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Understanding mega-trends in critical national infrastructure

Launching the next generation of CNIguard’s Manhole Monitoring System

In line with our policy of continued investment in R&D and ongoing product improvement, we’re delighted to announce that our Manhole Monitoring System (MMS) - which is already successfully deployed as V1.0 with a number of customers - has been updated, released and is now being delivered with significant additional functionality.

New York office expands to meet growing demand

Following a period of consolidation, we are delighted to announce our expansion into new corporate offices at 241 West 37th Street in New York City’s midtown area to accommodate rapid company growth.

Analytics at the edge

You’ve no doubt come across Big Data Analytics but what are Edge Data Analytics? Seen as a quick win in terms of data resulting from IIOT (the Industrial Internet of Things), it means deploying advanced analytics solutions “at the edge” rather than at Enterprise level.

London Mayor calls for infrastructure investment ahead of Brexit

According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan: “Increasing investment in new infrastructure is essential to supporting new growth and jobs in the decades ahead, particularly as Britain leaves the European Union.”

DHS and FBI issue joint cyber alert for Critical Infrastructure companies

In October, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI issued a warning to critical infrastructure companies in nuclear power, energy, water, aviation and the critical manufacturing sectors to be on the look-out for “highly targeted” staged attacks using poorly protected networks of trusted ‘third parties’.
Industrial Internet of Things

What is the Industrial Internet of Things?

GE Digital define it as “bringing together brilliant machines, advanced analytics, and people at work.

Utility asset management market worth $4.09B by 2022

A newly published report suggests the utility asset management market is set to grow from $2.75 billion in 2017 to $4.09 billion by 2022.
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Predictive analytics in the Utility sector

Predictive analytics are already well used in marketing, banking and retail sectors but utilities is an area where it can also add real value.

Jonathan Taylor
VP Customer Delivery

Jonathan is an engineer and project executive with a combined 15 years of experience in utility, manufacturing, deploying, and implementing solutions utility and heavy industrial sectors. He was previously with Osmose Utility Services and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, after starting his career within Aerospace and Pulp and Paper. Jonathan holds an Executive Leadership Certification and a BSME from the Georgia Tech, as well as an active Project Management Professional license from PMI.

Jens Sterum

VP Business Development

Jens has over three decades of experience in international business development, specializing in complex technology sales. Spanning FMCG, logistics, security and utilities, his experience traverses EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Prior to joining CNIguard in the USA, he served as MD for a specialized company in industrial automation, having secured and managed a highly successful telemetry framework for the largest water utility in the UK . Jens has a BS in International Economics from Duke University and MS in Management and Organizational Development from University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Jim Darroch
Chief Technology Officer

Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions. Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.

Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer

30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.

Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.

Jason Wilson
Chief Commercial Officer

Jason is a seasoned sales and business development leader with over 30 years of global experience in high tech and wireless industrial internet of things with a focus on Smart Grid and Digital Oilfield solutions. He was previously with On-Ramp Wireless after starting his career in the United States Air Force. Jason has a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.