The Digital Worker – Building Our Digital Future Event

May 12, 2022

 

Workshop AgendaDigital Worker White Paper


 

Panel One: The Digital Worker – Real-Life Stories and Lessons Learned 

Panelists will present case studies from their own utilities relating to specific systems, their challenges and lessons learned in relation to that tool. 

Catherine Curtis – Moderator (San Francisco PUC / BAYWORK Director)

Panelist

Shane Zondor (Fort Worth Water) 

Comments – Derry Moten (EBMUD), Mary Reynolds (Central San), Emilio Cruz (Cordoba Corporation) 


 

Break-Out Discussion 1 – Digital Readiness Self-Assessment 

The Possible Next Steps section of BAYWORK’s Digital Worker White Paper identified utilities’ need for a Digital Readiness Self-Assessment to help them evaluate their preparedness to select and implement digital tools. 

Sharon Peters (EMA) introduces a process in which participants will identify the most important questions utilities should ask themselves. 


 

Panel Two: Training Qualified Candidates and Current Staff 

Catherine Curtis – Moderator (San Francisco PUC/ BAYWORK Director)

Panelist

Cheryl Davis (CKD Consulting) – Digital Competencies for Candidate DevelopmentPresentation

Jimmy Dang (Oro Loma Sanitary District) – Operator Training | Presentation

Jordan Damerel (Fairfield Suisun Sewer District) – Needed Changes in Community Colleges and State Certification | Presentation 

Monte Hamamoto (Silicon Valley Clean Water) – Strategic Investments in Candidate Development | Presentation


 

Panel Three: Preparing for the Future – New Tools, Technologies and Workforce Opportunities 

Catherine Curtis – Moderator (San Francisco PUC/ BAYWORK Director)

Panelist

Stephen Miksis (SKL Solutions) – The Collection Systems of the Future | Presentation 

Andrew Ohrt (West Yost) – Cyber-security | Presentation  

James Cooper – (Arcadis) – Artificial Intelligence | Presentation


 

Break-Out Discussion 2 – Recommendations for Possible Next Steps 

The Possible Next Steps section of BAYWORK’s Digital Worker White Paper identified potential opportunities for utility collaboration in the area of digital preparedness. 

Cheryl Davis (CKD Consulting) introduces a process in which participants will identify the collaborative activities which they think would be most beneficial. 


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