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VISION & MISSION

The efficiency of an information economy is a function of the pervasiveness of cloud computing

VISION
Our vision is born out of the firm belief that the efficiency of an information economy is a function of the pervasiveness of cloud computing and that this, in turn, can only realise its full potential through the provision of targeted business orientated services capable of placing people in full control of the overwhelming amounts of data increasingly being generated. We believe data scientists and energy market participants should be free of the burden of data preparation, conformance and alignment and be able to readily and freely compose heterogeneous sources directly into analytical models to extract meaningful information and derive insights. We also believe that this step is instrumental to the fruitful exploitation of artificial intelligence technologies supporting similar aims.

MISSION
ARK is committed to bringing the freedom and immediacy of analysis expressed in its vision to data scientists, energy traders, retailers and producers, policy makers and regulatory authorities first in Europe and then around the world through its innovative cloud based offerings supported by its world class boutique consulting and outsourcing services.

OUR STORY

From boutique consulting to innovation

ConsultingARK is founded in Genoa (Italy) as a boutique consultancy combining enterprise architecture and business skills focused on energy markets.

2010
2010

OutsourcingThe output of consulting activities is converted into application management generating outsourcing contracts.

2011
2011

ARK becomes a mini groupCapitalising on the experiences and partnerships made, ARK initiates a transition from a services to a products company. After consultation with the Irish Development Agency and the Longford Enterprise Office, new company headquarters are established in Ireland. A dedicated software lab is created whilst retaining the strong consulting, outsourcing and architecture capabilities developed to date in Italy.

2013
2013

Project ARKiveARK’s first product, codenamed Project ARKive, enters an early restricted beta with two large European wholesalers willing to gain early product access in exchange for the ability to influence the roadmap. ARK is accepted in the Microsoft BizSpark startup programme.

2014
2014

1st Channel to market securedARK seals a joint venture with Key to Energy leveraging the work carried out during Project ARKive as a foundation for a European energy information portal - K4VIEW - with an initial focus on the Italian market.

2015
2015

K4VIEW launchK4VIEW is launched in Milan on the 19th May to an audience of circa 200.

2016
2016

Artesian restricted betaCapitalising on the lessons learnt during the execution of Project ARKive, ARK completes the construction of a new version of its product - Artesian - redesigned from the ground up with the information economy in mind. The product includes an innovative user interface allowing users to search and retrieve data in an intuitive fashion and the capability to store and efficiently retrieve extremely substantial amounts of data. Restricted beta participants are migrated to the new platform. ARK graduates from the Microsoft BizSpark programme.

2017
2017

ArtesianWe will proudly present Artesian to the general enterprise market at the end of June in London during Energy Risk 2018. Artesian will therefore graduate to a publicly available product crowning the last five years of research and development activities and, with your support, we will initiate the next cycle in our company’s development.

2018
2018

OUR SKILLS

Integrated Technology for Business Intelligence

Energy Trading & Risk Management

We combine experience of popular trading and risk management platforms utilised by energy wholesalers and investment banks together with a deep understanding of the underlying end to end business processes and their impact on the resulting enterprise architecture. We are deeply familiar with regulatory constraints around the trading of energy derivatives and with their impact on IT architectures.

Energy Retail

Both the consulting and outsourcing functions have direct experience of platforms utilised in the retail space across multiple client segments, from residential to SMEs and complex multi national industrial installations covering end to end processes from acquisition to billing and regulatory compliance.

Energy production

We have direct experience of the processes underpinning production whether from traditional or renewable sources and of the processes and platforms underpinning the interaction with spot and balancing markets.

Cloud computing and enterprise architecture

We have been early adopters of Microsoft Azure technology and seeing it grow from humble beginnings to the fully fledged leading platform it is today. We help our clients develop enterprise architecture strategies and blueprints matching the evolution of their systems landscape to the relevant components of their business model, incorporating cloud strategies where appropriate.

Project/Programme Management

We have successfully helped clients execute complex, multi-vendor, cross-border transformation, migration and integration programmes.

Data preparation and Information Visualisation

Preparing raw data related to energy market fundamentals to directly power analytical models or be visualised in an informative fashion is at the core of our mission and is at the essence of our product offerings.