Shawn Chandler is a Director within Navigant’s Global Energy Practice on the Operations and Performance Excellence team, developing and managing complex technology and system integration projects for industry clients worldwide. His focus is on distributed systems development, with an emphasis on communications, analytics, intelligent system architecture and market integration. Mr. Chandler is the Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Smart Buildings, Loads and Customer Systems (SBLC) Technical Committee, and the IEEE PES Technical Council’s liaison and co-Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities steering committee.
Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node. Currently he is the head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee, chairs the 3I Technology Enablement Committee and co-chairs the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento.
He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books and writes a daily blog, http://site.ieee.org/futuredirections/category/blog/, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.ry on innovation in various technology and market areas.