Peter has a strong background in telecommunications: he worked for 23 years in the telecom sector in the Netherlands in several executive IT management positions in the fixed, mobile and internet business. Peter started in the Utility sector in 2007 where since then he is driving strategy and the initiation of business programs and roadmaps of the Dutch utility sector and Stedin, related to the energy transition (market model developments, flexibility, unbundling), telecoms, smart meters & smart grids, (flexibility) and TSO-DSO data- management. He joined Stedin (DSO) in 2010. Peter has participated in M490 activities of CENCENELEC/ETSI and an active member of the EU taskforce smart grids (EG1 + EG3), and the TSO-DSO data-management platform. P.A.M.Hermans holds a MSc degree on Telecommunications and a CMC degree on change management (ICMCI).