Mr. Bateman is a US military veteran with over 25 years of business and system consulting experience and more than 19 years of experience in the utility industry and wholesale power markets. He is a results-oriented IT and business professionals with deep functional and operational knowledge as an Enterprise Architect specializing in solution architecture and data architecture of front office and back-office systems. He has proven delivery and project management capabilities in all facets of the software development lifecycle from requirements definition through the implementation of business solutions. As a Subject Matter Expert in market participation, Oracle utility applications, and Customer Experience applications, Mr. Bateman has been an integral part of the architecture and roll-out of Evergy’s integration with KCP&L and Westar Energy, NYISO’s SMD2 and Synchrophasor implementation, PJM’s AC2 initiative, and ERCOT Nodal preparation for both TXU and CPS Energy. Recently he has been engaged as MGE’s Enterprise Architect for the Enterprise Forward program.