TRACK 1: Cybersecurity (OCIO IM-30)

Title: Securing the Digital Frontier in an Insecure World

Track Leads:

Description: Securing the Digital Frontier in an Insecure World
The DOE Cybersecurity Track offers a comprehensive program designed to address your most pressing security challenges. Led by the DOE CISO's Office, these sessions explore innovative solutions to secure your IT infrastructure. We will discuss the strategy for Zero Trust, how we can leverage AI for cybersecurity and protect our networks from the threats that are introduced by AI. We will look at how we can build a culture of security awareness to combat insider threats and discover best practices for mitigating risks while fortifying your defenses against cyber-attacks. You will gain insights into securing cloud environments and navigating the evolving threat landscape with proactive strategies. You will walk away with actionable strategies and the knowledge to develop a future-proof workforce, prepared to tackle the cybersecurity challenges of tomorrow.

TRACK 2: Innovation (EM)

Title: DOE Innovations:  Serving the Nation

Track Leads: 

  • Jeanne Beard, Director, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, Office of Environmental Management (EM)
  • Bill Bodine, EM Senior IT & Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy Advisor
  • Robert Ganaway, EM Cybersecurity Program Manager and Chief Information Security Officer
  • Randy Coleman, Savannah River National Laboratory Computing Operations Manager
  • Steve Weldon, Savannah River National Laboratory Cyber Program Director

Description: DOE Innovations: Serving the Nation
Innovation is a desired approach to solving problems, making business processes more efficient and effective, and advancing the mission using breakthrough technologies with a positive impact. The U.S. Department of Energy is at the forefront of innovation, driving energy, science, and technology breakthroughs to serve the nation. Join our expert panels as they showcase the Department's most promising initiatives, from advanced nuclear reactors to cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and creating value for stakeholders. Discover how the Department harnesses various forms of innovation (basic research, breakthrough, sustaining, and disruptive) to transform industries and improve lives. Learn about the latest advancements in our energy transition and real-world examples of how unique innovations are being applied to address pressing national challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the Department's groundbreaking work and its potential to shape the future of our nation.


Title:  Transformative R&D

Track Leads: 

  • Zachary Tudor, Associate Lab Director
  • Rob Pate, Senior Cyber Security Strategist

Description: Innovative Research and Development Track
Cutting-edge innovations are continuously transforming the energy landscape. Join our dynamic track, as it brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and policymakers to tackle the most pressing issues in energy security. From cultivating cyber talent to harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, our sessions offer actionable insights, strategic discussions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Investigate the latest breakthroughs in energy innovation and cybersecurity and participate in conversations shaping the future of energy security. Discover how Government, Industry, and Academic change agents are advancing the next wave of energy transformation. Don't miss this chance to connect with the visionaries and stakeholders who are determining the future of energy modernization. This track will inspire, educate, and inform how research and development fuel a 21st-century energy infrastructure economy.

TRACK 4: Office of Electricity/Grid

Title:  Orchestrating a Modern Energy Sector 

Track Leads: 

  • Nathaniel Horner, Supervisory General Engineer
  • David Wells, Senior Communications Technology Program Manager

Description: Grid Information Security Track
The energy grid is increasingly reliant on digital technologies, making it a prime target for cyber threats. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest threats and vulnerabilities facing the cyber-physical systems that underpin our lives. Learn about strategies for securing smart grid devices, implementing robust cybersecurity protocols, and responding to incidents. This track will explore best practices for protecting energy grid information and data and the role of government and industry in ensuring energy grid security. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry leaders and experts who tackle the evolving power grid and explore the security implications of changing electricity demands and regulations. Gain insights into threats like malicious actors and outages, then dive into the future with sessions on how next-generation grid technologies.  

Event Details

July 29 - August 1, 2024

Dallas, TX

Hilton Anatole Dallas
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

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