David Socha is Teradata’s Practice Partner for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). He began his career as a hands-on electrical distribution engineer, keeping the lights on in Central Scotland, before becoming a part of ScottishPower’s electricity retail deregulation programme in the late 1990s. After a period in IT management and consulting roles, David joined Teradata around 9 years ago to found their International Utilities practice, later also taking on responsibilities in Smart Cities and the wider Industrial IoT sector. He lives in Singapore. Don’t get him talking about whisky or guitars unless you have a lot of time on your hands.