Dr. Balakrishnan G. Iyer (Balki) is Chief Commercial Officer for Eos Energy Storage. He was recently Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Utopus Insights, a New York-based global renewable energy analytics company, recently acquired by Vestas. Balki began his career at Schlumberger; has previously served as COO of renewable energy giant, Enel Green Power; and as VP, Business Development at GE. He earned a Master’s in Engineering from Binghamton University in New York, an MBA from New York University (NYU) Stern, and Joint Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in India. In 2019, Balki was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Binghamton University. Balki is on the advisory group for INK, a TED-like platform in India, and a member of the State University of New York, Binghamton Alumni Board. Balki sat on the Executive Board for GE’s Asia Pacific American Forum. Along with his wife, Balkico-founded Iyer Educational Institutions (IEI) with the mission to offer inclusive learning opportunities for children with autism.