Join the editor of Metering & Smart Energy International, Claire Volkwyn, as she speaks with Edward Benning about IT/OT integration in the utility sector.

Edward Benning is Smart Grid Integration & Security Lead for EMEA at OMNETRIC Group. In this role, he leads a team focussed on helping utilities assess 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.