BlueTech Forum 2017Water and the 4th Industrial RevolutionThe Marker Hotel, Dublin 6th – 7th, June 2017

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2016 Speakers Included BlueTech Forum

Paula Kehoe

Paula Kehoe

Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Paula Kehoe is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the development and implementation of...

Glen Daigger

Glen Daigger

Chief Wastewater Process Engineer, CH2M HILL

Dr. Glen Daigger has more than 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant evaluation, troubleshooting, and process design...

Ralph Exton

Ralph Exton

Chief Marketing Officer, GE Power, Water & Process Technologies

Ralph Exton is responsible for providing strategic leadership and program direction for the business’s marketing activities and sustainability efforts...

Emilio Tenuta

Emilio Tenuta

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability at Ecolab

Mr. Tenuta’s 30-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, lodging, and many more...

Jonathan Clement

Jonathan Clement

CEO, PWN Technologies

Clement, specialized in the treatment of drinking water, has been the principal investigator of numerous global research projects examining the technology to improve water treatment...

Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, FATHOM

He has significant experience in both public and private markets having raised $75M through an IPO and over $500M for private ventures..


Recent Interviews WaterWorld Magazine

A collection of recent interviews by Angela Godwin courtesy of WaterWorld Magazine.


Ralph Exton
GE Water

BlueTech Forum 2016


Paul O’Callaghan
BlueTech Research


Sponsors BlueTech Forum 2017

Agenda BlueTech Forum 2017

Day 1 - Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Welcome Reception Drinks

BlueTech Forum welcomes delegates with a networking drinks reception followed by dinner in the beautiful Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of Dublin city.

Networking Dinner @ the Historic Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin

A networking dinner will take place in the Historic Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin.   The Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions.

Day 2 - Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Networking Breakfast Meetings

BlueTech Forum will support the organisation of 1:1 delegate meetings with a dedicated concierge networking service. Connecting people is a value-add that BlueTech Forum can deliver through our extensive network of water industry contacts. Our team will also be available throughout the day to help facilitate introductions and meetings.

Welcome Address

Welcome Address from Paul O'Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research

KeyNote Address 1

John De Yonge,
Associate Director,
Ernst & Young: The impact of megatrends on water

Water Technology Roundtable Briefings

Moderators will provide five-minute introductory primers on the topic after which there will be a facilitated discussion. These bite-size interactive briefings will provide intelligence in an easy-to-digest format, setting the stage for informed discussions throughout the day and allowing you to interact with fellow delegates.

Roundtable Topics will include:

Nano-Filtration Market Opportunities
Chaired by Graeme Pearce, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests will be confirmed shortly

Micropollutants Removal and AOP
Chaired by Steve Gluck, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests to be confirmed shortly

Managing Brine and Challenges and Opportunities in the ZLD continuum
Chaired by Michael Mickley, TAG Expert
Guests will include Venkee Sharma, President and CEO of Aquatech

Ultrapure and High Purity Water markets
Chaired by Dr. Slava Libman, Director of Advanced Water Analysis, Air Liquide
Roundtable guests will be announced shortly

Ballast Water.
Chaired by Judith Herschell, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests to be announced shortly

Key Drivers for Innovation and Market Growth
Chaired by Paul O'Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research
Roundtable guests to be announced shortly.

Trends and Opportunities in Biosolids Management
Chaired bu William Toffey, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests will be announced shortly.

International trends in Municipal and Industrial Water Re-use
Chaired by Wade Miller, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests will be announced shortly

Future trends in Biological WWT and Market Impacts
Chaired by Dr. Glen Daigger, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests will be announced shortly

The Internet of Water - Digital Water
Details TBC shortly

Corporate Sustainability and the Circular Economy
Details TBC shortly

China Water Opportunities in Power
Chaired by Feng Hu, China Water Risk

The impact of Mega-trends on water
Chaired by John De Yonge, Ernst & Young.

Sensors and On-line Analytics
Chaired by Corina Carpentier, TAG Expert
Roundtable guests to be announced shortly.

Networking Coffee Break
Keynote Address 2
Speaker and Topic will be confirmed shortly
Innovation Showcase Roundtable Briefings

Case studies will introduce delegates to the technology concept, its value proposition, the problem it solved, the influencers on the choice of technology, the experience during implementation and what this means for future rollout.

Confirmed show case companies include:

RealTech Water
Networking Lunch
Fireside Chat Interview
Speaker will be confirmed shortly
Fun Activity Session
Full details will follow shortly
Keynote Address 3
Speaker and topic will be available shortly
Roundtable Session
Reverse Pitch Session
Afternoon Networking Coffee Break
Keynote Address 4
Speaker and topic to be confirmed shortly
BlueTech Innovation Awards Ceremony

Companies taking part in the Innovation Showcase will receive nominations and votes from the Technology Assessment Group (TAG)  to win one of two BlueTech Awards: The BlueTech Disrupt-o-Meter Award and the BlueTech BlueTuffle Award.

Closing Networking Drinks Reception & Taste of Ireland Experience

Closing Networking Drinks Reception and Taste of Ireland experience will take place on the rooftop bar of the Marker Hotel.

Everything You Need To Know BlueTech Forum 2017

BlueTech Forum focuses on strategic investment opportunities in industrial water and wastewater including mining, oil & gas and food & beverage. This high level event explores technology trends in water reuse, decentralized treatment, energy and resource recovery, smart water, water-as-a-service and innovative business models.

Attendees learn about the emerging technologies necessary to future-proof your technology portfolio, will understand how macro drivers link with themes to create technology market opportunities and identify the best thematic areas for strategic investment and acquisition

Attendees can also participate in intelligence briefings led by market sector experts, network with industry peers, help identify solutions and concierge facilitated networking.



1-to-1 Meetings




Networking Dinner




Roundtable Briefings


Innovation Showcase



The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, The Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®.

Rising up from the rich urban heartland of the Dublin Docklands, the hotel slots into one of the most vibrant cultural hubs of Dublin City.

Highlights BlueTech Forum 2016

Photographic Highlights

Spot familiar faces and capture the spirit of the BlueTech Forum 2016 event with this photographic montage.


Video Interviews

View interviews with Angela Goodwin from Waterworld Magazine featuring the key themes of BlueTech Forum 2016.

News Stay Up-to-Date

Registration is open for BlueTech Forum 2017

BlueTech is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Annual BlueTech Forum, in Dublin, June 6th and 7th. The conference is being held at the Marker Hotel, and the networking dinner will be held in the historic Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of...

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