Sacha Fontaine

Principal Utility Consultant at SAS

Sacha works with utilities and SAS data scientists to apply analytics to the issues facing utilities. One aspect of his work involves bringing together the experience of utilities, the guidance and funding of the Department of Energy, the research strength of academia and the analytics expertise of SAS to address some of the grid’s toughest problems, such as low grid inertia. Prior to joining SAS, Sacha spent more than 20 years with utilities working with such industry giants as Duke Energy, GE, Deloitte, Siemens and Hydro Quebec on the infrastructure for electric vehicles and renewables, IoT for utilities, and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) projects. Sacha received a BS in Engineering from McGill University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Quebec, and is a senior IEEE member.

2:05 - 3:05 PM PANEL


AI, ML, Data Science Platforms Panel


  • Don Morrison | Former Intel Executive


  • Dr. Ziliang Song | Director of the Energy Efficient Computing and Systems Laboratory (EECS)
  • Sacha Fontaine | Principal Industry Consultant, Energy & Utilities
  • Sujatha Kamma | Industry Expert Advisor at SAP America, Inc
  • Siddhartha Sachdeva | Founder & CEO at Innowatts
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Day 3 - Sept 8th D360S 2022

Analytics / AI / ML Panel


  • Don Morrison | Former Executive with Intel and Chordiant Software


  • Pete Londa | CEO of Tantalus Systems
  • Amir Sternhell | Chief Strategy Officer at Sertainty
  • David Inbar | CEO of Dejalytics
  • Sacha Fontaine | Consultant at SAS
  • Dr. Dan Tamir | Associate Professor at TXST