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Bob Gilligan

GE Energy ServicesDigital EnergyVice President

Mr. Gilligan is vice president of GE Energy Services’ Digital Energy business and an officer of the General Electric Company. The Digital Energy business provides integrated smart grid solutions and reliable power delivery systems to electric utilities as well as the oil & gas, critical infrastructure and industrial sectors. Smart grid is the marriage of information and automation technologies with our electrical infrastructure to support our 21st Century global energy needs… enabling us to do more with less through increased efficiencies. Mr. Gilligan is leading the charge to bring GE to the forefront of smarter grid technologies. The business also supports the oil & gas, critical infrastructure and industrial sectors with innovative technology solutions.As a global advocate of a smarter grid, Mr. Gilligan has addressed key audiences at numerous policy and industry events. Some highlights include providing testimony on Capitol Hill and keynote addresses at CIRED in Prague, the Smart Grid Forum in Sydney, Chatham House in London, and GridWeek in Washington DC. Mr. Gilligan’s expertise has been sought by numerous media professionals, and he has contributed most recently to smart grid features in Fortune, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, Bloomberg and Reuters.Mr. Gilligan is an executive sponsor of the GE Hispanic Forum, and he is actively involved with GE Volunteers and Habitat for Humanity. He is a frequent advisor to NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) and is an advisor to the MIT Energy Initiative's "Future of the Grid" Study. Mr. Gilligan holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University.

Moving Forward to a Smarter Energy Reality: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Energy Landscape