Smart Grids in Asia: Progress and Prospects
Geng Lin, CTO of the IBM Alliance,Cisco Systems
Amit Narayan, Visiting Professor, Sustainable Energy Research, Stanford University
Our panelists will share their perspectives into recent
trends and future prospects for Smart Grids in major Asia
markets, such as China and India. They will also discuss what
opportunities and challenges are in store for major stakeholders,
including equipment and software suppliers, energy producers,
grid operators, and consumers.
Dr. Geng Lin is the Chief Technology Officer of the
IBM Alliance at Cisco Systems where he is responsible for
the technology strategy and development of the joint
Cisco-IBM solution portfolio world wide. The Cisco-IBM
Alliance delivers multi-billion dollar business revenues from
a broad solution portfolio that covers data center virtualization
and cloud computing, video and rich media collaboration, and
solutions for vertical industries such as smart energy.
Prior to Cisco, Dr. Lin served as Vice President of
Software Engineering at Netopia Inc, a company focusing on
IP broadband services and rich media applications that was
acquired by Motorola in 2007. Dr. Lin has more than 16 years
of industry experience in communications networking and
Internet-based software solutions. He received his B.Sc. and
M.Sc. degrees from Peking University and Ph.D. degree from
University of British Columbia, all in Computer Science.
Dr. Amit Narayan is currently a Visiting Professor at Stanford,
where he is conducting sustainable energy research. His research
centers around various areas, including Smart Grid Technologies,
Renewable Energy Generation and Grid Integration, Utility Scale
Storage, Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Vehicles, and more.
Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Narayan was Vice President of
Product Development at Magma Design Automation, where he led a
global R&D team responsible for Magma's flagship products in
design implementation. Over one-third of all consumer electronic
ICs used in applications such as smart-phones, video games, and
mobile devices use semiconductor chips designed by his team at
Magma. From 2001, he was the Founder and CEO of Berkeley
Design Automation, subsequently focusing his role to Vice President
of Engineering as the company grew. Previously, he served on the
technical staff of the high-profile start-up Monterey Design Systems.
He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley,
and he received the Bachelor of Technology degree from the
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.