Director of Smart Grids and Smart Metering
|Laurence Carpanini is Director Smart Metering & Smart Grids at IBM UK Limited, where he leads the strategic development and delivery of smart metering and smart grid solutions in the UK and Ireland. In this role he acts as an ambassador for IBM across the Energy & Utilities Industry, representing IBM’s Smarter Planet propositions and points of view and providing a point of focus for all activities and solutions relating to Smart Meter and Smart Grid deployment.
He is responsible for guiding the development of IBM smart metering and smart grids propositions and solutions; is a regular speaker and panellist at industry conferences and conventions; has advised a number of electricity companies on the development of their smart metering and smart grid programmes; was a member of DECC’s advisory group defining industry market models; and represents IBM on the board of a number of industry organisations, such as the Management Board of SmartGrid GB. Laurence is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer who also holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.