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Gray Matter Systems CEO to Present Industrial Internet TechTalk at Big Data Event

Pittsburgh, PA – The Industrial Internet is very real and it’s here. Everyone is collecting data, but the problem is only a small percentage of manufacturers are using that data to take action.

It’s time to digitally transform your operations using the wisdom of the machines you already have, with the information you’re already capturing.

Gray Matter Systems CEO Jim Gillespie will present his TechTalk, “Transforming Operations, Empowering People,” during the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s summit, “I Love It When You Call Me Big Data.”

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Innovation on the Brain: TEQ Magazine

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor, the late Fred Rogers, once said, “The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing…and they love it in front of others.”

It may sound cliche, and even a little obvious, but people make the real difference. Mister Rogers said so. And with the right tools, people can make good organization run even better– all the way to great. Respecting their intelligence and enthusiasm provides a key.

That’s the impetus behind the success of Gray Matter Systems, based in Warrendale, which offers technology, innovative software, and a dedicated person-to-person approach to help some of the world’s leading manufacturers and critical infrastructure operators enhance their performance in meaningful measure.

“Our approach has always been how to control big data that transforms operations, while empowering people,” said Gray Matter Systems CEO Jim Gillespie.

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America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack: Gray Matter CEO Quoted on Industrial Cyber Security in the Wall Street Journal

Warrendale, PA – The recent cyberattack that rendered more than 1,200 websites unreachable was a warning. Experts say a similar, or larger, attack could be launched tomorrow, and we’d be powerless to prevent it.

No one seems to know who was behind the attack, launched by a “botnet” of thousands of internet-connected devices. The Department of Homeland Security believes it wasn’t another nation.

I asked Jim Gillespie, whose firm Gray Matter Systems secures industrial-control systems, which part of America’s infrastructure he worries about most. “Personally I’m most worried about the water industry,” he said.

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Gray Matter Systems Develops its Processes, People for Systematic Growth: Featured by Smart Business

Warrendale, PA – Gray Matter Systems has connected people to their assets since the company launched in 1991, but now a hip buzzword describes what it does — industrial internet of things.

CEO James Gillespie says the firm helps companies become more efficient, because often you can either cut head count or run what you have smarter through the use of technology.

As the company has grown rapidly over the past few years, he says, it has focused on developing partnerships with long-term customers that are willing to co-innovate. They might monitor things that haven’t been monitored before and put sensors in new areas.

But Gray Matter Systems, which has about 65 employees, doesn’t just help others run smarter, it has innovated its own processes to become more disciplined and grow systemically.

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Gray Matter Systems Named to Inc. 5000 List

Warrendale, PA – Gray Matter Systems was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The Inc. 5000 list honors companies with a rapid revenue growth over a three year period.

Gray Matter Systems, a technology and consulting company that’s dedicated to transforming operations and empowering people, joins an elite group that has included companies such as Microsoft, Vizio, Oracle, Intuit and many more.

“One of the biggest reasons why we’re growing right now is because we’re picking some great strategic initiatives,” said Gray Matter Systems CEO, James Gillespie. “Initiatives like cyber security for operational technology are really exciting. We’re also pursuing a lot of innovation in the water and wastewater space.”

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Gray Matter Systems Partners with Bit Stew Systems to Solve Data Integration Challenges for the Industrial Internet
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Warrendale, PA – Gray Matter Systems, a leading consulting and integration company dedicated to solving industrial data and control problems, today announced its partnership with Bit Stew Systems, a global leader in providing Software Defined Operations for the Industrial Internet.

The partnership will allow Gray Matter Systems to offer Bit Stew’s MIx platform to solve data integration challenges for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Bit Stew’s MIx platform addresses common data challenges such as managing multiple infrastructures and complex technologies, integrating costly solutions from various vendors, and accessing actionable data from daily operations.

“The Industrial Internet of Things has moved from vision to reality in our core markets,” said James Gillespie, CEO of Gray Matter Systems. “Our customers look to us to provide industry and technology experience, and we are excited to continue helping industrial organizations make smarter decisions by connecting assets to the IIoT and capturing data.”

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Gray Matter Systems Partners with M.A.C. Solutions to Offer Superior Alarm Management Solution for Critical Infrastructure Industries
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Warrendale, PA – Gray Matter Systems, a leading consulting and integration company dedicated to solving industrial data and control problems, today announced its partnership with UK-based M.A.C. Solutions, a specialist provider of industrial data communication, machine-to-machine solutions, and alarm management systems.

As a partner, Gray Matter Systems will offer the ProcessVue® Alarm Management suite to oil and gas, power generation, pharmaceutical, and general manufacturing industries.

“Our customers look to us to provide industry and technology experience, and we are excited to offer the latest, most innovative alarm rationalization technologies,” said James Gillespie, CEO of Gray Matter Systems. “This partnership with M.A.C. Solutions will support the growing demands of our customers and their operations.”

ProcessVue® is a suite of software that provides relevant and prioritized information to plant operators, supervisors, and managers, which helps them make better-informed decisions about processes and plant safety.

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Gray Matter Systems Expands Leadership Team, Adding Veteran Executives for Water, Manufacturingmeeting

Warrendale, PA – Gray Matter Systems, a leading solution provider of process automation and data management, has added Alan Hinchman and Coleman Easterly, two veteran automation professionals with a combined 50 years of experience, to head up the company’s water/wastewater and manufacturing execution systems (MES) divisions, respectively.

Hinchman and Easterly previously held executive leadership roles at GE, managing global strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the company’s Intelligent Platforms division. As thought leaders in their respective industry, both have authored dozens of white papers and case studies, published articles in industry magazines, and are frequent speakers at local, regional, and national conferences around the country.

“Our recent growth as a company has led to the need for more leaders who also value innovation, technology, and integrity while providing our clients with quality solutions,” said James Gillespie, CEO of Gray Matter Systems. “Alan and Coleman bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the Gray Matter team.”

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Gray Matter Systems New Corporate Headquarters on Innovation Ridge

Gray Matter Systems Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Innovation Ridge in Warrendale

Warrendale, PA – July 6, 2015 – Gray Matter Systems, a leading solution provider of process automation and data management, today announced the move of its corporate headquarters to a state-of-the-art, Class-G green-certified office building in Warrendale, PA. Gray Matter Systems’ consistent growth necessitated the move to the new building, located in the 223-acre Innovation Ridge Advanced Technology and Office Park near Cranberry Township.

“This move signifies an important next step in the progression of Gray Matter’s story,” Gray Matter Systems President and CEO James Gillespie said. “We’ve expanded our operations significantly in the United States and Canada in the past decade, but Pittsburgh has been our home since 1991.”

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1017644_82982231Gray Matter Systems Named Value Added Reseller for GE’s Digital Energy Business

Sewickley, PA – May 5, 2015 – Gray Matter Systems, a leading solution provider of process automation and data management, announced today the company’s selection as authorized channel partner for GE’s Digital Energy business.

As an authorized partner, Gray Matter will be part of a global team dedicated to offering asset management and asset control solutions that increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, gas, water, pipeline, energy and telecommunication customers.

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Gray Matter Systems Announces Territory Expansion into Gulf Region

Sewickley, PA – June 12, 2013 –Gray Matter Systems today announced it has expanded its territory to include Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Western Tennessee and Southeastern New Mexico in the Gulf Region.

This announcement marks a milestone in this company’s more than 20 year history of providing leading industrial automation software, hardware and services to manufacturers, water/wastewater facilities, oil and gas companies, power generation services, and other industries.

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