The Intersection of Energy Management and IIOT within Pump Systems

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Intersection of energy and IIoT

The Intersection of Energy Management and IIOT within Pump Systems

Power for pumps costs up to 30% of process manufacturers’ factory operating expenses. Opportunities to address this cost and the environmental impacts should have the upmost priority.

How can we do this? Through the instrumentation and measurement of pumping environments, and the development and promotion of efficient pump measures such as maintenance, motor sizing, and flow optimization.

In this 2-hour conversation, we have enlisted some top industry leaders to share and discuss pump power optimization and best practices. They are part of organizations that are leading the way in this optimization process.

Join us in creating awareness for the industry and enhancing customer relationships along the way on February 4th from 10:00 am -Noon CST!

Meet Our Speakers:

CharliCharli K. Matthews, the Founder & CEO of Empowering Brands and Empowering Pumps & Equipment, has worked in the media industry since 2005 and is a known leader for building brands, growing online networks, and helping companies embrace digital media. Her passion for her work and clients and deep understanding of how to leverage social media has enabled Empowering Pumps & Equipment to become the leading online community for the pump industry! Most recently, she created Empowering Women in Industry which is a community that offers events and advocacy for women in traditionally male-dominated industries.

Mohamed_Abuali Head shotDr. Mo Abuali is the CEO and Managing Partner at IoTco, the internet of things company. He is a strategic and transformative technology and business management leader with 20-year record of achievement driving and sustaining change in Manufacturing. Mo serves Industrial and Manufacturing Clients in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and others, providing Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Predictive Analytics technology and services, as well as the IoT Academy for Industry 4.0 Training. Mo has a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering and is an adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati. He has worked at companies like IBM, P&G, Omron, and Toyota. Connect with Mo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abualima/

Andrew Profile pictureAndrew Barco is the Director of Automation Products & Solutions for Weidmuller a leader in the electrical connectivity industry; providing automation expertise for signal, power and data. Andrew’s primary role is to be an enabler for innovative solutions and developing future driven digital & automation technologies both within Weidmuller and for their partners and customers. With an Electronics Engineering background from UFT and an active member of IEEE & ISA, he has designed both power and signal products and implemented network automation solutions for customers in various industries like Utilities, Process, Water and Manufacturing sites around North America. Key focus areas for Andrew are in developing implementation strategies for IIoT and helping companies modernize production and equipment to be profitable and keep the flexibility that allows for future expansion and growth with ease through automation.

Dylan DayDylan Day has 10+ years in the maintenance industry and is a keen and analytical industrial mechanic with a passion for leadership. He has a skillset in welding, structural steel erection, grouting, leveling, alignments, mechanical overhauls, industrial maintenance, and implementing new maintenance programs. He has a diverse background in the oil & gas industry, mining, shipbuilding, new construction, renewable energy (wind turbines/hydro power), power generation (steam & gas turbines) and forestry (sawmills, OSB, pulp & paper). He has a passion for teaching and growing the people around him, he loves a challenge, and he enjoys meeting new people and sharing his passions of maintenance and mechanical systems. He has a positive attitude, is eager to see you succeed, and has high energy in everything he does.

Patrick HeadshotPatrick Hogg is the Director of Marketing for the Industrial Pumping and Distribution segments of Nidec Motor Corporation’s Commercial and Industrial Motors and Drives division. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Patrick has over 13 years of experience in the motor and pump industry. He has held jobs from Application Engineer, Large Project Administrator, through to Director of Engineering. Actively participates in multiple industry standards organizations such as Hydraulic Institute and NEMA. Active advocate for energy efficiency with manufacturers, utilities, and DOE.

Mike head shotMike McClurg is the Chief Marketing Officer for Load Controls, the leading provider of power sensors and controls to the fluid handling industry. He is also the founder and CEO of abilioty, LLC an Industrial Internet of Things startup developing solutions to connect existing sensors to the cloud and data analytics environments. Prior to these roles McClurg ran Velocity Sales for Actifio (acquired by Google) and was Global Vice President of Sales for IBM’s Midmarket Sales organization. He previous had international sales management experience at EMC (acquired by Dell) and started his career in software development and product marketing. McClurg has been named a CRN ‘Channel Chief’ four times. He has a BS in Engineering from Tufts University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Gary WongGary Wong is the Principal, Global Water Industry at OSIsoft, a leader in real-time operational intelligence. He has over 20 years of extensive international experience providing sustainable, strategic and cost-effective business solutions in the water industry. Prior to joining OSIsoft, he has held positions with Metro Vancouver and as a consultant directing both public and private sectors on Operations, IT strategy, 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.


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