Asset Risk and Worker Safety
Corey Capasso is the founder and CEO of Urbint.
Remember that movie about super-entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg? Well those same folks might consider making a film about Corey Capasso and his inventions and building of businesses since the age of sixteen, when he became an online distributor of running shoes and then imported auto upholstery from Mexico, China, and Turkey throughout high school.
College only accelerated Corey's creativity. He started a student-to-student ticketing platform and then — no kidding — invented flavored plastic, patented in twenty-two countries no less. After graduating U of Wisconsin, Corey added athletic mouthguards to his creations and the resulting company has since grown into a major sporting goods manufacturer.
He then turned to analytics and founded a company with over a hundred and forty thousand sensors in retail locations worldwide. Our entrepreneur probably asked at that point, what next? And that is when Urbint was conceived — in 2015 — to apply advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to operators of infrastructure such as buildings and, then, utilities.
We recently talked with Corey about how utilities are leveraging the power of AI. It was a fascinating discussion as the following demonstrates. And it tempted us to be the ones to make that movie about him.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You're the head of this super AI firm. What do you think are the most important applications for the utilities industry?