Ed Koch

Ed Koch

Senior Fellow
Honeywell

Ed is currently a Senior Fellow at Honeywell and CTO/Co-Founder of Akuacom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell. Akuacom is dedicated to developing technologies for automating Demand Response programs. Ed was the leader of the workgroup at LBNL that drafted the OpenADR 1.0 specification and was instrumental in creating the OpenADR 2.0 specification. Ed currently sits on the Board of Directors of the OpenADR Alliance and is also is the co-chair of the OpenADR Task Force within UCAIug. In addition Ed is actively involved in a number of Smart Grid standardization efforts including the SGIP Building to Grid Domain, Industrial to Grid and Vehicle to Grid Domain Expert Working Groups, IEC TC57 and PC 118, the OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee, and the NAESB Smart Grid Standards Taskforce.

Prior to Akuacom, Ed was Co-Founder and CTO of Coactive Networks where he led all of Coactive\'s engineering efforts and established architecture and technical directions. Before that, he managed the Automotive Systems Department of Navteq, where he led development of the first Automotive Navigation Systems, which are widely deployed today. He has 30 years of industry experience and has authored numerous patents and articles in the areas of Demand Response, Distributed Control, Automation, Vehicle Guidance, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems. Ed has both led and participated in standardization efforts for the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, Consumer Electronics Associations, and IEEE.