The Cleantech Group’s Smart Water practice focuses on leading technologies at the intersection of IT and water that enable corporations across the globe to more efficiently use and manage water resources. This includes a focus on the application of smart water technologies and business practices within industry verticals such as water utilities, manufacturing, packaging, food and beverage. Coverage also includes case study analysis of corporate ‘blue’ initiatives and best practices.
Cleantech Group’s Smart Water Landscape
Webinar: The State of Water Innovation – originally presented on June 2, 2011
Sheeraz Haji, CEO
As CEO of Cleantech Group, Sheeraz Haji is one of the world’s most influential cleantech thought-leaders and trusted advisors to global companies and executives. Prior to joining the company, Sheeraz served for eight years as co-founder and CEO of GetActive, a venture-backed software-as-a-service, customer relationship management company. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio, then as Convio’s president built a company with 1,200 clients and 300 employees.
Sheeraz has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company; entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for El Dorado Ventures; operations executive for GMO, a global management investment firm; and product manager for Digital Impact (acquired by Acxiom). Sheeraz launched his career as an environmental engineer with Environ International. He has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University respectively. Sheeraz also holds dual U.S. and French citizenship.
Arti Patel, Associate, Research and Advisory
Arti is currently part of the Research & Advisory team at the Cleantech Group, where she leads research coverage of technology and investment trends within Water & Wastewater. In addition to authoring sector-related insight reports, she also leads custom advisory projects for clients interested in the adoption of or investment in water technologies, and has been asked to speak at events.
Arti previously served as a management consultant focused on developing executable business strategies for financial services companies. Prior to that, she spent time working with cleantech start-up companies in San Francisco and Costa Rica to advise them on and implement various business development initiatives. She originally launched her career at Bank of America, where she was responsible for originating and underwriting debt financing solutions for large corporate clients in the Gaming & Leisure industry group. She has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business.