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Monday, February 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

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Practical Cybersecurity for OT Roundtable

Wednesday, February 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us and become a part of our exclusive roundtable sessions, where we delve deep into the realm of practical cybersecurity for OT (Operational Technology). This is your prime chance to connect with peers who share your interests and engage directly with influential figures in this critical field. 

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8:00 AM
  1. W207B
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
  2. W208A
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
  3. W202C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
1:00 PM
  1. W202C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
  2. W207A
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
  3. W204C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Cy ...
  4. W203B
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. DE ...
  5. W203A
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
2:00 PM
  1. W313
    180 mins
    • Australia in the Afternoon Workshop
    This workshop is free to attend but pre-registration is required.  Session 1: Overview of the Australian Energy Transition 2:05 pm - 3:15 pm Australia has moved from relying on coal for 95% of its ele ...
10:15 AM
  1. W304EF
    60 mins
    • Customer Engagement
    Industry watchers and regulatory bodies have long criticized utilities for not generating enough customer and societal benefits, especially around past AMI deployments, and now we see increasingly agg ...
  2. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    The increasing penetration of distributed renewables creates new threats to the electric grid's effective planning, management, and operation. In addition, new standards that mandate real-time visibil ...
  3. W310B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
10:30 AM
  1. W300
    60 mins
    • Breakout Sessions
    As utilities and electric grid operators modernize operations and infrastructure to support the energy transition, many leaders are exploring new capabilities to enhance grid reliability and resilienc ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Learn how IBM stepped in with innovative solutions to future-proof the Texas Grid in response to a catastrophic and deadly system failure. With mounting challenges in the areas of reliability, resili ...
11:05 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    In response to a growing tide of ransomware threats, Exelon - America's largest utility serving over 10 million customers, took a decisive step in 2022 to bolster its operational resilience. With an a ...
  2. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    Traditional protection and control (P&C) systems, which have long relied on proprietary hardware, have been reliable, but there are considerable challenges with their continued use. Utilities need new ...
1:00 PM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    The Electric Energy OT Security Profile Working Group (WG) hosted by the International Society of Automation ISA99 standards committee commenced in June 2022 the standardization effort of electric ene ...
1:50 PM
  1. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) has growing NERC CIP compliance challenges with a mixture of medium and low-impact substations requiring NERC CIP compliance and no-impact substations, not requiring ...
  2. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
      Discover practical ways to boost the security of transmission and distribution systems. Learn how to secure assets and communications by implementing detailed controls aligned with Zero Trust, NERC ...
2:40 PM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    With a rise in sophisticated cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure and the introduction of new cybersecurity regulations, electric asset owners and operators are facing the challenge of how ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    Recent cyberattacks have demonstrated increased risk to both IT and operational technology (OT) environments. While you might default to no patching, cybercriminals are maximizing their opportunity by ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Explore the forefront of AI-driven innovations transforming utilities, bolstering security measures, and propelling the transition towards sustainable energy practices. Gain unparalleled insights int ...
3:30 PM
  1. W308AB
    60 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    How to comply to NERC CIP ever-evolving standards is a growing concern for distribution utilities. In this panel discussion, Xcel Energy and OUC will share business drivers, technical considerations, ...
4:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    As your power distribution and renewable energy production sites are widely distributed, you need advanced networking solutions to connect and protect grid assets and control systems against cyber thr ...
8:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Roundtables- Wednesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
9:15 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    A Synesthesia+Steganography–Based Encryption scheme developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)  enables message security based on a combination of synesthesia and steganographic principles. The ...
10:05 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
     The energy transition is driving exponential complexity in the operation of a safe, reliable, and affordable power grid. Quantum computing is ideally suited for tackling aspects of this complexity th ...
10:55 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    Evolving security landscape and changing regulatory obligations make it challenging for utilities to maintain and govern compliance programs effectively. Many utilities adopt a compliance-based approa ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Explore the use cases enabled by the evolution of Routable GOOSE & Sample Values (SV), including Centralized Remedial Action, Transfer Trip Schemes, and Synchrophasor Delivery. Additionally, the under ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Grid edge technologies can redefine energy distribution by decentralizing power generation, integrating renewables, and leveraging smart grids. With IoT connectivity, they can provide opportunities fo ...
1:00 PM
  1. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Integrating an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)  with a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) can maximize each system’s unique strengths and support reliability, resilie ...
  2. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
      In today's era of connectivity, bad actors continue to up their game, recycling tactics and taking advantage of vulnerabilities across IT and OT systems. According to data from the latest Fortinet 2 ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    As organizations and communities strive for a more resilient, reliable, and sustainable future, grid infrastructure is critical. Hear examples from industry leaders on how digital technology is transf ...
1:50 PM
  1. W308AB
    60 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    As of 2022, the US is the most active region in power digitalization based on data compiled by BloombergNEF. However, as utilities digitalize, and information and operational technologies (IT/OT) inte ...
3:30 PM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    Learn about the soon-to-be-published communications protocols that can solve your Operations Technology (OT) security problems.  This presentation explains how newly defined Distributed Network Protoc ...
4:20 PM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    This session will explore the transformative potential of Generative AI for cybersecurity in the utility sector, focusing on three key areas: threat modeling, anomaly detection, and mitigation strateg ...
9:30 AM
  1. CTIA Smart Utilities Workshop
    W300
    120 mins
    • Partner Events
    “Connected Utility Deployments: From Strategy to Reality” Learn about the most comprehensive and first IoT device certification program specifically for the utilities industry, the CTIA Smart Connecte ...
10:30 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    This presentation introduces the audience to a new IEEE Standard being developed by the IEEE-PES Technical Committee on Power System Communications and Cybersecurity. IEEE Std P2808 creates a mechanis ...
  2. W304EF
    60 mins
    • Customer Engagement
    This panel discussion will provide insights on how utilities can optimize operations, enhance customer experiences, provide an effective response for storm events, and promote sustainability by levera ...
  3. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     Explore the future of substations with a case study of Burladingen's high-voltage, eco-efficient, and fully digitalized facility. Operated by Siemens Energy for Netze BW, it's designed to handle vola ...
11:20 AM
  1. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    Join Ericsson, OneLayer, and an IOU as we delve into the details of building a unified security ecosystem for a private LTE utility network, exploring the security features provided by the cellular ne ...
  2. W311AB
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    The utility distribution system operator will face many challenges seeking to develop systems that are effective for tracing and managing operations from customers to aggregators, from utility to mark ...

 

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