Michael Shanko is a dynamic and diverse leader with over 15 years of experience in the utility sector. Michael has led several successful game-changing initiatives bringing innovation, automation and enhanced productivity across multiple verticals. Michael holds a Bachelors degree in management information systems, and possesses 20 years of IT and IT leadership experience. He currently leads Technology Strategy and Technology Management for Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI. Consumers Energy, focused on safe, excellent operations and providing an exceptional customer experience to every customer, every time, is currently deploying smart metering and smart grid technologies to further enhance the customer experience.