Full Name
David Lawrence
Job Title
Technology Development Manager
Duke Energy
Speaker Bio
David Lawrence is a Technology Development Manager with Duke Energy working in the Emerging Technology Office (ETO) over the last 8 years. In this role, he provides leadership on a portfolio of technologies to support the future distributed electric grid. He is a founding technologist in the development of the NAESB ratified OpenFMB platform and chaired the Emerge Alliance working group that produced the ANSI C12.32 DC metering standard. Currently, he is focused on DC microgrids, grid cybersecurity, device interoperability, distributed intelligence with well-defined abstraction layers, and edge analytics.

Mr. Lawrence has 44 years of experience in the energy industry working with Westinghouse, ABB, and Duke Energy. He worked in research and development and IT management for electric metering, transformer, and switchgear products and manufacturing. His roles included embedded systems development, test equipment, engineering management, global engineering tools and information systems, manufacturing execution (MES) and scheduling systems, product life-cycle management (PLM), and IT management. A native of Portsmouth, VA, Mr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been awarded six US Patents.
David Lawrence