Andy Stanford-Clark

Andy
Stanford-Clark
Chief Technologist,
IBM

 

Andy Stanford-Clark is the chief technologist for IBM’s consulting business in energy and utilities for the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. He is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the U.K. and specializes in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, and smart metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behavior change. He has a BSc in computing and mathematics and a PhD in computer science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the British Computer Society as well.

Articles
MQTT Will Enable The Internet Of Things
The world is instrumented with sensors, and we’re just now realizing what we can do with this information and how we can apply analytics to help people make the right decisions for their business. The MQTT protocol unifies this whole process.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Aug 11, 2015
Commentary

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 3

I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy’s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client’s product POC can be made to work, and quickly....More
Aug 4, 2015
blog

Inconspicuous Pitfalls in Datasheet Analysis

Identifying the limitations of a datasheet saves lots of time, and cost, in terms of troubleshooting and redesigning circuits....More
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More

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