Jim Taylor is a nationally recognized electric industry leader and innovator of high character and credibility. His goal is to make complex ideas simple and inspire people to push the bounds of technology and their own barriers to achieve great results in a collaborative manner. He understands the need to pursue new ideas and technologies in order to continue to provide utility customers with leading-edge products and services. He is a highly motivated individual who works well in teams to get things accomplished. He is currently the VP Utility Solutions for Siemens Energy Management, Digital Grid.
Jim is an optimistic thought leader and business transformation prognostic for the utility of the future. He is an active change agent developing and executing utility strategic planning and technology modernization. His professional experience includes 15 years of operations experience at Tucson Electric Power, 10 years of power substation and distribution operations and maintenance experience with Barrick Goldsrike Mine in Elko Nevada and 2 years substation commissioning and electrical maintenance with Power Engineers. The experience has provided a unique understanding and need for management of reliability, environmental sustainability and fiscal responsibility within the utility environment.