SVP IoT and Utilities, Kx
I am a CPA, CA with over 20 years business and technology experience in software, consulting, IT management, infrastructure with leaders such as Kx Systems, First Derivatives (FD), Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, Protiviti, Capgemini, Accenture, EMC, and PwC.I currently lead the Internet of Things and Utilities verticals at FD and Kx. Previously, I led the business and IT operations of the world’s first and largest smart meter management and processing service that supports the meter-to-billing operations of over 70 utilities. This mission critical 24x7 operation handles over 100m transactions per day and supports the billing of over 4m customers on time-of-use rates. I was responsible for a budget of $28m per year and delivery of projects ranging in size from $2m to $15m.I have reported to the Board of Directors, customers, regulator, and government on operations and initiatives. I have provided advice and shared experiences with regulators and utilities in Europe, U.S., New Zealand and Japan.I am known for leadership, innovation and transformation:- Managing large programs: Delivering complex business and IT change initiatives involving external stakeholders (eg. utilities, regulator, and other agencies)- Building and operating new services and technologies (eg. cloud, software as a service, big data time-series technology, data centres, HPC, VM, IT service automation)- Building and developing highly engaged and performing teams (eg. employee engagement significantly higher than benchmark)- Leading complex procurements ($100m+), negotiations and managing outsourcing contracts- Managing enterprise risk and controls striking the balance between control and agility (eg. many years as a consultant, auditor and business and IT leader)- Developing new business and delivering consulting engagements- Improving business and IT operations (eg. using ITIL, CobiT, CMM, SDLC, PMBOK)
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