With her distinguished background in alliance development and sales, often creating from scratch or helping firms move to a partner-driven business, Lisa Caswell is responsible for driving the eMeter business and working toward complete integration into the Siemens Smart Grid division. Prior to eMeter Ms Caswell served as the VP of Global Alliance Sales at Chordiant Software. She has a history of working with firms that have fundamentally changed an industry or business practice area including: Aravo, Ariba, CBT Systems, Visioneer, Apple Computer, and IBM. Lisa’s strong knowledge of both enterprise software and consumer facing solutions gives way to a perfect fit for eMeter, which not only serves the Utility marketplace but also provides software for the utilities to better interact with consumers.
Guido Frantzen holds a certified public accountant (CPA) license as well as two graduate business degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Erlangen-Nuermberg. During his eight years at Siemens, Guido has worked in various financial functions across multiple divisions and operating companies. Guido previously worked with the Industry Sector’s Drive Technologies Division as a Customer Relationship Management Controller with the Large Drives Business Unit.
Larsh Johnson is a founder, Director and Chief Technology Officer of eMeter, A Siemens Business. At eMeter, Mr. Johnson was responsible for leading the technical innovations that let to the first scalable meter data management platform and advanced smart grid applications now serving energy companies globally. Earlier, Larsh co-founded CellNet Data Systems, where he was also CTO and responsible for the technology vision, and patented the resulting systems that incorporated low cost wireless technology, and sophisticated client-server applications. Previously, Larsh was Director of Product Development at Interactive Communications Corporation, a video systems company, an Engineering Manager at Digital Optics Corporation and an electrical engineer at Systems Control Inc. Larsh was a founding member of the DOE’s Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC) and remains a Member Emeritus. Mr. Johnson is a regular speaker at many international industry events. Larsh has a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
A nationally recognized authority on energy regulation and competitive energy markets, Chris King is widely recruited by regulators and legislators to consult on technology issues in electric restructuring and grid management. He has testified before Congress and was instrumental in crafting the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that paved the way for advanced metering initiatives in the USA. Anticipating customer choice before its time, Chris was CEO and founder of Utility.com, which provided electric, gas and telecommunications services nationwide. Chris joined Cree Edwards and Larsh Johnson at CellNet, where he served as Vice President-Regulatory Affairs and Vice President-Sales and Marketing. Chris has also directed various energy efficiency and time-of-use pricing programs at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the largest utility in the United States. Chris holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, an M.S. in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a J.D. from Concord University School of Law.
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