Senior Director of Industry Strategy (EMEA)
|Mike Ballard is Senior Director of Industry Strategy in EMEA for the Utilities Global Business Unit at Oracle.
Mike graduated with a first class honours degree in Computing in 1996 and has been delivering IT solutions into the utility sector for over 20 years. His experience covers generation, distribution and retail utilities including significant involvement in the deregulation of the UK energy market.
Mike Ballard recently joined the Industry Strategy team of Oracle Utilities from EDF, one of Europe’s largest energy companies. During his final three years with EDF Mike lead the solution architecture department of EDF Energy’s B2B Business in the UK, responsible for defining its IT strategy and leading the architecture team during EDF Energy’s IT system replacement program for B2B.
At his role in Oracle, Mike works with utilities across EMEA (and globally) to help prepare for the diverse changes and challenges facing each country and market. Using these insights Mike is able to share trends and best practices across the region and to direct Oracle Utilities product strategy to deliver market leading solutions dedicated to the utilities industry.