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Andres Carvallo, Chief Information Officer, Austin Energy
Many utilities around the country have announced plans to deploy smart meters (or will at least add some level of intelligence to their wires over the next few years) with many of those projects scheduled for completion between 2012 and 2015.
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Brian Ahern, President & CEO and Walter Sikora, Vice President, Security Solutions, Industrial Defender, Inc.
“Shortly after 9/11 at the 2003 National Cyber Security Summit, Tom Ridge, then Secretary of Homeland Security, underscored the fact that the security of our nation’s critical infrastructures could not be achieved without public education campaigns and public-private partnerships.
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Arnold Fry, Supervisor for Substation Engineering Services Duke Energy
With the advent of CAD, work order management, and purchasing technology in recent decades, substation engineering underwent a transformation.
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With William T. (Tim) Shaw, PhD, CISSP
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Jim Orr & Geoffrey Kempter Asplundh Technical Services, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Inc.
Since the federal government allowed public access to the satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) in the 1990s, innovation has led to a variety of uses.
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Michael Madrazo, CEO, Detectent
Energy theft has become big business for thieves – racking up losses for utilities totaling an estimated $6 billion annually. It is a serious financial issue as well as a major public safety concern.
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Maureen Coveney, Industry Director and Senior Principal, Utilities Industry, SAP AG
A huge green economy has been developing for the last few years. In 2006, for example, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies generated 8.5 million new jobs, nearly $970 billion in revenue, and more than $100 billion in industry profits.
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Amy Hime, Manager, Engineering and Asset Systems, Enersource Hydro Mississauga and Ray Bou, System Control Manager, Enersource Hydro Mississauga
Enersource is one of the largest electricity distributors in Ontario, Canada, among 82 municipally owned utilities.
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Gay Gordon-Byrne, Vice President Technology & Development TekTrakker Information Systems, LLC
As utilities integrate new technology into their grids and communications links, the challenges of keeping equipment in service (i.e., maintenance) will fall hard on the unprepared.
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Rob Shein, Security Architect, Hewlett Packard Company
Computer security is nothing new; the battle between hackers and defenders has gone on for decades, with iterations that have been driven by evolution on both sides of the conflict.
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Marcelo Blatt, PhD, Director, Solutions Marketing, ECI Telecom
The electric power industry of the future will be far more information-intensive than it is today.
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Gregory K. Lawrence, Partner; McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Contributing Editor)

 
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