Willem Strabbing is Managing Director of ESMIG, the European voice of Smart Energy solution providers. In this position he is responsible for the ESMIG organisation, its strategy and the representation of ESMIG in Brussels. Before joining ESMIG, mr Strabbing was manager of the unit Intelligent Networks and Communication of KEMA Consulting. Mr. Strabbing has more than 25 years experience in advanced computer applications related to process automation. The development European strategies related to the implementation of Smart Meters and Consumer Energy Management Systems on both political and technical level currently are in the main focus of Mr. Strabbing’s work. He is involved in various discussions with stakeholders in Europe regarding these issues. Mr Strabbing represents ESMIG in the steering committees of the Smart Grid Coordination Group and the Smart Grid Task Force and he is chair of the Smart Meters Coordination Group of CEN/CENELEC/ETSI.