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.

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.

Online Virtual Conferences:

2021, June - EMEA | Smart Asset Management Workshop

David's recent publications:

World Water Tech: Interview with David Fortune - INNOVYZE
WaPUG Spring Meeting - 2006 OpenMI: Opportunities For Integration
ResearchGate: You Want to Improve Service Levels and Reduce Costs? - Better Get a Good Management Information System
Edie Newsroom: Developments in Wastewater Modelling


2021, July - Do You Make These Mistakes in Hydraulic Modeling?
2021, April - Dynamic Digital Twins: Improved Service Levels and Better Public Engagement
2021, February - Flood Forecasting: The Original Operational Water Digital Twin
2020, December - Innovyze Q&A with Leading Expert David Fortune: Defining Water's Digital Transformation in Modern Times
2019, February - The Digital Twin in Water Infrastructure


2021, August - Digital Twin in Five Easy Steps
2021, April - How Digital Twins Improve Service Levels and Public Engagement
2021, February - Podcast 10: Flood Forecasting with a Digital Twin"
2020, December - Podcast 7: Digital Transformation in Modern Times
2020, December - Podcast 6: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems: A Fresh Approach


2021, November - NRWA: How Software Solutions and the Infrastructure Bill Intersect
2021, October - Innovyze Water Talk: How Software Solutions and the Infrastructure Bill Intersect
2021, October - ALN reStructuring America: Water & Wastewater Asset Leadership Board Panel review of White Paper on ISO 55000 and Water Treatment
2021, October - ALN reStructuring America: Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership Panel featuring the Honorable former Governor Martin O'Malley
2021, July - Dynamic Digital Twins: Improved service levels and better customer engagement
2021, May - How to Turn Data into Useful Information
2021, May - Utilising Digital Twins to Predict Future Performance & Identify Failures Before they Happen
2021, May - Smart Asset Management Workshop

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