Allows water utilities to make faster business decisions based on innovative pipeline data analysis techniques
Sierra Systems Group Inc. (Sierra Systems), in collaboration with Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure; TSX: PUR), has been named a winner for the Canadian Microsoft IMPACT Awards 2017 for the Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Award. The awards took place on July 9th at the Marriott Hotel, Washington D.C. as part of Microsoft’s Inspire Conference, formerly called Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). The annual event, now in its 14th year, celebrates outstanding achievement across Microsoft’s community of partners, system integrators and service providers who are committed to the pursuit of quality and innovation.
The Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Award is specifically focused on recognizing partners that have delivered innovative solutions using Big Data and Analytics capabilities. Sierra Systems partnered with Pure to provide a new approach in analyzing pipeline data to help make strategic business decisions much faster.
The collaborative effort involved the development of a deep learning artificial intelligence system that was trained to recognize and classify water pipeline leak audio patterns. With the new predictive analytic techniques, the process can now accurately identify leaks at a rate 150 times faster than previous methods, based on initial results. The system is scalable to manage multiple pipeline inspections in parallel, resulting in massive gains in efficiency. It is now more effective to take unstructured data from the field and convert the information to drive predictive maintenance. The complete case study can be viewed at www.sierrasystems.com/digital-transformation.
“The Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, and Data Analytics are essential for business responsiveness. Sierra Systems is leveraging Microsoft Azure intelligent Cloud services, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to develop new and transforming solutions for our clients to better their business,” said Pat Kaiser, Chief Operating Officer, Sierra Systems.
“With a growing number of pipeline inspections utilizing our technologies and solutions, it is critical to provide our clients with a faster turnaround on their data,” said Robert Budianto, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Production of Pure. “This has increased the value of our services by allowing clients to implement better and timely maintenance strategies to manage their pipeline infrastructure into the future.”
About Sierra SystemsHeadquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and founded in 1966, Sierra Systems is an IT services firm offering a full range of advisory, systems integration, and managed application services. With operations across Canada, Sierra Systems has developed deep expertise in its targeted industries and has earned a reputation for delivering superior solutions that strengthen the business operations of organizations in their communities.
About Pure Technologies Ltd.Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international asset management, technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world. Pure’s business model incorporates four distinct but complementary business streams:
- Sales of proprietary monitoring technologies for pipelines, bridges and structures;
- Recurring revenue from data analysis, site maintenance, and from technology licensing;
- Premium technical services including pipeline inspection, leak detection and condition assessment;
- Specialized engineering services in areas related to asset management, primarily in the area of pipeline condition assessment for water and wastewater infrastructure.