SAP EVN Water Event
Executive Value Network for Water and Waste Water

November 16-17, 2022

Paris, France

Join us at our Executive Value Network for Water and Waste Water
Leverage water innovations and thrive in the new digital economy
During the Executive Value Network collaboration is championed and innovation comes to life. Be part of the conversation and take on the greatest challenges together.
The climate change is impacting seriously our daily life and our economy. The last summer event faced by many countries like Belgium, Germany, Netherland, France forced governments to bring water management on top of their agenda. Water companies can play a major role to define how to better manage water, what legislation to be adapted, how to prevent against water scarcity and drive a modernization of the water infrastructure and operations.
The Executive Value Network (EVN) is an international knowledge sharing oriented forum for those interested in digital transformation use cases of Water and Waste Water companies. During this event you learn from use cases how to move to more efficient processes while embracing new relevant technology. Impactful and interactive format with keynotes, interviews, panels, case studies and fireside chats, key takeaways at Executive Value Network will be frequent, engaging, and digestible.
But above all, it will facilitate time again for a cosy chat among and business colleagues and some old friends. These are good reasons for us to share our plan for the 4th Water Executive Value Network hosted by SUEZ with a close collaboration from Capgemini, Farys, Pidpa, De Watergroep  and SAP.
Find all necessary details about agenda, venue and registration on this webpage. 
We are looking forward to meet with you in Paris for two exciting days.
Why you should participate!

Appreciate why digital transformation is necessary, gain insight into emerging digital business models in the water industry and beyond.


Join an executive community that extends beyond the conference, gaining knowledge from your peers and other market players, partners and vendors.


Focus on what is the state of the water industry today, with inspiring take away for the future. Learn from, collaborate with and influence leaders of digital innovations.

What's on the agenda?
DAY 1                                                                                                                                                                                        
08:00 - 08:45 Arrival, Registration & Coffee Get Together   
08:45 - 9:00

Agenda and opening words

Charles Grundy (VP Head of Sales Energy & Utilities, Capgemini) & Miquel Carbó (Director, SAP)  
09:00 - 09:30

Welcome Keynote by SUEZ

Data driven water and wastewater operations

Thomas Perianu ( Senior Vice President, Smart Water, Suez Smart Solutions)
09:30 - 10:00 

Enabling Digital Transformation in a Disruptive World

  • Helping to create a sustainable world
  • Gaining in operational efficiency
  • Transforming into a data driven organization
Daniela Sellmann (Global Head IBU Utilities,SAP)
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK  
10:30 - 11:30 

Taking off for the future:  a digital Transformation case

  • Standardization, uniformization while gaining flexibility
  • Decrease in TCO and increase in time to market
  • Delivering a futureproof business ready IT platform
Stefan Meys (PIDPA CIO)
11:30 - 12:00 Technology enablement:  how a solid architecture keeps you in control to enable all business initiatives 
  • BTP why and what ? What is in it and why SAP has this.
  • What sector usecases and examples : What others are doing - Vitens, Anglian water , Fairfax water
  • Difference with Hyperscalers
Shantanu Goswami  (Customer Solution Advisory, SAP)
12:00 - 12:30

SAP Cloud for Energy:
The Metering Platform for Managing Energy and Water Data in the Cloud

  • General Introduction
  • Architecture and Solution Overview
  • System Demo
    • Validation and Estimation (Issue Handling)
    • Operational Monitoring
    • View Meter & View Measurement Data
    • Configurations
  • Implementation examples and further information
Michael Dobler (Product Manager, Cloud for Energy,SAP)
12:30 - 13:00

Demo Smart Water Platform :

  • Architecture deep dive (Capgemini)
Kevin de Wilde (Project Manager Smart water Platform, Capgemini)
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Smart water metering – pilot : unique case in synergy with electricity and gas meters

opportunities of collaboration :

  • shared smart water platform
  • fully integrated multi-utility smart meter chain
  • knowledge sharing
  • combine procurement of smart metering systems
  • installation of meters in 1 visit

points of attention in collaboration

  • intensive project governance
  • importance of a good organised transition

Anke Geudens (Manager Procesbeheer,Pidpa)







14:50 - 15:30

Water Balance:

  • Monitoring of the overall drinking water production, intake, distribution and consumption
  • Big Data Management and Data Quality Rules
  • Automated and self-service creation of complex measurement points and measurements  (incl external)
  • Monitoring and predicting leakages (Transport Grid, District Metered Area’s)
  • Enable deep dive analysis, regulatory reporting (ILI), execute complex calculations
Inge Opreel (CIO,FARYS)
15:30- 16:00 BREAK  
16:00 - 17:30

Suez Smart Operations Centre

  • Smart operations centres are Suez way to provide a real time global vision of water and sewerage services. We will visit the one located in le Pecq.
Frédéric Charles (Digital Strategy & Innovation Director, Suez Smart Solutions)
19:00 DINNER sponsored by Capgemini
Find more information here
DAY 2                                                                                                                                                                                          
09:00 - 10:00

Smart Asset Management by Suez

  • Decisions support platforms for dynamic asset management
  • Optimizing existing assets, anticipating pipe failure and providing better services to citizens
  • Avoiding leaks, making assets last longer and prioritizing pipe renewals based on multiple degradation models




Bertrand Vanden Bossche ( Product Manager Smart Asset Management, Suez Smart Solutions)


Thomas Van Becelaere ( Senior Optimization Engineer, Optimatics)

10:00 - 11:00  Customer Service update:  utilities integration to S/4HANA service
  • Update & Demo: Utilities integrates with the Maintenance Service in S/4HANA
  • New service connection & billing of services
  • Service Notification successor: What is to come and how to prepare for?
Bernd Sauer (Product Owner, SAP)
11:00 - 11:30 BREAK  
11:30 - 13:30 

Suez International Research Centre on Water and the Environment (CIRSEE)

  • The Paris-based International Research Centre on Water and the Environment (CIRSEE) specializes in research on the production of drinking water, water distribution networks, the treatment and reuse of waste water, waste recycling, the management of health and environmental risks and, finally, data analysis. We will visit the labs. 
  • Find more Information here

Aurélie Pommier ( CIRSEE Public Relations Manager)

Roseline Klein ( International Development Manager, Suez Smart Solutions)

13:30 LUNCH & Farewell  
Thank you to our supporting Customers
Thank you to our host

SUEZ (France)

38 Rue du Président Wilson
78230 Le Pecq
+49 6227 747474
+49 6227 747474
+49 6227 747474
+49 6227 747474
+49 6227 747474
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