LARSH JOHNSON, a smart grid trailblazer is Chief Technology Officer for Stem Energy in San Francisco. He worked previously at Siemens Digital Grid, where he led technology development teams on consumer metering, demand response, analytics, control center software and grid automation. He co-founded eMeter, a Bay Area software company developing meter data management, analytics and advanced smart grid applications. Prior to eMeter, he co-founded CellNet Data Systems, a pioneer in wireless networks for smart metering and distribution automation and now a unit of Landis+Gyr, a Toshiba company. Larsh was a founding member of the Department of Energy’s Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC) and remains a member emeritus. He earned his B.S. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.