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Gregg Herrin: “OpenFlows WaterOPS helps water utilities to do operations work in real time”

Greg Herrin (Bentley Systems): “There is a part of 5G we need to make sure to be careful about”

We interview Gregg Herrin, Senior Director of Water Infrastructure at Bentley Systems, during the company’s annual ‘Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference’, taking place in Singapore this week, on the latest news Bentley Systems is announcing regarding water technologies.

According to Herrin, there are many novelties the firm is currently working on, but that they will be releasing a new product this week called OpenFlows WaterOPS, specialised in real time monitoring and real time emergency response.

He also adds that they have made some important enhancements to already existing technologies to bring it closer to operators by making them more user friendly.

Interested in how the arrival of 5G will impact the acquisition of data for infrastructure and water networks, we also asked Herrin what he thought and he replied that 5G will bring both positive aspects, but that “There is a part of 5G we need to make sure to be careful about,” and new tools will be necessary to make the most of the access to data.

If you want to find out more, check out our previous interview with Gregg Herrin on digital twin technology. 

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