EkkoSense is a global leader in the provision of software driven thermal optimisation for critical live environments

Ekkosense provides best practice asset management services for data centres, renewables estates, telecoms and power utilities

EkkoSense has continued to invest in its software and sensor functionality, and has also strengthened its data centre optimisation proposition both in terms of personnel and further process innovations. As a result, EkkoSense is now clearly established as an industry leader when it comes to optimising thermal performance across critical facilities. As a privately-owned company, EkkoSense is growing strongly – expanding its engagement with major customers and increasingly engaging with organisations on an international basis. To accelerate this growth, the company recently received a major growth capital investment from Foresight Group, the leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager. In addition, EkkoSense has also strengthened its board with a number of senior industry appointments.

Our people

The EkkoSense team consists of thermal, mechanical, refrigeration engineers and Ph.D. thermal experts with 25+ years’ experience in optimising critical data centre environments

Based at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park, EkkoSense brings together thermal expertise, innovation in sensor technology, 3D software visualisation and analytics, and proven optimisation capabilities to achieve entirely new levels of thermal optimisation. EkkoSense has the people, immersive software, innovative sensors and expert thermal services to help optimise your critical facilities and remove thermal risk for your organisation. This expertise gives EkkoSense early insight into key technologies such as low-cost Internet of Things sensors, 3D software and advanced analytics – and that translates directly into quantifiable reductions in data centre cooling costs and thermal risk for your organisation.

Dean Boyle

Founder and CEO

Dean Boyle founded EkkoSense with Stu Redshaw in 2013, with a clear mission to help organisations resolve the thermal risks their data centres face from inefficient cooling strategies. As CEO he has driven the company’s development – from a start- up through to its current position as a leading provider of software-driven thermal optimisation and capacity planning for critical live environments.

Previously Dean Boyle spent almost five years as Managing Director of 4energy, establishing a new VC-backed business focused on delivering energy savings in ICT rooms. Earlier he ran his own IBM infrastructure services business, building on his background in leading technical services teams supporting major IBM and ERP IT deployments.

Dr Stuart Redshaw

Founder and CTO

Stu Redshaw holds a doctorate in heat transfer and thermodynamics from Nottingham University and specialises in revolutionary clean tech and energy efficient systems. He is particularly recognised for his focus on resolving thermal challenges and has led many breakthrough academic projects in this area. In addressing today’s thermal challenges, his goal has always been to look at technical problems from first principles and challenge the status quo.

Before founding EkkoSense, Stu was a director of Delta-T, a specialist in energy efficiency and heat transfer within the HVAC, building services, facilities management and utilities sectors. He also spent eight years as CTO at 4energy where he focused on applying his thermodynamics expertise to the challenges of equipment cooling.

Peter Le Noury

CFO and Chief Operating Officer

Peter Le Noury joined EkkoSense in 2019 as CFO and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for driving the company’s operations and financial management as it continues to expand internationally. He brings over 15 years’ experience as both an international Group CFO and as a Regional Managing Director, and a track record of operating successfully at both global operations and strategy board levels..

In addition to leadership roles with private equity backed businesses and as an Investment Director for a venture management firm, Peter Le Noury has also served as a Head of Main Audit for KPMG and as an Audit Manager with BDO Reads.

James Kirkwood

Head of Critical Services

James Kirkwood has been instrumental in developing EkkoSense’s DCOP (Data Centre Optimisation) engagement model that offers structured services to not only secure data centre cooling energy savings but also remove thermal risk and ensure ASHRAE-compliance.

James holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, and has worked in the data centre and telecommunications sector for the past 15 years. Before joining EkkoSense he developed new free-air cooling products around the globe and also worked as a national Energy Manager for BT who manage one of the largest estates in the UK.

Paul Milburn

Head of Product Management

An experienced Product Manager with almost ten years’ experience in delivering innovative software applications for cooling and power systems in data centres that succeed in enabling the real-time management of associated thermal risks to critical IT and cooling equipment.

In addition to heading up Product Management for EkkoSense’s EkkoSoft Critical visualisation and capacity planning solution, Paul is also expert in the delivery of solutions that combine machine learning with 3D gaming-style visualisation capabilities to unlock new ways of understanding how critical facilities are performing 24/7.

Paul is also a qualified Management Accountant and holds a degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Nottingham.

Jason Kaye

Sales Director

Jason Kaye brings over 20 years’ data centre, software and networking engineering and sales experience to EkkoSense – most recently from his time at real-time physical asset management and environmental monitoring data centre solutions provider RF Code. Here he served as Director – EMEA Technical Engineering, prior to becoming the company’s EMEA General Manager. He previously worked in EMEA & APAC technical sales management roles for Uplogix.

As Sales Director, Jason Kaye is charged with driving EkkoSense’s next key growth phase as the company works to take its distinctive thermal optimisation proposition to a broader international market. Please contact Jason to set up a personal demonstration of the EkkoSense software

Dr David Corder

Head of Engineering

With over 20 years’ in-depth electrical and electronics engineering design and development experience, David Corder leads engineering development across EkkoSense’s portfolio of products and solutions for critical environments - the data centre, telecoms, utilities and renewables sectors. He joined EkkoSense in 2017 from his role as Senior Design Engineer at Technology Solutions..

David has a doctorate in instrumentation for ensuring safety compliance in industrial laser systems and an MEng in Electronic Engineering. He has worked in the electronics industry in both management and hardware design roles, with responsibility for the full product lifecycle from design through to volume manufacture in areas as diverse as Radio Frequency Identification and Commercial Vehicle Security. David’s product design work produced several industry first products which were subsequently adopted by major companies such as Motorola and Texas Instruments as own branded products.

Dr John Whitley

Head of Software

Experienced in the design, development, testing and DevOps deployment of SaaS solutions, John Whitley is EkkoSense’s Head of Software tasked with the ongoing development of the company’s EkkoSoft Critical SaaS-powered 3D visualisation and optimisation software. Before joining EkkoSense in 2017, John was CTO at Berea, developers of a SaaS-based cyber security solution. Earlier he served as Technical Director at ERF Systems Limited, and was a lead developer at Heart Internet.

As a Research Associate at Loughborough University, John worked across a range of disciplines including network measurement, security, network performance, software testing and network efficiency. He holds a degree in Software Engineering from Aberystwyth University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Loughborough University

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