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Keith GipsonEMAIL INTERVIEW Keith E. Gipson & Ken Sinclair

Keith E. Gipson, CTO, PhoenixESG

Presently, Mr. Gipson is the CTO of PhoenixESG, a company dedicated to delivering Internet based, Enterprise Facility Management Solutions to large corporate customers using his latest, patent-pending technology.

 


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Sinclair:  Keith, I haven't heard from you for a while. What are you up to?

Gipson: Lots! Lately I've busy settling in to my new position as Chief Technology Officer at PhoenixESG.  In only a few years PhoenixESG has become one of the leading energy asset management companies in the industry!

Sinclair:  Energy Asset Management? Tell me more about that?

Gipson:  PhoenixESG operates in several energy-related areas on behalf of our customers. We monitor large, multi-site customer facilities (thousands of sites and counting). Employees of our customers call us with EMS related issues. We then log the call and track it using our own call management technology. We have a team of experienced EMS/HVAC technicians that then follow up on the initial call, performing in effect, a "triage" service, diagnosing the problem remotely; in an effort to avoid dispatching the customer's local HVAC/mechanical contractor and the associated extra cost of an on-site visit. If a site visit is deemed necessary, we dispatch the customer's local vendor and continue to manage the process through closure.

We also provide reporting, M&V, analysis and commodity procurement services.

Sinclair:  Seems like that could be a lot of work?

Gipson:  It can be challenging at times. However, through the judicious use of gateways into the existing EMS systems, coupled with advanced automated diagnostics, alarming, reporting and notification solutions, we can offer a service under girded by technology that is both scalable and cost-effective. We call the patent pending technology platform "EnterpriseDX (Data eXchange)".

contemporary Sinclair:  Knowing you, sounds like that's where you fit in!

Gipson:  That's right. I'm very excited to be a part of the team at PhoenixESG and am looking forward to developing our capabilities even more. We have a very comprehensive library of legacy system gateways (http://www.phoenixesg.com/edxgateways.html) And, of course, once the infrastructure is in place, the real "killer app" is Automated Demand Response!

Sinclair:  Where can people get further information about PhoenixESG?

Gipson: www.phoenixesg.com  or contact me at kgipson@phoenixesg.com


About Keith Gipson

Keith E. Gipson has been a technologist for almost two decades. Starting out as a Technician with Honeywell Inc. in 1987, graduating to an Engineer at Johnson Controls in the mid-90's and at Pacific Gas and Electric in 1997.

A successful entrepreneur and business professional, Mr. Gipson co-founded in 1997 the world's first; Internet based Enterprise Energy Management company, Silicon Energy Corp (www.siliconenergy.com) . The privately held company grew from three persons to a 250 plus employee, multi-million dollar company. Itron Corp. acquired Silicon Energy in March 2003 for $71M.

Mr. Gipson was Awarded United States Patent number 6,178,362, Jan 23, 2001 as Co-inventor of: an Energy Management System and Method utilizing the Internet to perform Facility and Energy Management of large corporate enterprises. Southern California Edison recently honored Mr. Gipson as a "modern day" African-American inventor with significant contributions to technology and specifically, the Electric utility industry.

Presently, Mr. Gipson is the CTO of PhoenixESG, a company dedicated to delivering Internet based, Enterprise Facility Management Solutions to large corporate customers using his latest, patent-pending technology.

Mr. Gipson mentors young, inner-city future entrepreneurs through University of Southern California's "100 Black Men" program and participates at the California State University "Upward Bound" program. He is the Director of the Children's ministry, Deacon and Sunday school teacher at The Roger Williams Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA. Keith enjoys music, computers and spending time with his wife and four children.

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