Experienced digital strategist Grant Young has joined Wattwatchers in the new in-house role of Lead Application Developer.
Grant brings with him strong user interface design and implementation skills, a longstanding personal and professional commitment to sustainability, and direct experience in the energy technology space.
Most recently Grant was co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of local energy trading startup Nexergy.
He previously founded and ran digital strategy development consultancy Zumio (2008-2017), fusing his experience in design thinking, social network engagement and business management to turn social innovation and sustainability into organisational advantage.
Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz has welcomed Grant to the Sydney-based energy technology company’s team.
‘We have a big agenda to develop and implement a suite of intelligent tools to support our solutions in the field, from installation onwards,’ said Dietz. ‘Grant’s experience and skill-set makes him an excellent recruit at the right time for where Wattwatchers is heading and where digitisation is taking the energy sector.’
Grant said that working with Wattwatchers and contributing further to the transformation of the energy sector to a smarter, cleaner and fairer future strongly matched both his career path and his community work commitments.
‘I’ve long envisaged a marketplace where the very idea of business success is fused with positive environmental and social outcomes,’ said Grant. ‘If we get the combined role of data and distributed energy resources right then that’s where electricity markets can end up.’
Prior roles for Grant include co-founding pioneering Australian web application company Saasu and working with Digital Eskimo and WWF Australia.
Grant was awarded a Master of Sustainable Practice degree at RMIT in 2012.