Water Talks March 2023 - The Digital Utility
Can we imagine a digital utility company where data complements and builds on local and human knowledge across organizational and national boundaries?
Free of charge – Exclusively for members of Danish Export Water Tech
Water Talks #2 - The Digital Utility
At this second Water Talks the theme will be the digital Utility. Jonas Falzarano Jessen is anthropologist and PhD scholar at Aalborg University and will present an anthropological angle on digitization and the so-called 'human factor' in the Danish water industry. Can we imagine a digital utility company where data complements and builds on local and human knowledge across organizational and national boundaries?
Water Talks – Learn from and challenge your network colleagues in the WaterTech Network
Water Talks is your opportunity to debate, knowledge-share and learn from your network colleagues without having to start the car - simply sign up and log-on on for a full hour of discussions and debate.
During 2023 Water Tech will host a series of online Water Talks where we will talk about hot topics in the water industry. Each Water Talk will centre around an interesting topic and start out with a 15min opening talk from a thought leader. After the talk (often provocative) the floor is open for discussion and debate. A Water Talk session will have duration of 45 to 60 minutes.
Jonas Falzarano Jessen, Anthropologist & PhD scholar, Aalborg University
Jonas is an anthropologist and PhD scholar at the Department of Culture and Learning and the interdisciplinary research project 'Smart Water Infrastructures' (SWIft) at Aalborg University. His research focuses on how to transfer technical knowledge from university laboratories and the private sector into effective solutions to water problems that fit the expectations and needs of the 'real' world and vice versa. Jonas has done fieldwork at Danish and foreign utility companies and innovation centers to study the so-called 'human factor' in the water industry's digital transition, as well as how water technologies are understood, adopted, and adapted to different cultural, political, and geographical contexts.
- Please log in 5 min. before the session for technical start-up and image-/sound testing.
- Water Talks will be held through Teams with sound and image, so that we can see each other and have a productive dialogue.
- Each Water Talk session is scheduled for 45-60 minutes incl. wrapping up.
- Each session will include a short presentation from the speaker and the floor is afterwards yours to discuss the topic of the day.
- The meeting is an informal platform for you to share knowledge or ask your network colleagues questions related to a specified topic.