About Flux Tailor LLC
- Flux = as in “flows” of consumables like energy and water, the “flows” of customer data about these services, and as in the “change” happening in both of these areas
- Tailor = as in tailoring the right data flows needed to optimize the flows of consumables, and as in tailoring the process of change.
Achieving sustainability is a complex problem. At Flux Tailor we believe that data access is an important and solvable piece of the puzzle. We want to empower consumers with the data they need to track their environmental bottom line with the same accuracy as their financial bottom line. Access to machine readable data will help people imagine, explore, and participate on the frontiers of clean tech innovation.
We are subject matter experts in information management — specifically that of energy and water data from meters and utility bills from around the world. We help organizations connect with each other and facilitate multi-stakeholder processes to explore, develop, and implement data sharing standards. We work with data providers, utility providers, governmental organizations, and others who are looking to “de-silo” and build people and knowledge networks across organizations.
We are a small consulting company with a background in startup culture and Agile project management. We like to have action-oriented meetings, save on communication trips, and use online collaboration tools to stay on topic, manage knowledge, and drive progress. We hope that’s ok with you ;-D
About Klaar De Schepper, Principal and Founder
Klaar De Schepper is a subject matter expert in utility data management. She writes about the role of data access and standards in customer participation in smart grid innovation. Prior to starting Flux Tailor, Klaar De Schepper established a data team at Bright Power, an Energy Management company. There, she helped implement data feeds for tens of thousands of utility meters and hundreds of utility companies across the US. With Flux Tailor, she supports data providers, utilities, and software developers as they collaborate to implement data standards. Comfortable in working with distributed teams across organizations, Klaar likes to leverage online collaboration tools to optimize the joint development of information management solutions. Flux Tailor offers a variety of consulting services including technical writing, project management, use case development, workshop facilitation, and market research.
Passionate about information management, Klaar performed research for IBM and the Columbia University Libraries and is a published author. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science and Sustainable Development from Columbia University. Klaar is an active contributor to the efforts of Mission:data, which works with utilities and utility commissions around the country to give customers and their chosen third parties access to standardized machine readable utility data.