SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SensorConnect Inc, (www.sensorconnect.com), a leading provider of full global supply chain visibility by multiple parties in real-time, today announced that the company has appointed remote sensing technologies expert, Dr. Paul Scully-Power as chairman of the board. Bringing over 30 years of experience in commerce, government and education in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, Dr. Scully-Power is a well-known innovator and corporate strategist and is Australia’s first astronaut, having flown as a crew member on the space shuttle Challenger in October 1984.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Scully-Power to SensorConnect’s board of directors,” said Joe Ward, CEO of SensorConnect. “With Dr. Scully-Power’s extensive background in leading technology companies and his experience in education, commercial enterprises, defense and government around the world, and in particular working with sensor technology, he will be instrumental in driving SensorConnect’s leadership in delivering their sensor solutions to markets globally.”
Widely recognized in the fields of defense and national security, aviation and aerospace, marine science, communications and systems analysis, and education, Dr. Scully-Power currently serves as the chairman of Prime Solutions Pacific. He was formerly the chief technology officer of the Tenix Group, Australia’s largest defense and technology contractor, and currently sits on the Tenix Technology Advisory Council. Dr. Scully-Power has also served as a director of a number of public and private corporate and advisory boards worldwide, including the Australian Trade Commission and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“I am looking forward to helping SensorConnect meet the fast emerging requirements for consistent real-time data collection and access for the company’s enterprise, government, financial and telecommunications customers. SensorConnect’s solutions are highly in demand in these industries because the company’s high performance real-time database technology and network data management meets their data processing demands while delivering a cost-effective, scalable and manageable solution,” stated Dr. Scully-Power.
Dr. Scully-Power was formerly chairman of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia’s FAA) and the Federal Government’s International Space Advisory Group, a former chancellor of Bond University (Australia’s largest private university), and was the inaugural chairman of the Queensland Premier’s Science and Technology Council.
Spending over twenty years in the United States, Dr. Scully-Power managed and led many high technology and defense industry programs. He served with the U.S. Navy, NASA, the Pentagon, and the White House, where he was the head of a Government-Industry partnership for the development of advanced communications systems as part of the White House National Technology Strategy Program. He was also responsible for the funding of major programs at universities and research institutions on behalf of the U.S. government. Dr. Scully-Power has also held the distinguished chair of Environmental Acoustics, was a research associate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, chairman of membership of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, served on the University & College Accreditation Board, and was president of the Fort Trumbull Federal Credit Union. Before going to the United States, he was the inaugural head of the Royal Australian Navy’s Oceanographic Group, deploying to sea on 26 cruises and qualifying as a ships diver.
Dr. Scully-Power earned his Doctor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. He has published over ninety international scientific reports and technical journal articles, including the Bakerian Lecture to the Royal Society. Dr. Scully-Power has been a major contributor to the US Navy’s warfare appraisal and surveillance strategies, and was recognized by the University of Sydney in 1995 as its Distinguished Graduate. He was the first president of the U.N. International Commission on Space Oceanography and discovered the phenomenon of ocean spiral eddies. Dr Scully-Power is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, and a Freeman of the City of London.
Dr. Scully-Power’s numerous awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (the highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy), NASA Space Medal, Casey Baldwin Medallion of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, United States Presidential Letter of Commendation, US Congressional Certificate of Merit, United Nations Association Distinguished Service Award, Laureate of the Albatross (Oceanography’s ‘Nobel Prize’), Order of the Decibel (the highest award in the field of Underwater Acoustics), and Australia’s highest aviation award the Oswald Watt Gold Medal. He was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2004.
SensorConnect is a leading provider of real-time data collection systems that focus on the connection of all sensor related data including RFID, imaging systems and environmental controls. The SensorConnect technology is a highly-scalable, real-time, high-volume, auto-id and sensor tracking and query system. It can be used as a platform for real-time automated reasoning (planning, optimization and exception management) in a range of different areas including supply chain management, financial services transaction tracking, and real-time data centric intelligence applications. SensorConnect solutions have the ability to track billions of objects, respond to queries in real-time, and handle complex events on a secure, inter-organizational basis. SensorConnect is headquartered in San Francisco, has a branch office in New York, and a R&D facility in Sydney, Australia. SensorConnect is also currently establishing a presence in Asia and the European Union. For more information go to www.sensorconnect.com.