Mission:data advocates for customer-friendly energy data access policies throughout the country in order to deliver benefits for consumers and enable an innovative, vibrant market for energy management services. 



 The Mission:data Coalition is guided by these two simple principles:

  1. All consumers should have easy access to the best available information about their energy use (including both “backhaul” information through the utility website and real-time information directly from smart meters) and the ability to easily share that data with energy management service providers of their choice.

  2. Energy consumption and pricing information should be provided in the best available format to support innovative new services (including machine-readable formats that are consistent nationwide and consistent with the best industry standards).

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Michael Murray, President

Michael served as Mission:data's Chief Technology Strategist from 2014-2016 and now as its President. Previously, he co-founded Lucid in 2004, an energy management software company serving commercial building owners. He has over fifteen years of experience with building automation, energy management, metering and public utility regulation. Michael earned his B.A. with highest honors from Oberlin College.



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Richard W. Caperton leads Arcadia Power’s regulatory and policy functions, where his job is making sure that energy markets work well for the company’s products.  Prior to this, Richard led national policy development and ran the regulatory team covering the eastern United States for Opower, which was acquired by Oracle. Earlier in his career, he did research and advocacy on energy finance policy at the Center for American Progress and political organizing at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  Richard and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

Scott McGaraghan, Nest  -- Scott was Nest’s first employee dedicated to establishing partnerships with energy companies.  He currently heads up Energy Product Strategy for Nest, defining and delivering the next generation of products and service to sell to and through enterprise partners. Previously, Scott worked for demand response aggregator EnerNOC, overseeing business development activities in the Western US and internationally. In this capacity, Scott opened EnerNOC’s UK office, the company’s first outside of North America. Scott holds Engineering and Business degrees from Stanford. He has been published and spoken extensively on issues relating to breakthrough approaches to energy management, and currently resides in Menlo Park, CA.



Roy Perry,  — As Vice President of Ecosystem Alliances, Roy identifies and assesses new ecosystem partners, and manages alliances with IoT regulatory, standards, research, and policy organizations. Roy also led Alarm’s cable/telco channel and business development efforts from 2011 until 2016. Mr. Perry serves on the board of the Z-Wave Alliance, Mission:data, and on CABA’s Connected Home Council. Previously, Mr. Perry served for six years as Director, Strategic Assessment, at CableLabs, where he formed and managed the Security, Monitoring and Automation program, developing home security and smart home solutions and standards for the cable industry. Mr. Perry has 30 years of experience working in the software and telecommunications industries, with extensive knowledge of IP networking, technology policy, broadband, VoIP, cloud services, and the Internet of Things.