Mandana White is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Smart Grid Forums, an independent conference production company serving the European power grid sector. Mandana’s career in conferences started in 1995 at IIR Telecoms (now Informa) where she developed a series of highly successful and influential technical conferences and training programmes for the European telecom sector. From there her passion for technical markets took her into sectors such as Construction, Aviation, Supply Chain, Food Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare. She launched Smart Grid Forums in 2011 with a Customer-first ethos and a desire to help drive the clean energy agenda. Mandana has one daughter aged 9, is a keen yogi, enjoys stand-up comedy, and talks about gender equality in the workplace.