A challenge in any business is to understand exactly where you are at any given moment in time, whether this be financially or operationally. For operations, the challenge is particularly acute as the information needed resides in multiple sources, some of which are closed and difficult to extract. Furthermore, technical data sources have traditionally not been handled well by IT Departments due to their lack of expertise in handling these technical systems, as well as a lack of deep knowledge of what the users actually need. This talk focuses on the baptized FIELD MOUS system (Field MOnitoring User System), which essentially is a PI System acting as a repository of technical data into which different departments plug their data, and other departments access it to fit their particular needs. This is a long-term, phased project which aims at collecting all needed technical data, and producing reports and analysis based on actual technical management’s needs. Applications that have been developed or are in the course of development include telemetry, automation, conventional metering and AMR, loss analysis (NRW), dashboards, CBM and pressure management. It concludes with actual benefits derived from this implementation.
Francisco Castillo, Ph.D., PMP
Dr. Francisco Castillo is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Maynilad, the water concessionaire for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines. He was previously a Managing Consultant for Asia-Pacific in a major multinational IT consulting firm, where he worked for 12 years in various capacities. In 2013 he was named “Outstanding ASEAN CIO” by the IDG group, as well as Most Valuable Person by the IQPC for his contribution in the mobility exchange conference in Singapore 2013. Dr. Castillo has 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He holds a PhD in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (Barcelona, Spain), where he was Associate Professor and Associate Director for the Technical Engineering College. He has over 50 published papers in international journals and conferences, and has presented in over 20 international seminars.