Mr Carlos Samitier holds a degree on Telecommunication and an MBA by the University of Madrid. He has been working for more than 25 years in the field of Power Utility Control Networks.
He is founder andCEO of Pullnetand has anextensive consultancy experience in the field of Power System automation using IEC 61850 technology.
Carlos Samitier is an active member of CIGRE and IEEE. He has been member and convenor of different working groups. He has published more than 45 papers in International conferences and symposiums as well as 10 CIGRE Technical Guides that develop the application of different technologies.
In 2003 received the CIGRE Technical Committee award for his technical contributions.
In 2010 he was appointed as Chairman of Study Committee D2 of CIGRE on IT and Telecom which gathers specialist from 43 countries.
In 2012 he was appointed as CIGRE Distinguish member and in 2016 as Honour Member.
He is editor and author of the book “Utility Communication Networks and Services”, ISBN 978-3-319-40282-6, a book of the CIGRE “Green books” series.
He has a long experience as consultant and instructor providing tutorials on IEC 61850, Cyber security and Smart Grid.
He is also member of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee that defines different aspects of the Electrical Substations architecture. He participated in the definition of the UCA architecture and is co-author of several IEEE standards. In 1999 he was awarded with a special IEEE mention for his contribution to the definition of the use of Ethernet in substations.
He is a permanent member of the Spanish IEC TC57 committee that deals with Smart Grid and Cyber security standards.
He participate in the G7 submit were the best practices for cyber security protection of the Power System were proposed.