David Fortune

Vice President of Innovation


David leads product strategy for water management software systems, including real-time operations, asset management, and hydraulic modelling. He specializes in digital twin: virtual models of water, wastewater and stormwater networks through design, construction, maintenance, planning, and operations.

He has worked in Europe, the USA, India and China. He is a software engineer and mathematician, and has contributed to many water research projects.

David is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management (C.WEM MCIWEM) and sits on the Board of the OpenMI Association which promotes integrated environmental modelling.

I have developed commercial software for forty years: ten in defence, thirty in water management.

I have been a mathematician, software developer, software designer, systems analyst, researcher, team leader, project manager, line manager, sales manager, support manager, marketing manager, product manager, and company director.

What matters to me is designing, developing and selling the best software systems. What is best? Systems that go beyond improving the way people work – systems that change what they do. Their lives are never the same again.

Driving change using innovative software.