Doug Staker is an energy professional that has worked globally for 30 years. He has been a pioneer in the world of smart grid technologies with a focus on smart metering and intelligent energy storage. He is currently Vice President of Business Development at CarbonQuest and is focused on technology that can increase decarbonization now. Prior to joining CarbonQuest, Stake was Vice President of Utility Business Development for Enel X, a global power company. Enel X acquired Demand Energy, in 2017, where Stake was a cofounder and a specialist in distributed energy storage systems. Prior to Demand Energy, Stake was a Vice President in various roles at Itron, a global leader in smart metering. Stake is applying his experience in developing new markets for emerging technologies that can have impact today. He is a third-generation power engineer who grew up in the energy industry. Stake is an active industry participant and his ability to explain complex technology into understandable terms has resulted in groups requesting his contribution in frequent speaking events and industry panels.