Nick Blandford currently manages Schneider Electric’s Global Blogging Community with the goal of igniting the intelligent energy conversation everywhere energy is consumed on this beautiful planet. Over the past 9 years, Nick’s been involved with the sales, marketing, business development and communication aspects of Schneider Electric’s energy management solutions. He is a strong advocate for forward-looking and holistic energy policies & strategies, and the role they play in catalyzing the societal movement towards a profitable, successful and sustainable future. Nick is an alumnus of both the Alliance for Global Sustainability YES programme (MIT, University of Tokyo, Chalmers University, ETH Zürich) and the World Energy Congress FELP. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Student Energy which holds the biennial International Student Energy Summit (ISES). He has also co-founded a sustainable investment advisory company and has held analyst and research roles with several sustainability and carbon reporting organizations. Residing on the west coast of Canada, he holds a Masters of Science degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics/Psychology) from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. One more note; Nick loves having fun outside in this wonderful world.