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Liang Downey

Director, Nextek Power Systems, a Founding Member of EMerge

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Liang Downey is a Director at Nextek Power Systems, a founding member of the Emerge Alliance. She brings years of professional experience from the high-tech industry in market development for technology based innovations. She consulted and collaborated with industry thought leaders on strategy, adoption and deployment for many first-of-a-kind technology implementations to help companies achieve new revenue target or improve business bottom lines. Her domain expertise ranges from smart grid, intelligent utility networks, wireless, RFID, sensor and actuators, intelligent transportation system and smart vehicles. She is currently a director at Nextek Power Systems. Nextek brings new efficiency to integrate and distribute hybrid electrical power, including on site solar and wind, battery storage, to accelerate renewable energy implementation and the reform toward a new energy network much like that of the internet. Prior to that, she was a technology solution professional for IBM’s Energy & Utility sector, business development executive for IBM Wireless Pervasive Computing group, and a consultant and technical advisor for the auto business unit. She holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and is completing a MBA with renewable energy focus.