Dave Cohen

David Cohen has over 20 years of management experience in the energy and software industries specializing in renewable energy, artificial intelligence, Internet-based energy technology software, and management consulting. He has developed numerous commercially available software platforms and is nationally renowned for his pioneering work in distributed energy R&D.

David is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Infotility, Inc. and is currently leading the development of a next-generation, intelligent agent-based software infrastructure for large-scale distributed energy communications and control solutions such as Powerparks, Microgrids, distribution network control, and demand response automation. He pioneered the development of a real-time publish/subscribe software platform for automating demand response and real-time information tracking of metered data implemented at APX, BP, Sempra, Cubic Defense, Roche Bioscience, Bank of America, the Stanford Linear Accelerator, and other clients.

He is co-author of EPRI's Electrinet Report: "An Advanced Communications Architecture for Facilitating Competitive Electronic Transactions in the Power Industry".

Prior to co-founding Infotility, David was VP of the Distributed Energy Products Division of Silicon Energy, a leading provider of enterprise energy management software and solutions. He managed the development and market launch of Silicon Energy's industry leading Distributed Energy Manager™ (DEM) product, a web-based software platform for networking, managing, and controlling distributed energy resources, part of Silicon Energy's EEM Suite™. While at Silicon Energy, David's division deployed the Distributed Energy software at major utilities and energy companies worldwide including DTE Energy, ABB, GPU, ConEdison, Pan Canadian, and Capstone Turbines. David was a founding team member at Silicon energy where he initially led the business development and marketing operations as Director of Business Development. He was instrumental in helping to grow the European and Latin American sales and markets working with clients such as Vattenfal, Enel, EDF, Provincial Electric Authority (PEA) of Thailand, and EletroPaulo. David helped to grow the organization to over 250 employees, was involved in raising over $40 million in venture capital, filing for IPO, and assisting in the sale and merger of Silicon Energy to Itron for $71 million. Prior to Silicon Energy, David was Principal of ICF Consulting in Washington, D.C, and held positions at Highland Energy Group, Architectural Energy Corporation, and The Joint Center for Energy Management. David is also founder of Grid7, an organization pursuing distributed energy R&D.

David cofounded the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), and served as Vice President of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA). He currently is on the GridWise Architecture Council and serves on the boards of Green Building Studio Inc., and Aura Renewable Energy Corporation.