Fred Ellermeier is Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) team. SII is Black & Veatch’s innovation and technology business that leverages both a distributed infrastructure development capability along with a world-class data analytics platform (ASSET360TM) that is focused on IoT and Smart Cities frameworks. SII addresses the areas of Smart City system design and construction, enterprise asset management, capital prioritization, resource sustainability, and advanced predictive analytics to a wide variety of clients across all of Black & Veatch’s business sectors. Before leading SII, Fred held a combination of operations management and innovation development roles. With over 20 years of experience, Fred is an expert in new market and new business growth in the areas of energy management and sustainable development practices.