Donald McGillis

April 16, 2019 | 8:30-9:15am

Smart Cities: AI for More Sustainable, Reliable, & Affordable Energy.  BluWave-ai will discuss some of the challenges facing communities, corporations, & utilities that want to increase their reliance on renewables, especially the ability to manage the cost and intermittency of different energy sources with user load in real-time. They will explore how artificial intelligence can be used to address these challenges and share how some of their clients like Summerside, Hydro Ottawa, and India’s Tata Power are leveraging artificial intelligence to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, while also improving grid reliability. T

About Donald McGillis

Donald McGillis is the Director of Business Development at BluWave-ai based in Ottawa, Canada. His work at BluWave-ai enables him to concentrate on the aspect of business he loves the most, meeting industry experts and sharing ideas and concepts for the application of Technology.

Before joining BluWave-ai, Don was the co-founder of Bright Pulse Networks, a developer of OTA WAN solutions for the telecom industry. He has also spent time in the performance analysis market working for Netscout Systems, and identity management solutions with Amdocs (formerly Bridgewater Systems). Don was also instrumental in the success of start-up Akara as VP of Sales, based in Ottawa which went on to be acquired by Ciena. Before these engagements, Don spent 10 years as General Manager of the telecom group for GN Nettest out of Copenhagen Denmark.

Don is an Instrumentation Engineering Technologist with additional computer science course work from Carleton University. When Don is not at work, he enjoys coaching his son’s Pee Wee hockey team, the Vipers, doing wood working projects, working on his sports car, as well as mountain biking and touring art galleries with his family.