Dave Ayers

Vice President of Technology and Senior Xylem Fellow

Dave Ayers is Vice President of Technology and Senior Xylem Fellow, and is responsible for leading an increasing focus on shared technologies across the Research and Development teams, engaging with strategic customers and partners on new solutions across the Water and Energy cycle, as well as building enterprise system capability including R&D effectiveness and technical leadership across Xylem.   Dave also currently serves as the leader for Xylem’s Product Engineering and Research teams within the Advanced Infrastructure and Analytics team.  

Dave joined Sensus, a Xylem brand in 2009, and has served in several senior executive roles in Sensus, including most recently Vice President of Global R&D, where he was responsible for the technology strategy and complete product development for the Sensus portfolio worldwide.  He also was instrumental in defining and launching the cross-Xylem strategy for System and Network Intelligence for solutions in the water and energy space.  He brings more than 35 years of experience in global hardware and software engineering, supply chain management, quality, and product marketing with major technology providers, including Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks.  Dave earned his Electronics Engineering degree with high distinction, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and holds patents in areas including advanced computing design and fault tolerant architectures.  He has served in several advisory groups across the industry and as well currently mentors local start-up companies in the Raleigh area