John Hodemaekers has an electro technical background and experience in Asset management. Today John is Innovation Manager in the Strategy and Innovation department of Stedin Netbeheer, a Dutch DSO, where he is responsible for a portfolio of smart grid projects. The focus of these projects is the transition to a more sustainable energy system. John also represents Stedin in several taskforces related to the transition. John is also chairman of the executive board of the USEF foundation. Stedin is one of the founding partners of this foundation. The foundation has developed the Universal Smart Energy Framework, a market control mechanism for a future sustainable energy system.