Tony Giroti

Tony Giroti is the Chairman and CEO of BRIDGE Energy Group, the Trusted Advisor and Implementation Partner in providing Smart Grid integration and Utility solutions to the Energy Industry. Mr. Giroti has extensive expertise in Power Systems Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Application Integration and Business Intelligence. In addition, Mr. Giroti has over 23 years of experience in managing Information Technology products, platforms and applications. Most recently, he has been leading various Smart Grid and Demand Response initiatives with IOUs and T&D operators. He has also been involved in developing Smart Grid roadmap, Integration strategy and in launching Center of Excellence for Smart Grid, Integration and Distribution Automation. Previously, Mr. Giroti worked in the Telecom and Financial services industry as CIO and CTO, developing enterprise platforms and running large Business and IT transformation programs.

Mr. Giroti is a member of U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC), a member of the board of directors of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and a member of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC). He is an active speaker at conferences; is teaching courses in Compliance, Security and Governance; has written numerous white papers and has been granted 4 patents by US Patent and Trademark office in the areas of SOA/XML/IT platform - Patent numbers #7,751,347; #7,492,873; #7,369,540 and #7,061,928.

Mr. Giroti has also started two venture capital-backed global companies in the areas of Data Warehouse and Unified Communication. He took the latter one public. He is the former Chairman of the IEEE chapter, President of Power Engineering Society chapter, Chairman ISACANE and former President, CEO and Chairman of two technology companies. He is CISA certified from ISACA.

After completing his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Giroti trained at Crompton Greaves Ltd. in Power Systems division designing large transformers. He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Massachusetts.