Austin Scott was formerly the founder of Synergist SCADA in 2006, a successful company that provided vendor-neutral SCADA architecture and development services, including a built analysis of SCADA security and reliability. Synergist also developed a suite of engineering tools including Citect Power Tools and Active Network Security. In July 2013, Synergist was acquired by Cimation LLC as the catalyst for its growing Canadian operations and on-going product development. With more than a decade of industrial automation and software development experience, Austin has worked on large scale, high profile projects across North America and globally, incorporating most major SCADA platforms.Austin's professional focus includes developing and refining custom software solutions to enhance the productivity of SCADA developers, improve integration between SCADA data and corporate applications, and cyber security, especially the detection of unauthorized access to SCADA networks and forensic analysis of SCADA breaches. Cimation and its 250 talented employees serve North America's energy industry with automation and controls, industrial IT, and enterprise data solutions (inc. SCADA).Forbes recently ranked Cimation number 22 on its second annual America's Most Promising Companies list. Cimation was the only energy consulting firm ranked in the list's top 25. The Forbes America's Most Promising Companies list is comprised of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Most of the companies ranked on this year's list, Cimation included, fall into the "technology" category. Since its inception in 2009, Cimation has grown 1397% in revenue. Cimation is headquartered in Houston with regional offices in Calgary, Denver, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Lafayette.