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Mr Richard SCHOMBERG, VP Smart Energy Standards, Électricité de France (EDF) Group

He is president elect at IEC in charge of “System aspects for energy delivery” and chair the IEC Smart Grid Strategic Group []. Recipient of the IEC 2011 Lord Kelvin award. He has designed multimillion dollars complex systems for critical operations. He has been for 6 years Professor of Master degree System Engineering at Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Paris), and Chair of the Intelligrid Architecture and Strategy Committee (Electric Power Research Institute).

He has been appointed member of the Technology Advisory Board of Southern California Edison Smart Grid and SmartConnect, emeritus member of the US DoE Gridwise Architecture Council.

He had the responsibility of EDF R&D activities in North America (strategic innovation partnerships with scientific/industrial players). He has been sourcing and transferring innovations to EDF Group in Europe. He is currently in charge of developing the strategy and coordinating Smart Energy Standardization activities across EDF Group.