Peter’s career has taken him into a wide range of roles and experiences within the communications industry, ranging from solutions vendors to service providers and including working for National Grid’s UTelco operation: Energis. Here he was responsible for services engineering and then regulatory affairs. In 1997 Peter moved to Alcatel-Lucent and contributed directly to the successful development of the network applications business and then the outsourcing and managed services business, with several significant wins under his belt. Peter’s current role is Vice President Energy Markets with Alcatel-Lucent. Here, he is responsible for developing Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions portfolio to the Energy markets, including their approach to smart metering and smart grids. Peter is a strong exponent of the need to take a holistic approach to smart metering and smart grids in order to meet the challenges that our energy networks face from the challenges now facing them.