Michael Valocchi

Michael Valocchi, Vice President and Partner for IBM Global Industry Leader, Energy and Utilities, discusses the Energy Utility Industry as a whole and how it has evolved with new technologies over the past several decades. Topics discussed include: The Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles, the possibility of real-time in-home energy metering – potentially to the extent of having a tablet app that would allow you to visualize and manage your home’s energy usage, and how IBM is bringing partners together to make these technologies a reality. Also examined are utility regulation and energy policy, and difficulties working around Washington politics.