Thomas Walter is managing director Easy Smart Grid GmbH in Karlsruhe/Germany. His professional career focussed on digitisation with roles in R&D, product management, strategy, business development and general management in medium to large industrial, consulting and financial companies. Since 2011 he worked in energy, founding Easy Smart Grid in 2014 (voted top 3 smart energy start-up by EIT Digital in 2014) to develop and provide smart technology for efficient renewable-dominated energy systems. He studied electrical engineering at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Essex/GB and holds a PhD in industrial sensing from RWTH Aachen.