Mike Frohme

IT Enterprise Architect


Presentation: “The Evolving IoT Ecosystem at Genscape”

Abstract: A perspective on IoT past, present and future from Genscape’s research science & technology teams. Our long-standing market leading position in B2B Energy Information Services comes from nearly two decades of work serving critical proprietary Genscape information to our customers: Commodity Traders and other roles spanning the Energy industry. Genscape’s recent innovations in sensor technology as well as platform technology continue to bring new capabilities to customers looking for market insights in real-time across many energy asset classes ranging from Solar to Natural Gas to Power. In addition, we will provide the ‘real-world’ view of how to deploy, manage and maintain a global footprint of IoT devices requiring the exceptional talents of our Field Operations team. Genscape employs many sensor types each with its own unique capability to suit the use case under investigation and each with one or more unique environmental challenges which we will also review. The data acquisition phase is part of the curation process in turning our IoT data into market insights and this requires data analysts, numeric models and platform technology to deliver those insights to customers. We will walk through some of our products and software technologies that we run today and are building in our Next Generation platform.


Mike Frohme is an IT Enterprise Architect at Genscape, presently masquerading as the Data Services Team Leader.  Working for Genscape since late 2008, he has been instrumental in the creation, standardization, and evolution of centralized systems supporting Genscape’s key product spaces.  From application environments to content processing, with real time data delivery for good measure, his experiences with messaging systems that provide core service has been a foundation on which Genscape’s core competencies is built.

Prior to working at Genscape, while earning a Master’s degree in Geophysics from Caltech, Mike learned that software development and support was much more of a passion than Geophysical research.  Through roles at The University of Memphis Earthquake Center and General Electric, he developed a range of experiences that all contribute to his current role – from basic system and network administration to network/application development and integration, to centralized framework creation, management, then on to real-time operations management.