Wade is the North American CEO of OMNETRIC Group, a new Siemens and Accenture company providing integrated and innovative solutions for improved utility IT/OT convergence. Wade has a broad background with substantial experience in utility information systems, distribution, customer interface, and metering and communications technologies. Previously he served as the Managing Director of Grid Operations for Accenture. He has also served as an officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Powel Group, Inc. (now Powel ASA), and UTILITY.COM, the first internet utility. He has provided energy-related consulting to utilities, customers and suppliers. Wade holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.