Carol Stimmel is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the founder and CEO of Manifest Mind. Her responsibilities include managing key industry and client relationships, management of the research agenda, and personal contributions to consulting engagements and research reports. Carol has more than 20 years of experience in emerging technology markets including operating roles as well as extensive experience in market intelligence and analysis.
Carol has led both product and research teams focused on cleantech solutions and issues, including smart grid, home energy management systems, data privacy, standards, demand response, home orchestration, and data analytics. She is the co-author of a standard text on organizational management, The Manager Pool, and holds three patents (with three more pending) in energy management and benchmarking, workplace intercommunications, and inventory management. Prior to founding Manifest Mind, Carol was the Research Director of the Smart Utilities Practice at Pike Research, served as the Vice President of Research for E Source, a market research firm focused on the utility industry, and was Vice President of New Ventures at Gartner. Previous roles include senior management, technical and analysis positions at Tendril, US West/MediaOne Laboratories, Electronic Data Systems, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Carol holds a BA in philosophy from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and is continuing her professional studies at Stanford University in Energy Information and Emerging Technologies.