Stephen has over 8 years Wind industry expertise, primarily specialising in condition monitoring solutions to improve wind turbine reliability and availability.
Initially working with Turningpoint, part of Commtest Instruments, a New Zealand based company. Stephen then joined Bently Nevada, a GE company, as their Global Wind Leader. He has contributed to both hardware and software product development, services, support, solution development, business growth and sales.
In a global capacity, he is working in all regions and balancing the business challenges with regard to varying levels of industry maturity. Stephen works very closely with many Turbine OEMs to standardise condition monitoring, as well as many owner operators to retrofit and support their wind assets.
Prior to working in Wind, Stephen has over 25 years Information technology experience from engineering, software development, operations management, consultancy through to solution delivery and sales.
Stephen has worked in many varied industries from Utilities, Finance, Services to telecommunications. In later years, he specialised in business intelligence and data warehousing for large mobile telecommunications companies, such as Vodafone and Cable & Wireless. Today Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing have matured into what we now refer to as BIG Data, data analytics and IOT.
Drawing many parallels for deploying large cellular radio networks and radio mast infrastructure, capturing vast volumes of data and aggregating into data lakes for data analytics, Stephen brings his experience into the Wind industry to support digital transformation and the development of the digital windfarm.