Executive VP - Smart Grid and Green Power
Dr. Ali Ipakchi brings close to five decades of experience in information technology applications to power systems, energy markets, and electric utility operations. As the Executive Vice President of Smart Grid and Green Power at Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), he is responsible for product development, as well as business growth in Distribution Grid Modernization and Smart Grid areas. Prior to OATI, Dr. Ipakchi was Vice President of Integration Services at KEMA Consulting, assisting utility clients with roadmaps, specifications, and implementation strategies for operational and automation systems, particularly in the Smart Grid area. Prior to KEMA, he held various management positions at ABB and Alstom Grid, supporting power application development, and system solutions delivery to the power industry and the ISO markets. Dr. Ipakchi has led several new business lines and corporate development initiatives in response to changing power industry requirements.