Synaptec has appointed Dr Steven Blair to drive the business’s power systems analytics and management offering.
Dr Blair will represent the company as Head of Power Systems Technologies in a senior technical position which will see him develop a real-time and long-term data analytics platform based upon Synaptec’s unique sensor technology.
The new appointment represents Synaptec’s expansion into the world of power system insights and analysis, and brings a new level of expertise to the Glasgow-based business. Dr Blair’s background is in power system protection and supporting technologies including communications networks, measurement systems and real-time software. He has been the Nokia Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde since 2018 and working in a number of research roles associated with power systems technologies.
Dr Blair said of his new role:
“I’ll be working with clients to deliver their requirements around real-time data monitoring and analytics, implementing new algorithms and establishing a data analytics platform which will benefit the energy industry by enabling Synaptec’s sensing system to perform many more functions for utilities.”
Synaptec MD, Philip Orr, added:
“Advanced measurement and data insights are a necessity as we move to increasingly diversified energy generation. Dr Blair’s knowledge and expertise will provide Synaptec’s customers with cost-effective solutions to this challenge and create a unique platform for visibility of complex networks.”