Virtually all economic production and industrial processes depend upon access to abundant water. Yet patterns of increased water use and lower levels of replenishment regionally and globally present a worrisome trend for business and society at large. Industry is recognizing the systemic risk brought on by these imbalances and the potential negative impacts on their profits and continuity. Increasingly, the sustainability strategies of leading companies reflect a new awareness of this risk and a desire to do something about it. This presentation highlights the value of real time data in managing water in an industrial context and the value this contributes to achieving the sustainability goals of OSIsoft customers from across industries.
As OSIsoft's Senior Sustainability Strategist and Market Principal Andrew’s primary role is to assist OSIsoft customers across various industries to architect corporate sustainability strategies that leverage their real time operations data from their PI System infrastructure.
Previously, Fanara spent 15 years in the US Federal Government at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he was responsible for engaging the high tech community to raise the visibility of the energy efficiency opportunities in data centers. He also led the ENERGY STARÒ Product Specifications Development Team to identify products with superior energy and water efficiency. Working with industry partners, the team created nearly 100 product specifications for the residential and commercial sectors. Fanara was also responsible for managing policy coordination with countries using ENERGY STARÒ in their markets, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, China, India, the UK and the European Union.