Thomas N. Mikkelsen is the Director, Consulting for VaasaETT in the European Framework 7 project; ADVANCED. He has more than ten years of managerial experience as a Head of Department, Senior Manager and as a Marketing Director from the utility sector in Denmark and great international experience ranging from being a member of the SEDC; member of the board in the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance, being appointed to the Expert Group work on Smart Energy in the EU Commission and working as a Senior Manager in Panasonic and VP of Green Energy Options.
He holds an MA from Universities in Denmark and Norway and is skilled in business development and international relations from both working experience and an MBA module in business development from University of Southern Denmark.
He has more than 10 years of experience from the utility business in marketing - pioneering the field of digital marketing with prize winning campaigns like European Utility Award winner; The Meter Hunt for Danish utility SEAS-NVE.
He has been working with international companies like Panasonic and Green Energy Options in developing the future business of Smart Home technology and Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) through visualization of energy use in private homes and the creating customer relations through the use of big data.
He is engaged in several inter-European networks focusing on user involvement, customer interaction and actual implementation of Smart Home Technology and Active Demand. He has extensive experience as a speaker, a panel member and a chairman of both Danish and international conferences.