Gene Zimon is the founder and president of EDGE Advisers, which is focused on assisting early stage companies accelerate the introduction of new technologies into the marketplace. Edge Advisers has done consulting work for GridEdge Network, Draker and Locus Energy. Zimon has had a 35-year career in information technology. From 2001 to 2009, he was senior vice president and chief information officer of NSTAR, a large electric utility in Boston. Before that he was vice president for IT at Boston Gas and vice president of business development for Oracle Utilities. He also held senior IT positions at Wang Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Labor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Tufts University and amaster's in economics from Boston University.