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Biography of Ed Koch
Ed is currently a Senior Fellow at Honeywell and CTO/Co-Founder of Akuacom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell. Akuacom is dedicated to developing technologies for automating Demand Response programs. Ed was the leader of the workgroup at LBNL that drafted the OpenADR specification and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the OpenADR Alliance. Ed also is the co-chair of the OpenADR Task Force within UCAIug and is actively involved in a number of Smart Grid standardization efforts including the NIST Building to Grid Domain Expert Working Group, the OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee, and the NAESB Smart Grid Standards Taskforce.
Prior to Akuacom, Ed was Co-Founder and CTO of Coactive Networks where he led all of Coactive's engineering efforts and established architecture and technical directions. Before that, he managed the Automotive Systems Department of Navteq, where he led development of the first Automotive Navigation Systems, which are widely deployed today. He has 25 years of industry experience and has authored numerous patents and articles in the areas of Distributed Control, Automation, Vehicle Guidance, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems. Ed has both led and participated in standardization efforts for the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, Consumer Electronics Associations, and IEEE.
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