Rui Mano has been working in the Utilities industry for more than 35 years focused on Smart Grids and IT, on projects coordination, solutions development and implementation and consultancy with an international focus in customers in Latin America and EMEA.

He has extensive experience in Smart Grids, automation of electrical systems, SCADA / EMS / DMS systems, Information and Analytics systems for the detection of fraud/theft and reduction of losses.

Rui Mano has authored several articles and has been an invited lecturer at more than 50 conferences in Latin America, USA and Europe. Prior to joining Choice in 2009, he was Managing Director and Principal Consultant of KEMA (now DNVGL) in Brazil and Professor at Pontifical Catholic University, PUC Rio de Janeiro. He is Senior Member of IEEE (PES, CS and CIS) and Member of CIGRE B5.