Cade Burks is Chief Digital Officer at Houston-based Big Data Energy Services, a leading digital asset management company specializing in retail energy providers, utilities and end-user customers. Pioneers in the energy data collection space, Big Data Energy uses advanced, streamlined and dependable collection and hosting methods to provide clients with easy-to-interpret data formats. They provide expert consultation and market insight to help retailers and utilities maximize their data, increase customer accounts and revenue, improve customer retention, meter-to-cash, distributed energy resources, forecasting and more.
Prior to founding Big Data Energy in 2012, Burks was Executive Vice President for ista North America from 2008 to 2012, and held board positions with Rineer Hydraulics Inc and Community Certified Development Corporation from 2005 to 2009. He founded EC Power and served as its Chairman and Chief Technology Officer from 1995 to 2008. In building a strong background in financial and technology services, Burks served in executive and leadership positions on Ernst & Young and Chevron.
Previously Chairman from 2015-2017, Burks currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), a non-profit standards development organization designed to work with industry to make the electric industry seamless for its customers and consumers. Burks also chairs the Critical Infrastructure committee addressing Cyber Security issues within the industry as well as the Retail Markets Quadrant, which supports retail electric and gas market transactions, Green Button, and OpenFMB standards.