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Yekini Wallen-Bryan is CEO and founder of PreeLabs - An electronics and software company that focuses on developing and implementing automated solutions and remote monitoring and control applications primarily utilizing the Internet-of-Things.
Yekini Wallen-Bryan is a graduate of UWI Mona with a double Major in Electronics and Energy and Environmental Physics(Hons.). In the final years of his programme, Yekini began getting heavily involved in several internships and projects. He conducted energy audits part time for a local energy firm, gained technical experience with a large local telecommunications company and worked on a number of projects with several entities.
Yekini is also deeply involved with the robotics programme at the UWI Mona with every trophy that has ever been won by the university coming under his leadership while either captaining or coaching the UWI Robotics team, having produced 3 consecutive top 5 robots and 3 3rd place trophies in the IEEE Southeastcon.
Since graduating, Yekini went on to form PreeLabs Ltd. in 2016 where he would implement several projects and develop several award winning products whilst attracting the support of several organisations and private companies such as the Development Bank of Jamaica, The World Bank, The Global Water Partnership, The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre, Vincent Hosang Group, Total Jamaica and JN Foundation in the process. PreeLabs has since developed several products and systems, the most well known of which is PowerPree - a system that allows people to manage their energy usage from anywhere in the world from their smartphone or computer. PreeLabs has established partnerships with contractors and developers to develop smart housing units and build sustainable communities. The company continues to grow by implementing and improving upon existing technology while also developing new technologies that allows people to live more efficient and convenient lifestyles. PreeLabs started full time operations in January of this year and has been steadily increasing its customer base to include homeowners, businesses and players in the industrial sector. The company has a line of products available while also offering the service of designing and deploying custom systems and solutions for it’s clients. PreeLabs’ long term plan is to become a major global player in the technology innovation space through solving some of the regions most immediate problems inhibiting sustainable development.
Yekini also lectures a robotics course part-time for the UWI Engineering Faculty.
Yekini is an awardee of the 2020 Prime Minister Youth Award for Excellence in the category of Science and Technology. For his contributions in using innovation to offer climate resilient solutions and providing support during the covid-19 pandemic. PreeLabs has created solutions that aid in the efficient management of energy and water. The group along with other individuals 3D printed and donated over 3000 face shields to the public health care sector and commercially distributed contactless automated hand washing stations across the island.
Date Posted: February 27, 2021