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Zpryme and SEW Announce the 2021 WE3 Innovator Award Winners

The 2021 WE3 Summit Innovator Awards highlight companies and individuals advancing Clean Tech innovation and adoption in the water and energy space.


Austin, Texas (July 12, 2021) - Zpryme, an Austin-based energy research company challenging the status quo in energy, and Smart Energy Water, the world’s leading smart energy water cloud platform, announced today the 2021 WE3 Innovator Award Winners. The WE3 Innovator Awards honor companies and individuals who are advancing CleanTech in the water and energy space. The WE3 Summit Committee chose the award honorees from many publicly nominated innovators.

“This year more than ever we felt it was important to recognize the important work that Clean Tech innovators are doing in their communities and across the globe to help build a more sustainable and inclusive future at such a critical time in history.” said Jason Rodriguez, CEO of Zpryme. “Providing safe, reliable, and affordable water and energy sustainably is the most fundamental challenge facing our society today.”

The WE3 Summit focus is to connect global thought leaders who are spearheading our water-energy future. The summit provides a forum to drive solutions and dialogue between utilities, government, and tech innovators who are leading the new era of sustainability where global access to clean water and energy become actionable.

“Many communities across the world lack access to important resources such as water and electricity. By educating, engaging and empowering industry, government and technology leaders at the WE3 Summit, we can meet these challenges in the 21st century through digital transformation,” added Deepak Garg, CEO Smart Energy Water.”

The 2021 Honorees were announced during the WE3 Live Clean Tech Innovation series and can be found in the list below.

Sustainable Utility
Paul Lau, CEO and GM, Sacramento Municipal Utility District: Awarded for national leadership in advancing sustainability through extensive and ongoing community outreach and collaboration to support its 2030 zero carbon goal and founding the California Mobility Center. Learn more at:

EnergyTech Innovator
Ron Macdonald, CEO, Zinc8 Energy Solutions: Awarded for innovations in long-duration energy storage with their patented Zinc-Air technology that’s being deployed with New York Power Authority. Learn more at:

Digital Transformation
Mark Montgomery, President and CEO, Bridgewater Consulting Group: Awarded for providing exceptional guidance, expert support, thought leadership, and strategy for water and energy utility digital transformation. Learn more at:

Customer-CX Centric
Linda Mattes, VP of Customer Operations, Alliant Energy: Awarded for leadership in providing customer education, awareness, and support for Alliant Energy customers during CoVid-19 through initiatives such as rolling out the SEW customer interface platform and utility bill relief programs. Learn more at:

Cleantech Startup
Ravi Sajwan, President, HANS Premium Water: Awarded for leadership in clean water innovations and digital smart monitoring technology that advance clean water access globally.
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About Zpryme

Based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based firm with agency-geared services focused on energy and technology. Based on the creative direction of our associates, Zpryme produces influential research and events that challenge the status quo and provide marketing solutions for fully-immersive brand experiences. For more information, visit

About Smart Energy Water

Smart Energy Water (SEW) is the #1 Global Energy and Water cloud platform that delivers Digital Customer Experience (CX), Mobile Workforce Experience (WX), and AI, ML, IoT Analytics Platform for the global energy, water, and gas providers. SEW provides easy to use, innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate with utility systems, improve operational efficiency, and become future-ready by using cloud and mobile technologies.

With the mission to engage, empower and educate billions of people, SEW aims to build a sustainable energy and water future with digital platforms that improves customer and workforce experiences. Learn more at

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