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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Greg  Quist

Greg Quist
President and CEO , SmartCover Systems


Greg Quist is the cofounder, president, and CEO of SmartCover Systems, where he leads the strategic direction and operations of the company. Greg is a longtime member of the water community. He was elected to the Rincon del Diablo MWD board of directors in 1990 and for the past 27 years has served in various roles, including president and treasurer. Rincon’s Board appointed Greg to the San Diego County Water Authority Board in 1996, where he served for 12 years, leading a coalition of seven agencies to achieve more than $1M/year in water delivery savings. He is currently the chairman of the Urban Water Institute. With a background in the areas of metamaterials, numerical analysis, signal processing, pattern recognition, wireless communications, and system integration, Greg has worked as a technologist, manager, and executive at Alcoa, McDonnell-Douglas, and SAIC and has founded and successfully spun off several high-tech startups, primarily in real-time detection and water technology. He has held top-level government clearances and holds 14 patents and has several pending. Greg has an undergraduate degree in astrophysics with a minor in economics from Yale, where he played football and baseball, and a PhD in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently resides in Escondido, CA. In his rare free time, he enjoys fly fishing, hiking, golf, basketball, and tennis.


12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/11/2018
Location: 1E 10 Level: Beginner
Greg Quist (SmartCover Systems)
Sewers can talk. Water levels in sewers have a signature, analogous to a human EKG. Greg Quist explains how this signature can be analyzed in real time, using pattern recognition techniques, revealing distressed pipelines and allowing users of this technology to take appropriate steps for maintenance and repair. Read more.