Iuliana Calin is a leader passionate about how industries adapt to innovation and change. She has over 17 years experience in digital technology and clean energy. She brings a wealth of customer knowledge to the evolution of the modern electric utility. She has focused on consumer engagement, smart grid and the connected home. In 2016 she was selected National Champion Speaker on smart grid by Government of Canada. As Head of Energy Partnerships for Nest Labs in Canada, she helps utilities leverage connected thermostats for customer engagement and grid management. As a Co-Founder of SmartGrid Canada, she oversees international partnerships and emerging R&D projects with global utilities and Canadian universities. She has led the largest national research efforts on the Canadian electricity consumer. As a national Smart Grid expert at the OECD in Paris, she lobbied on behalf of global smart grid industry and authored white papers. Previously, she built digital and traditional brands for major media corporations (Yellow Pages Group, Hearst). With global marketing experience in Silicon Valley, she started her career in advertising in Europe. She holds a M.S. in Communications from Ithaca College & Cornell University, USA and speaks Romanian, English and French.