Award Recognizes OSIsoft’s Contribution to Culture of Innovation

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East Bay EDA and San Francisco Business Times selects OSIsoft for Innovation Award in Information and Communications Technology

The East Bay has been OSIsoft’s home over the last 35 years and has supported our growth as we have become a leader in the highly competitive global marketplace.

OSIsoft, a leading software company in the East Bay, has won the 2015 East Bay Economic Development Alliance and San Francisco Business Times’ Innovation Award for Information and Communications Technology. The award recognizes companies that most contribute to the East Bay’s culture of innovation for new and improved products, processes, services, systems or methods.

OSIsoft, founded in 1980 by Pat Kennedy and Richard Sara, is a global software leader providing an enterprise data infrastructure for enabling real-time operational intelligence across all industries. Its flagship product – the PI System - collects, stores, analyzes and shares streaming sensor-based data from over 450 data sources. The result is real-time actionable data-driven insights into operations that can transform business performance.

OSIsoft opened its doors as an advanced control consulting company. Ever the creative mind, Pat Kennedy soon realized that there was a dire, yet unrecognized, need for capturing streaming data from process instrumentation at high resolution and storing the data for long periods of time. This was the impetus for the creation of the PI System. From that early start, the company has grown organically to over 1,100 employees and over $300 million in revenues, contributing significantly to the economy of the East Bay.

Pat Kennedy, currently the CEO of OSIsoft LLC, has continued to contribute to the development of the East Bay by taking the lead in modernizing the digital infrastructure of the City of San Leandro. He played a major role in the creation of a public-private partnership between Lit San Leandro LLC, San Leandro Dark Fiber LLC and the City of San Leandro that is laying an underground fiber optic cable loop to bring lightning-fast Internet access to the area. This public-private partnership is designed to energize and grow the local economy.

“We are honored to be chosen for this prestigious award,” said Jenny Linton, President of OSIsoft. “The East Bay has been OSIsoft’s home over the last 35 years and has supported our growth as we have become a leader in the highly competitive global marketplace. We hope that our story will show other companies with similar aspirations that the East Bay is second to none in terms of the infrastructure and support for anyone to be a global player, and that the culture of innovation is strong here”.

About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security, and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, USA with offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.osisoft.com.

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