Carmen Bianco

Principal, Former President NY City Transit

Mr. Bianco is a Principal at Bianco Associates, a management consulting firm and the former President of New York City Transit, North America’s largest mass transit system. As president of the subway and bus systems, he was responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of New York City Transit’s nearly eight million daily customers.

Diego A. Borrego

Former CEO, CTO, Neosfar

Mr. Borrego is a senior IoT executive with extensive management experience building and shaping lean organizations and productive development teams to create and invigorate high tech companies. He has held leadership roles at Morey, Verizon, Delphi, and GM, among others.

Lakshman Charanjiva

Former VP and CIO at NextEra Energy

As CIO, Mr. Charanjiva had company-wide responsibility for all aspects of information technology, and served on NextEra Energy’s Operating, Corporate Risk, and Smart Grid Steering Committees.

John Di Stasio

Former SMUD CEO, General Manager

As the former General Manager and CEO of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Mr. Di Stasio’s tenure achieved many accomplishments, including keeping electric rates among the lowest in California, vastly improving reliability, and launching the SMUD SmartSacramento® smart grid project.

Klaus Heimann

Independent Consultant

Mr. Heimann has held several positions at SAP AG, including Senior Vice President and Head of the Service Industries Business Unit, Senior Industry Advisor, and Vice President of the Utilities Industry Business Unit.

John Marshall

President of Coastal Partners Inc.

Mr. Marshall served as Executive Vice President of Utility Operations at Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc. (GPE), and Executive Vice President of Utility Operations at GPE.

Pete Massey

International Asset Management and Utility Consultant

Mr. Massey is an international asset management and utility consultant, business transformation strategist and board advisor. He brings a wealth of operational and strategic experience of the gas and electricity sectors from both the UK and the US.

Hugh McDonald

President, CEO (Retired)

Mr. McDonald served as president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas, Inc. until his retirement in 2016. He was responsible for the utility’s electric distribution systems, customer service, regulatory and public affairs, economic development programs and charitable contributions, as well as the company’s financial performance.

Ronald Rolfe

Attorney – Cravath, Swaine & Moore

As a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Mr. Rolfe established a reputation as one of the world’s leading attorneys; his clients included IBM, PepsiCo, Sprint, Nestlé SA, and Unilever. His practice encompassed antitrust, securities, and corporate governance matters. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Time Inc., Reynolds American Inc., Berry Plastics Group, Inc., Advanced Assessment Systems, Inc., and CloudLex, Inc. and has a long history of service to academic institutions.

Keishin Sasaki

President and CEO of e-Solutions Inc.

Mr. Sasaki is one of the founders of e-Solutions, has previously held positions at Booz-Allen Hamilton Japan and served as Director of Business Planning for SoftBank Corp.

Rob Strickland

Co-Founder/Investor – Strickland Consulting

Mr. Strickland is the Founder and an investor at Strickland Consulting, a next-generation management consulting and business solutions company. Previously, he was CTO of Leap Wireless/Cricket Communications. Mr. Strickland also serves on the board of Ocearch and several customer advisory boards throughout the industry.

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