Surya Panditi

Enel X North America

President & Chief Executive Officer

Surya Panditi is the President and CEO of Enel X North America, managing the company’s business in the United States and Canada. In this role, Panditi oversees the smart energy revolution Enel X is leading through its integrated, sustainable energy solutions and electric vehicle charging technologies. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector to Enel X, leveraging his expertise on digital transformation across industries. With a career path ranging from launching startups to leading a $4 billion dollar business unit, Panditi is never afraid to take risks and branch into unchartered territories. Prior to joining Enel X in July 2019, Panditi was General Manager at software development company, CA Technologies. His background includes executive level leadership roles at Cisco Systems, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Service Provider Networking Group, overseeing strategy, engineering, and marketing direction for service provider networking platforms. He has also served in executive and advisory roles for several start-up companies including CEO of Avici (which he took public via an IPO), AirGrub, Advisor to StageOne Ventures, Rockport Systems, Enkoo (acquitted by SonicWall) and Rasa Networks (acquired by HPE).

Sessions With Surya Panditi

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Distributed Energy: Balancing flexibility, reliability & resilience

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)—including solar photovoltaics, battery storage, electric vehicles, and responsive loads—are proliferating in distribution grids around the world as customers seek greater control over the cost and environmental footprint of their electricity use. At the same time, extreme weather events, natural disasters, and cyber intrusions have brought the resiliency value of these resources into focus. As widespread adoption becomes a reality, utilities face new challenges and opportunities that have the potential to transform the way the distribution grid is managed. What role should utilities play in guiding DER adoption? How should the resiliency benefits of DERs be valued? What lessons can be drawn from regions where DER penetration is already significant?