SGIP names a former UN advisor as its first CEO


Following its recent transition from a public-private partnership to a member-led, industry-based organization, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has named its first CEO and President. Patrick Gannon will lead the nonprofit organization that facilitates standards development for smart grid interoperability.


Gannon recently served as President of Warning Systems, Inc., and as President and CEO of OASIS, the international standards consortium.  In 2006, he was appointed as a high-level Advisor to the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development.


"We are excited to have an Executive Director with such strong roots in standards development, international commerce, and organizational leadership," said John McDonald, SGIP Board Chairman. "At this key moment in SGIP’s development, we promised SGIP members that we would find ‘best of breed’ individuals and contractors to drive our success.  With Patrick’s appointment, we are delivering on that promise in a big way.”


SGIP was established in 2009 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in December 2012 transitioned to a member-supported, industry based organization (incorporated as SGIP 2.0, Inc.).


"This is an exciting time for SGIP as it clearly has the momentum to advance the global deployment of smart grid technology standards, which improve the reliability, efficiency and security of electrical power grids,” said Gannon. "I am committed to making sure all affected stakeholders can participate and have a say in the process.”


For more details, visit the SGIP website.


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