Allan Schurr is responsible for IBM’s market strategy, regulatory policy, and partner management for the global electric, gas, and water industries. IBM’s solutions include offerings in customer management, advanced metering infrastructure, and work & asset management that integrate the breadth of IBM hardware, software, and service offerings.
In addition, Schurr leads IBM’s utility initiatives for emerging solutions targeting the role of energy in a Smarter Planet, supported by a broad ecosystem. In this role, Schurr is working with utility companies to accelerate the development of Smart Grid and the integration of renewable energy sources and distributed energy assets like plug-in vehicles.
Schurr is a frequent speaker and has testified before the US Congress regarding the benefits of smart grid technology and impediments to its development. In 2010 he was named to earth2tech’s Top 15 Connected Car Influencers, and he holds a patent for System and Method for Energy Usage Curtailment and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California Davis and a masters in business administration from St. Mary’s College in California. He is a registered engineer in the State of California.