Innovative City Convention 2013
Nice·18 & 19 juin 2013
Présentation de Guido BARTELS
- Etudes: Président, Global Smart Grid Federation / Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation
- Guido BARTELS
Guido Bartels heads up IBM’s energy and utilities business globally, which includes the “Intelligent Utility Network” initiative, the company’s portfolio of solutions for the Smart Grid and an essential part of its overall Smarter Planet strategy. He is a member of IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s senior leadership team (“Integration and Values Team”).
Bartels also serves on the Executive Committee of the GridWise™ Alliance (GWA), the leading U.S. smart grid advocacy organization. From 2007 to 2010 he served as its Chairman, growing the membership eight fold and successfully positioning it to become a trusted advisor for energy policymakers and regulators. He assisted several other countries in setting up similar organizations and with them the GWA founded in 2010 the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). Through consensus building within the international community the GSGF aims to help accelerate the advancement of Smart Grid on a global scale. Bartels was elected to serve as the first Chairman of the GSGF.
Starting in 2007 Bartels co-chaired along side the U.S. Under Secretary of Energy the first three editions of the annual GridWeek™ conference in Washington D.C. and in 2010 he did the same for the inaugural GridWise Global Forum in Washington D.C., the first truly global smart grid event.
Bartels also serves a second term as member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), comprised of the nation’s top experts in electricity policy, planning and operations. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, a key public-private partnership to promote broad statewide implementation of the Smart Grid. And from its inception in 2011 Bartels serves on the Advisory Board of Energy Aid, a UK-registered charity dedicated to the global eradication of energy poverty.
Being a passionate spokesman for the transformation of the energy systems around the world has earned him a variety of accolades, one of the most recent from FierceEnergy which ranked him in 2011 among the “15 Most Influential People in Energy”.
Bartels, a Dutch citizen, earned an MBA degree in business economics from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is married, has two teenage children and currently lives with his family in Connecticut, U.S.