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Chris Johnson

American Electric Power | Enterprise & Innovation

As Vice President & General Manager Energy Solutions for Intertrust, Chris, a proven high-impact leader, works with the company driving growth in trusted distributed energy resources providing flexible solutions for customers, asset owners, and utilities. Intertrust is leading the future of interconnected systems, establishing trust in energy and media ecosystems.

Formerly serving as Managing Director of Enterprise Innovation & Technology for American Electric Power (AEP), Chris garnered much experience with business units and utility operating companies seeking out and assessing new ventures that expanded or enhanced business opportunities for AEP and its customers.

Johnson returned to AEP in 2020 after leading a global Amazon Web Services Innovation Advisory team from Australia. His time at Amazon included helping multi-national corporations build innovation capabilities, launch new products, services, and ventures. He also founded the Amazon Rapid Open Innovation practice, which focused on partnering early-stage companies with enterprises to accelerate solutions into the market. From 2007 to 2019, Johnson held roles of increasing responsibility at AEP, including director of Enterprise Innovation & Technology.

Previously, he worked at Battelle Memorial Institute. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental, safety and occupational health management from the University of Findlay.

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