An experienced industry professional with over two decades of international experience in business, financial, regulatory/policy, operations and technology aspects of the energy and utility sector, AnantVenkateswaran serves on several technical, standards, advisory and tutorial committees and is a teacher, presenter, panelist, moderator and speaker at international venues including Distributech, ISGW, IEEE and CIGRE. Working across the globe, he has managed major technology investments and advised clients from visioning to validation. A senior member of the team accountable for strategy, trusted advisory/ consultative, thought leadership and partnerships, Anant has worked both in the traditional aspects of the grid as well new and emerging areas of Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing and Smart Energy. Anant has worked with several industrial, utility &Govt customers globally. Anant is based in Denver, Colorado and is currently with GE’s Grid Solutions business.