Dir., Technology Strategy, Edison International
Doug Kim is the Director of Technology Strategy at Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison. He is responsible for providing strategic direction, planning, and oversight to the company’s strategies around technology research and investment. He reviews and tracks relevant emerging technologies, advises on their existing applications and future strategic potential, and helps the company coordinate commercializing and/or putting them to operational use.
Prior to this position, Mr. Kim led Southern California Edison’s Advanced Technology organization. He was responsible for SCE’s smart grid development, which included advanced grid technologies, energy storage, electric transportation, and the integration of energy smart consumer products.
Before taking the helm at Advanced Technology, Mr. Kim led SCE’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness efforts to ensure SCE’s grid and services are prepared to support the integration of the many new electric vehicles being marketed by automobile manufacturers.
Prior to leading the PEV Readiness group’s activities, Mr. Kim served as general manager for Edison Carrier Solutions, a business unit of SCE that provides large capacity fiber optics-based broadband services to local and long distance telephone, alternative telecommunications service providers, wireless carriers, cable television, and internet access companies.
Kim began his tenure at Edison International (EIX), the parent company of SCE, in 1996 where he was engaged in the company’s strategic planning and new business development. He also served as an internal consultant for many of EIX’s operating units. Mr. Kim went on to manage a variety of SCE organizations where he led the assessment of new business opportunities, development of strategies, and detailed business plans.
Mr. Kim earned a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA and his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.