Piers Corfield, CEO of an Exeter-based Internet of Things firm, has travelled the globe to share his knowledge and expertise at an international conference in Saudi Arabia.
Corfield was invited to the Arabian Venture Forum to introduce and talk about Dashboard Limited, an innovative Internet of Things firm offering remote monitoring services to energy and technology industries, including oil and gas, utilities and mining.
Based at the Exeter Science Park Centre, Dashboard uses its own unique data acquisition hardware analysis platform and dashboard interface technologies to enable global pipeline operators to continually monitor and analyse the performance of their infrastructure, 24 hours a day.
Piers Corfield said: “Speaking at the Arabian Venture Forum was a fantastic opportunity to share our expertise and help global players understand how remote monitoring could improve their business efficiency, safety and security and overall performance. It was a huge success for Dashboard, with strong interest being shown by multiple regional investors and prospective commercial and technical partners.
He continued: “It was also a great chance to network and meet a whole range of technology start-ups and entrepreneurs from around the world. The two-day event offered a great insight into new industry trends, challenges and opportunities, there’s a whole host people trying to improve business productivity using new and innovative technologies.”
Hosted at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, the Arabian Venture Forum is an annual conference that connects international venture capital firms with high-profile technology-based start-ups.
Other companies talking at the Arabian Venture Forum included 3D mapping firm Falcon Viz, leading provider of cloud-based software for home health and hospices, Brightree and wireless power providers, BlueInductive.
Following his presentation at the Arabian Venture Forum, Piers travelled to Kuwait to meet with representatives from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), the two leading Kuwaiti oil companies.
Piers said: “As an Exeter based business, it’s very exciting to be invited to talk to worldwide organisations who want to know more about what Dashboard’s new technologies can do for their business. We have worked to develop unique tools that will meet the industry’s needs, and it’s very satisfying to see our hard work paying off.”
Founded in 2015, Dashboard grew rapidly in its first year of business and quickly moved into the Exeter Science Park Centre, where the company has continued to grow.
Joe Pearce, Business Support Manager at the Exeter Science Park, said: “It’s great to see one of the Science Park Centre’s SETsquared clients travelling across the globe to influence and inspire one of the biggest industries in the world. Dashboard is an exciting and innovative business; their impressive technology is already revolutionising business across the world and we look forward to seeing what happens next.”
The Dashboard technology offers a machine learning approach to the operation of infrastructure, focusing on preventing environmental damage due to leaks, sabotage, and theft.
The fully resilient solution, designed for extreme environment and conflict zones, has been designed to facilitate rapid response to any anomalies detected.
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