AlainfaceAlain Bollack is Global Smart Metering and Smart Grid Leader of EY

Mr Bollack’s top 3 predictions for the smart grid in 2015 are:

  • Having the right people in terms of capabilities and profi le – i.e. the “people-challenge” – will be at the forefront of utility sector challenges
  • Utilities will accelerate their transition from data-rich to data-centred organisations to optimise network operations and stay relevant with their customers
  • The pressure on the traditional utility will increase rapidly as the need for a new business model arrives at a quicker pace than expected

About the Smart Grid Europe guide

The Top 40 Most Influential People in European Smart Grid is your exclusive directory of the movers and shakers in Europe’s smart grid sector.

These key stakeholders are driving the development of smart grid by the roles they play within their organisations or industry associations; through the technology they champion; or the policies they develop.

The Top 40 list includes:

  • Laurent Schmitt, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Alstom Grid and President of Smart Grids France
  • Michele de Nigris, Director T&D Technologies, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico SpA
  • Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director of Global Smart Grid Federation, CEO of EnergyVille, Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Joao Torres, Chief Executive Officer, EDP Distribuicao, Portugal
  • Manuel Sanchez Jimenez, Team Leader Smart Grids European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Belgium
  • Per-Olof Granstrom, Former Secretary General, European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids, Belgium
  • Maher Chebbo, Vice President, Head of EMEA Energy & Natural Resources, SAP, Germany
  • Andreas Umbach, Chief Executive Officer, Landis & Gyr, Switzerland
  • Livio Gallo, Head of the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line, Enel Distribuzione, Finland
  • Philip E. Lewis, CEO & Founder, VaasaETT, Italy
  • Jessica Stromback, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition, Belgium
  • Christian Buchel, Deputy CEO and Chief Digital and International Officer, ERDF, France

Metering & Smart Energy International produced this guide in consultation with our advisory board including Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director: Global Smart Grid Federation; Kris van Daele, President: Smart Grid Flanders; Joana Abreu Jackson Communications and Policy Officer: EDSO for Smart Grids; Helle Juhler-Verdoner, Managing Director: Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance, Laurent Schmitt, President: Smart Grids France, Paddy Turnbull, Chair: Global Smart Grid Federation and Smart Grid Ireland.