Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 10 - Page 9

NEWS SkySpecs announces opening of new office in Amsterdam SkySpecs is expanding its services throughout Europe team and are excited to double our footprint to support more growth,” said SkySpecs’ CEO, Danny Ellis. Franz LaZerte joins the SkySpecs team as the first European full- time employee. He will be focused on bringing operational support to regional projects and also helping develop European customer relationships and opportunities through technical sales. LaZerte spent the last six years studying and working in renewable energy, four of those at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He has experience in various wind O&M projects spanning the value chain, from initial technology R&D, to site-level execution of retrofit campaigns – experience he’ll leverage to support SkySpecs’ Amsterdam office and its regional customers. S kySpecs, the award-winning provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, has announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. SkySpecs has been working with leading customers in Europe since 2017 and plans to continue both onshore and offshore growth in 2019 and beyond. “A European presence represents a strategic expansion for the SkySpecs brand. We are busy assembling an operations and sales “Having worked with blade inspection and repair concepts in R&D, I recognised SkySpecs’ technology as a game-changer in the wind industry. The automated inspection and data analytics provides abundant potential for wind turbine owners to better plan blade repair campaigns and lower O&M costs,” said LaZerte SkySpecs offers an end-to-end blade inspection and analysis solution that enables wind farm owners to collect, manage and analyse their blade data with the single push of a button. ///////////////// Volpi Capital invests in Netherlands-based data analytics company C ycloMedia Technology, a leading provider of accurate geospatial imagery data and data analytics, has announced a significant new equity investment in the company by Volpi Capital to support CycloMedia’s rapid international growth and the development of new market opportunities. Founded in 1980 and based in the Netherlands, CycloMedia provides a rich end- to-end b2b geo-data and software platform and has an established presence in the US, Dutch, German and Scandinavian markets. Using proprietary cloud-based technologies, CycloMedia’s high-accuracy data sets allow governments and enterprises to assess, analyse and measure physical infrastructures, including buildings, roads and other assets, remotely and on any device. CycloMedia is uniquely global in its ability to deliver its customers actionable insights from geo-data rapidly and at scale. “We would like to thank Avedon for supporting us in bringing the company where we are today by entering new markets, investing in new technologies and substantially expanding the organisation. At the same time, we are very pleased to have Volpi Capital on board and look forward to working with them as we continue to scale our presence globally,” said Frank Pauli, Chief Executive Officer of CycloMedia. INTELLIGENTCIO 9