Stephen Clifford is Head of Product Management for ABB’s substation automation business globally. In this role he has responsibility for the whole product and system portfolio. He joined ABB in 2004, where he has held a range of commercial and technology management positions. Prior to his current role, until 2014 he was global marketing and business development manager for the Smart Grids sector initiative of the ABB Group. He studied Physics at Imperial College London (UK), followed by Materials Science at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he was awarded his doctorate. He later obtained an MBA from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland.