Our mission is to organize the world’s equipment data, making it simple to share, analyze, and interpret. Founded in 2015 at MIT, we've worked night and day over the past two years to build a solution transforming the way equipment data is managed.
The team's expertise is in industrial systems, web development, and machine learning. We come from GE, MIT, Harvard and other leading industrial companies and universities.
Interested in joining our dynamic and fast-growing team? Please take a look at our careers page.
Jon's background is in industrial information systems. Prior to Tagup, he worked at GE Energy in Atlanta. His first role at GE was as a software product manager on the Grid IQ product line. In this role he was responsible for working with a development team of over twenty engineers in Atlanta, San Ramon, and Shanghai to build analytics applications for electric utilities. In his most recent role at GE, he worked as fulfillment lead on a joint venture with a Chinese high voltage equipment manufacturer.
Before GE, Jon studied physics and economics at MIT. After GE, he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the principal inventor on one granted and several pending patents.
Will is a final year PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, working in machine learning and artificial intelligence. His research focuses on ways to ground symbolic planning in the real world, and involves software engineering from micro-controllers through high-level web programming.
Prior to beginning graduate studies, he completed his undergraduate studies at MIT, majoring in physics and mechanical engineering. Outside of work, Will is a jiu-jitsu black belt and sensei.
John D. McDonald, P.E., is SmartGrid Business Development Leader - North America for GE Grid Solutions Global SmartGrid Strategy Group.
John received his BSEE and MSEE (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an MBA degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John is a Fellow of IEEE, and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000, the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award in 2002, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award in 2015.
Louis (Lou) Schick, Partner & CTO, co-founded NewWorld in June 2009. Before NewWorld, he was an independent consultant specializing in business applications of environmental technologies. Earlier, he was a Managing Director at Ritchie Capital, a hedge fund, where he oversaw a legacy portfolio of environmental businesses.
Mr. Schick spent 8 years at General Electric, mainly at Corporate Research. He began as a product service engineer supporting installation and repair of gas turbine power plants worldwide. Subsequently, his senior roles included leading evaluation of Disruptive Technologies for GE Energy. He functioned as developer and head of GE’s solid oxide fuel cell program, and Master Black Belt focusing on low-carbon technologies. In his role as head of the solid oxide fuel cell program, he led a team with more than 100 scientists and researchers in five facilities and participated in strategic partnership negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and government relations.