Marco Ferrara, Ph.D., is co-founder and SVP of Analytics and Business Development at Form Energy, where he supervises market opportunity analysis, product and service development and business development of Form’s long-duration, ultra-low cost electrical storage platform. Prior to Form, Marco was VP of Energy Analytics and Optimization at IHI Inc., where he led research and development of electrical storage optimal configuration and control software. Marco started his career in energy storage at 24M Technologies, where he created the industry leading software ESWare™, which subsequently acquired by IHI. An engineer by training and entrepreneurial thinker, Marco has been involved in the development and commercialization of innovative hardware and software technologies in several energy ventures. Early in his career, Marco was a lead developer of the portfolio valuation software at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading. Marco holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila, in his native Italy.