Sr Dir Digital Innovation and Transformation, New York Power Authority

Ali Mohammed is the Sr Director of the Digital Innovation and Transformation Office at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) overseeing the implementation of NYPA’s Digital Strategy along with the Digital Workforce program, Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy (AGILe), and Research and Development. In his capacity, Ali oversees a portfolio of projects estimated at approx. $3 billion and is leading and partners with internal and external stakeholders to drive innovation and transformation to support NYPA’s end-to-end digital utility vision; one that leverages connectivity, analytics, and cutting edge digital infrastructure to optimize physical and data assets, enable our workforce, and empower our customers. Ali serves on Industry Advisory Boards and is also the founding Chairman of the Utility Broadband Alliance and leads the New York State ConnectALL Pilot projects. Prior to joining the Digital Innovation & Transformation Office, Ali worked in the Utility Operations business unit where he was the project manager for major strategic and interconnection projects estimated at over $800 million. Ali is an alumnus of Manhattan College, earning a Master’s degree in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Ali also holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering from India and is a certified Project Management Professional.