23 May 18, London, UK — QiO Technologies, a fast growing British-based Industry 4.0 advanced analytics and artificial intelligence company recently met in London with its Advisory Board ahead of the release of the QiO Foresight Suite® of applications and being named in Gartner’s inaugural Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms.
QiO Chairman and Co-founder Rick Haythornthwaite was joined at the meeting by a number of illustrious leaders from many sectors including manufacturing, engineering, cybersecurity and banking.
“The aim of the Advisory Board is to ensure QiO is at the forefront of shaping the future of Industry 4.0. To have Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Dick Cashin, Rick Ledgett, Dr. Samer Aljishi, Rosemary Leith and Narayan Laksham as members underscores the groundbreaking work we are doing,” said Mr. Haythornthwaite.
Following on from the meeting, the scientist and academic whose visionary and innovative work led him to invent the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, commented: “Every manufacturer picks their own standard, so if you look at a large company, some of its things are on the Web, some are on its own internal internet, some of them are in this IoT space where there isn’t any standardisation, so the opportunity that QiO has is in producing powerful software applications to go across the whole company. This lack of interoperability – to be able to pull all of the data from all of the different parts of the plant, different parts of the enterprise together, – that is what QiO is focusing on.”
Advisory Board member and CEO of One Equity Partners, Dick Cashin said: “QiO is an enabling type of company, helping companies know more. [They have] the ability to ‘see’ through a whole lot of data – enabling the company to see what they do in a different way.”