ONZO, the world leader in energy data analytics, is pleased to announce their nomination in the Smart Meter Data Management & Solution category at the 2015 European Smart Metering Awards.
The nomination recognises the work done by ONZO’s Data Analytics team successfully transitioning load disaggregation from an academic topic into a commercially viable solution, and deploying it with numerous clients including Kantar – a world leading market research company who help organisations understand consumer behaviour.
Speaking of the nomination ONZO’s CIO Will Siddall said: “The market for solutions which help utilities and customers to leverage smart meter data is growing quickly, and this nomination is a strong endorsement of the sophistication and value of our load disaggregation and other customer engagement and insight solutions”.
ONZO, the world leader in energy data analytics software, is pleased to announce the arrival of Spencer Rigler as the company’s new CEO, effective February 16th.
Previously Vice President, Energy Management, with Elster, a leading global provider of gas, electricity and water meters and related communications, networking and software solutions, Spencer Rigler brings more than 20 years of experience of developing business in new technology and services for multi-national companies in both the private and public sectors. At Elster he led an international team with P&L responsibility for sales, consultancy and service operations delivering energy management and smart grid solutions to retail, energy service companies, utility, government and military customers.
Spencer began his career in the energy industry working for Yorkshire Electricity. Following this he joined Nokia where he held a number of senior leadership roles in sales, solutions and service in Asia and Europe, most recently as Head of Global Service Sales, and France Telecom Orange, where he was responsible for strategy, business development, sales and key customer relationships in markets including the UK, Poland, Switzerland, France and Africa.
The nomination of Spencer Rigler follows a significant new financing round by new and existing investors last month led by West Coast Capital, the investment vehicle of Sir Tom Hunter – Scottish businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Also last month, Onzo announced the arrival of industry veteran Steven Daniels who joined the company as Non Executive Director.
ONZO Chairman Eddie Minshull commented: “We are fortunate to have Spencer Rigler join ONZO and its world-class analytics team at such an exciting time in our development. We now have clients in the US, UK and Continental Europe leveraging our leading development work in energy insights and appliance disaggregation. Last year we launched our unique Highly Personalised Energy Advice application that delivers unparalleled levels of customer engagement and energy data insight. I’m confident that with Steven Daniels on the board and Spencer Rigler as CEO we have the right management team to take ONZO to the next step in its expansion.”
ONZO is a global leader in big data and analytics for utilities. ONZO delivers valuable insight from the analysis of energy use and other data, transforming customer relationships, improving energy efficiency, shifting peak demand, offering new energy services and reducing operational costs.
ONZO’s unique approach combines utility sector experience with an advanced capability in data analytics to create smart solutions for consumer and supplier. ONZO’s algorithms are capable of handling different data resolutions from monthly to one-second reads, and can process trillions of data readings, extracting valuable insights, including the identification of individual appliances from whole house data.
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Metering International featured the launch of ONZO’s HPEA solution in this article: Saving energy like the neighbours? ONZO’s new energy advice solution.
Will Siddall, CIO, is quoted: “We believe HPEA provides a step-change in capabilities in this area, for the first time combining historic and neighbour-comparison information with sophisticated insights about appliance-level usage, and targeted prescriptive advice. From the outset we have built HPEA to deliver a highly personalised customer experience, to integrate into utility company customer touch-points rather than replicate them, and to help drive trust and retention as well as energy savings.”