Innovative City Convention 2013
Nice·18 & 19 juin 2013
Présentation de Laurent SCHMITT
- Etudes: Président du groupe Sécurité de l’Information, European Smart Grids Coordination Group / Chairman Information Security group, European Smart Grids Coordination Group
- Laurent SCHMITT
Born in 1972, Laurent Schmitt graduated in September 1998 from Supelec, Paris in France with a degree in Power System Engineering. He started his career in the Power Generation area with ALSTOM on Hydro and Thermal Plant Controls in Northern America. In 2000 Laurent moved to the Alstom T&D division, sold to Areva T&D, where he held positions as Sales Director for South-East Asia and Product marketing Director, covering applications for electrical protection, transmission and distribution substations, dispatching centres and energy trading platforms.
In June 2007, he was appointed Director for Strategy at the Areva T&D Automation Business Unit, working with the various French and international organisations focusing on the intelligent management of the energy network infrastructure. In 2008 he was appointed Vice-President for Strategy & Innovation for the Energy Management Business of Alstom Power to capitalize on Alstom Power’s expertise in the management and optimisation of generation of power generation assets.
Following the integration of Areva T&D’s activities within Alstom in June 2010, Laurent has joined the new Alstom Grid sector as Vice President for Smart Grid Solutions, in charge of developing Alstom’s offering on the Smart Grid segment worldwide.
Laurent Schmitt is member of several strategic industry committees working on Smart Grids such as CIGRE, IEC, EPRI and ENTSOe and contributes to several expert advisory taskforces to the European Commission , the International Energy Agency (IEA), and several university consortium including the University College Dublin , in the areas of Generation, Smart Grid and Storage applications. He recently co authored a white paper on Smart Grids standards convergence published through the CIMUsergroup as well as on Smart Cities to the World Energy Conference.