Mark B.M. Ossel (1955), Vice President NES, is focused on developing the Energy and Utility market for Networked Energy Services in Central and East Europe, Middle East, Africa, by extending the network of partners and growing the customerbase. He is involved in AMR since 2001, when Echelon started with Enel (It) the world largest AMR project, and has been involved in most large scale deployments in Europe. He was selected in 2015 as one of top 40 most influential people in Europe by Metering International.Mark is also member of the board of OSGP Alliance, the international industry & utility user group publishing OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol), and involved in international standardization efforts. Active member in ETSI, various CEN /CENELEC Technical commitees (TC13, TC57), ESMIG and member European Commission Steering board Task force Smart Grid. (SGCG/M490).Mark has a background of more then 20 years in various management functions in the Information & Communication Technology market (Burroughs/Unisys), before he became involved in energy management, smart metering and Smart Grids in 2001.Mark has a degree in marketing and economics, and attended additional courses in The Netherlands, UK and USA; he has a special interest in applying new technology.Based on his experience, and the contacts with many utilities cross EMEA & APJ, he is frequently invited on many international events as speaker, chairman and forummember on the subjects energy management; smart metering, smart grid, smart home & smart building.Mark has a Dutch nationality, lives in the Netherlands and is a.o. a member of Rotary International , non-executive member of various boards and active in the Unesco World Heritage program.