Smart Cities - Utility


Welcome to the second event in our Smart Cities Series, where the topic this time is Smart Utilities.

Power, water, sewer, and other utilities are fundamental infrastructures required to support our modern communities and neighborhoods. As urban areas grow, we are faced with a question: Can we leverage data to understand a city as a holistic system, build a smarter city that is more sustainable, and better plan for future growth?

Please join us as innovators from public and private sectors share their experiences utilizing data in applications such as optimizing electricity and gas delivery, improving water management, and enhancing communication robustness. Stay tuned for more updates!


6:00-6:30pm Mix & Mingle with food & refreshments
6:30-7:30pm Presentations from corporates and startups panel members (~5 minutes each), followed by Q&A
7:30-8:30pm Organizer announcement + 30 sec shout-outs, followed by networking

This event is being generously hosted by CDM Smith.


Mike Nelson

Boston Water and Sewer Commision ( Director of Engineering

Mike is the Director of Engineering at Boston Water and Sewer Commission. His previous experience in the water and sewer industry includes public works management in a mid-size Massachusetts community and private consulting. BWSC is committed to tackling issues of climate change, aging infrastructure in one of America’s oldest cities, and green initiatives by supporting developing technology across a variety of platforms.

Matthew Goss

CDM Smith ( – Vice President / Technical Strategy Leader (Infrastructure & Energy)

Matt brings over 15 years of experience as a design engineer, project manager and strategy leader, located in CDM Smith’s Latham, New York office. A licensed professional engineer, certified energy manager, certified energy auditor, certified demand side manager and LEED accredited professional, Matt is experienced in the design and analysis of HVAC, piping, building mechanical and energy systems for industrial, commercial, educational, municipal and federal sector clients.

Alex Bedig

OptiRTC ( - Co-Founder/ VP of Information & Technology

Opti is an environmental outcomes company focused on delivering improved water quality, preventing localized flooding, and reducing combined sewer overflows through adaptive control of stormwater storage systems. Mr. Bedig is driven to deploy market-valued, observation-based environmental information services because he believes developing new valuations of verifiable environmental behaviors can improve environmental justice outcomes. He joined Geosyntec Consultants in 2009 to lead research and software development on the project that would become the Opti Platform. Since 2010, he has been simultaneously working on Opti and pursuing a doctorate in Hydro Informatics at Tufts University. His doctoral research focuses on the discovery of publicly available hydrologic data sets. Mr. Bedig holds an MS in Water Resources Engineering and a BS in Engineering Science from Tufts University.

Amos Epstein

Tank Utility ( - CEO and Co-founder

Tank Utility offers a turn-key connected metering platform for propane and heating oil tanks. Fuel delivery companies can eliminate more than 40% of supply chain cost by using actual fuel tank level to schedule deliveries. Amos first worked with remotely-connected energy data as a Product Manager at EnerNOC, the world’s largest provider of demand response energy management services. Between leaving EnerNOC in 2011 and joining Tank Utility in 2015, Amos helped bring several connected-data products to market including mobile network congestion management as a service (as CTO of SwayMarkets), mobile network acceleration (as Dir. of Product for Kwicr), and smart irrigation systems (as Dir. of Product for Banyan Water).