Edmund Barrett studied a BA (Hons) International Business Studies with German at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England. After 6 years at npower Limited in the UK, working predominantly on energy efficiency-related customer propositions, he then moved to Germany and began working for RWE Effizienz GmbH. A further 4 years spent working on the home automation system innogy SmartHome (formerly RWE SmartHome) in a product management role gave him a good understanding of smart devices and communication protocols. This experience led him to becoming an initial project team member for Lemonbeat prior to the creation of Lemonbeat GmbH, after which, in January 2016, he then joined the company officially. He leads our Technology Partner Management program.