Zpryme announces new Smart Grid Advisory Board to help organizations better understand and engage the Smart Grid ecosystem.
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Austin, TX - (Zpryme) – 5/14/12 – Zpryme (www.zpryme.com) continues to grow its competitive position in the smart grid research and consulting market by officially announcing the launch of its new Smart Grid Advisory Board today, with industry thought-leaders: Andres Carvallo, Christine Hertzog, David Sidhu, Gene Zimon, Jon Arnold, and Sandra Diethelm. The new additions are expected to further the firm’s technical strengths in the overall energy space, as well as contribute to Zpryme’s existing leadership in smart grid custom research services. Zpryme’s CEO and Director of Research Jason S. Rodriguez, said, “As we continue to celebrate the success of our Smart Grid Insights publication and global practice, we are thrilled to welcome these outstanding leaders to our advisory board. The energy industry will appreciate their expertise and commitment to educate, and everyone at Zpryme looks forward to working with them in this landmark year.”
To advising on smart grid pilots in China to consulting with power utilities in the U.S., Zpryme’s Smart Grid Advisory Board core responsibility is to help organizations better understand and engage the Smart Grid ecosystem.
Complete list of new Zpryme board members and remarks below:
- Andres Carvallo, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Proximetry
- Christine Hertzog, Managing Director, Smart Grid Library
- David Sidhu, Independent Consultant, Smart Grid Communications and Distribution Automation
- Gene Zimon, President, Edge Advisers
- Jon Arnold, Principal, J. Arnold and Associates
- Sandra Diethelm, Director, IXL Pty Ltd
|| Andres Carvallo, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Proximetry, “I am honored to join Zpryme’s advisory board to help further their mission and accelerate the realization of smart grids everywhere.”
|| David Sidhu, Independent Consultant in Smart Grid Communications and Distribution Automation, “Utilities face intricate, unified challenges in developing the Smart Grid; for many companies across the energy spectrum, a vision of the smart grid will be the only way to meet demands. With Zpryme’s insight into the Smart Grid, EVs and related technologies I’m proud to join in helping companies navigate an exciting energy future.”
|| Gene Zimon, former CIO at NSTAR and advisory Board member stated, “In a time when utilities are facing unprecedented pressures to change, CXO’s will seek objective analysis and articulation of the issues and the approaches that their peers and vendors are taking to address them. I am excited to work with Zpryme and a fantastic group of industry thought leaders to help articulate these issues and guide the research that explores alternative solutions.”
|| Jon Arnold, Principal at J. Arnold and Associates, “Having been a marketing research practitioner for 30 years, I'm excited to be aligned with Zpryme in this capacity. We've worked well together on many projects and their caliber of research is first rate. I work closely in both Smart Grid and telecom, where there's a pressing need to learn from each other. With this Advisory Board in place, Zpryme is well positioned to provide the kind of research needed for companies of all sizes to be successful in the emerging Smart Grid space.”
|| Sandra Diethelm, Director at IXL Pty Ltd, “One of the big challenges is the number of parties involved in smart grid discussions, and with it, the different objectives and areas of interest. Without collaboration across industries and the inclusion of what the customer really wants and needs, solutions are limited and not sustainable. I look forward to bringing a holistic, independent view
to the Zpryme Smart Grid Advisory Board.”
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About Zpryme Smart Grid Insights Practice:
Zpryme-powered Smart Grid Insight Practice (link) and Smart Grid Insights Advisory Board (link) help organizations understand their business environment, engage consumers, inspire innovation, and take action. These practices represent an evolution beyond traditional market research and consulting: combining sound fundamentals, innovative tools and methodologies, industry experience, and creative marketing savvy to supercharge clients’ success. At Zpryme, we don’t produce tables and charts; we deliver opportunity-focused, actionable insight that is both engaging and easy-to-digest. For more information, visit: www.zpryme.com
About Zpryme Smart Grid Insights Publication:
Developed by Zpryme’s Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle Insight practices, Smart Grid Insights at www.smartgridresearch.org was created to give companies authoritative actionable insight to succeed in the Smart Grid and EV ecosystem. Contact us to learn more about our custom market research and advisory today. If your business would like to sponsor a future Smart Grid Insights report that zeros-in on decision-makers across the Smart Grid value chain, then please feel free to contact us.
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