Kimberly Getgen

Kim Getgen joined Blue Pillar as vice president of marketing in 2015 bringing a successful track record as a marketing veteran leading smart energy, cybersecurity and IoT start-ups in the Silicon Valley before returning to the east coast to lead Tollgrade Communications as its vice president of marketing. At Tollgrade, Kim was instrumental in helping the company become recognized as the worldwide leader of smart grid sensor solutions. As a result, in 2014, she was named “Maverick of the Year” by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Previously, Kim was director of product marketing at Echelon Corporation, where she developed a product and partner readiness process that helped to significantly increase revenue and market share during her tenure. Prior to Echelon, Kim worked in the cybersecurity market for nearly 15 years where she served as vice president of marketing for a number of companies including Reconnex, a venture-backed start-up she co-founded, which was later acquired by McAfee. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and a graduate degree in International Development Studies from Oxford University.
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Getting to Know Energy IoT the Blue Pillar Way Part 2: What is Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS)?

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 28, 2017 10:36:00 AM


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Topics: Emergency Power Management, Resiliency, Sustainability, Energy IoT, Energy Transformation, DERs, Energy Network-as-a-Service

Blue Pillar Taps Microsoft Azure for Energy Network as a Service (ENaas) Offering

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 15, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Announced today, Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) is now powered by Microsoft Azure.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Videos, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Microsoft Azure

Blue Pillar Wins Platts Global Energy Grid Edge Award – A Sign of Rapidly Emerging Energy Transformation

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Dec 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Last week was an exciting one for Blue Pillar.  It was our first year attending the Platts Global Energy Awards gala on Wall Street in New York City where we learned that we had won the coveted Grid Edge Award from a field of prestigious and innovative finalists. We are particularly excited about this award not just because of what it means for us as a company, but because of what it says about the current transformation happening within the energy industry at the edge of the grid.

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Topics: Energy Management, DER, Grid Edge, Energy Transformation, Award News, Energy Providers, DR

Can IoT Live Up to the Hype Inside Your Facility?

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) just an overhyped technology vision or can it practically improve businesses today? Can bringing IoT into a facility help it run more efficiently and reliably? What other positive business outcomes can IoT enable? Is it cybersecure? And, who is needed to help successfully deploy a Facility IoT strategy within an organization?

As a leading provider in the Energy IoT space, we get these questions a lot. Last week, in collaboration with Dell and Facility Executive, we put together a webinar to answer those questions and paint a clear picture of what IoT can do within your facility today. The complete one-hour webinar “Can IoT Live Up to the Hype Within Your Facility? is available for audio playback and the presentation slides are available for download. This blog covers some of the highlights.

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Topics: Facility Management, Internet of Things, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Cybersecurity

Ready for Centralized Facility Management – 3 Simple Assessment Questions for Your Organization

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 13, 2016 11:47:09 AM

Working with companies that have numerous facilities throughout the United States, we often get asked the question, “How can I get better, high-level visibility into all of our energy usage throughout our entire corporate footprint?” The answer is something we call “Centralized Facility Management.” Blue Pillar has become one of the leaders of Centralized Facility Management because we start with a template-driven approach that unlocks the power of local connectivity across multiple sites through our Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ platform. The platform has been used to connect and collect information from all of the energy assets at local facilities and bring them to a central, single corporate interface for real-time monitoring and control of Energy Things in every building connected. To get started, check out these simple assessment questions to see if a Centralized Facilities Management approach is right for your organization.

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, Centralized Facility Management, CFM, Internet of Things

Vote for Houston Methodist to Win the 2016 Facility Achievement Award

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 30, 2016 8:49:30 AM

We are proud to announce Houston Methodist is in the running for the 2016 Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Award.  Cast your vote today!

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Topics: Facility Management, Sustainability, Compliance

Blue Pillar Recognized as a “Dell IoT Champ” in their “Connect What Matters” Contest to Emerge to the Top 16 against 1,000 Companies

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 10, 2016 8:30:58 AM


From October 2015 to March 2016, Dell and Intel created a contest challenging IoT companies to “Connect What Matters” using the Dell Edge Gateway. Today, on the one year anniversary of their IoT division and Edge Gateway Series, Dell announced the winners of the contest that encouraged businesses large and small to submit game-changing IoT ideas. Blue Pillar emerged to place Silver in the overall competition from a field of over 1,000 other companies competing for $600,000 in prizes.

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Topics: Energy Management, Internet of Things

Blue Pillar Receives Greentech Media’s Prestigious Grid Edge Award

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Apr 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Last week, Greentech Media announced that Blue Pillar was selected to receive a Grid Edge 2016 Award. This prestigious award is given to the top 20 companies and projects that have demonstrated potential to shape tomorrow’s distributed energy future and embody grid edge industry transformation.

Between 2010-2015, we witnessed a 400 percent increase in behind-the-meter distributed generation assets in the Consumer & Industrial sector. This exponential growth is radically changing the boundaries at the grid edge and we believe Blue Pillar’s ability to provide ubiquitous connectivity greatly simplifies the chaos behind-the-meter—essential to transforming the grid for the 21st century.  As the grid evolves, it will require technologies and business models that can link utilities and customers to turn distributed energy resources into grid assets and help make facilities more resilient, efficient and self-sufficient.

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Topics: Distributed Generation, Internet of Things

Blue Pillar Sponsors an Initiative from Powered for Patients and ASHE to Improve Resiliency at Health Care Facilities

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Mar 17, 2016 11:33:45 AM

During a natural disaster or extreme weather event, the public relies on hospitals, not only for the day-to-day business of keeping people healthy, but to act as first responders on the front lines of a disaster. During Hurricane Sandy, many New York City hospitals weren’t able to fill this crucial role. Mechanical systems failed because of flooding or storm related issues, and when it was time to rely on the backup generators, those failed too. Patients had to be moved, and the city was forced to face the disaster with dangerously reduced health care resources.

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Topics: ASHE, Healthcare Facilities