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About Us

WideSky is an Australian company delivering IoT solutions for the energy, buildings and industry sectors. It evolved from VRT Systems, a business with over 30 years experience in delivering industrial information solutions. WideSky offers a wide range of IoT solutions to customers throughout Australia.

Through our partner network, we are now able to deliver at scale around the world.

Our Mission Statement

We believe in using smart technology to power smarter business.

Through the implementation of WideSky, we aim to unlock the value of your energy, environmental and building data. Our scalable, intelligent solutions can improve profits and sustainability of your business. The qualified and experienced WideSky team has decades of operational and information technology experience. Coupled with our partner network, we can implement future-proofed, well-supported solutions tailored to your business on a global scale.

 

To meet our Mission Statement we:

  • Are passionate about finding new ways for our customers to unlock the potential of their data to improve their business
  • Focus on our customers to engineer fit-for-purpose products and solutions that are sustainable, reliable and economical
  • Continually evolve and innovate our products to leverage emerging technology while adapting quickly to changing requirements
  • Back our products and solutions with exceptional customer service and support
  • Advocate and implement open standards to ensure our products and solutions are functional and interoperable
  • Put the power into your hands by developing products that don’t require specalised technical resources
  • Implement the highest available levels of data privacy and security
John Meehan – CEO 

John has over 50 years experience delivering industrial information solutions, starting with the transition of analogue to digital systems in the 1970s through to current trends such as IoT, big data, cloud and advanced analytics.

John has worked in various industries including resources, manufacturing, government, transport and buildings industries. His functional experience covers instrumentation (sensors), control systems, SCADA, MES, IoT and integration with ERP systems.

The life of an entrepreneur is always an interesting one. Several of Johns previous startups delivered valuable lessons. His three current, closely integrated businesses, including WideSky.Cloud Pty Ltd, are highly successful and growing rapidly.

John has always ensured that his staff incorporates the right balance of operational and information technology skills and experience, essential in this modern world of IoT and big data systems.

When John is able to take a break from his love of technology, he can be found exploring the world from the seat of his motor bike. His favourite overseas game is “spot the speed camera.”

Patrick Coffey – CTO 

Patrick has over 15 years experience bringing the strategic thinking and innovation to clients in the resources, energy, transport, manufacturing and construction sectors to improve operational efficiency, business continuity and safety.

With a Bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering and software development background, Patrick solidified his operational technology experience delivering industrial automation, supervisory control and information systems for almost eight years.

Leading the technology department in WideSky since its inception, Patrick balances his operational and information technology experience to bring new IoT products and solutions to customers in the energy, building and industrial sectors.

Solving problems with practical and innovative technology is a passion for Patrick.

Away from his profession, Patricks an ice hockey tragic who’s still waiting for his call-up to the “big-leagues”. Patrick also enjoys coaching hockey, mountain biking, and wrangling his young family.

Bev Meehan – CFO 

Bev has managed a wide variety of technology businesses for 40 years. She took on the role of CFO of WideSky at its inception and was a fundamental force behind the establishment of the Company.

Throughout her career, Bev has gained considerable management, financial and leadership experience in computer based learning, industrial systems integration and energy management.

Bev holds a Masters of Business in Applied Finance from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Every the loyal partner, Bev sits on the back of John’s motor bike to ensure he doesn’t get too lost in places like the wilds of Russia, and performs like a kangaroo to get him out of speeding fines in Morocco.

Find out how our smart technology can power your business

Try our Living Lab or contact our business development team directly. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.