Mike Bianco

Managing Director

Utilities & Energy Companies

Austin, TX +1.512.493.5417

Areas of Expertise

Mike is a managing director in the global energy practice supporting utilities clients. He brings more than 26 years of combined experience leading Information and operational technology strategy, engineering, program planning, systems integration, and consulting experience with a variety of industries including energy and utilities, semiconductor manufacturing, banking and investment, city and state government.

He has spent the last 14 years developing innovative technology solutions and consulting services to move utilities to the digital grid; specifically focused on grid modernization strategy and implementation, transformational program planning and delivery, IT/OT systems integration, telecommunications engineering and build, grid security and compliance, and grid operations analytics. As a member of the energy and utilities leadership team, Mike will partner with Navigant clients to develop transformational programs to deliver a smarter, more sustainable energy future through digitalization, renewable, clean energy sources and the evolving energy cloud.

Before Navigant, Mike held various senior management roles for BRIDGE Energy Group, leading Solutions Delivery, Solutions Engineering and the Grid Operations Practice. Mike has experience leading grid modernization, technology strategy and program development, T&D real-time systems integration, grid security and compliance, and grid analytics strategy and implementation. He has also been active in shaping new solutions for the grid edge, including geospatial visualization and intelligence, DER strategy and implementation, and emerging solutions for DER monitoring and control.

Education
M.S., Engineering Management, California State University, Northridge
B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology
Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Membership and Activity Information
Certified volunteer, Austin Disaster Relief Network, www.adrn.org

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