Advisory Board | The Global Smart Energy Elites 2019


The Advisory Board has been hand selected to review potential candidates for The Global Smart Energy Elites 2019 edition. Their role is an important element for identifying the projects and individuals who define the progress being made within the global smart energy space.  

The advisory board will review each nomination received and put forward by those who have raised the mark for the global smart energy industry to aspire to. Metering & Smart Energy International thanks the advisory board members who are giving freely of their time and expertise.


David Socha | Practice Partner, Industrial IoT Group | Teradata

David started his career as an electrical engineer, helping to keep the lights on in Central Scotland. He joined Teradata 8 years ago to establish their International Utilities Analytics practice. Since then his role has expanded to include Smart Cities and the wider Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).


Wayne Pales | CEO | The Chapel Group

Wayne is the author of the bestseller, The Digital Utility, a lecturer at the Asian Institute of Technology and CEO of The Chapel Group.  With almost 20 years in the utility industry across Australia and Asia-Pacific, he has led over 20 smart energy programmes.


James McClelland |  Sr. Global Director  | SAP

James is the Senior Global Director of SAP Utilities & Energy Industry Marketing. He has over 25 years experience creating business strategy for the utilities industry. McClelland is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada, holds a degree in Business & Commerce, and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.