This month we are celebrating our 10th patent grant in less than two years. We’re delighted to have our Web3 and data privacy innovations recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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We are kicking off the new year with some 2023 decarbonization predictions from energy transportation experts including VIA’s CEO featured in an article published by GreenBiz.
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Tech on Reg podcast host, Dara Tarkowski, breaks down the key points from a recent interview with VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden for DataDrivenInvestor.
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Insider’s Guide to Energy hosts, Chris Saas and Johan Oberg, interview VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to discuss blockchain, data security, and managing a global team.
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Decrypted Unscripted hosts David and Deb interview VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to talk about VIA’s mission, Zero Knowledge Proofs, and everything in between!
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Since co-founding VIA in 2016, Colin has brought several of the world’s leading energy companies on board as clients and initiated the development of VIA’s Web3 platform.
Prior to VIA, Colin was the first investor and co-founder of five MIT spinouts, two of which became profitable in their first year of operations. Previously, Colin sold Grail Research, where he grew the company from its first employee in 2006 to more than 300 employees in 2009. He was a partner and elected board director at a top five global strategy consulting and private equity investment firm with $2Bn in assets under management. Colin also worked with IBM across Europe and North America before co-founding a technology services firm that he grew and sold for $97M in 1999.
Colin graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.
As a co-founder, Kate established VIA’s client service program to make the company’s technologies more accessible to a broader group, beyond artificial intelligence (AI) specialists and mathematicians.
She has been certified by FERC as an expert in AI. Kate’s previous experience with smart grid technology is the reason why VIA is providing solutions to the energy industry.
Before VIA, Kate was with Grail Research, where she oversaw 10 to 20 clients per year and grew select accounts to multi-year, million-dollar per year contracts. She joined the company in its first year of operation and helped build the firm’s marketing, finance, and account management functions. Prior to joining Grail Research, Kate worked with one of the world’s leading public relations firms, Weber Shandwick.
Kate graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a degree in organizational communication.
As co-founder and CSO, Jeremy monitors state-of-the-art research developments in AI and machine learning to help benefit VIA’s energy clients.
Jeremy’s recent research includes topics in explainable and interpretable AI, causal inference, distributed learning, and privacy-conserving machine learning.
Jeremy has been founder or first-hire in multiple startups, all centered around commercializing machine learning and simulation technologies. He has a long track record of solving difficult problems in computational science, including his role as CTO at Atomistix, where he developed and provided simulation tools to the R&D labs of the world’s leading electronic manufacturers.
Jeremy received his Ph.D. in physics from McGill University and has held research positions at the Technical University of Denmark and the Canadian Centre for Magnetic Fusion, located at Hydro-Québec’s IREQ campus.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Joe brings more than twenty years of experience consulting with companies on their corporate strategies, including product launches, enhancing brand image, and integrating both teams and products across a wide variety of industries like software and electricity.
His primary focus at VIA is stewarding client relationships from first introductions through product implementations. He plays a major role in gathering feedback and understanding market needs across stakeholders in the energy industry. Joe is also VIA’s primary representative at industry gatherings.
Before VIA, Joe was a partner and practice leader at several leading global strategy consulting firms and a senior advisor to government, industry, and civic leaders on technology and innovation strategies for improving global competitiveness.
Joe graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in political economics.
Jesus is responsible for the technical roadmap, architectural design, and integration for all of VIA’s products. He provides oversight on technical development at VIA to ensure high quality product delivery for customers. In addition, he led the architectural design of VIA’s Web3 platform.
Before joining VIA, Jesus was with TandemLaunch, a venture capital firm specializing in the commercialization of early-stage technologies. He held several roles there: a technologist in residence and later a software architect and founding member of Sensaura, an emotion tracking technology. Jesus created a strategy for the architecture of Sensaura’s platform, taking into account the adaptability of devices to the system and use cases. He also developed applications to demo Sensaura’s technology at events including CES Las Vegas. In addition, he developed the real-time emotion recognition API.
Jesus earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial electronics and automatic engineering and his master’s degree in automatic and robotic from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
Vice President, Cybersecurity
K Cheung brings more than twenty years of experience in managing large project teams to his role. His primary focus at VIA is on the development and growth of the Montreal-based technical team.
Using his expertise in algorithmics, cryptocurrencies, and machine learning, Cheung works alongside the team to create the design and roadmap for VIA’s Web3 technologies.
Cheung is a seasoned practitioner in cryptography (including encryption, cryptocurrency, and blockchain), cybersecurity, and application development. Throughout his career, his projects successfully delivered Fortune 100 companies shrink-wrapped software development products, telecommunications server solutions, content-management systems, machine-to-machine communication network, and secured data communication software.
Cheung graduated from University of Waterloo with a degree in computer science.
Ashley DaSilva, Ph.D.
Vice President, Applications
Ashley is focused on application development at VIA, where she helps teams build on VIA’s core platform to create secure data analytics applications. She led the architectural design and initial development of the GDAC™ pilot program, SWEET™, and JARVIS™ applications.
Prior to VIA, Ashley worked as a researcher in theoretical physics, building models and simulations to describe physical phenomena, where she gained experience with data analytics and high performance computation. She also volunteered leading initiatives to support individuals from underrepresented groups in physics and technology, including the initiation of a grant program for professional networking and mentoring programs.
Ashley has a Ph.D. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a minor in Mathematics.
Emma is responsible for cultivating VIA’s high-performance workplace and leads all aspects of hiring, retaining, and developing top talent. Emma worked with leading Harvard academics and Apple University veterans to develop and rollout VIA’s feedback and mentoring programs and wider organizational design strategy. She also led the selection and buildout of VIA’s new Montreal office. Emma has been instrumental in maintaining high employee engagement, morale, and wellness in VIA’s transition to remote working during COVID-19.
Prior to joining VIA, Emma was the founding member of a Berlin-based tech startup. As People Ops & Engagement Manager, Emma grew the team from 20 to 80 employees.
Emma graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand with bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Arts, and majored in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Management, and Media Studies.
Vice President, Marketing
Jackie is focused on VIA’s overall marketing strategy which aims to make VIA’s complex technologies accessible to a range of audiences. She oversees all marketing efforts including outbound communication, product marketing, and content creation. Jackie joined VIA in 2016 to build the foundation for its marketing program.
Prior to joining VIA, Jackie worked at a legal services firm where she developed and implemented the strategic marketing plan for their largest global business unit. This included introducing new service lines, building awareness through public relations, and build sales collateral.
Prior to Integreon, Jackie worked at FIBA Technologies, a Massachusetts-based manufacturing company that provides gas containment and equipment services. She helped manage multiple functions, including quality and compliance, analytics and reporting, and event planning.
Jackie graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.
Vice President, Client Delivery
Kristen brings nearly twenty years of client management experience to her role, and has led several high-stakes projects since joining in 2017 including predictive maintenance on 10,000 miles of transmission line data and contingency planning to restore power after multiple simultaneous switch failures.
Before VIA, Kristen was co-founder and head of client services at Fuld Omniscope where she led an array of projects, including leading a workshop focused on the utilities sector alongside one of their largest clients. Prior to Fuld, Kristen was with Grail Research where she was responsible for business development, account planning, and project delivery for some of their most important accounts. She was a senior consultant at the Monitor Group and a member of the leadership team within the Monitor Software business unit, where she specialized in data visualization and analytics, decision support models, dashboards, and forecasting tools.
Kristen graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemical engineering.
John Muddle, Ph.D.
Vice President, Software Engineering
John is focused on implementing best practices for software development at VIA. He co-invented VIA’s core platform and currently develops, integrates, and quality assurance tests the platform for VIA’s applications.
Before VIA, John was a freelance consultant at the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), where he focused on updating their Python Library. Prior to this position, he was a technical sales support engineer at NAG in Oxford, where he developed technical marketing material and provided pre-sales assistance. John was awarded the best thesis in gravitation physics in 2016 by the Institute of Physics (IOP). His research focused on developing new numerical methods that capture the physical behavior of fluid interfaces permeated by high magnetic fields while taking into account relativistic effects.
John earned his master’s degree in physics and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Southampton.
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The article discusses the project between Via Science and PJM to help mitigate risks to fuel supply for electricity generation during extreme weather.
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Via Science will use its AI software to identify and mitigate risks to fuel supply for electricity generation during extreme weather events.
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Meet Yousuf LaHaye, Software Developer at VIA. We asked Yousuf about his typical day, the potential of our Web3 technologies, and why you should consider a career at VIA! He also shares his experience with the VXP Program.
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In this Mastery Monday, we go over what makes VIAsecurechain different from all the other blockchains: it was imperative not only to use blockchain, but to build the world’s first blockchain accredited by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Last year we wrote that 2022 would be all about scale - and it surely was. In this blog, we reflect on VIA’s milestones and how our VIA values guided us throughout this year.
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Take a look back through 2022 in this visual reflection of all things VIA that happened in Switzerland. Spoiler alert: it was an eventful year!
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Cryptocurrency - what does it have to do with data privacy? You’ve asked great questions. For the third installment of your top burning questions series, we discuss the crypto in cryptocurrency.
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You ask great questions. You deserve great answers. For the second installment of your top burning questions series, we’re sharing why we work with the U.S. Department of Defense and what it means to have a top secret cybersecurity accreditation.
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Meet Amy Tang, People and Operations Coordinator at VIA. We asked Amy about her proudest accomplishments, favorite books, and why you should consider a career at VIA!
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Meet Will Chapman, Energy Solutions Lead at VIA. We asked Will about his proudest accomplishment, VIA’s exciting new Web3 technologies and much more!
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Meet Santiago Vázquez Enríquez, Senior DevOps Specialist at VIA. We asked Santiago about his favorite VIA memory, his proudest accomplishment, how he balances work and being a busy dad, and so much more!
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Meet Maria Cesarini, Data Specialist at VIA. We asked Maria how she maintains a good work-life harmony, some of her favorite VIA memories, her go-to podcasts, and more!
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Meet Angelica Novoa, People and Operations Partner at VIA. We asked Angelica about her typical day at work, the VXP program, her proudest accomplishments, and more!
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Did you attend SmartCon 2022? If not, have no fear! VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden gives a 90 second recap of his talk at the event in this Mastery Monday blog post.
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For the tenth installment of our “Transformer Tuesday” series we’re taking our dedicated readers along on a journey with Annie the Asset Manager from ABC Power as she discovers how to provide the stronger supporting evidence required to approve rate case changes.
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Meet Sam Cruickshank, Market Strategy Specialist at VIA. We asked Sam about his favorite memory at VIA to date, the customer success story he has found most exciting, and so much more!
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You’ve asked great questions. We’re sharing some of the more frequent ones we hear and providing our answers in a series of Monday Mastery blogs, starting today!
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At last, Ethereum is changing to Proof-of-Stake. With power blackouts and electricity prices skyrocketing, the timing couldn't be better. Read on to learn why this is critical for the energy sector.
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A rise in the frequency and severity of extreme events are impacting the reliability of the electric grid. As summer comes to a close and we face the winter ahead, there is an urgent need to get consumers to actively participate in programs to reduce energy consumption. Read how Web3 can play a major role here.
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The ninth installment of our “Transformer Tuesday” series highlights how GDAC™ expands transformer health knowledge across utility personnel in order to mitigate gaps caused by employee retirement and turnover.
Your data tells the story of your life. This week, we demo a mathematical proof called zk-SNARK (an emerging Web3 standard) for energy data. This proof enables energy consumers to profit from their data while keeping their identities completely anonymous.
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The Inflation Reduction Act announced on Tuesday has the potential to add billions of dollars to consumers’ wallets and purses each year. Read our blog to discover where VIA’s solutions come into play.
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The eighth installment of our “Transformer Tuesday” series will cover insights from last week’s 2022 Cooperative Technologies Conference & Expo hosted by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives.
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The seventh installment of our “Transformer Tuesday” series will highlight how GDAC™ can help electric utilities make smarter decisions, based on a holistic view of their fleet, when it comes to transformer replacement planning.
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In this latest installment of Transformer Tuesday, we’re highlighting the value one of our GDAC™ members brings to the collaborative.
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The fourth installment of our “Transformer Tuesday” series will highlight how GDAC™ can help electric utilities be better prepared to anticipate transformer condition changes and ensure reliability for customers.
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For the second installment of “Mastery Monday with VIA” we’re sharing two excellent explanations of Zero-Knowledge Proofs and why the concept is critical to our world today.
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NFTs have grown in popularity. And, so has attaching malware to them. Read our blog to learn more about how you can make the NFT community safer using VIA’s open-source code.
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Andrew Bright, former ABB executive and VIA’s advisor, provides commentary on VIA’s GDAC™ Transformers: 3-Minute Pilot.
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In Part 3 of this reflection series, Colin Gounden highlights VIA’s accomplishments in 2021.
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In Part 2 of this reflection series, Jeremy Taylor highlights VIA’s accomplishments in research and technology.
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Take a journey through 2021 in this three-part reflection series written by a variety of VIA’s leaders. Part 1 written by Kate Ravanis will highlight our team, the VIAneers.
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Meet Felice Sicoli, Talent Acquisition Manager at VIA. Felice talks about what it was like joining VIA fully remote, a hiring process improvement he is most proud of introducing, and the one word he would use to describe VIA.
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Meet Jonathan Chirwa, Software Developer at VIA. Jonathan talks about the creative ways the team is staying engaged while working remote and the latest "how-to" book he's reading.
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For our last post of 2020, we wanted to share a more personal note with our readers to talk about how grateful for the resiliency and flexibility our team has shown during this challenging year.
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In this post, we cover the three big benefits when choosing TAC™ over the "next best alternative".
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VIA has announced nine new features on TAC™ in the past 14 weeks. How are utilities using them? For starters, they are increasing clean energy adoption.
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VIA has released a new 10-page white paper that provides a comprehensive overview and code examples of TAC™’s current data privacy and security features.
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Most AI projects spend 80% of time cleaning data and only 20% analyzing it. VIA has been investing heavily in using our own AI and software development skills to reverse this ratio.
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For the ninth installment of the series, we will discuss how TAC™ uses smart contracts to govern data and analysis workflows.
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Meet Natalie Winger, Data Specialist at VIA. Natalie talks about her experience joining VIA entirely remote and the funniest memory at VIA so far (spoiler: it includes a cat!).
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The latest release of VIA’s TAC™ platform is a leap forward in terms of simplicity and ease of use for users performing analysis on private data.
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Many utilities are concerned about the responsibility that comes with sensor datasets. As a result, the data gets trapped. VIA’s software platform, TAC™ was designed to address these issues in power sector data.
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VIA has implemented a k-anonymity function to help utilities meet requirements of regulators including releasing data for clean energy initiatives and mandating increased information privacy and security requirements.
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Watermarking is a simple and automatic method to provide auditability to data.
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SWEET stands for Smart Wrangling Engine for Extraction and Transformation. SWEET, a built-in function on VIA's TAC™ platform, uses AI to wrangle data.
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Meet Ashley DaSilva, VIA's Team Leader, Product Development. Ashley talks about one of her passions outside of work and her favorite VIA memory (which happens to take place in the underground city of Montreal).
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TAC™’s MPD service makes machine learning models available for download and easy incorporation into data science workflows.
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Hear all the funny remote moments from the team at VIA.
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Meet our Senior Lead, People and Operations, Emma Fechney! Emma talks about her greatest accomplishment at VIA so far and a potential side career for our team.
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Meet John Muddle, VIA's Team Lead, Data Science. John walks us through a typical day for him at VIA and just how his favorite sandwich, the bacon butty, should be enjoyed!
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For the launch of our Meet the Team blog series, we are interviewing Antoine Dozois, a software developer at VIA.
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In this blog, learn how TAC™ reduces time, cost, and privacy risks of working with AI specialists.
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2019 was a milestone year for VIA: we launched GDAC™, spoke at events across the globe, and expanded the VIA community.
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At VIA, we are beginning to see that transformers are stressed by the switch to EVs. Our focus is finding ways to keep these assets healthy.
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VIA’s Ashley DaSilva, Team Leader, Product Development, was invited to lead a workshop on unit testing for McGill’s Computer Science Graduate Society. Ashley discussed the critical importance of software testing, why developers should embrace unit testing, and when and how to use mocking.
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2018 was a blockbuster year for VIA, from product development to team growth, from press features to awards, and so much more. We are proud to share some of our highlights with you here, and we look forward to the year ahead!
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Girard Newkirk, CEO of KWHCoin, spoke with VIA about how KWHCoin evolved to become an energy solutions provider as well as a platform for sustainable infrastructure development.
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The energy industry as a whole is more data-dependent than ever before. But, how can utilities balance consumers’ rights to data privacy, security, and anonymity, while leveraging this wealth of new information to improve service reliability and efficiency? At VIA, we are enhancing our Trusted Analytics Chain (TAC) platform to address this challenge.
VIA's marketing execution co-op, Meg Foley, reflects on how she lived VIA's six values during her time in the Davis Square headquarters.
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Van Halen's music defined a genre (and a generation), but their impact reaches much further than the music world. In fact, you could argue Van Halen’s reach extends even into the blockchain boom we’re seeing today. How so? Well, Van Halen sort of invented the smart contract.
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Company offsites are essential to VIA's culture: they offer an uninterrupted time of sharing team wins, solving project challenges, and planning for the next big thing.
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In order for our technology and solutions to stay cutting edge, we need to continue building, cultivating, and supporting the team that got us where we are today.
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Colin Gounden, CEO of VIA, explains how we collaborate with a client's team of experts to refine our algorithms to yield more accurate predictions.
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