Sacha Meckler (Markets and Systems Specialist) has over 16 years' experience working in the smart grid, smart city and telecoms domains. During this time he has held roles across a very broad spectrum of organisations from start-ups, telecoms vendors and operators, to banks and consultancies. His work has covered technical, commercial, policy and strategic domains, and he has designed and implemented innovation projects in Europe and Africa. He is an author on range of innovation subjects with a specialisation on the transformation of the energy sector. He holds a MSc Environmental Economics and Development Policy from the LSE, a BSc (Hons) Electrical Engineering from WITS and a great passion for the environment and music.