Dr. Michel Kamel is the founder and CTO of MelRok, a leading developer of real time cloud-based energy monitoring and control technologies for tomorrow’s smart grid. He received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University. Michel has more than 18 years of executive experience with energy and high technology companies. His expertise and focus is in using real-time information and big data analytics to continuously assess, optimize and control building energy systems. He is the author of several research publications and technology patents in aerospace, cloud-based energy optimization and cybersecurity for cloud-based energy controls. Michel is the principal investigator on multiple groundbreaking energy projects, including a CEC funded project (ACCO BEMS) to deploy the world’s first cloud-managed buildings, and utility projects for secure real-time cloud-based controls of distributed energy resources (loads, storage and PV).