The Internet of Things has long been held up as the panacea to all that ails modern business. Real-time visibility and intelligent response to systemic anomalies have long promised to ruthlessly and autonomously eliminate inefficiency, delivering us into a new era of accountability, performance, and profit. The largest consultancies in the world have entire teams dedicated to“Digital Transformation.”
On the plains of Eastern Colorado about 50 miles southeast of our office in Denver isAuthentic Drilling Inc. Authentic Drilling was started a couple years ago by Sherri Meicklejohn, an entrepreneurial and visionary businesswoman who has developed one of the more innovative drilling companies in the US. Authentic Drilling offers a wide variety of geotechnical, environmental and exploration drilling services and provides best of class equipment and expertise. They are known for challenging projects such as winching rigs off the side of a dam to measure the underlying soil and rock composition, and for drilling into abandoned coal fields to assess and extinguish underground methane fires. Their fleet of rigs includes a mix of compressors, remote control and drivable rigs, semi tractors and support trucks. In an effort to maximize their time in the field, Sherri and her team are constantly optimizing their equipment, training and methods.