Alliance - Delivering Smart Wastewater Network Solutions
    SWAN North American Alliance - Delivering Smart Wastewater Network Solutions
    Speakers: Elkin Hernandez, DC Water, Ting Lu, Clean Water Services, Ken Thompson, SWAN Forum, Seth Cutler, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Sep 20 2017 56 mins
    Think “smart water” only applies to the drinking water sector? The wastewater sector of the North American water industry is experiencing unique challenges that smart-water, data-centric solutions can address. Whether dealing with combined sewer overflows (CSOs), climate change, aging infrastructure, or suboptimal customer service, smart-water solutions are poised to deliver a range of benefits. These include accurate monitoring and management, activity prioritization and preventative maintenance, and innovative solutions such as robotic cleaning tools.

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