Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Adds SparkCognition's Artificial Intelligence Technology to Boost MHPS-TOMONI(TM) Predictive Analytics Strength

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkCognition, a global artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS-Americas) are working together to advance AI applications in MHPS-TOMONI(TM), a new digital platform from MHPS that optimizes power plant processes by enabling cognitive analytics and prioritizing customer collaboration. MHPS is applying SparkCognition AI-powered solutions to combined cycle power plants as part of MHPS-TOMONI, providing additional value for MHPS customers by further automating predictive insights.

"MHPS-TOMONI focuses on providing value to customers by offering solutions that maximize power plant operations," said Shane Mickey, Vice President of Strategic Planning for MHPS Americas. "MHPS partnering with world-class developers like SparkCognition to deploy AI software is further proof that MHPS-TOMONI leads the way in terms of digital solutions that boost plant performance for energy producers."

MHPS-TOMONI utilizes a collaborative process to evaluate and apply digital solutions tailored to fit each customer's priorities at the power plants they operate. It moves today's power plants in the most cost-effective way toward the digital power plant of the future by emphasizing collaboration between OEM and plant operator, recognizing the need for expert human insights from both, to boost efficiency and reliability, optimize O&M costs, and enhance environmental performance.

Derived from the decades of innovative technology, in-house O&M know-how, total plant knowledge, and customer partnerships, MHPS-TOMONI was created specifically for industrial applications and is focused on providing complete solutions by working together with customers. SparkCognition and MHPS plan to scale and deploy solutions for predictive data analytics across every critical asset to further leverage AI-powered solutions.

"SparkCognition is leveraging AI to build sophisticated models automatically and deliver advanced data cleansing to identify anomalies in power plants," said Usman Shuja, General Manager of Industrial IoT for SparkCognition, which was recently named the Fastest Growing Company in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal and ranked 20(th) on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. "Utilizing SparkCognition's predictive analytics platform, SparkPredict, on MHPS's clients' digital industrial infrastructure will maximize the MHPS-TOMONI suite of services by providing groundbreaking solutions for optimizing operations and maximizing output."

SparkCognition's unsupervised models will run on top of MHPS's industrial infrastructure to characterize the various behavioral states of major power plant equipment and systems. MHPS will use the SparkCognition models in their Orlando Remote Monitoring Center to offer their customers enhanced, AI-driven visibility into power plant processes.

"MHPS has teamed with SparkCognition to boost the MHPS-TOMONI Analytics Platform with applications that will further increase customer value, harnessing big data to enhance plant performance, improve availability and meet key performance metrics that are critical to driving success," said MHPS's Mickey. "MHPS has been pioneering digital technology applications since the 1980s with its advanced digital control systems and artificial intelligence. We were leaders in developing sophisticated remote monitoring and diagnostics in the 1990s, and continue to drive the energy industry forward by incorporating SparkCognition's advanced AI systems into MHPS-TOMONI."

About SparkCognition

SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly-awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-Powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IoT. The company has business-critical AI enterprise solutions in place for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and security. SparkCognition's technology is capable of harnessing real-time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters. For more information on the company, its technology and team, please visit http://www.sparkcognition.com.

About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. integrating their operations in thermal power generation systems and other related businesses and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHPS manufactures the world's most efficient Advanced Class Gas Turbines and is leading the development of the digital power plant of the future through its digital solutions, MHPS-TOMONI, providing real-time adaptive control and actionable knowledge to optimize power plant performance and significantly improve reliability. MHPS has an extensive network of manufacturing, service, remote monitoring and O&M support facilities located throughout the World. Headquartered in Lake Mary, FL, MHPS Americas employs more than 2,000 people who design, build, install, monitor and service gas, steam and geothermal turbines; boilers and environmental control systems in the Americas.

Learn more about the Revolutionary Energy spirit of MHPS by visiting www.changeinpower.com.

MHPS is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. (7011:JP)

Press inquiries to:
John King
SparkCognition
512-956-5491
jking@sparkcognition.com

David Rosenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
407-775-9035
David.Rosenberg@mpshq.com

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