Ronald (Ron) Ambrosio  Ronald  (Ron) Ambrosio photo       

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IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Smarter Energy Research (Member, Industry Academy and Academy of Tech)
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  IBM Academy of Technology  |  IBM Industry Academy  |  IEEE   |  New York Academy of Science

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More information:  U.S. Dept. of Energy GridWise Architecture Council


Ron Ambrosio is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for Smarter Energy Research, overseeing the Energy & Utilities Industry activities in IBM's twelve world-wide Research Laboratories. Ron joined IBM in 1981 at the T.J. Watson Research Center, working in a variety of areas including embedded operating systems, distributed application frameworks, and pervasive computing environments, ultimately focusing on networked embedded computing with particular emphasis on what he coined “Internet-scale Control Systems” - the interoperability of sensor networks and control systems with enterprise systems and business processes. He helped establish IBM’s activities in both Intelligent Utility Networks and Sensors & Actuators.

In 2000 Ron began working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) on the planning, collaboration and workshops that led to the establishment of the DoE GridWise initiative in late 2002, and then on the planning and launch of the GridWise Alliance industry consortium in 2003. In 2004 he was selected to sit on the 13-member DoE GridWise Architecture Council, and also served as Chairman of the Council in 2009-2010.

Ron is a member of the Industry Steering Committee for the DoE Grid Modernization Lab Collaborative (GMLC) Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) Program, and also serves on the GMLC Interoperability Project's Industry Partner Team.

Ron is active in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 Working Group 1, where he is the Editor of the IoT  application interoperability standard series (ISO/IEC 18012), and is the former Chairman of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel v2.0 (SGIP v2.0) Architecture Committee.