iOpt has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Stewart Carruth as its operations director and Jack Slater as the company’s head of technology. iOpt’s former summer intern Lewis Forster has also joined the company as a data scientist following his graduation from Glasgow University with a degree in maths and statistics.
Stewart Carruth, who has a postgraduate diploma in housing and over ten years’ experience working in the public sector, was previously chief executive of Stirling Council and director of corporate governance at Aberdeen City Council. At iOpt, Carruth will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and helping to facilitate its future growth.
Jack Slater will be responsible for developing the technical aspect of iOpt’s business, including the data analytics and algorithmic developments. He is currently completing a PhD in data science and condition monitoring at Glasgow Caledonian University where he was also instrumental in developing an IoT system to enable predictive maintenance in electricity power stations for Doble Engineering.
Established in 2016, iOpt uses data analytics, high-tech sensors and IoT technology to allow housing providers to monitor the internal environment of their assets from afar. iOpt’s algorithms and machine learning techniques predict when and where issues such as mould growth will arise, allowing preventative interventions before repair costs or tenant health issues escalate.