Yann Kulp is VP SmartSpace USA at Schneider Electric, a $30 Billion global leader in energy management solutions. From 2012 to 2015 Yann lead the Residential Energy Solutions business, where his team developed customer engagement, energy efficiency & demand Response solutions for utilities, smart cities & energy retailers in North America, including the flagship Wiser Air & Efficiency Advisor solutions (see www.wiserhome.com). Prior to that he was based in Paris as Director Communications – Residential & Commercial controls for Schneider Electric EMEAS, and also held marketing & strategy roles at Legrand & Schneider Electric in US & Europe. Yann studied business in France, followed by an MBA at Syracuse University. He lives in Chicago with his wife & their 3 children, serves of the board of the Chicago French-American Chamber of Commerce and CABA.org, and is active in the Chicago clean-tech community. Next ambitions: own a Model A Ford & drive it all year round, and join the 2016 Polar Plunge.