Title: A Single Communications solution for Smart Grid and Smart Metering –
Affiliation: Wipro | Smart Grid Practice Lead
Biography: David has over 20 years of experience working with Utilities and Technology provider’s across five continents, where he has played a major role increasing the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of ICT on the utility sector. In particular, he has specialised in technology and early stage business development with private and public bodies from around the world.
David is a world authority on power line comms or Broadband over Power Line (BPL) technology and has a deep understanding of the engineering product value chain; from software and silicon systems design, hardware product development and production to network operation and service delivery as well as familiarity with regulatory and policy approaches and challenges from around the world. Heading the team that developed and patented the world’s first BPL technology; David was appointed as a special advisor on BPL to the European Commission in 1999, and as the inaugural chairman of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) BPL committee.