For the past two days, Stonehaven Technology has been exhibiting their Flood and Extreme Weather Risk Management Software Application at the 2016 Flood Expo, held at the Excel Centre, London Docklands. The Expo was the first opportunity for Stonehaven Technology to demonstrate the Enterprise version of the Application and take feedback from organisations and individuals involved in flood risk management and resilience.
Jonathan Crook, a Director of Stonehaven Technology, also gave a centralised talk on the importance of organisations rapidly developing a collective understanding of the nature and scale of a flood incident and the value of using historical and modelled data to conduct scenario planning to achieve greater levels of resilience within an organisation.
Screenshot from Demonstrator of the Flood and Extreme Weather Risk Management Software Application
A number of organisations who received a demonstration of the Flood and Extreme Weather Risk Management Software Application commented on the impressive number of integrated sources of data, the advanced visualisations and the overall ease of use. The application has been developed around the experiences of Utility Companies and Retailers of major flood and resilience related incidents of the past few years.
The changing climate means that the UK is experiencing more dramatic flooding from rivers and seas and a greater frequency of surface and ground water flooding incidents, which occur as consequences of torrential rain.
At the start of 2016, Stonehaven Technology conducted a six month collaborative academic research project with Loughborough University. A MEng Student, Harish Pesala, was tasked to conduct a Systems Engineering Project to analyse the role of Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCs) in identifying unmet Palliative Care Needs in England. The successful delivery of the project has led to Harish Pesala joining Stonehaven Technology in a full time role as a Product Manager.
Jonathan Crook, a Director of Stonehaven Technology commented on the success of the project. ‘We are delighted with the results of collaborating with Loughborough University and very pleased with the mutual benefits achieved through completion of the project. We will use the outputs of this project to inform our strategy in developing an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCs) and we have no doubt that Harish will become a very valuable member of our team. The success of the project means that we will also look in the future to further academic collaborations with Universities.’
The opportunity with Stonehaven Technology was explained by Harish Pesala ‘Working for an SME provides so many circumstances to learn and just to go and do. I’ve also become quite emotionally invested and very passionate about the products and the company.’
Harish has a great love of paragliding
Stonehaven Technology has developed enterprise applications for a range of customers, including Electricity North-West, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets and Electralink.
As part of the Energy Innovation Centre’s ‘Innovation Zone,’ Stonehaven Technology exhibited their innovative enterprise software application for asset management for utility companies.
Stonehaven Technology at the 2016 Utility Show
The application enables Utility Companies to understand the Regulatory Value at Risk for individual assets, through a sophisticated algorithm and then provides the digitised business processes for managing delivery of investment in the assets. The application also has functionality to identify enduring and dynamic risk of flooding and extreme weather, with critical information automatically disseminated across users.
Physical interference with the assets of utility companies costs millions of pounds, through stolen infrastructure, abstracted electricity, gas and water and damages to the network. In 2015, the Energy Networks Association put the headline cost of metal theft across its electricity distribution members as £3 million. In 2013, Ofgem identified the cost of abstractions to each law abiding household as being at least £7. Stonehaven Technology’s enterprise application integrates numerous internal and external sources of data and runs an algorithm on a daily basis to produce a risk score for each individual asset. With a mature understanding of physical risk of individual locations, Utility Companies can then plan, manage and deliver asset enhancements to reduce the risk.
The services provided by Utility Companies form part of key national infrastructure. The widely dispersed geographical locations of utility assets mean that there are naturally occurring risks of flooding by rivers and seas, surface water and ground water. Stonehaven Technology’s enterprise application enable the enduring risk for any individual asset to be identified and critical information for the dynamic risk to an asset to be presented to users for critical decisions to be made.
Stonehaven Technology has gained a contract with a leading UK retailer for applying 'Guardian,' their innovative risk management application to the topical issue of flooding in the United Kingdom.
Stonehaven Technology has received support from Loughborough University for further development of its innovative Palliative Care needs analysis and delivery Enterprise application. One Systems Engineering MEng Student will work directly with Stonehaven Technology over a period of nine months to assess and gather requirements from potential Genevieve users and conduct research to increase the range of mature data sets which can be integrated within the application.
Geo analysis within Genevieve
Jonathan Crook, Director of Stonehaven Technology commented,
"We are really excited to have the support of an outstanding Master's Student from Loughborough University and very much look forward to rapidly maturing Genevieve in the coming months. The current demands placed on the NHS, the real need for efficient delivery of palliative care and of course the demographic situation in the UK mean that there is a significant opportunity for Genevieve with a number of different NHS and Health organisations. From what we have already seen, this collaborative project will only widen the possibilities for Genevieve."
Loughborough University is one of the top 20 research-led universities in the country. Loughborough is renowned for the relevance of its work, driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues. Loughborough has a very active strategy of partnering with business for research, consultancy, new technologies and services and recruiting high calibre students and graduates for placements or employment.