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  • Who Has The Greenest Cloud?

    December 11th, 2019 by Steve Coates in General

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds

    I was recently asked when presenting at the OGTC Tech 20 what the ecological impact would be of industry moving to the cloud. I didn’t have a good answer so, taking my lead from our inspiring political leaders, I just ducked the question and answered something else! Interesting that 4 days later Wired should lead […]

  • Providing insight through data: Brainnwave applies augmented intelligence to pinpoint opportunity

    September 27th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 27 seconds

    Perhaps the most daunting aspect of the information age is the shear amount of available data. How can decisions be made when a simple Internet search can lead to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of results, combined with the ever-changing conclusions from a wealth of analytics firms, as well as the volume of a […]

  • Value of Natural Gas Flared Hits Global Peak With $16 Billion Worth Wasted In a Year

    September 17th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 42 seconds

    The value of natural gas flared by 80 different nations around the world has increased by 11 per cent to hit a global peak this year of $16.4 billion, according to new data analysed by Brainnwave*. The data intelligence business says this is thanks to the dual effects of the rising price of natural gas […]

  • Brainnwave at SPE Offshore Europe 2019

    September 17th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Brainnwave, Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 13 seconds

    Our CEO Steve Coates was interviewed at SPE Offshore Europe this year. He talks very briefly about what Brainnwave do, what our platform Ossian does and how it can help businesses get ahead in the race to close new business deals. Watch the video above.

  • Dark data – friend or foe?

    July 31st, 2019 by Steve Coates in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds

    Dark data has for some time been the buzz word on the data block, dropped into conversations and delivered with a tone that puts it on a par with being related to the likes of Darth Vader or Bane. Yet many businesses are unsure of what dark data means and whether or not it’s cause […]

  • Growing Scottish Tech Company Hires VP of Sales

    June 20th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Brainnwave, Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 30 seconds

    Brainnwave, a growing Scottish tech company, which is part of a new generation of businesses that uses data to create competitive advantage, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a VP of Sales. Derek Burgess brings over 10 years’ experience in sales and business development to the Edinburgh-based company. He joins from DigitalGlobe, […]

  • Brainnwave “In The Spotlight”

    May 27th, 2019 by Steve Coates in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 15 seconds

    Brainnwave is made up of a team of data and technology experts who are disrupting the way in which companies use their data to deliver competitive advantage. There are twelve full time employees who are headquartered in the heart of Edinburgh, which was recently named the UK’s third top tech innovation destination. Brainnwave operates on […]

  • Monday Interview: Firm’s Brainnwave idea is to keep business simple

    May 9th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 24 seconds

    Steve Coates quoted a popular romantic comedy from the 1990s to describe how he courted his co-founder of Edinburgh tech firm Brainnwave. Recalling his pitch to Graham Jones, whom Mr Coates was hoping to lure as chief technology officer, Mr Jones delighted his suitor by responding with a famous line from Jerry Maguire. While romance was […]

  • Scotland: Data Innovation in the Oil and Gas Sector

    May 8th, 2019 by Alex Cowles in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 40 seconds

    If Scotland is at the forefront of data science innovation, then Brainnwave is leading the data revolution and we want to share our secret… We use big data to create competitive advantage – for CEOs, CFOs and CSOs, this will be music to your ears. Our unique product, Ossian, blends customer data with relevant open […]

  • Five problems that data intelligence can solve in the oil and gas sector

    April 29th, 2019 by Steve Coates in Press & PR

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 39 seconds

    Bad Data Big data can also be bad data. The Oil & Gas sector has a more complex data environment than most – everything from equipment performance to geospatial information, customer records and financial data – and it all needs to be analysed. Companies struggle to make sense of the vast amount of information available, […]

Brainnwave are a great example of how companies can deliver complex data science projects by leveraging their network, partnering with academia and by building the ecosystem of data experts. The Data Lab has been a partner with Brainnwave for several years and they have contributed greatly to the data driven innovation agenda for Scotland and have leveraged opportunities to build and grow their data talent and expand their capabilities significantly in both data science and artificial intelligence.

Gillian Docherty | CEO of The Data Lab

I have been championing, for some time now, the need to bring digital innovation from other industries into the housing sector. We are excited to be working with Brainnwave to apply their data intelligence technology to the housing sector. Their innovative approach to data and analytics, developing deep insights about our customers, has never been done before and will help us provide the best possible customer experience.

Doug Silverstone | Head of Data and Analytics at Metropolitan Thames Valley

Brainnwave achieved more in 2 months with 4 analysts than a tier 1 consultancy achieved in 6 months with 6 people.

Shawn Pace | Global Sourcing Director at Goodyear

Brainnwave are a great team to work with. They put a focus on working collaboratively with us and they make sure that they’ve always understood what we need. Their solution has already saved a lot of time through the automation of organising, updating and sharing some of our day to day data (such as fuel prices) across the organisation.

Noreen O’Connor | Senior Strategy Manager at Aggreko Power Solutions

Brainnwave are helping change the way we do business. The platform enables us to make more informed decisions. The platform Brainnwave are developing is using data analytics to provide us with the insights that we cannot access today due to the complexity of the questions we need to answer. This will be a game changer for our global business.

Stephane le Corre | Strategy & Commercial Development Director at Aggreko Power Solutions

We are delighted to be working with our Partner, Brainnwave, on their new product, Geo Spatial Web Services. Brainnwave’s new product provides efficient access to our geospatial data providing users with the ability to analyse the data and generate strategic insights to aid their business.

Stefan Wells | Head of Partners at Ordnance Survey

Brainnwave has been instrumental in helping UNICEF understand how people move so we can coordinate relief assistance in a much better, more targeted way and can assist the population where the need is greatest.

Natalia Adler | Data, Research and Policy Planning Specialist at UNICEF

I have always been a visual thinker and Brainnwave’s Ossian platform enables me to see things that were previously buried deep within reports; this helps me to react quickly to the business environment and make decisions with confidence.

Brian Chalmers | Strategy and Development Director at Wood plc

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