2017 Speakers

Bill Adams Manager of Transmission Project Management Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company Bill is responsible for the implementation of Georgia Power Transmission capital projects. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for Substation Design and Maintenance Support for Southern Company Transmission and has also served in leadership roles in Transmission System... Read more
David Batz, CISSP Senior Director, Cyber & Infrastructure Security Edison Electric Institute Leveraging over 20 years of utility experience, David Batz brings significant industry knowledge in understanding and applying appropriate security solutions to address emerging threats and issues. In addition, Mr. Batz leverages a decade of energy regulatory compliance as well as physical and cyber... Read more
Steve Chan, Ph.D. Chief Architect Government Resiliency Project Dr. Steve Chan currently serves in the functional role of Chief Architect for a government resiliency project. His presentations and lectures have been featured at the White House, National Research Council of the National Academies, Aspen Security Forum, World Economic Forum, and a number of United Nations venues... Read more
David DeFalaise CIP Reliability Standards-Technical Reviewer Federal Energy Regulatory Commission David DeFalaise has worked 16 of 24 years of working as a Federal employee. Prior to government service, he did about four years doing Rapid Application Development (RAD), and then four years of web development for dot-coms and telecoms.   David then worked for the US... Read more
Joe Doetzl Cyber Security Practice Leader Grid Automation, ABB Joe Doetzl has more than 20 years of IT/OT and Cyber Security experience. In his current role, he has global responsibility for delivering cyber security services to ABB’s Grid Automation customers in the Power Grids Division. Joe is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security of ABB... Read more
Steven Dougherty, CISSP, CFE IEEE Senior Member Associate Partner, IBM Security Steven is a IEEE Senior Member and serves as an Associate Partner and Energy, Environment and Utilities Business Development Executive with IBM. Steven has over 30 years experience in designing, delivering and operating innovative cyber security solutions for energy, telecommunications and government clients. His... Read more
Arthur Graves, PE Substation Engineer Ameren Arthur Graves holds a BS Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri at Saint Louis/Washington University Joint Engineering Program. He his a Professional Engineer in Missouri and Illinois and a member of IEEE, IES – Illuminating Engineering Society, and ASIS International. His responsibilities at Ameren include design, construction management, and liaison for Ameren... Read more
Carol Hawk, PhD Manager of the Cybersecurity Department of Energy (DOE) Carol Hawk, Ph.D. is Manager of the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) R&D Program for the office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Hawk conducted her Ph.D. research in High-Energy Physics at Rutgers University as a... Read more
Erfan Ibrahim, Ph.D. Center Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience R&D National Renewable Energy Lab Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is the Center Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience R&D at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden Colorado. Dr. Ibrahim works with the public and private sector to identify security requirements, evaluate cybersecurity standards,... Read more
Steven A. Kunsman Director of Product Management and Applications ABB Power Grids Grid Automation, North America Steve joined ABB Inc. in 1984 and has over 33 years of experience in substation automation, protection and control. He presently is leads the ABB North American Grid Automation technical team for Automation and Communications. Steve graduated from Lafayette... Read more
Tony Lee Chief Manufacturing Officer, Manufacturing Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Tony Lee is the Chief Manufacturing Officer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and is responsible for all manufacturing operations for SEL. Lee joined SEL in 1991 and has held the positions of hardware engineer, principle research engineer, research engineering manager, R&D manager, R&D director of transmission and... Read more
Adrian Owens North American Application Security Specialist IBM Security Mr. Owens is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified IBM Technical Specialist. He has been involved in software development and process improvement for 25+ years. He has been at IBM for 14 years and involved with Application Security since 2010. In his current role, he is... Read more
Allen Parrish, Ph.D. Professor of Cyber Science and Chair of the Department of Cyber Science United States Naval Academy Allen Parrish is Professor of Cyber Science and Chair of the Department of Cyber Science at The United States Naval Academy, effective June 2016. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Parrish served for 26 years on the... Read more
Daniel Rueckert, P.E., CISM Vice President - Strategy Sheffield Scientific, LLC Mr. Rueckert has 35+ years of experience in information technology, software development and implementation, project management and utility business consulting. He is responsible for the Security, Risk & Compliance Management business line within Sheffield Scientific along with technology partnerships and the go-to-market strategy. Mr.... Read more
Kate Scarcella CyberSecurity Architect IBM Kate Scarcella has worked for IBM and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. She holds a Master of Science in Information Security, from Nova Southeastern University, with a curriculum developed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense, dealing specifically with reducing vulnerability in our national information... Read more
Alfonso Valdes Principal Research Scientist University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alfonso Valdes is the Managing Director of Smart Grid Technologies at the University of Illinois. In that capacity, he is responsible for a portfolio of diverse research activities, including the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) as well as joint projects in energy resiliency with... Read more
Nathan Wallace, PhD, CSSA Co-Founder, Director of Cyber Operations Cybirical Nathan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Physics, a M.S. in Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Cyberspace from Louisiana Tech University. He started his career as an Intern with Entergy’s Relay Settings and Configuration group. He then joined a small utility as... Read more
Special Agent Davey Ware FBI Special Agent Davey Ware has been with the FBI for over 9  years working both criminal and national security computer intrusions to include targeting of ICS/SCADA environments. SA Ware is also a member of the FBI’s Cyber Action Team which is an investigative rapid response team deployed to work on... Read more
Tobias Whitney Technical Executive in Cyber Security for the Electric Sector Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) formerly Senior Manager of Critical Infrastructure Protection North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Tobias Whitney is a Technical Executive in P183. He has over 20 years of experience in cyber security and regulatory policy for the electric sector and... Read more