Bob Warden

Speaker: Bob Warden
Position: Vice President, Business Development
Company: Echelon Corporation
Country: United States

Bob Warden is currently Vice President of business development for Echelon Corporation. Bob joined Echelon 15 years ago and pioneered the market for control networks in Building Automation, Industrial Controls, and Home Automation.  His activities have included driving the national standard for networked Smart Appliance controls and object definitions for networked appliances via the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Bob is an honors graduate in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Company: Echelon Corporation
Country:  USA

Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) is a pioneer and world leader in control networking — networks that connect machines and other electronic devices — for the purpose of sensing, monitoring and controlling the world around us. Echelon’s LonWorks platform for control networking was released in 1990 and has become a worldwide standard in the building, industrial, transportation, and home automation markets. Launched in 2003, Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) system is an open, extensible, advanced metering infrastructure that can bring benefits to every aspect of a utility’s operation, from metering and customer services to distribution operations and value-added business. In 2005 Echelon released the world’s first embedded control network infrastructure, the Pyxos™ platform. The Pyxos platform extends the benefits of networking inside machines to the sensors and actuators that make them function and expands the reach and power of LonWorks control networks.

Echelon has been a leader in the advanced metering infrastructure market, providing the underlying network technology for the world’s largest advanced meter management (AMM) project in Italy, with over 27 million connected electricity meters and more recently, winning tenders to provide the NES system to 700 thousand to 1.1 million customers for utilities in Sweden, The Netherlands and Australia.

Echelon is based in San Jose, California, with offices in China, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Further information regarding Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.