Dr. Claudio Lima
Founder, BEC Blockchain Engineering Council
Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned Technology Development/ Innovation and thought leader in Advanced Energy (utilities, oil and gas) and telecom/IT, working with emerging technologies, M&A and Digital Transformation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has Fortune 500 industry and high-tech start-up experience as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and VP of Innovation, leading teams in advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain for Digital Energy, Smart Grid and Microgrid/DER, including Intelligent Distributed AI-Driven Machines. He served as Vice Chair of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Standards, where he made significant contributions to the development of global smart grid.
Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid CTO of Huawei Technologies in Europe-Asia-Pacific and as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS)/ Sr. Research Scientist at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (Sprint ATL), in Silicon Valley-CA. He has set up and led global advanced research and engineering projects with collaboration in a wide variety of industries, including energy, telecom and IT/IoT. He has more than 100+ conference keynote speaker presentations and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 12 USPTO patent awards. He is the Founder of Blockchain Engineering Council- BEC, Co-Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)/Energy, Utility and Oil & Gas, promoting Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Machine Learning/AI and Enterprise Blockchain Energy collaboration with industry partners, driving the Digital Energy Transformation.