Andrej Souvent is CEO of Operato d.o.o. – a daughter company of the Slovenian TSO Eles. Before joining Operato, he had been with Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute for 15 years, seven years serving as head of the Electric Power System Control and Operation department. Andrej has over 25 years of experience in OT and IT, primarily in the area of power system applications, and broad experience in the integration of smart grid technologies and solutions into power system operation. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana and is a member of IEEE, CIGRE, and IEC.