Ajay Popat is CEO of Ion Exchange India which provides environment solutions nationally and regionally covering water treatment, liquid waste treatment & recycle, air pollution control, solid & hazardous waste management and the generation of energy from waste. Specialists in water and wastewater treatment for over four decades, Ion Exchange has US$200M in revenues and nearly 3,000 staff. By creating quantifiable benefits for customers, they demonstrate how efficient water management is a critical value investment.
Ajay is actively involved with Industry and Trade Associations and is currently Chairman of the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce of India) Water & Sustainability Council, Chair of the CII council on New Technologies , Vice President of the Water Quality Association of India and serves on the boards of the Process Plant Machinery of India and Indian Environment Associations.
Dr. Andrew Engeli
Dr. Andrew Engeli joined the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) in May 2020 and is the Deputy-Director for Innovation and Partnerships and Environmental Monitoring for Health Protection (EMHP). The JBC is the data and analytics arm of the NHS Test and Trace Programme and is entrusted with providing rigorous and quality assured data-driven insights to Ministers, policy makers, and the public health community.
Prior to joining the JBC, Andrew worked in both the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Cabinet Office. At ONS, he led the policy and engagement teams for the Secure Research Service and set up the Assured Organisational Connectivity scheme allowing researchers remote access to administrative data under secure conditions.
Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor of Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles, works at the cross-section of civic innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation at the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, fiscal transparency, and public-private partnerships.
As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for open data for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities on Data.gov with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov). She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, is a Trustee with Claremont Graduate University, and leads a start-up on education and social justice.
Tian Zemin, Deputy General Manager of China Resources Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. served as assistant director of environment, health and safety department of China Resources Group; Director of environmental protection of environmental health and safety department of China Resources Group; General manager of China Resources Power (Haifeng) Co. Mr. Tian is a senior engineer and holds a master’s degree in power engineering from Huazhong University of science and technology and a master’s degree in Business Administration for senior managers from the China Europe International Business School. He joined the group in 2002.
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