Josh Gould is Department Manager for Con Edison’s “Utility of the Future” group, where he focuses on incorporating external innovation, developing partnerships and identifying new business opportunities related to the growth of distributed energy resources. Prior to joining Con Edison, he led the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) approach to commercializing power systems research. During his time at ARPA-E, he worked with companies such as AutoGrid, Varentec, Smart Wires, and ProsumerGrid. Prior to joining ARPA-E, he founded Gould Energy Storage, a firm that helped client Southern California Edison write the winning proposal for what was – at the time – the world’s largest lithium-ion grid storage battery at a wind farm in Tehachapi, CA. Prior to this, he worked for Innosight Ventures, an investment firm based on the applied research of Dr. Clayton Christensen, disruptive innovation theorist and a Professor at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.