Dr. Vadari is Founder and President of Modern Grid Solutions delivering consulting and training services to a global set of entities (cities, utilities and vendors) seeking deep subject matter expertise in developing the next-generation electric energy and other sustainable mechanisms. His past roles have been VP of Infrastructure at Battelle Memorial Institute, Partner and Global lead for System Operations and Smart Grid at Accenture, Lead engineer at Alstom Grid, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. As VP of Energy Infrastructure at Battelle Memorial Institute, Dr. Vadari coordinated research at Battelle as well as the 6 DOE National Labs that were managed and operated by Battelle. At the Smart Cities Council, Dr. Vadari is responsible for producing Smart Cities Readiness Guide workshops and providing city assessment and other related Smart Cities services. Dr. Vadari has also published over 50 Articles and several blogs on subjects ranging from Electric System Operations to Smart Grid to Big Data and the Internet of Things. Dr. Vadari’s book “Electric System Operations – Evolving to the Modern Grid” is available at leading book-sellers and has received 5 Star reviews from industry leaders. Dr. Vadari’s second book, Utility 3.0 – Transformation to a Distributed Grid is currently under development and to be published by Artech House.