Sailing Through Rough Water – What are the ‘Secrets’?
The water industry has always been resilient in the rough economic conditions. To a certain extent this is true, bearing in mind that water will always be a national interest and international importance. Nonetheless, the water industry landscape is rapidly changing with globalization of economies and technologies. Companies need to change faster to be ahead in relevance in the fragmented water market place.
Forget about SWOT and PESTLE analysis. There are more important
matters and best practices that water companies need to know to
sustain in the ever competitive water market.
In addition to the above, this briefing may answer some key questions:
•Can wastewater reuse make it big?
•Are water companies targeting the right end-user segments, and right countries?
•Where are the opportunities besides China and India?
RecordedMar 14 201413 mins
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Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, Frost & Sullivan
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?
· 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.
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
Ravi Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan & Janice Wung, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
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.
Speakers: Elkin Hernandez, DC Water, Ting Lu, Clean Water Services, Ken Thompson, SWAN Forum, Seth Cutler, Frost & Sullivan
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.
Viswesh Vancheeshwar, Senior Research Analyst, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan
The research on Building Management Systems (BMS) in Southeast Asia provides comprehensive insights on a relatively new market for end users, solution providers and other market participants. The research highlights key market trends, competitive structure, value chain analysis, and a distribution channel overview for a fast-growing market poised to impact the way our buildings operate. It also offers strategic guidance and actionable ideas on key growth opportunities that pack maximum potential to fuel innovation, spawn innovative products and services, and drive commercial growth in the next few years.
Jieqiang Tan, Principal Consultant, Energy & Environment
Elevator market growth is mainly attributed to the increasing rate of urbanization, which leads to cities becoming denser with highrise buildings. Due to growing limitations of land space, high-rise residential and commercial buildings are high in demand and boost the adoption of elevators. Maintenance will grow along with the growing elevator installed base, and it is a recurring income stream for market participants. More often than not, elevator companies receive low margins from new equipment sales and balance it with the maintenance contracts offered to customers.
Questions this session will answer:
o How is the elevator market expanding in the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia?
o Which are the leading elevator companies in Southeast Asia?
o What are the key success factors, and how are they different in each Southeast Asian elevator market?
o Where are the key opportunities and elevator customer segments in these countries?
Melvin Leong, Associate Director, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan
The Southeast Asia Membrane Technologies Market, comprising of Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO), is seeing steady double-digit growth rates due to the region-wide focus on cleaner water and wastewater. The nascent membrane technologies market in Southeast Asia is still highly fragmented, but market leaders from Japan and Europe have already begun capitalizing on the largely under-developed SEA membrane market.
Why you must attend:
Understand growth trends in membrane technology markets in Southeast Asia and regions that are growing the fastest
Identify the roadmap of membrane technology and related competitive development in the region
Learn four growth opportunities for membrane companies in the largely under-developed Southeast Asian region
Ravi Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President - Energy & Environment, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution globally. To capture these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with financing options for ESS installations. A few business models are expected in grid-scale ESS applications, while most consumers are expected to adopt behind-the-meter and community scale ESS installations. There are at least eight emerging models that are grouped under the three broad applications.
Tim Braun, EMNET, Chris Rezendes, IoT Impact Labs, Jeffrey L. Lape, EPA, Peter Mulvaney, West Monroe Partners, Frost&Sullivan
North America is in a period of transition with new political directions. This includes the drive to constrict the EPA and reduce regulation in the midst of national worries over water quality, the adoption of new technologies and business models, an increased need for partnerships at the local level, and incorporating private partners and practices. Now more now than ever, water utilities must build a framework to adopt policies and directions to improve local efficiencies and management. Data-driven smart water technologies are poised to be at the center of this transition, helping North American water utilities manage current and impending challenges, and form the bridge between today's utility operations and successful navigation of the changing policy landscape.
Seth Cutler, Senior Industry Analyst, Energy & Environment
Without mobile water and wastewater treatment systems, end users across all industries would incur sever service disruptions, regulatory non-compliance issues, and an inability to cater to agile needs for mobile activity in select industries, such as Oil & Gas. The critical nature of products and services in this market presents growth opportunities at all levels. Despite three key market participants, GE Water & Process Technologies, Evoqua, and MPW Industries, the range of technologies used and low customer loyalty present market openings for many organizations. Those that cater to industry needs and understand their demands can make strong inroads in the future.
John Raspin, Partner and Senior Research Analyst, Anirudh Bhaskaran, Energy & Environment
The homes and buildings industry is full of huge opportunities for different tier-level participants. Disruptors and deeply entrenched participants are competing in terms of business models, technology-based product offerings, and price. Therefore, it is necessary for participants to understand growth opportunities, technologies transforming the industry, companies to watch, and potential business models to stay competitive in the industry. This outlook will help participants understand the dynamics of the industry while focusing on key market developments.
In the past five years, the North American municipal water industry has laid the foundation to leap frog the rest of the world in the adoption of smart, data-driven technologies. The SWAN North American Alliance is organized to help speed this adoption. This webinar is a joint effort between the SWAN Forum and Frost & Sullivan, and will form the first of an ongoing webinar series to highlight and promote best practices for smart solutions within the water industry.
Principal Consultant Farah Saeed and Industry Analyst Rajalingam
With increasing challenges and demand for automation in transmission and distribution applications, OEMs constantly develop systems and applications to support changing grid dynamics. 2016 is expected to see distribution automation sales recording $7 billion, with growth driven by developed economies. The distribution automation market is expected to experience steady growth through 2020, thanks to rising demand from the Asia-Pacific region. This webinar analyzes emerging market trends, such as edge intelligence and increasing distributed energy resources, and will discuss future predictions.
The historic vote by the UK to leave the European Union has created a huge amount of uncertainty in the UK, Europe, and the wider global economy. In the energy sector, the main areas of uncertainty hinge on the future of nuclear projects, UK’s commitment to renewable energy, and power infrastructure project costs.
Why You Must Attend:
· Find out the likely impact of Brexit on key aspects of the energy sector
· What are the opportunities created and what could change as a result of this vote?
· Understand the position of foreign utilities and how this vote could affect their decisions
Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Team, Siu-Fung Chan, CEO, Honeywell Solar Modules
Why You Must Attend:
· Understand how pro-solar incentives across the globe and the recently made pledges at the COP 21 summit will ensure that the market for solar PV continues to grow exponentially.
· Learn about the key enablers and challenges affecting the global solar market. Identify and understand new business models, especially in distributed solar power.
· Are you ready to channelize geographic expansion into the emerging market as the Asia Pacific countries of China, India and Japan will account for more than 80% of all solar installations?
· Discover the opportunities available as countries launch new policies to support distributed and renewable investments across the world.
· Participate in an interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan industry experts and Honeywell Solar Modules.
Suba Arunkumar, Kamaljit Behera, Frost & Sullivan and Ross Dueber, President & CEO of ZPower
Wearables are gaining acceptance across multiple applications. Most of the major consumer brands are introducing wearables to their product lines. However, the initial consumer acceptance is challenged by power source, which requires frequent recharging or has heating issues.
This briefing highlights the different chemistries that are advancing toward meeting the expectations of wearables. Growth opportunities across geographic regions, a snapshot of key participants in this space, and battery advancements will be discussed.
“Microgrids” is the new buzz word amidst the rise of distributed energy resources and battery energy storage systems. Significant price declines in both distributed renewable power and battery technologies, coupled with increased technological advancements in control and energy management systems, have created a vision of highly reliable, efficient, renewable and "islandable" grid networks embedded with advanced smart grid technologies. To provide an understanding of the nuances of the global market, the briefing will provide clarity on market drivers for different application and geographic markets; policies governing microgrid orientation and interaction with the central grid and bordering microgrids.
Why You Must Attend:
• The amount of electric devices in our environment has already risen significantly during the past decades, but is still far from an all-time high. Powering from line power is cost-prohibitive given the large cost of laying cable and wires. The power of batteries on the other hand is limited; they are replaced by the thousands every day, creating a maintenance nightmare. Is there an alternate way to power these devices?
• Learn about future energy harvesting technologies.
Why You Must Attend:
• Smart Grids are undergoing their own form of "Digital Transformation". Learn about the confluence of digital technologies and power industry practices for improved management
• Prioritize and optimize your smart grid business models to implement new solutions
• Distributed energy sources will account for the majority of new investment by 2023, creating an urgent requirement for smart grid solutions in the distribution network. Are you ready for the new requirements?
• Microgrids will be an integral part of the smart grid transformation. Discover the opportunities available due to this transformation.
• The global demand response market is forecast to be worth $12.8 billion by 2025. Learn how you can take advantage of the global demand market opportunities.
Melvin Leong, Research Manager Asia-Pacific, Energy & Environment
Real-time building energy management or BEM is becoming a reality due to advancements in software control and cloud solutions. The use of IoT and subsequently ‘Internet of Everything’ in buildings will alter the competitive landscape, resulting in in new service models and customer-centric propositions. In the highly dynamic buildings industry, market participants need to:
•Understand the top five transformation trends and its implications to the industry
•Address upcoming challenges in visionary trends beyond 2020
Frost & Sullivan's Energy & Environment webcasts focus on smart buildings, the rise of renewables, the shale gas boom, and other key industry issues.
Further, our in-depth coverage of global Mega Trends and emerging markets prepares Energy & Environment market participants to confront a zero-carbon economy, the growing economic importance of BRIC (as well as the Next Eleven) countries, and growing international interest in energy independence.