Our team is comprised of leading industry experts in water technology market intelligence, Technology Market Research Analysts and an Environmental Technology Assessment Group (TAG) who enable us to be the premier source of actionable water market intelligence.
Founder and CEO
Water scientist, sustainability thought-leader and documentary producer, Paul O’Callaghan believes the global water crisis can be solved in his lifetime and he is on a mission to help make it happen.
After being awarded a bio-chemistry degree, Paul’s first role was for the Body Shop working alongside the pioneering environmentalist Anita Roddick. Her vision for corporate sustainability was well ahead of its time and Paul worked on a “Living Machine” project designed to purify water naturally.
When volunteering for the World Wildlife Fund in Malaysia, Paul became interested in the relationships between forests and water. After successfully completing a Masters degree in Water Resource Management, he returned to Malaysia to work on a research project that investigated how deforestation was impacting water quality.
Paul’s next role was working for Atkins, one of the leading engineering management consultancies who are renowned for their pioneering approaches to projects. It was while working as an engineering consultant, that Paul first noticed how extraordinarily long it took to get water technologies to market, which gave him the initial idea for BlueTech Research.
BlueTech Research was co-founded by Paul in 2011, to support technological advancements in water management and help find the solutions needed to provide clean water and safe sanitation. The Intelligence Platform was created to improve the intelligence available on water technologies and their markets, making it easier to identify commercially viable innovation options.
Paul’s latest project is a documentary called “Brave Blue World” which is designed to create more awareness about the solutions that already exist to solve the water crisis. He co-produced this ground-breaking film, which has attracted the involvement on screen of A-list celebrities Matt Damon and Liam Neeson, as well as activist Jaden Smith. Paul has more recently interviewed Matt Damon at Davos 2020 and addressing a live audience of 15,000 people alongside Jaden Smith at Web Summit 2020 in Lisbon.
Paul now divides his time between the BlueTech Research offices in Vancouver and Cork. He works with global Fortune 500 corporates including L’Oréal, Microsoft and PepsiCo on their water strategy policies. He has also recently guest lectured at Harvard and Cambridge Universities.
Paul is currently studying for a PhD in Water Innovation. In his free time, he is a keen pianist and enjoys kayaking, ocean swimming and free diving.
VP Business Development & Professional Services
Jeff Guild has a wealth of water industry commercial and technical experience gained from engagements with start-ups, investors and large corporations in the dynamic global water space.
A business strategist and water industry leader who knows how to impact the bottom line, Jeff has advised businesses with wastewater treatment technologies, has led technology acquisition and integration projects, and can structure and negotiate strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing agreements that leverage an organization's resources.
Jeff has managed technology scale-ups, executed technology commercialization projects, and has held senior process engineering and project management roles in both the municipal and industrial market sectors. He has also assisted clients in making major investment decisions, and was responsible for driving a partnership, licensing arrangement and efficient project execution in the Chinese wastewater treatment market.
Jeff is currently Vice President of Business Development and Professional Services for BlueTech Research. He leads the client relations and market expansion portfolios, and enjoys providing corporate foresight to support the needs of BlueTech members.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Bio-Resource Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has authored several published papers, has delivered numerous presentations at water and wastewater conferences, and made significant contributions as a co-author for the Humana Press "Handbook of Environmental Engineering" series.
Area of Specialization – Membranes filtration, Membrane technologies and markets
Dr Graeme K Pearce, is a membrane technology specialist with 30 years experience in the membrane industry and member of the O2 TAG. A graduate of Oxford University with a chemistry first degree and a chemical engineering doctorate, Graeme's introduction to membrane technology started in BP Chemicals R&D in 1980. In 1991, Graeme was Technical Director of the core team to start up Kalsep, a Separations company formed by a management buy-out from BP. Kalsep specialized in membrane and filtration systems for water, wastewater, and process applications, and achieved a $7.5 million dollar turnover within 6 years.
Graeme joined Hydranautics in 2000, where he was responsible for the development and marketing of the ultrafiltration (UF) and microfiltration (MF) technology.
In 2005, Graeme left Hydranautics to form an independent consultancy, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA). A deep understanding of both technology and markets enables Graeme to provide a comprehensive service in the field of membrane technology in liquid treatment. Assignments have included advice on technology development and improvement, competitive positioning, market strategy, and growth opportunities. Graeme has also acted as an advisor in mergers and acquisitions.
Area of Specialization – Wastewater Treatment, Biosolids treatment and Nutrient removal
Dr. Glen Daigger has more than 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant evaluation, troubleshooting, and process design. His areas of expertise include biological wastewater treatment and treatment process design, in particular biological nutrient removal (both nitrogen and phosphorus), combined trickling filter and activated sludge systems, the use of biological selectors to control activated sludge bulking, and oxygen transfer. He has served as a process engineer, project engineer, and project consultant on a variety of municipal wastewater treatment projects. He has contributed to all phases of facility development, from pilot studies to startup and troubleshooting. Between 1994 and 1996 he served as professor and head of the Environmental Systems Engineering Department at Clemson University.
In his role as CH2M HILL's Chief Wastewater Process Engineer, Dr. Glen Daigger was responsible for wastewater process engineering on both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment projects. He was also the first Technical Fellow for the firm, an honor which recognizes the leadership that he provides for CH2M HILL and for the profession in the development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology.
He is the author of numerous reports, articles, and conference presentations on wastewater treatment and sustainable wastewater infrastructure. Among the numerous topics he has written on are bioreactors, nutrient removal, water quality, optimization, chemically-enhanced treatment, and activated sludge. His texts including Biological Wastewater Treatment, Upgrading Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Principles and Practice of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Removal from Municipal Wastewater, are used in engineering classrooms across the country. Glen has also held the position of President of the International Water Association for two consecutive terms.
Area of Specialization: Water Quality Monitoring, Sensors & Analysers
Corina Carpentier, PhD (Ecotoxicology) has been active in the field of (ecological) water quality monitoring since 1996. She supports (drinking) water utilities and water authorities in the selection of the most suitable (combination of) online sensors and monitors to obtain essential water quality information for process optimization and control, or compliance checking. This also includes the collection, assessment and reporting of large datasets, thus ensuring the availability of all essential information to take operational decisions and determine future water quality goals. To this end, she enters into cooperation with sensor and data evaluation experts worldwide. Since 2012, as a project manager and (ecological) monitoring expert of an international consortium, she has been involved in the development of a compendium documenting the types, costs and experience with the use of online sensors and monitors in the global water industry. Examples of related projects are the development of a monitoring station for the Huangpu River in Shanghai (2007-2009) and the development of an intake protection system for drinking water production for the city of Iaşi (Romania).
Dr. Carpentier regularly presents (ecological) water quality monitoring technologies and approaches to water professionals and operators. Additionally, she teaches training courses on online algal monitoring using fluorometry techniques and online toxicity monitoring using various organisms (algae, daphnia).
Dr. Carpentier has been active as a consultant for DG Environment of the European Commission regarding (drinking) water quality since 2002. She led the project team which organized a Drinking Water Seminar to revise the European Drinking Water Directive for DG Environment of the European Commission in 2003. She also managed three consecutive projects on Reporting Obligations under EU Water Legislation for DG Environment between 2002 and 2010. In 2012-2013 she developed a new concept for the future of reporting under the Drinking Water Directive, commissioned by DG Environment of the European Commission.
Area of Specialization – Commercialization and implementation of advanced water technologies
With over 25 years of experience in the water industry, Jim Hotchkies focuses on the identification, commercialization and implementation of advanced technologies to deliver the highest level of water & wastewater treatment with the lowest energy footprint and the lowest environmental impact. With an extensive, global network spanning the business, financial & technical sectors, Jim enables technology innovators to move from concept to commercial reality, and systems providers to deliver the most advanced & effective solutions for the treatment of water & wastewater.
Jim is Managing Director of JWH Consulting GmbH, Chairman of Aquarion AG, Vice-President – Commercial for BluMetric Environmental Inc., and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Pictet Water Fund, Advanced Mem-Tech Ltd., Emefcy Ltd., and ClearCove Systems Inc.
Prior to his current activities, Jim was Head of International Business Development for the Water Membrane Division of LG Electronics; Managing Director for Ostara Europe; Vice President at Toray Membrane Europe and Toray Membrane USA; Senior Vice President – EMEA for ZENON Environmental (later part of GE Water); Founding Director of the Sheridan Environmental Technology Institute; President of Pyxis Systems Group Inc.; Vice President at Kontek Ecology Systems and Manager of Market Development Engineering for the Algoma Steel Corporation.
Area of Specialization – UltraPure Water (UPW)
Slava has more than 20 years of international experience in demanding industrial environments, with expertise in water technology, including R&D, analytical services, operations, and management . He developed innovative concepts for water systems of advanced semiconductor factories and municipal applications. He received Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Slava is a licensed Environmental Engineering Professional.
His professional contributions include more than 50 publications and conference presentations in water technology. He is particularly active with semiconductor industry activities, including organising and moderating conferences and seminars, developing water technology roadmap and standards.
Specialties: UltraPure Water (UPW), Water and Wastewater Treatment, Desalination, Filtration, Reverse Osmosis (RO), Biological Wastewater Treatment.
Area of Specialization: Brine Management & ZLD
Dr. Michael Mickley has experience working in the field of desalination technology since 1966. Since 1990, most of Michael's work within this field has focused on the area of concentrate/brine management. Michael has been worked as a consultant to major engineering companies on several projects that involved site-specific evaluation of disposal options. His more recent international efforts have addressed challenges in Oman, U.A.E., South Africa, and Australia involving ZLD processing with associated salt recovery.
Michael's research projects have been funded by Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Naval Research, and WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) – all addressing various concentrate/brine management issues. His recent reports include a 2008 WRRF report entitled Survey of ZLD and Volume Minimization Technologies for Water Utilities and a 2013 WRRF report entitled Development of a Knowledge Base for Desalination Concentrate and Salt Management. Michael is an internationally recognized expert in concentrate/brine management and is on the editorial board of Desalination and Water Treatment.
Area of Specialization: Reverse Osmosis Membrane Desalination
Dr. Mark Wilf is a membrane technology expert with over 35 years of experience in the membrane industry. His previous responsibilities have included development of membrane products, processes and system design for RO and membrane filtration applications. He served as Technical Director and Vice President of R&D at Hydranautics, and Director of Membrane Technology at Tetra Tech, a global engineering firm.
Since 2010, he works as an independent consultant advising clients regarding new product development, membrane system design and operation, optimization of process economics and training water professionals on design and operation of membrane water treatment systems. He is an editor of two handbooks on membrane technology applications, and is named as inventor and co-inventor of numerous patents.
Area of Specialization – Biosolids Management and Nutrient Recovery
Mr. Toffey has 35 years' experience in municipal wastewater, environmental and energy management. He is the principal of Effluential Synergies LLC, a sustainable residuals consultancy, and serves as the Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association, a trade group that covers seven states and supports an industry with 700 biosolids generators and 1,500 professionals.
During his career he has authored over 60 papers and presentations to a range of local, national and international technical audiences. Mr. Toffey directed development of innovative recycling programs for wastewater solids for the city of Philadelphia, and has participated in numerous conferences, research projects and training programs to bring best-in-class practices to the wastewater profession.
He has been an industry leader in bringing sustainability principles to the water profession, and has recently worked on thermal processing, co-digestion and nutrient extraction projects for public and private clients. Mr. Toffey graduated with distinction from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and has a Masters of Regional Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is active in national and international professional.
Area of Specialization – Water Reuse
Wade Miller is currently a water strategies consultant, assisting private and public sector clients with business planning, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, market research, fundraising, and Washington representation.
For almost 14 years (2000-2014), he served as the Executive Director of the WateReuse Association – a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the beneficial and efficient use of water resources through education, sound science, and technology using reclamation, recycling, reuse, and desalination. Mr. Miller was also Executive Director of the WateReuse Research Foundation, which conducts applied research on water reuse and desalination.
Mr. Miller has been involved in the water field in various capacities for approximately 40 years. He twice served as an advisor to presidential commissions on water (i.e., President Carter’s Intergovernmental Water Policy Task Force in 1979; and the National Council on Public Works Improvement in 1987-88). Mr. Miller was instrumental in the establishment of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and the International Association of Environmental Testing Laboratories and served as Executive Director of both associations. Before joining the WateReuse Association in 2000, he owned his own management consulting firm. During the course of his career, Mr. Miller has authored and published numerous papers, reports, and chapters in books.
Mr. Miller is a Fellow of the Center for Integrated Water Research at the University of California Santa Cruz and has served on numerous boards in the past (e.g., Global Water Research Coalition, College of Chemical and Life Sciences at the U. of Maryland, etc.)
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S., Chemistry) and has pursued graduate studies in marketing and finance at American University and Virginia Tech.
Area of Specialization – Industrial wastewater and analytical chemistry technology assessment
With 36 years at Dow Chemical Company, in research and development and commercial technology assessment, Dr. Steve Gluck now provides technology assessment services as an independent consultant in the water / wastewater sector.
Over the course of his career, Steve has directed a broad range of international projects including algal based biofeedstocks, aquaculture water treatment, advanced oxidation, osmotic membrane processes, microscreens and ultrafiltration. His areas of expertise include process development and troubleshooting, sustainable water resources solutions, due-diligence and technology assessment in water/wastewater management.
During his most recent tenure at Dow, he led the technology direction for new product and business development for water and wastewater treatment. He was responsible for technical due-diligence and team leadership for an expanded product portfolio for advances in the membranes, filtration and wastewater component business as well as selection of targeted markets. In addition, he served as Intellectual Capital Manager for Environmental Technologies. He created teams and provided leadership and training for projects in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
An active member of the Water Environment Federation, Steve has chaired / co-chaired committees, workshops or panel discussions on laboratory practices, process analytical, upstream oil and gas, and algae for the treatment of wastewater and by-product generation. He has given numerous international presentations in his field of expertise, has authored 29 publications, been granted 4 patents and currently holds several active patent applications. He also served as President of the Instrumentation Testing Association for 8 years.
Steve received a BS in Chemistry from Whitworth University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Idaho and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Leipzig, Germany where he presented his oral defense in German.
Area of Specialization – Water Technology: Commercial and Strategic Development
A recognized sustainable technology executive and team-builder with an extraordinary history operating from the trenches to the boardroom. A transformational leader with a proven international track record of digging into impactful technologies, extracting maximum value, building high powered teams, and driving process improvements. Superior strategic, commercial and capital market insights with the ability to bridge the communication gap between investors and management.
Area of Specialization – AI & Digital Water
Graham has more than 25 years’ experience in water utility operations, regulation, policy and finance as well as in the commercialization of smart water technologies. He provides expert analysis and insight into the relevance, viability and applicability of technology in the industry.
A prolific author and speaker, Graham co-authored the “Smart Grid for Water: How Data Will Save our Water and Your Utility” and his work has appeared in many industry publications, including: APWA Reporter, Water Utility Infrastructure Magazine, Water Efficiency, Water World, Water Canada, and Water Online.
Graham was formerly the Chief Knowledge Officer for FATHOM, where he established FATHOM as a thought leader in the smart water space, impressed utility operations requirements into the FATHOM products and drove knowledge for utilities from data. Prior to this he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Compliance for Global Water Resources' regulated utilities. Prior to joining Global Water, Graham was utility manager for Algonquin Water Resources of America (now Liberty Utilities), responsible for all business, technical and regulatory operations. In 1995, Graham joined Hill, Murray & Associates as Director of Operations. In 1986, Graham was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and spent nine years employed in a variety of operational and support roles.
Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 with a BASc degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed post-graduate work at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth, England.
Area of Specialization – Municipal Drinking Water, Ballast Water, UV LED
Jim Cosman is a highly skilled strategic marketer with extensive marketing and market development experience in the water industry. He has had in-depth involvement in the market development of three new UV disinfection water treatment technologies (Municipal Drinking Water, Ballast Water, UV LED).
Jim spent 17 years at Trojan Technologies in a series of progressive marketing roles. While serving as the Market Manager for both the Municipal Drinking Water and Ballast Water Business Units, he translated a deep understanding of customers and end users into actionable strategy. In addition, as Regulatory Affairs Manager, he managed complex regulatory frameworks through his network of relationships.
Jim recently served as the Business Development Director for Aquisense Technologies where he was responsible for global business development activities including generating and seeking out potential new opportunities including the evaluation of key application and priority verticals.
Jim is currently an Independent Business Development Consultant providing advisory services to water treatment technology and Greentech companies. He is also a part time Professor teaching Strategic Marketing at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has authored and coauthored several published papers, has delivered numerous presentations at water conferences globally, and has made significant contributions working with regulatory agencies around the globe. He participated in the development of the USEPA UV Guidance Manual and has also served on the Canadian delegation to the International Maritime Organization.
Area of Specialization – Mining Wastewater Treatment
Dr. Hubert Fleming is former Head, Water Management, Anglo American. Prior, he was Global Managing Director of Hatch Ltd. Hu holds MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Executive Management Program. He is author/co-author of four books, including the Handbook of Membrane Technology ,and holds 12 US patents on membranes, water treatment. He has been invited speaker at the United Nations, and was Chairman, NATO Advisory Group on Environmental Affairs, as well as the World Health Organization Task Force on Water.
Area of Specialization – Wastewater Treatment
Mike Adkins is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in the fields of water and wastewater treatment and environmental engineering. He recently led AECOM’s global water treatment practice and was responsible for the technical direction and strategy for the group, the marketing of its services and the securing of new, large projects including the management and preparation of major proposals and associated marketing efforts. The group’s revenue was currently approximately $250 million pa with a further $250 million pa of “at risk” design build projects in the water sector.
He has held leading roles in the areas of consulting, operations and systems manufacturing. He has extensive leadership experience on large multi-disciplinary projects, with a particular focus on water supply treatment and distribution projects.
Mike has very solid technical expertise. He was a leading figure in the development of dissolved air flotation (DAF) within the United Kingdom and later into the North American market and he has played a key role on some of the largest DAF plants in North America. His experience covers all of the water treatment technologies commonly found in use in today’s market and includes the design and development of membrane ultra-filtration and seawater desalination systems, bio-filtration, ozone, UV and the treatment and disposal of residuals.
His international experience includes working in the UK, Canada, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, Nigeria and Australia. For the past four years he was based in Dubai, UAE responsible initially for developing international water treatment projects in the Asia Pacific market and more recently, with a focus on projects within Saudi Arabia.
Mike recently retired from AECOM and is now working as a technical and business advisor to various clients in the water supply and treatment field.
Area of Specialization – Wastewater Treatment (municipal & industrial) and M&A Due Diligence
Dana Hicks has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and general management with advanced manufacturers, engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) service providers, and management consulting companies. Over the last 17 years, he has held leadership positions with major manufacturers of wastewater and water treatment equipment including Huber Technology, Wedeco UV Technologies, and BCR Environmental. As President & CEO of Huber Technology, he led the company to three years of record sales growth and market share gain in liquid/solid separation, dewatering, and drying technologies.
Mr. Hicks has successfully completed a range of consulting projects over the last few years for Canadian, European, and U.S. clients. Examples include:
• 3-month exclusive engagement with a European private equity firm performing due diligence on potential acquisition of the assets of Bilfinger Water, a global company with technologies including screening, sludge dewatering, and other solid/liquid separation.
• 4-month in-depth market study/analysis and product portfolio innovation assessment for a U.S. manufacturer of screening-chopping-grinding equipment for wastewater treatment.
Mr. Hicks earned his Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has completed executive MBA short courses at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and at the Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation Management Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is fluent in German, has studied and lived in Germany, and has managed German-owned companies over his career. He has extensive domestic travel (48 of 50 U.S. states) and international travel (over 30 countries on 6 continents) experience. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, he serves on the North Carolina District Export Council, which counsels new-to-export firms and existing exporters on how to effectively sell to all regions of the world.
Senior Research Editor
Rhys Owen holds the position of Editor-in-chief at BlueTech Research. He is responsible for BlueTech's Monthly Intelligence Briefing newsletter, as well as helping to plan and maintain the overall quality of the company's editorial output.
Before joining BlueTech in 2016 Rhys worked for eight years at Global Water Intelligence, where he was deputy editor of the magazine and founded and managed Desaldata.com. He also previously compiled the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, a league table of emerging UK technology firms, and worked in the marketing department for anti-malware firm Sophos. Rhys studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, obtaining his degree in Biology and Psychology.
Client Relations Manager
Divya Inna is the Client Relations Manager at BlueTech Research. Prior to this, Divya was a water technology market analyst for BlueTech Research, who worked in the Energy and Resource Recovery Practice Area (which includes low energy wastewater treatment, sludge digestion and nutrient removal & recovery, amongst other topics). Divya holds a Masters Degree in Water and Wastewater Engineering from Cranfield University.
Divya has focused the majority of her career on the water utility sector, working within the areas of Operations, Process Optimization, Strategic Asset Planning and Regulation. Most recently, Divya has worked on Insight Reports in the following areas:
• Biotechnology Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment
• Phosphorus Removal and Recovery Technology
• Nitrogen Removal and Recovery Technology
In her current role, Divya ensures that our clients get the most out of their Bluetech experience, by delivering quality, relevant industry intelligence in a timely manner. Divya is also active in researching innovative companies and technologies for inclusion into the BlueTech Innovation Tracker, a database that tracks cutting-edge technologies within the water technology space.
Director of Education
Peter is a seasoned producer, program manager and entrepreneur with 10 years' experience covering critical infrastructure, the 3rd sector, politics and the arts. He combines deep industry knowledge with program development, team management and an extensive professional network to elevate brand engagement, impact and income.
Peter holds a BA in History and a MSc in International Relations from Royal Holloway College, University of London. Cooking is his meditation.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Dr.Murujew has joined BlueTech Research in 2018 as a Market Research Analyst while completing her doctoral thesis on phosphorus removal from wastewater at Cranfield University in the UK. Other research projects included alginate recycling from an immobilized algae technology in Melbourne, Australia and rural sanitation concepts in Patna, India. Prior to moving to the UK, Olga completed an MSc in Water Technology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and before that a BSc in Chemistry at RWTH Aachen in Germany.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Aoife Kelleher joins BlueTech Research as a Water Technology Research Analyst. Aoife graduated with a BSc Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin and has a diverse background in field, laboratory and data based research within water, hydrogeology, water technologies, energy, botany and soil science. In her role as Water Technology Research analyst she is currently focused on researching resource recovery, energy, sanitation and one water technologies. Aoife has a strong background in scientific communications with previous roles at the Global Science Gallery Network. She also takes role of Lead Researcher and Content Creator for the Brave Blue World documentary, a Water industry collaborative project.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Cormac Halley is a Water Technology Research Analyst at BlueTech Research. Cormac focuses on analysing fast-moving technology markets such as ceramic membranes, thermal hydrolysis and municipal water reuse. He is also involved in tracking macro-level trends covering investments, M&A, IP activity, licenses and innovative start-ups. Cormac supports BlueTech’s clients by delivering strategic intelligence to best assist their organisations. Before joining BlueTech, Cormac completed a BSc Environmental Science (University College Cork) and an MSc Environmental Engineering (University of Strathclyde), where he specialized his research on the prevalence of legacy pharmaceutical compounds in urban waterways.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Most of Matt’s career has been focused on the evaluation and implementation of technology with the goal of reusing wastewater. Before joining BlueTech, Matt worked as a technical consultant for Neopure Technologies evaluating advanced oxidation processes (AOP) using electrolytic cells for the re-use and discharge of wastewater focusing on cooling towers, landfill leachate, and food and beverage processes. He also previously worked for Rockwater Energy Solutions studying treatment technologies for the re-use of produced water in oil and gas completion processes. Matt studied at Texas State University, earning his degree in Resource and Environmental studies.
Senior Research Analyst
Area of Specialization: Industrial Water/Economic Analysis
Conrad Hopp is a water technology market analyst at BlueTech Research. Conrad holds a BASc. from the University of Toronto.
Conrad previously co-founded an advanced electrochemical wastewater treatment company focused on providing electrocoagulation solutions to the mining industry. During his time at the company, Conrad’s work focused on technology market matching, mapping competitive landscapes, and developing data-driven technology strategies. For his innovative work in the water industry, Conrad has been the recipient of the Nexa Resources Circular Economy prize, the Cleantech Open NE Innovation prize, and was previously named as a finalist for MIT’s Water Innovation, and Clean Energy prizes.
Conrad’s undergraduate work at the University of Toronto was focused on applying economic frameworks to advanced water treatment technologies for process optimization. This work was subsequently published in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Vince joins BlueTech as a Market Technology Research Analyst. He is focused on evaluating the latest technologies in the sector and developing strategic insights for clients. Previously, he worked as a consultant focused on strategy, market intelligence, and M&A, where he advised wastewater treatment companies in both industrial and municipal market sectors. Vince graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Duke University with an M.S. in Engineering Management.
Water Technology Research Analyst
Dr. Lakshmi Adapa is working as a Water Technology Market Analyst at BlueTech Research and is based in Netherlands. She holds a PhD Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, where her research focused on the industrial wastewater treatment and the recovery of heavy metals using biofilms.
Lakshmi oversees a number of products at BlueTech Research. She has worked on a number of different Blueprint Reports focusing on contaminants, technologies and markets. She is also responsible for writing and updating Company Reports, conducting interviews with market experts, SMEs and CEOs, as well supporting O2 TAG members on updating Insight Reports, covering a number of different technologies and market trends that are currently of most interest in the water industry.
Kate joined BlueTech Research as Marketing Co-Ordinator in 2017. In addition to supporting day-to-day marketing operations, Kate’s responsibilities include the management of BlueTech Research's online presence and the development of strategic communication plans. In addition to this, Kate is also involved in the organisation of BlueTech Forum, BlueTech Research’s annual event, as well as Brave Blue World documentary, a water industry collaborative project. Kate graduated from the University of Cork (UCC) with a MSc in Management and Marketing and a BA in Geography and History of Art.
Ann-Marie joined BlueTech Research as Financial Controller in 2013. Her responsibilities include management of external and internal accounting, financial reporting, and financial planning and analysis.
Previously, Ann-Marie spent over 20 years in various accountancy roles within the Insurance and Automotive industries in the UK.
Ann-Marie graduated from the University of Derby with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Account and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Sarah joined BlueTech Research as Executive Assistant in 2015. In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, she provides executive assistance to Paul O’Callaghan and his team. Sarah is also very involved in the organization of BlueTech Forum, BlueTech Research’s annual flagship event.
William W. Ambrose is a business information entrepreneur and industry analysis expert with over 30 years experience in the telecommunications, energy and infrastructure industries. He is principal of Stone Silo LLC, a consultancy that mentors industry insight start-ups. He founded two successful industry research start-ups – Emerging Energy Research, specializing in renewable energy, and Pyramid Research, specializing in emerging markets telecoms.
Mr. Ambrose is actively engaged in the non-profit sector at the board level. He is board chair of The BOMA Project, a US and Kenyan-based organization with a mission to alleviate extreme poverty and build resiliency in the drylands of Africa. He is a director of Saha Global, working with women entrepreneurs to provide clean water in Northern Ghana. And he is on the board of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, whose mission is to support investigative journalism.
Mr. Ambrose received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York with a concentration in international business, strategy, and industry analysis. He holds a BA in economics and intercultural studies (Africa specialization) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.
Maurice is a serial water entrepreneur, having funded and built up water technology operations business which was subsequently acquired. Maurice brings a wealth of commercial experience and support to BlueTech on strategic planning related to the growth of the business.
Hope Frank, is a member of the Global Advisory Board for BlueTech Research and the Brave Blue World Foundation. She is an award-winning Chief Marketing and Digital Officer. She was awarded Top 50 CMO by Forbes, Top 10 Digital Visionary in 2015, 2016, Top 50 CMO Global Social Influencer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019, 2020, Chief Experience Officer of the Year in 2017, 2018, Social Responsibility CMO Award of the Year in 2019 and Top 100 Marketing OnCon Icon Award in 2020. In additional to scenario planning, brand strategy and marketing execution for world leaders, data privacy, artificial intelligence and mission critical IoT, her personal mission is environmental sustainability, water technology and conservation and ocean restoration. She is an avid windsurfer, surfer and adventurer based on the Pacific Coast.