Gigi Karmous-Edwards

My passion is helping organizations solve global challenges relating to Water-Energy-Food nexus through advanced digital technological solutions, including IoT, cloud/fog computing, data analytics, machine learning, robotics, and communications with sustainability as a primary goal. Worked with global leaders of water utilities and technology companies to help accelerate the Digital Transformation of the water sector. Provide thought leadership in the Water sector via several international publications (see below) and invited speaking engagements, including Global Water Summit, World Water Tech, Asset Management Conference, SWAN NA.

As the Digital-Lead Director for Amane Advisors, I provided business advisory to water technology companies and utilities regarding digital transformation, digital strategy, growth strategy, technology partnerships, M&A, and market segmentation and analysis. Conducted original research and business intelligence via surveys and interviews on digital adoption in the water sector and led the effort to initiate a Digital Utility Group concept. Before joining Amane Advisors, I served as Vice President at Fathom Water Management Inc. I helped define and led the development of the first eCommerce ecosystem for the water sector. Prior to Fathom, I was the Director of Technology at Sensus, a smart grid and clean tech technology company. There I focused on building the technology roadmap for Smart Grid for Water.

I take an entrepreneurial approach to technology solutions and business leadership. My background in both industry and academics (applied research) includes building solution architectures that leverage software, big data, IoT, and hardware development. I offered a unique combination of technology acumen and demonstrated profitable business collaborations while in various leadership positions.

Authored and co-authored over 23 peer-reviewed publications including a Wiley Book on Grid Networks. 

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