Dave Watson has been working at the interface of energy and smart systems for over 20 years.
He has designed and implemented very small embedded electronic devices and very large Internet and wireless systems. Architected secure, scalable software systems for managing and analyzing these systems
Focused on Smart Grid, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Automated Demand Response (OpenADR), energy management and control systems (EMCS), home area networks (HAN), including large scale deployments in Europe, Australia and the US.
Advisor to California Energy Commission (CEC), Department of Energy (DOE), CA utilities (PG&E, SCE & SDG&E) and other public and private organizations.
He has worked large companies (Honeywell, Echelon) and small (Coactive Networks, Grid-Net). Currently a researcher and program manager at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he has been actively involved in OpenAMI, NIST SG, UCA, NAESB OASIS and other dynamic smart grid standards activities.
Author and co-author of numerous technical research publications and funding proposals about the aforementioned subjects.
In olden times he designed process controls for NASA wind tunnels and biotech manufacturing. Mr. Watson graduated from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.