Duncan Botting Appointed Director, European Utilities Telecom Council

Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium — The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) announced today that it has appointed Duncan Botting as director, European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) effective December 1, 2013.  Botting will succeed Peter Moray who will remain active in the Council’s global growth.

Botting joins EUTC from Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he served as Business Innovation and Growth Director, and will continue to serve as Managing Director of Global Smart Transformation Limited, a global firm which he founded to provide mentoring, technical and implementation services to government and commercial clients to accelerate smart infrastructure development.

“Duncan has had an influential role in Europe linking national governments and industry to advance technology innovation for critical infrastructures,” said Connie Durcsak, UTC’s President and CEO. “His experience will be instrumental in EUTC’s ongoing commitment to implementing strategies with respect to the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) in meeting the aspirations of the European utility industry and all associated stakeholders,” she added.

Prior to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Botting’s experience includes roles as Executive Chairman of the Scottish European Green Energy Centre and as Head of Technology and Business Development for ABB (UK) Ltd. His professional activities include Vice Chair, European Commission’s European Technology Platform Smart Grids, and participation on boards and committees promoting the advancement Smart Cities and Smart Grids across Europe and Asia.

“Duncan Botting’s vision and enthusiasm for advancing the adoption of policies and technologies supporting smart infrastructure will drive EUTC programs successfully into the future,” said Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié, Chairman of the EUTC Board of Directors. “Few in the industry have a deeper understanding of the issues facing our region and we look forward to leveraging his abilities in support of EUTC’s membership.”

“This is an exciting time for our industry and I look forward to expanding EUTC’s important role in influencing and delivering solutions into the critical infrastructure domain,” says Botting. “My experience in the Smart Grid and Smart City efforts in Europe has been at the interface between government and industry and EUTC will continue to deliver knowledge, guidance and programmes in this area to ensure ideas are turned into beneficial action,” said Botting.

CONTACT:

Paul Lekan | 202.833.6815 | paul.lekan@utc.org

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About UTC

Utility telecommunications is integral to reliable and secure utility services. UTC is the premier trade association navigating the convergence of telecommunications, operations and information technology to identify, innovate and enable mission critical solutions for essential utility services.  Since 1948, UTC has served as the source and resource for information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, collaboration and advocacy for utilities and other critical infrastructure industries. For more information visit www.utc.org.

About EUTC:

European Utilities Telecom Council or EUTC is the trade association for telecom and IT professionals at European utilities. EUTC understands that technology is rapidly changing the role of telecom in Europe’s electric, gas and water utilities, energy companies and other critical infrastructure companies. As utilities use their vast experience in building and managing sophisticated telecommunications networks to enter Europe’s new competitive telecoms markets, EUTC supports their efforts with education, networking, benchmarking and resources. For more information, visit www.eutc.org.

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