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Tech Talk with Michael Drake from Metron Farnier

In this exclusive Tech Talk, an industry-focused series powered by Saviant Consulting, Michael Drake (VP of Engineering at Metron Farnier) speaks with Matthew Chester (Founder of Chester Energy & Policy) to share insights on their innovative solution that made it to the Top 3 Energy & Utility solutions at IoT World Congress 2023, Barcelona.

Orlando, Florida, March 28, 2023: In this Tech Talk, Michael Drake (Mike), VP of Engineering at Metron Farnier shed light on the recent recognition they received, at the IoT Solutions World Congress 2023, Barcelona. Their innovative cloud-based solution developed in collaboration with Saviant (Metron's long-term technology partner), made it to the Top 3 Energy & Utility solutions alongside a solution developed by the global giant, Saudi Aramco.

Speaking about this achievement, Michael said, "We are thrilled to receive this recognition and Metron is an up-and-comer in the space. We have a best-in-class technology stack, from the meters all the way to the backend, as well as top-notch data analytics capabilities. And, being able to contribute to solving problems like the severe drought in the US has been rewarding."

Mike also shares insights on the key problems that are driving Metron Farnier teams and what makes their 'intelligent water management platform for Utilities' innovative compared with the status quo or even their market competitors.

In this session, Matt and Mike discuss how this award-winning innovative solution evolved, and how they are utilizing data & machine learning algorithms for one-minute analytics to identify anomalies like leakages, threats, and over consumption. Mike also shares insights on their association with Saviant and how the collaboration has helped them as an organization to get to this next level.

Watch the full session here.

About award-winning intelligent water management platform

Regarding one-minute analytics & Metron's association with Saviant

About Metron Farnier
Metron Farnier is a smart water meter company operating out of Boulder, Colorado. We specialize in water use analytics via the Verizon 4G wireless network and its cloud-based Waterscope software. It also sells the industry's most durable and reliable water meters for commercial, residential, and fire service use. For more information, visit

About Chester Energy & Policy
Chester Energy & Policy provides expert insights into the rapidly developing worlds of clean energy, power utilities, and sustainable business practices. Trusted by dozens of clients and stakeholders across these relevant industries, Chester Energy & Policy consistently delivers market research, data analysis, and work products ranging from white papers to blog posts, podcasts to PowerPoints, key energy sector contacts to personalized data models, and much more. For more information, visit

About Saviant Consulting
Saviant works with machine manufacturers & industrial engineering businesses, for their data platform engineering, advanced analytics, and intelligent software implementations. Since its founding 8 years ago, Saviant has successfully deployed over 300 industry implementations across USA, Germany, UK & Canada, working with 90% of its clients for over 4 years. It leverages leading cloud & data platforms, like Azure & AWS, to implement custom solutions for use cases across Industrial IoT, Machine Learning, Industrial AI, and cloud-native apps.

Today, Saviant is among a select group of Microsoft & AWS Partners recognized with a number of highest-level accreditations for Cloud Platform, Data Platform, Data Analytics, et al. For more information, visit