Booky Oren has over 35 years of experience in different senior managerial roles. At the beginning of the millennium he turned to the Water Industry and held senior roles such as Executive Chairman of Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company (where he initiated and implemented WaTech™ – Center for Initiatives and Research in the Water Industry, leveraging Mekorot’s 3,000 facilities as Beta sites for external innovation), Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Miya, and Chairman of WATEC Israel, a leading global water event.
In 2011, Booky established Booky Oren Global Water Technologies to scale up these activities. The company operates the Global Water Partnership Hub, and is active in hundreds of ventures globally, while overcoming the challenge of “i2i” (innovation to implementation). It is unique for its combination of accumulated experience and expertise with public utilities, technology providers and large vendors, along with its global coverage, and a business perspective approach. This allows it to provide relevant long-term support to its partners, with meaningful and measurable added value.
In recent years, Booky has led various activities at different global events, aimed at shifting the market focus from technologies towards the “Voice of the Utilities”, highlighting their needs and challenges. During 2020, BOGWT established the K2i (Knowledge to Implementation) Platform. This platform focuses on a structured process that enables global leading agencies to share their best practices. The process accelerated during the Covid-19 era, allowing continuous knowledge exchange between all agencies’ departments in different regions.