Grant Young

Lead Application Developer, Wattwatchers Digital Energy

Grant Young is an experienced digital strategist who leads application development for Wattwatchers Digital Energy. He also heads Wattwatchers’ ‘My Energy Marketplace’ project, backed by a $2.7 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), rolling out energy IoT solutions to 5000-plus homes, small businesses and schools Australia-wide. Before joining Wattwatchers in 2018, Grant was co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of local energy trading startup Nexergy. He previously founded and ran digital strategy development consultancy Zumio (2008–2017), fusing his experience in design thinking, social network engagement and business management to turn social innovation and sustainability into organisational advantage. Prior roles for Grant include co-founding pioneering Australian web application company Saasu and working with Digital Eskimo and WWF-Australia. Grant was awarded a Master of Sustainable Practice degree at RMIT in 2012.

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