James Thomson

Principal, Deloitte Consulting,
USA & Deloitte Global Leader of Smart Grid Practice
Thomson is responsible for leading Deloitte Consulting’s Smart Metering and Smart Grid activities in the US, and also leads Deloitte’s Global Community of Practice for Smart Grid. Much of his 25 year professional career has been focused on delivering complex solutions to the utility industry, with the past 9 years focused on the emergence of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and related solutions. He has served in key roles (including Program Director) for some of the largest Smart Metering implementations undertaken in North America, and advises numerous utilities on their Smart Grid and Smart Metering programs.

Thomson also represents Deloitte Consulting on key industry initiatives such as the International Electrotechnical Commission working group focusing on standardization for information exchange in the utility industry. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, US, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, US.

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