Stuart has 30 years’ experience in founding and leading successful data management and analytics startups. In the last eight years, he has created and incubated some of the leading companies in the IIoT market, including Maana (IIoT knowledge platform), OspreyData (oil and gas analytics), NarrativeWave (wind farm analytics), ThinkIQ (food traceability) and SWARM (AI agents for IIoT). During this time, he saw the market go from its very early gestation to the point where major industrial companies are starting to make significant, long term commitments to digitization. Through this unique experience, Stuart has developed deep knowledge of the market’s needs and how to successfully create and sell key technologies to meet those needs.
Stuart founded SELECT Software Tools at age 26 and led the company as CEO through rapid growth and expansion, including a very successful NASDAQ IPO in 1996. He then founded DATAllegro in 2003 which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 for $275m. As part of the acquisition, Stuart joined Microsoft to lead the data warehousing group, which generated around $1bn in revenue. He left Microsoft in 2010, and started an incubator focused on creating industrial and healthcare IoT startups.
Having successfully created some of the leading startups in the IIoT market and seeing that the world’s major industrial companies are starting to invest in digital twin and related technologies, he has now founded and taken the helm of a new company focused on this huge opportunity — RT-DT.