VIA, a leader in providing energy analytics while maintaining data privacy and security, is pleased to announce that Andrew Bright has joined its advisory board. Andrew brings nearly 25 years of experience in the sustainable energy and transportation sectors to VIA and will play a significant role in helping the company mature into a power industry leader.
“Deep power industry expertise is a requirement to build AI and blockchain solutions that work at scale across the industry. For nearly twelve years, Andrew played a key role at ABB Power Grids including a senior role in the $11Bn sale to Hitachi. He understands the stress EVs, renewables, and extreme weather can have on the grid and its equipment,” said Colin Gounden, CEO of VIA. He continued, “We’re pleased to have Andrew Bright join our team and lend his industry and commercial expertise to help take VIA’s solutions to the next level for our utility customers.”
Prior to ABB, Andrew was a principal consultant for seven years in high-tech industries and worked in strategy development, technology and startup scouting, and digital transformation. “VIA is on the verge of changing the way the power industry tackles asset management and operations, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said Andrew Bright. “Based in Menlo Park, I see 10 to 50 innovative companies and disruptive technologies every week. VIA stands apart as a company that is using advanced technology to deliver unique benefits to customers. They are on track to become a leading industrial and utility technology giant.”
VIA is expanding its GDAC™ program into new problems areas, and as the company continues to take a leadership position in the power industry, it will recruit more industry experts to become part of the VIA community.
VIA helps governments, regulators, and power companies deliver $200Bn in energy every year to more than 100 million customers. VIA’s privacy-preserving analytics software, Trusted Analytics Chain™ (TAC™) reduces the cost and improves the quality of service of electricity transmission and distribution using AI and blockchain technologies. TAC™ (patents pending) is the bridge that securely connects power company data, distributed across many locations, to potential AI solutions. VIA established the Global Data Asset Collaborative™ (GDAC™), built on top of TAC™, to allow multiple companies to securely pool data for more accurate analytics. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, VIA has been featured in Wired and Inc. Magazine for its leadership in technology innovation. For more information, please visit www.solvewithvia.com.