Rob Homer has more than 20 years of experience in producing software for energy simulation planning and forecasting with a focus on design and software development. He began his career as a software developer at the EDS Utilities division (currently ABB Enterprise Software) which focused on gas simulation software and short-term forecasting using artificial neural networks. Prior to joining Energy Exemplar, Rob was the Director of Simulation, Planning, and Forecasting Solutions. Throughout his tenure, Rob has designed new solutions across gas planning, electric transmission planning, generation planning and short-term energy forecasting. He is now the Product Manager for the PLEXOS Gas solution. Rob graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1997.