Xylem director will speak at Europump 2024 annual meeting

Mike Otten, director, edge and intelligence, Xylem

Mike Otten, director, edge and intelligence, Xylem is the third keynote speaker who will present at the European Pump Association (Europump) annual meeting, which represents 15 national associations across Europe, taking place at the De Vere Beaumont estate near Windsor, UK from 22-24 May 2024.

Otten is part of the corporate growth and innovation team at Xylem, focused on digitising water through artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digital twins. His presentation at the annual meeting will be about unlocking the power of AI, elevating pump manufacturing expertise.

He will present how to harness the power of digital twins and generative AI for the sector. This talk will detail how these technologies optimise asset performance, predict maintenance needs, and drive efficiency gains within all types of pump systems.

Having worked and lived across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the US, for global water technology OEMs and as a founder of two start-up businesses, he helps accelerate customers’ digital journey in optimising water assets and systems at scale. With expertise in water technology, he solves problems associated with asset management and total system life cycle cost through digitalisation of assets and advanced data intelligence.

Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored by motors and generators company WEG, this event for the international pump sector will have sessions for technical, standards, marketing and SME Europump commissions.

BPMA CEO Wayne Rose said, “We are thrilled to have secured the engagement of Otten, a recognised expert in the field of digitisation, whose exploration of the transformative impact this technology has for business operations, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction, will be of real value to our audience.”

The other keynote speakers include Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson who will provide an overview of the political arena in the UK and its impact on the manufacturing sector both at home and abroad, and Oxford Economics lead economist Kiran Ahmed, who will present the key findings from the 2024 World Pump report.