Dan Sterling

Water Hero

Smart Water Monitoring and Leak Detection

This presentation will explore how smart home technology can address two major residential water problems: the $9B of annual damage in the US from burst pipes and $8B waste of clean, fresh water from slow, non-damaging leaks. The presentation will start with an overview of both problems to help the audience appreciate the extent of both the damage and waste involved. This will be followed by how Water Hero is deploying and developing smart home technology to address both problems, concluding with questions from the audience.

Dan is a serial entrepreneur who has followed his passions from Artisan Breads to Network Security and now Home Automation. Prior to Water Hero, Dan served as interim CEO of SecurePipe, a venture-backed network security firm later acquired by Trustwave. Among the companies he has founded is Breadsmith, which pioneered the artisan bakery movement and now has locations throughout the nation. Dan developed Breadsmith’s sourdough starter in his kitchen in 1992. He received his MBA from Harvard and his BA from Carleton College, with honors.

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