This webinar will provide the attendees with a glimpse of some changes that will occur in business practices, post-2018. We will review the drivers of the oncoming change and some common themes that are emerging in the standards requirements and some key topics such as interoperability, interconnection, and commissioning. We will briefly review the evolution of the smart grid standards to date. We will review what standards are being developed and the benefits of these. We will highlight some successes and challenges we face moving forward. Finally, we will review some of the business implications of these changes from the perspective of equipment manufacturers, developers and service providers.