Andy Stanford-Clark is the chief technologist for IBM’s consulting business in energy and utilities for the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. He is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the U.K. and specializes in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, and smart metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behavior change. He has a BSc in computing and mathematics and a PhD in computer science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the British Computer Society as well.