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Wednesday, March 25 • 8:30am - 9:30am
IT/OT Convergence

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The IT/OT convergence continues on as the smart grid matures, but the convergence is evolving as new technologies and utility partners continue to enter the picture—whether microgrids or third-party solar providers.
  • What is the current state of IT/OT convergence? What have been the lessons learned so far? Where are things headed?
  • What are the most significant challenges and opportunities brought on by IT/OT convergence?
  • What can businesses do to best embrace the IT/OT convergence? 

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Michael Legatt, Ph.D.

Principal Human Factors Engineer, ERCOT
Michael Legatt serves as the principal human factors engineer for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the independent system operator that manages the flow of electricity to 22.7 million Texas customers. Dr. Legatt has been a programmer for over 20 years, and worked in the energy, financial, medical, neuroscience research and educational sectors. He has a Ph.D. in clinical health psychology/neuropsychology from the Ferkauf... Read More →

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Matt Lampe

Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Matt Lampe is Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, coming to LADWP in November 2007. At LADWP, Matt established the IT Strategic Agenda for the phased modernization of the IT application portfolio and infrastructure, a structured change management and continuous improvement, and development of an information security program. After “warm-up” projects of implementing a new call center system with... Read More →
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Wade P. Malcolm

Wade is the North American CEO of OMNETRIC Group, a new Siemens and Accenture company providing integrated and innovative solutions for improved utility IT/OT convergence.    Wade has a broad background with substantial experience in utility information systems, distribution, customer interface, and metering and communications technologies.  Previously he served as the Managing Director of Grid Operations for... Read More →
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Jeffrey Norman

VP - Emerging Technologies, Leidos
Jeffrey Norman is Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Leidos and has more than 23 years of telecom and technology development experience. Mr. Norman has been actively involved in the smart grid sector since 2000; working with various industry associations and more than 30 utilities as they have incubated and evaluated the value emerging technologies could play in their grid-modernization efforts. Prior to joining SAIC in 2011, Mr... Read More →
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Raiford Smith

VP - Corporate Development & Planning, CPS Energy
As Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning, Raiford Smith oversees corporate strategy, integrated resource planning, load forecasting, new products and services, and research and development, driving the transformation of CPS Energy into a strong, innovative 21st Century energy provider. | | Mr. Smith joined CPS Energy in 2014 after serving 22 years in various roles with Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC. and Houston and with... Read More →
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Robert Welch

VP for Operational Technologies and Analytics, Black & Veatch
Mr. Welch is Vice President for Operational Technologies and Analytics for Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Group. He is a member of the firm’s Extended Leadership Team, and his organizations serves electric, gas and water utilities in the development and deployment of Smart process and technology programs in distribution and power generation. Black & Veatch assists clients globally in the opportunity evaluation... Read More →

Wednesday March 25, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Level M2 | Amphitheater AT&T Conference Center

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