Smart Grid Northwest WA Launch Event and Leadership Series:
Innovation for a Smarter Grid with Michael Atkinson of Alstom
Keynote: Michael Atkinson, President, North America at Alstom Grid
The event will start with a chance for networking and reconnecting with energy and smart grid leaders from across WA and the NW. Smart Grid Northwest’s Executive Director, Bryce Yonker will introduce Alstom Grid North America’s President and CEO, Michael Atkinson. Michael will discuss the future of grid intelligence, what’s driving smart grid innovation, what Alstom is doing across the Northwest, and share Alstom’s story. Michael will field Q&A after his remarks.
Smart Grid Leaders Series:
Smart Grid Northwest provides a platform for industry pioneers and recognized leaders to share their thoughts on the cutting edge of smart grid. From metering and controls companies to software analytics and platform firms, the Smart Grid Leaders series brings the best thought leaders from the companies creating the most promising smart grid solutions.
The doors will open at 1:30 PM. The event will conclude by 3:00 PM. Alstom Grid has been gracious enough to provide the venue for this event.
Biography - Michael Atkinson, President of Alstom Grid
Michael Atkinson joined Alstom Grid in 2006 as Managing Director for the Network Management Solutions business and became Vice President for the Americas and China in June 2008. In April 2012, Michael was appointed to President and CEO of Alstom Grid North America. He is responsible for leading the regional business, including eight sites and over 1800 employees, and providing North America customers reliable products, services and integrated energy management solutions from power generation through transmission and distribution grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Michael joined the Smart Grid Northwest Board in 2014.
Opening Remarks - Bryce Yonker, Executive Director of Smart Grid Northwest
Bryce Yonker serves as the first executive director for Smart Grid Northwest. He heads up the strategic development, programs, and operations for the organization. Bryce was a founder and original board member, membership chair, and governance committee chair for Smart Grid Oregon. Bryce also serves as the director of business development for Clean Edge, a leading clean tech market research and advisory firm. There he leads the strategy, business development, sales, marketing, and client services efforts.
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