Webinar: Asset Management Best Practices - Digital Solutions For Managing Risk In Linear Systems

Webinar: Asset Management Best Practices - Digital Solutions For Managing Risk In Linear Systems

Utility Managers are challenged with the need to make informed decisions about how to operate and manage their water networks. They need to stretch their finances to maintain service reliability and minimize risk, while balancing returns for rate payers.

In this webinar, we will explore common challenges faced by leaders responsible for managing and maintaining water utility networks. See how digital approaches and/or solutions are helping to resolve these challenges and how you can get started regardless of where you are in your asset management journey:

  • Digital approaches and solutions helping to resolve challenges routinely faced by Water Utilities
  • Case study examples of utilities using digital technologies to support management in water networks
  • Basic requirements for Water Utilities to begin implementing digital solutions



Michele Samuels
Global Practice Manager, Asset Performance

As part of Xylem’s Digital Solutions team, Michele is passionate about innovation and the role that digital technologies can play in driving operational and financial resiliency for customers across the water cycle. Throughout her 20+ year career, Michele has held various roles within the water industry ranging from Utility Management at the Regional Municipality of York, through Consulting at various organizations including CH2M Hill, Stantec, EMA, and AECOM. Her expertise includes process design and optimization, strategic planning and capital delivery, regulatory compliance and environmental management systems, and policy development.  Michele is a certified Asset Management Professional (IAM), a Professional Engineer (PEO), and holds master’s degrees in both Engineering and Business.



Ian Rodgers
Solutions Architect

Ian Rodgers is the Solutions Architect for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions for the Xylem Digital Solutions team. Ian holds a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has nearly 30 years experience of water network management ranging from writing operating procedures, conducting asset condition surveys and designing, implementing, baselining of District Metered Areas and training utility staff in leak detection activities. He has experience of working in the USA, UK, India, Middle East and Africa.



Sepideh Yazdekhasti
Risk Analytics Manager

Sepideh Yazdekhasti is the Risk Analytics Manager at Xylem. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil engineering. Sepideh is passionate about implementation of advanced analytical tools, interoperable data, and domain knowledge to develop more well-rounded water management strategies for asset owners. Focusing on advancement of data integration, she is always looking for formulating better recommendations on partnering the right solutions and technologies with the right stakeholders.



Clinton Loe
Business Development Manager

Clinton Loe is currently responsible for delivering strategic network and asset management consulting through leading edge quantitative risk analytics developed within Xylem. Clinton holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has worked for over 15 years focused largely in the municipal water industry. Clinton is passionate about advancing asset management insights through data-driven analytics allowing clients to focus their capital on the right assets at the right time.