Bob King provided government affairs, as well as, business development advice and support services to a long list of emerging energy technology and service companies, as President of Good Company Associates, Inc., for over 25 years. His firm, which he continues to advise, has a reputation for thought leadership in utilities and energy markets policy, especially with respect to renewable energy, efficiency, storage and demand management. Since 1999, a major area of focus was smart energy technology and the power of information—from AMI to the Internet of things. He is currently focused on the issue of data accessibility and innovation, and under the umbrellas of Smart Meter Global, Inc. Bob is working to create a unified, international platform for simplified but secure energy data sharing. Bob previously served as Vice President for Governmental Affairs of Smart Energy Water, Inc., a Vice President of Resource Management International, the precursor of Navigant Consulting, and regional director of KENETECH Corporation. He earlier had a 20-year career in government service, including as first director of renewable energy programs for the TVA, and as clean energy advisor to the Governor of California, and the Governor and Lt. Governor of Texas. He served on the board of the Advanced Energy Management Alliance of North America, the Gulf Coast Power Association, and Mission:data for many years. He was founder of the Texas Solar Energy Society, the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association, the California Wind Energy Association, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, and the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource. He is a registered engineer and lobbyist, and trained mediator. Bob is a graduate of Vanderbilt engineering school, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, at UT, Austin.