Intelligent Plant blends engineering prowess with computer wizardry to provide industry with the tools they need. Their Industrial App Store boasts top-notch apps for slicing, dicing, and making sense of the process and alarm data. Think of them as the Swiss Army knife for boosting productivity, reducing downtime, and beefing up safety protocols. 

The company’s team of engineers and computer scientists is like a dream team of problem-solvers, crafting innovative solutions tailored to our global clientele.

Interview with Steve Aitken, Founder Intelligent Plant, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, and ONE Digital Board Member.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Steve Aitken: We provide the Industrial App Store, and develop future associate products for it. one of the popular offerings is the Power BI connector for industrial data which makes it easy for clients to get their operational data into power bi for corporate analysis. We’re not just about selling products; we’re about shaping the future of industrial analytics.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

S.A: We are working on a new product in the eXplainable AI space, a project supported by the Scottish government and in which we are partnering with the University of Aberdeen, and the European Marine Energy Centre to provide a trusted operational partner AI system which can be argued with and understood. Stay tuned for more on this exciting venture—it’s going to be a game-changer!

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

S.A: Our bag of tricks is packed with services to help clients make sense of their operational data. From customized analytics to cutting-edge apps, we’re keen to ensure our clients get the most out of their data. Plus, don’t forget the gems in our Industrial App Store, all neatly offered as a SaaS feast for your convenience. It’s even open so that anyone can help contribute and use our best – in – class connectivity with other’s key know how to create even more apps for Industry.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

S.A: In our playground, Energy is like the cool kid going green. We’re here to help this transition with solid, real equipment data in hand. Also, we’re rubbing shoulders with chemical and manufacturing folks, optimizing their processes one breakthrough at a time and enabling secure fast data availability.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

S.A: Remember when cloud tech and AI were as mysterious as the Loch Ness Monster? Now they’re everywhere! Our crystal ball sees even more tech adoption down the road, a trend we’re happy to ride – AI has a lot more space for impact in future, and we are keen to find the right way to bring this to bear with our clients.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

S.A: Besides our Industrial App Store gems, we host “the inform prize” where student genius meets industrial wisdom. It’s innovation on steroids, and we’re eagerly scouting for sponsors to fuel the next wave of brilliance coming from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University – both in the Digital nexus that is Aberdeen. The presentations are truly amazing – with happy astounded attendees each year of the past 10 inform prizes.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

S.A: Fast forward to end of 2024: AI on steroids! We’re cooking up out-of-the-box integrations so clients can turbocharge their systems with minimal fuss. It’s like adding rocket fuel to your operational setup—fast, efficient, and with a touch of Scottish charm.