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Presented By: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Autonomy | Harnessing Digital Technologies to Build a More Water-Secure and Sustainable Future with Albert Cho

Building the Future: A Distinguished Lecture Series for Academics and Professionals

Albert Cho Albert Cho
Albert Cho
While water challenges are intensifying around the world, from climate change to urbanization and beyond, powerful new digital technologies are driving step-change – helping cities protect and optimize water management, build resilience and advance sustainability and equity. Hear examples of how modern cities are using data and automation that transform their water systems, while fueling their economy and creating social value for their residents and for future generations.

Albert Cho is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Xylem. In this role, he is responsible for driving Xylem’s efforts to digitize water infrastructure, as well as the continued development of business strategies to achieve Xylem’s vision and create social and economic value. Before joining Xylem, Al worked as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the State Department, where he was a White House Fellow and served on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. He has also been an executive at Cisco Systems, worked at McKinsey & Company, and served at the United Nations on a global plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Al serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Water Alliance and the Canadian Water Network, and the Programme Committee for Singapore International Water Week. He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.


Barry Liner, Chief Technical Officer, Water Environment Federation
Ting Lu, Business Practice Leader – Digital Solutions, Clean Water Services
Albert Cho Albert Cho
Albert Cho

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