Barbara Hathaway announced as technology leader for leakage solutions
Ovarro has announced the appointment of Barbara Hathaway as new technology leader specialising in leakage solutions.
Barbara joined Primayer, acquired by Ovarro in 2019, 27 years ago as a software engineer. After working as customer services manager and technical services director, she became vice president of engineering in 2020. In this newly created role, Barbara will lead and develop Ovarro’s technology strategy and roadmap for leakage solutions.
She said, “The last two years have been an incredibly challenging time for the electronics industry with supply chain shortages impacting the entire sector."
“Thankfully, these problems are starting to ease, which means we can renew focus on researching and developing next generation leakage reduction technologies for the global water sector. By liaising with others in the industry, I hope to quickly drive through exciting technological ideas and collaborations which will support utilities with their leakage strategies.
Globally, more and more utilities are adopting data-powered tools, which are transforming network management, positively impacting leakage targets and environmental performance. Products that apply artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as cloud-based, as-a-service models, have become portfolio staples for Ovarro.
Ovarro is a global technology company that works with customers across water, oil & gas, broadcast and transportation to help monitor, control and manage their assets. A key focus is developing technologies that help water utilities reduce leakage on their networks. "As technology leader for leakage solutions, I’m leading and developing our technology strategy and roadmap".
“The world population is increasing and with this, demand for water. Widespread loss through leaking pipes is no longer acceptable in the eyes of the public and regulators and water companies must ensure they get maximum efficiency out of their assets."
“This means companies are more willing to consider new ways of working, with many embracing our acoustic fixed network loggers. We are now looking at how our products and services can advance further to have an even greater impact on leakage targets and environmental performance.
Ovarro’s advanced data-led technology tells utilities and municipalities what is happening on their water networks in real-time – insights which help ensure millions of people have access to clean and reliable water supplies. By harnessing and transmitting this wealth of newly available data, companies can carry out strategic operational analysis to drive efficiencies and reduce cost.
We are now looking at how our products and services can advance further to have an even greater impact on leakage targets and environmental performance. The world is waking up to the water crisis and the urgent need to develop and scale-up solutions to tackle it. I hope to see water utilities continue to invest in innovation, support new ideas and share findings.
“It is a very exciting time for water technology - I’m thrilled to be leading Ovarro’s drive to help utilities conserve water supplies by developing advanced leakage reduction services.”
Ovarro chief executive David Frost said “I am delighted to announce Barbara Hathaway as Ovarro’s new leakage technology leader. Her knowledge and experience of leakage technology is unsurpassed and this newly created role places her at the heart of our efforts to bring next generation products and services to the water industry globally".
Check Out Barbaras latest podcast interview with Ovarro's inhouse resourcing advisor; Gregory Brotherton here: Advancing Sustainability in the Water Sector: An Interview with Barbara Hathaway. - YouTube