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Speakers

Main Technical Conference

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Andrew Ball (Grundfos)

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the Water Industry.  His varied background includes working in the contracting environment with Biwater and Carillion, he also spent 12 years with United Utilities outsourcing arm, Contract Solutions. During this time, he was involved in the Scottish PFI contracts, O&M outsourcing with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and capital programme outsourcing joint ventures including 4D with Southern Water. 6 years ago, Andrew brought his in-depth knowledge into how Water Companies deliver capital projects and carry out operation and maintenance improvement programmes to Grundfos Pumps which has enabled them to gain additional traction into the wider utility market.
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Andrew Welsh is General Sales Manager at Xylem Water Solutions UK for Water Utilities. He and his team deliver a broad range of Smart Solutions to a variety of customers and applications across the Water Industry, including hosted Cloud systems and network management of both Water and Wastewater networks.

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Nick Boughton (Boulting Technology)

 
Since joining Boulting Technology in 2005, Nick has been an integral part in developing and implementing the company’s digital capabilities. In 2018 Boulting formed a new alliance with NETbuilder, a leading provider of software and IT consulting services, to offer innovative, fully integrated IT/OT solutions for clients.  As vendor independent system integrators and Industrial network specialists, Nick builds upon alliances and partnerships to use the most appropriate technology to improve clients’ businesses. With a focus on clients’ outcomes, Nick’s mission is to bring meaning to BIG data.​
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Brian Conway (Boulting Technology)

 
Brian delivers award-winning solutions to enable clients to holistically optimise their pump assets, realise efficiency savings and reduce energy usage.

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Steve Hughes (ABB)
Robotics & Motion Division Digital Lead.

 
Steve is responsible for the development of ABB’s RM division’s ABB Ability digital products and services offering to its partners and customers.  Steve is also a member of the UK digital team, working together with ABB’s Industrial Automation, Electrification Products and Power Grids divisions to develop integrated digital solutions in co-creation with ABB’s UK customer base.  Steve has worked in ABB for 23 years in sales and channel management roles for both variable speed drives and instrumentation products.​
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Siobhan Millen (Severn Trent Water)

 
Siobhan Millen is an Electrical Instrumentation, Control and Automation (EICA) Standards and Assurance Specialist within Severn Trent Water’s Chief Engineers Directorate 

 
Siobhan’s focus areas are Instrumentation, Automation Software, SCADA System and ICA Comms Network Standards and she is leading the creation of Severn Trent’s new IoT / Industry 4.0 and Operational Technology Security standards.  Siobhan has worked for Severn Trent for 15 years in ICA System Support roles, and has recently joined the Chief Engineer’s Standards Team.

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Mike Booth (Severn Trent Water)

 
Mike Booth is an Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (EICA) Standards and Assurance Specialist within Severn Trent Water’s Chief Engineers Directorate 

 
Mike’s focus areas are the continuous improvement of Electrical and Control System Standards and he also has an active role in cost and quality assurance for large ElCA projects within Severn Trent’s capital programme.  Mike has worked for Severn Trent for over 30 years in a wide variety of roles to include Commercial, EICA Project Delivery and EICA Maintenance, he has worked within the Standards Team for the last 7 years

Breakout Sessions

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Joakim Nilsson (Jacopa)

 
Joakim has over 10 years experience working within the process and power industries internationally. At Nordic Water, Joakim’s  key strategic focus is the Sobye belt filter that has gained an excellent reputation over a 25-year period as an automatic, self-cleaning and compact solution for primary treatment of wastewater to replace settlement tanks. Joakim’s main driver is to improve the customers bottom line by reducing both CAPEX and OPEX, while simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions and minimising HSE risks.​
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Dr Michael Kuhn (Kuhn GmbH c/o M&N Electrical & Mechanical Services Ltd)

 
Managing Partner of Kuhn GmbH, Dr Kuhn is an internationally recognised expert in the development & manufacture of water purification technologies.

 
The author of many significant industry research papers, he has sat on the Advisory Board of the German Water Association DWA since 2011.

 
Acting as a key member of the German Standard Association for Waste Water Treatment Plants, and the Committee of Foreign Trade Dr Kuhn was invited to sit on the board of the German Water Partnership in 2018.  Dr Kuhn holds a PhD in Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering and degrees in both Water Engineering and Economics.
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Dale Foster (Huber Technology)

 
Dale has been involved in the Wastewater Treatment Industry since leaving school in the late 80’s acquiring a broad breadth of knowledge in this sector through involvement.
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Simon Lambert  (SEEPEX)

 
Simon is Global Market Manager - Environmental for SEEPEX GmbH with 31 years proven manufacturing, supply chain and application experience with progressive cavity pumps. He leads the global strategies for environmental growth evaluating industry trends and needs to exploit further product development and business opportunities which are aimed at CAPEX and OPEX savings.

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Ryan Pearson (Grundfos)

 
Ryan Pearson (MBA) is Business Manager at Grundfos Pumps and has been involved in the UK water sector for 15 years.  Ryan has been working at Grundfos within the water utilities division for the past 6 years, with a mission to create value for utility organisations utilising Grundfos innovative technology.  Bringing customer experience from direct roles, Ryan and his team have continued to realise deliverable benefits for utilities while enhancing Grundfos presence and reputation in the UK water sector.
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Glyn Addicott (Hydraulic Analysis Ltd)

 
Glyn Addicott is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years experience in pipeline surge analysis, having undertaken more than 300 surge studies on pipeline systems around the world for Hydraulic Analysis Limited (HAL).  In addition to desk-based surge analysis studies, Glyn has extensive experience of determining the cause of pipeline failures and has been employed as an expert witness on pipe failure incidents around the world. As HAL Operations Director, Glyn has also been involved in the calibration of many pipeline real time systems, including a transient real time simulator of the Dubai water supply network.

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Richard Brewis (BHR Group)

 
Richard has worked at BHR Group for nine years in the Environmental Section. During this time he has been involved in physical model studies, computational fluid dynamics and pressure surge analysis of a variety of hydraulic systems and site tracer testing of mixing operations on water and waste water treatment works. He specialises in the design and physical modelling of pumping stations, treatment works, drainage systems and spillways, always aiming to deliver innovative and customer focussed solutions.​
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Alex Gray (Thames Water / Brunel University, London)

 
ALEX D. L. GRAY received the B.Eng. degree in power engineering from the University of West London in 2013. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with Brunel University London, sponsored by Thames Water Limited, which is focused on optimising sewer networks for improved energy utilisation, by applying improved automation to satellite pumping systems. He is currently a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Whilst studying part-time, he was a Consultant within the water industry and specialises in the delivery and commissioning of control and instrumentation and software systems.​
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Keith Lomas (8power)

 
Keith Lomas, recently appointed Director of Cambridge-based 8power Ltd, is a seasoned technology investor and former CEO. Following an earlier career as a trader in the City of London, Keith has more than 20 years' experience as CEO of a medical devices group. Keith also has significant experience as a Non-Executive Director & Investor in public & private companies. Keith's has vast experience of licensing and selling technology into more than 70 countries. Keith is excited by the game changing prospects 8power’s condition monitoring solution can bring to the water industry. Combining smart, wireless sensing and energy harvesting makes installation easy, offers more data more often and no battery changes, ever.​
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Vasile Bucelea (Danfoss Drives)

 
Vasile Bucelea was born in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, on August 25, 1975. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Transilvania University, Electrotechnical Faculty, Brasov, Romania in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He received the M.Sc. degree in power electronics and drives from Institute of Energy Technology, Aalborg, Denmark in 2002.​
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Ian Morrey (Siemens)

 
Ian is the Siemens UK Business Manager for the Drives & Motion Control business. Ian has over 40 Years’ experience within Siemens working on Drives, Motion & Automation Systems solutions of which 15 of these years were in a role where he provided global support as a commissioning engineer. This role also encompassed  software development on complex drives systems on applications within Steel, Paper, Cranes, Packaging Automation, Pumps,  Fans and Robotics. Additional roles that Ian has held or currently supports are, Project Management, Service Manager Drives & Motion Control, Applications Manager in addition to 25 Years Sales Experience.


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Keith Solts  (Environment Agency)

 
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Lorenzo Pompa – (Anglian Water)
                                
Lorenzo currently works for Anglian Water as an Asset Optimisation Engineer. He has been involved in the water industry from an electrical apprentice to an experience electrical engineer for over 10 years. Lorenzo works within a team that’s always striving to get the most out of their assets and processes by working with assets owners and using data and expertise to ensure the right TOTEX solution is chosen. Lorenzo is a big advocate for technology and innovation, he has led many successful trials which have turned into fully scalable invested solutions with a large return on investment.​
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Richard Coates – (IFM Electronic Ltd)
                                
Richard joined ifm electronic 29 years ago starting as a Senior Sales Engineer in their Controls division and subsequently launched and managed the AS-interface system during the initial 5 years of its life. He has held a number of roles with ifm, both in Management and as a Sales Specialist. In the last 10 years Richard has been primarily involved in the water industry for ifm. He has been instrumental in having the ifm range of vibration monitoring systems adopted by many water companies and OEM’s in the UK and is now helping with the evolvement of using Industry 4.0 technology to make this information available to a much wider audience in the individual businesses.​
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Lorenzo currently works for Anglian Water as an Asset Optimisation Engineer. He has been involved in the water industry from an electrical apprentice to an experience electrical engineer for over 10 years. Lorenzo works within a team that’s always striving to get the most out of their assets and processes by working with assets owners and using data and expertise to ensure the right TOTEX solution is chosen. Lorenzo is a big advocate for technology and innovation, he has led many successful trials which have turned into fully scalable invested solutions with a large return on investment.​
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Pump Centre Training Sessions

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Dennis Goodlad (Pump Centre Consultant - Mechanical)

 
The Presenter is Dennis Goodlad, Principal Consultant at The Pump Centre. Dennis has extensive experience with pump reliability issues having spent most of his career in the Water Industry. He has previously worked for Water Companies, Contractors, Manufacturers and Consultants. As well as providing Technical Consultancy services, he delivers many of the Pump Centre training courses on Pumps, Pumping Systems, Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment.​
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Kevin Gaunt (Pump Centre Consultant - Mechanical)

 
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE. He started his career designing rotating machinery and then spent 25 years working for Severn Trent Water undertaking both Engineering and Operational roles. Initially he was responsible for the design and delivery of capital projects for both clean and waste water and subsequently managed teams delivering such projects. He also has considerable experience in developing Engineering Standards for mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. Kevin now works for the Pump Centre as a Consultant.​
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Geof Brown (Pump Centre Consultant - Electrical)

 
Geof. Brown has a wide experience of applying electric motors and drives to pumps. Before retirement, he was Drives Product Manager with ABB, and a member of the Drives Technical Committee at the UK trade organisation GAMBICA, who have produced a range of advisory booklets on various aspects of Drives. In addition he represented the drives industry with the BPMA, who have produced the definitive guide to variable speed pumping. Subsequently he was a consultant with ABB looking specifically into generation from renewables. He also provides Pump Centre training on the subject of motors and drives.​