Aurélio Blanquet is graduated in Electronics Engineering and has a MBA in business administration. Since 2017, Aurélio Blanquet is Director for Networks Digital Platform at EDP Distribuição, Vice-President of EUTC (European Utilities Telecom Council), Board Member of Prime Alliance and Executive Member of the Assembly Committee of ENCS (European Network for Cyber Security). From 2007 until 2017, he was Director of Automation and Telecommunications in EDP Distribuição, Chair of EE-ISAC (European Energy Information and Analysis Center), Board Member of EUTC (European Utilities Telecom Council), Board Member of Prime Alliance, Member of Eurelectric WG Distribution System Design as Portugal representative and Member of the EC Expert Group 2 (EG2), initiative focused in Data Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Security of smart grids, within the SGTF (Smart Grids Task Force). From 2002 to 2007, Aurélio Blanquet was Associate Director of Network Operations at EDP Distribuição. Fom 1999 until 2007, he was Director at ONI Telecom, head of Business Development Projects and responsible for the e-commerce B2C business. Until 1999, he was Head of Department for Tele-control and Telecommunications at EDP. Aurélio Blanquet has been Project Manager of R&D Projects covering the area of SCADA/DSM Systems, Substation Automation, Distribution Automation, Intelligent Sensors and Digital Power-Line Telecommunications.