Kay Aikin, Chief Executive Officer, co-founded Introspective Systems. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with one of the first sustainability engineering degrees in the country, spending her career as an energy engineer, architectural designer, and business development executive. Kay’s expertise includes reconciling diverse requirements, engineering feasibility, and budgetary limitations to ensure projects are both cost-effective and sustainable. With her co-founder Dr. Caryl Johnson she helped design their patented xGraph platform as the first independent, modular service architecture for collaborative AI, used in the electrical grid, distributing control to the grid edge. With 25 years as an entrepreneur in the renewable industry, she has experience in founding and running design/build construction companies, managing multi-million dollar sales forces, and business and market development consulting and now complex software systems.