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Conference Topic: Smart Technologies

From mobile apps to robots to drones, the future of the waste industry is here!

  • How social networks create effective and sustainable behaviors
  • How the “Internet of things” and big data play a role in waste management
  • How robotics and unmanned systems will best be used
  • How wearables will affect productivity
  • 3D printers
  • Household treatment of waste
  • Sensors, cameras and other surveillance equipment
  • Using data to enhance productivity and sustainability
  • Workforce changes needed to meet new skill demands

Conference Program: Smart Technologies

Young Professionals

7:00 – 10:00

Student Design Competition — Part II

8:00 – 20:00

Registration Open

9:15 – 9:45

Round Table Meet & Greet

Kick-off the week at the informal meet & greet round tables. Connect with old friends and make new ones.

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speakers

Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President
Richard Allen, SWANA President

ISWA Award Presentations Part 1

Young Professionals

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction of the Key ISWA Issues

Young Professionals Group

Climate Change

11:00 – 11:45

Climate Change Keynote Session

11:45 – 12:45

CEO Roundtable Keynote Session

Jim Fish, Waste Management
Steve Jones, Covanta
Gustavo Coria, CEAMSE (Argentina)

12:45 – 14:00

Flying “Sparcs” and “Ugly Foods” Luncheon

To show our commitment to mitigate organic waste, we”ve designed a beautiful lunch using Sparcs (that”s scraps spelled backwards) and other “ugly foods”.

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Smart Technologies

14:00 – 15:00

Smart Technologies Keynote Session — Smart Cities: The data-driven evolution of waste management

Nate Morris, Rubicon
Marianne Blanc, Suez

Circular Economy

15:30 – 17:15

Circular Economy Keynote Session

15:30 – 15:45 — Introduction of Circular Economy Segment, ISWA Working Groups and SWANA Technical Divisions

15:45 – 16:45 — John Bradburn, General Motors

16:45 – 17:15 — Nelson Switzer, Nestle Water NA

Smart Technologies

17:15 – 18:00

Smart Technologies Keynote Panel: Smart Technologies and their impact on Collection & Transportation of Waste

Facilitator: Don Ross, Kessler Consulting

Antonis Mavropoulos, President, ISWA
Jason Gate, Compology
Don Diego Padilla, Fleetmind
Vivek Agrawl, WGCTT Chair, ISWA
Marc Rogoff, SCS Engineers

14:00 – 18:00

Concurrent Sessions

18:30 – 21:00

Opening Reception — Exhibit Halls

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Young Professionals

21:00 – 23:00

Young Professionals Networking Event