About Edward Benning

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Edward Benning is Smart Grid Integration & Security Lead for EMEA at OMNETRIC Group. In this role, he leads a team focussed on helping utilities asses the IT/OT convergence opportunity, create strategic integration roadmaps and implement solutions to optimize performance and fine-tune control of an increasingly complex grid.

Edward has almost 20 years’ experience in the utilities consulting industry across Europe. He has worked in all facets of the utility industry including  customer care and billing, smart metering, grid balance settlement, grid operations and analytics. His key strength is breaking down complex IT/OT challenges into achievable steps that deliver results. He has extensive experience in initiating and executing large scale IT/OT transformations as well in small innovation programs. He joined OMNETRIC Group – a Siemens and Accenture company – from Accenture at its inception in 2014.


OMNETRIC Group is dedicated to the delivery of integrated information technology and operational technology (IT/OT) solutions and services around the globe, aimed at helping utility companies to achieve greater grid reliability and efficiency.

OMNETRIC Group is a joint venture between Siemens and Accenture and combines Siemens’ energy technology product portfolio with Accenture’s systems integration, consulting and managed services capabilities.

OMNETRIC Group’s global team of operations and information technology data specialists are dedicated to supporting clients with innovative solutions wherever they may be on their path to a smarter grid.