Global Director of Energy Industry Solutions, Google
As the Global Director for Google Energy Industry Solutions, Larry Cochrane works closely with Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Natives to accelerate their transition to the safe and reliable production and delivery of Carbon Free Energy (CFE). Google is leading the industry with solutions, tools, and techniques to enable the transition to 24×7 CFE. He is pioneering approaches to apply AI-ML to some of the most challenging problems in the energy industry necessary for next generation operation of the power system. Mr. Cochrane is focused on the adoption of GCP by Energy companies. He also is helping shape X Moonshot projects in the Energy sector. He has held roles such as MD/CTO for the Power and Utilities vertical at Microsoft including authoring of the Smart Energy Reference Architecture and leading NERC CIP compliance for Azure. Mr. Cochrane was a member of the Executive Committee and VP of R&D and Product Development for the Network Controls business of AREVA where he was responsible for products ranging from Protection and Control relays to Distribution Management Systems to Energy Management Systems and Markets. While at the Boeing Company, Mr. Cochrane developed the operating system for the MOD-2, the first 2.5MW wind turbine for a DOE research program. He also managed Flight Test for the NASA Ames Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He brings with him over three decades of Energy and Utilities information technology and operations systems R&D, product development and support experience. Cochrane holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Washington.