Data Science, IOT, Smart Cities, Commercial Models
Ross is the co-founder and Chief Data Officer of Wattblock. Winner of the SCA Innovation of the Year in 2016, Wattblock has developed a “smart city” analytics platform to reduce energy waste in high density urban environments. Previously Ross spent 10 years working for First Data in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China. He has consulted to tier 1 banks on high volume transaction data for ATMs and merchant acquiring. Ross has a masters in finance and an honours degree specialising in product development and innovation from the University of NSW.
Wattblock provides sustainability reports for strata buildings covering energy efficiency, solar, batteries, smart meters, electric vehicle recharging, gas and water. It has offices in Sydney and Brisbane and has assisted strata buildings across Australia.
We have received an environmental innovation grant from the City of Sydney. The development of this solution has been supported in part by the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development through the Innovate NSW program.
Wattblock has received investment from muru-D as part of Telstra's startup accelerator program, Eastern Hill Investments, an Asian-based environmental engineer, a UK-based energy company consultant, a U.S.-based hi-tech investor, a NZ sustainability funds manager, a Sydney-based environmental impact investor, a Sydney-based clean energy financing consultant, a Sydney-based clean technology consultant and a Sydney-based angel investor.