With a background in Business Administration I Joined Alliander about ten years ago. As a network company, Alliander is responsible for the distribution of energy such as electricity, (bio)gas and heat in The Netherlands. I performed several job functions as manager / lead in the field of operations, contract management and planning. Since three years I have been involved in the domain of smart metering. Currently I am managing a development team within Alliander that focusses on product development related to smart meters. In addition, I have the role of Program Manager / Solution Owner of the NextGen Project. With this project the Dutch network companies, organized as Netbeheer Nederland, are developing the future generation of smart meters (2025-2050) in a joint effort.