Rick Nicholson has over 30 years of experience with the intersection of business and technology in the energy and utility industry. He is a recognized and highly respected expert in the alignment of business and technology strategies and the successful deployment of technology to enable business process improvement. Rick has worked with clients in North America, Europe and Asia. His career has included positions with market research, consulting and technology firms where his responsibilities included business development, marketing, strategy, competitive analysis and project delivery. He is currently responsible for global digital business development for Hitachi ABB Power Grids.