Harry Armstrong

Director for regulatory policy - Ofwat

Harry Armstrong is the Director for Regulatory Policy at Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water sector in England and Wales. He manages a wide portfolio of work including Ofwat’s Innovation fund, customer policy and asset resilience. Prior to joining read more

Ben Tam

CEO - Isle Group

Ben is the CEO of Isle UK with a background in science and innovation, which started out with a PhD in biochemistry. Since then he has worked in the water industry fulfilling a variety of scientific and managerial roles. Ben read more

Angela MacOscar

Head of innovation - Northumbrian Water

Dr Angela MacOscar is Head of Innovation at Northumbrian Water. She has a passion for innovation and helps businesses embed an innovation culture within the workforce, creates processes and strategies that will result in purpose driven and tangible innovation output. read more

Richard Walwyn

Head of asset intelligence and innovation - Severn Trent

Richard is Chief Technology Officer across the digital, physical and biological asset base, advising the board and executive committee on how digital, physical and biological technology trends and opportunities will affect the business strategies. He is also a non executive read more

Katrina Flavell

Innovation Technical Specialist - clean water networks - Yorkshire Water

Katrina represents Yorkshire Water’s Innovation team, delivering cutting-edge projects in the clean water network. As part of this work, she is involved in the delivery of Yorkshire Water’s ground-breaking Smart Network pilot. Katrina has a background in water quality in read more

Mark Enzer

OBE FREng Director - Centre for Digital Built Britain

Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in the transformation of the infrastructure industry, including: systems-thinking, digital transformation, connected digital twins, data infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions and the read more

Ben Ward

Head of asset performance and innovation - South West Water

Chartered civil engineer and water industry professional. After a background in asset management consultancy and related academic research fields, Ben moved to work directly for SWW to help deliver their PR19 business plan.  He has a proven background in technology read more

Jody Knight

Asset technology manager - Wessex Water

Jody has 19 years of industry experience in consulting, contracting and the last 13 years at Wessex Water. At Wessex Water Jody works in the asset strategy team and has been involved in writing the last two business plans. He read more

Jeremy Heath

Innovation manager - SES Water

Jeremy Heath is the innovation manager for Sutton and East Surrey Water, located just south of London. With a background in mechanical engineering and a qualification in software application development, part of his responsibility includes the introduction and implementation of read more

Vanessa Speight

Professor of integrated water systems - University of Sheffield

Vanessa is an internationally recognised expert in drinking water quality with a focus on potable water distribution systems, applications of models and data analytics for decision support, public health risk, and regulatory/policy development. Her primary interests are understanding and modelling read more

Dr Mehdi Khoury

Senior research fellow - University of Exeter

From an AI Machine Learning background, Dr Khoury works in decision support systems, Serious Games, and data science. He uses Interactive visualization, Serious Gaming, and Artificial Intelligence to connect technical problems with people and to show their relevance from a read more

Adam Bear

Strategic digital manager - Wessex Water

Daniel Woodworth

Head of asset strategy - SES Water

Daniel is a Chartered Engineer with 13 years’ experience in the water industry. Following a graduate position in the Water Networks Team at Atkins, Daniel has worked for SES water for 8 years in various operational roles, responsible for leakage read more

Andrew Tyler

Scotland Hydro Nation Chair - University of Stirling

Heather Smith

Senior lecturer in water governance - Cranfield University

Heather holds a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Science from the University of Alberta (Canada). After completing her degree, she worked as a researcher for a Canadian NGO, where she was involved in a multi-stakeholder process for developing and implementing read more

Beatrice Martin

Head of clean water - Xylem Water Solutions UK

Joby Boxall

Professor of water infrastructure engineering - University of Sheffield

Professor Joby Boxall is Chair of Water Infrastructure Engineering and Head of the Department. He trained as a civil engineer, completing his undergraduate degree and his PhD in mixing and transport of pollutants in natural river channels, in the Department. read more

Keith King

Asset health manager - Anglian Water

Having joined one of the newly formed electronics department in 1987, Keith has worked his way through many disciplines at Anglian Water including Treatment, Distribution and Modelling. Currently establishing the concepts of Asset Health within the Water Business Stream, Keith read more

Jim Barker

Head of water resources, leakage and smart networks - Portsmouth Water

Clare McCaffery

Chief Commercial Officer - DirectID

Clare McCaffery is the Chief Commercial Officer at DirectID, the global credit and risk platform powered by open banking. Clare is passionate about financial inclusion and enabling consumers, worldwide, to access the services they need, in an affordable way. Clare embarked read more

Richard Powell

Innovation relationship lead - Severn Trent

Jon Regan

Head of innovation - Thames Water

Karen Dee

General manager for wastewater services - Scottish Water

Dammika Vitanage

Asset infrastructure research coordinator - Sydney Water