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Alessandro (Alex) Meynardi

Managing PrincipalVerizon Business Global Energy & Utility Practice

Alessandro (Alex) Meynardi is a Managing Principal with Verizon Business Global Energy & Utility. In the Utility industry, he is a trusted advisor and thought leader responsible for providing strategic guidance, developing innovative solutions, and delivering engagements.Since joining Verizon Business in July 2009, Mr. Meynardi has been focused on developing and deploying several Smart Grid related solutions with key Technology and Utility partners. Some areas of concentration are Outage Management – where he is the principal inventor in a patent pending solution in the U.S., Smart Building, and Substation Automation and Protection.Prior to joining Verizon Business, Mr. Meynardi was an accomplished executive with 15+ years of experience at a leading global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company where he acquired a broad range of industry, technical and security experience and led the designing and deployment of large and complex multi-million dollars business, technology and security solutions.

The Network Effect

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