Joel Hagan is the Chief Executive Officer at ONZO

Mr Hagan's top 3 predictions for the power sector in 2015 are:

  • Data analytics is going to keep rising up the corporate agenda, off ering a cost-eff ective way of maximising ROI on investments in infrastructure
  • Utility industry regulation will begin to orient around longer-term security and sustainability supply challenges
  • The intervals between sensor data reads will reduce from 1 hour towards 1 second and the cost of data storage, processing and communication will continue to fall

About the Smart Grid Europe guide

The Top 40 Most Influential People in European Smart Grid is your exclusive directory of the movers and shakers in Europe’s smart grid sector.

These key stakeholders are driving the development of smart grid by the roles they play within their organisations or industry associations; through the technology they champion; or the policies they develop.

The Top 40 list includes:

  • Laurent Schmitt, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Alstom Grid and President of Smart Grids France
  • Michele de Nigris, Director T&D Technologies, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico SpA
  • Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director of Global Smart Grid Federation, CEO of EnergyVille, Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Joao Torres, Chief Executive Officer, EDP Distribuicao, Portugal
  • Manuel Sanchez Jimenez, Team Leader Smart Grids European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Belgium
  • Per-Olof Granstrom, Former Secretary General, European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids, Belgium
  • Maher Chebbo, Vice President, Head of EMEA Energy & Natural Resources, SAP, Germany
  • Andreas Umbach, Chief Executive Officer, Landis & Gyr, Switzerland
  • Livio Gallo, Head of the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line, Enel Distribuzione, Finland
  • Philip E. Lewis, CEO & Founder, VaasaETT, Italy
  • Jessica Stromback, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition, Belgium
  • Christian Buchel, Deputy CEO and Chief Digital and International Officer, ERDF, France

Metering & Smart Energy International produced this guide in consultation with our advisory board including Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director: Global Smart Grid Federation; Kris van Daele, President: Smart Grid Flanders; Joana Abreu Jackson Communications and Policy Officer: EDSO for Smart Grids; Helle Juhler-Verdoner, Managing Director: Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance, Laurent Schmitt, President: Smart Grids France, Paddy Turnbull, Chair: Global Smart Grid Federation and Smart Grid Ireland.