Yann Kulp is VP of Strategy at Schneider Electric, a $27 billion global leader in energy management solutions. Prior to this role, Yann was based in Paris as Director, Communications - Residential & Commercial Controls for Schneider Electric EMEAS, and also held sales, marketing and strategy roles at Legrand and Schneider Electric in U.S. and Europe. He leads the strategic & commercial growth of residential & small commercial energy management solutions in North America. They deliver cloud connected customer engagement, energy efficiency and demand response solutions for homes, small buildings (banking, retail chains...), small businesses, utilities, smart cities and energy retailers. Kulp studied business in France, followed by an MBA at Syracuse University. Since 2012, he is based in Chicago with his wife and three children. In addition to the CABA board, he serves of the board of the Chicago chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, is co-chair of the CABA Connected Home Council, and is active in the Chicago start-up community.