Unlocking the "A.I.M." of Energy (Analytics, Internet of Things, and Management Theory)


A new way of directing the operations of industrial and manufacturing plants has been developed that discovers new efficiencies in industrial and manufacturing plants while optimizing the existing operations. Dubbed the “A.I.M.” of energy it involves the simultaneous application of Analytics, Industrial Internet of Things and Management theory (ISO 50001, Lean etc.) to these facilities. The three areas have developed independently and not with a focus on manufacturing or industrial enterprises. With energy as the unifier, a focus toward manufacturing / productive enhancement is derived that leads to a logical systematic application of the 3 that produces significant benefits. Each area by itself is making strides of relative degrees in the wider economy but within the manufacturing and industrial areas there is a natural (yet untapped) point of application. Within this sector, IIOT has lagged other areas (e.g. financial), energy management (ISO 50001) has still to make its mark (as per ISO 9001 and 14,0001) and analytics is relatively untapped. Embedded in each is the need for the other two for its own maximization and that of the others. From firsthand experience we demonstrate the platform of implementation that energy provides, the benefits derived and provide a systematic roadmap.

Presented By

Phillip Thomas, C.E.M.
A1 Solutions

Phillip specializes in applying data analytical techniques with internet of things technologies in an energy management program environment to develop real time management reporting information for optimizing and enhancing the operations of manufacturing and industrial organizations. He is a pioneer in this new conglomeration of programs which is facilitated by his experience in energy efficiency initiatives with industrial, manufacturing and commercial enterprises and his certifications that develops and promotes new ways of achieving organization excellence through energy. He holds Masters degrees in Environmental and Industrial engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. A notable difference with the adoption of this three-pronged approach is that there is no one size fits all solution. It is therefore finding the “sweet spots” of application unique to each enterprise that occupies his efforts and the results developed are signature solutions resulting in quantum results for the respective organizations. This new way of approach heralds a closer step to energy being managed within its own right in organizations akin to finance and human resources with the potential of unlocking whole new specializations as a result.

A national of Jamaica he is an IDB’s Connect Americas global ambassador and is a certified energy manager.