David A. Cohen

Founder and CEO of Dcntral and Advisor Hashgraph

David A. Cohen, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work on Smart Software platforms. In 2012, David was named as one of the Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the SmartGrid by Greentech Media.  David was the founder and CEO of Infotility where he pioneered “the Grid Edge” and unlocked a multi-billion dollar SmartGrid market.  David is also founding Member Emeritus of the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) which was instrumental in launching the vision for the SmartGrid industry.  He wrote The Electrinet: A Communications Architecture for a Competitive Electric Power Industry.  On June 13th, 2017, David was a  member of the IOTA Foundation when the IOTA Token Cryptocurrency launch broke all previous records by reaching a $1.7 Billion market cap on the first day of trading on the international exchange, Bitfinex as reported by Forbes.  David has 24 years of management, software platform development, and business development experience for emerging energy technology companies.  He has specialized in the areas of Decentralized Energy Systems (Smart Buildings, Solar + Storage, E-Mobility, Microgrids, and Nanogrids). He is an expert on decentralized software and control systems including AI-Based Analytics, Transactive Energy, Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Peer-to-Peer (P2P), and Blockchain technology.  David has presented at venues such as REFF Wall Street, MIT, TEDx, and other global conference venues.