Tuesday Education

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Security for the Evolving Needs of Industrial Control Systems – Best Practices for Mitigating Cyber Risk

Room: 350D
Speaker: Carlos Sanchez & Ben Cook , Fortinet and Michael Garcia, Red Trident
During this fireside chat, Carlos Sanchez, Fortinet’s director of operation technology for the Oil & Gas sector and Michael Garcia, Red Trident’s CTO, will discuss how to mitigate cyber risk in oil and gas by following these best practices:
• Enable visibility over all vectors with a platform of detection.
• Protect against sophisticated threats across all devices, networks, and applications.
• Adopt an Intelligent and Structured Security Architecture
• Simplifying Compliance

Session Objectives:
1. Understanding the importance of visibility to the connected assets and devices and evaluating
vulnerabilities open to attack
2. Evaluating the cybersecurity needs to support modern and legacy SCADA platforms across
various industrial facilities and environments
3. Best practices, based on industrial use cases, for leaders when taking the first steps to start or restart a cybersecurity program
Category: Cyber Security/Physical Security
Level of Presentation: Executive
Intended Audience: Leaders and practitioners across the ENTELEC community interested in cybersecurity best practices for their industrial environments.

 

Carlos Sanchez

Carlos-Raul Sanchez is a technologist with 32 years of experience in network, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure security. Carlos specializes in simplifying complex business problems with a pragmatic application of technology. With a wide range of experience ranging from US Air Force, DOD contractor, and O&G IT security, he is known for securing critical infrastructure worldwide. He spent 15 years leading teams securing oil fields in the United States and offshore assets Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Michael Garcia
Mike has 14 years of cybersecurity and industrial control systems security experience, specializing in incident response, malware analysis, security architecture and application security. From an early age, he was drawn towards figuring out how things work and how they could perform “other” functions. He has developed security programs and conducted risk and vulnerability assessments in corporate, industrial, and government environments. Mike served as chair of the API IT security subcommittee.

 

Spectrum for Private 4G/5G or Industrial Radio – Options and Considerations

Room: 350F

Speaker: Robert Finch, Select Spectrum

The energy industry is expanding the use of wireless applications to leverage the next generation of wireless technology supporting production monitoring, control and reliability. Many organizations are considering private networks, which may use equipment meeting the same 4G & 5G (3GPP) technical standards used by mobile wireless “cellular” companies or may use specialized equipment offered by industrial radio manufacturers using narrowband & wideband frequencies. This session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions including spectrum availability, system cost and risk factors.

Session Objectives:

  1. To describe narrowband frequency that provide cost-effective ways to better monitor and control energy company operations.
  2. To encourage participation in development of 5G wireless options that can help energy companies to take advantage of the technology advances driven by the billions of dollars of the R&D driving global wireless industry.
  3. To outline the variety of wireless frequencies available to the energy industry for private network operations.

Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: All Levels

Intended Audience: technical and business leadership at energy organizations.

 

Robert Finch

Robert Finch is the president and founder of Select Spectrum which provides spectrum consulting, marketing and brokerage services to FCC license holders. Bob was previously VP Spectrum Development for Sprint Nextel where his team was responsible for aggregating 100 MHz of wireless broadband mobile spectrum rights nationwide. Bob holds engineering degrees from U.C. Davis and Stanford.

 

 

On Site 5G: Delivering the Ecosystem of Private 5G Networks – The Full Picture

Room: 351 F

Speaker:  Torrey Cardinalli, Verizon

Transformative connectivity platform On Site 5G is the next-generation private network, bringing small-cell wireless technology to large facilities, such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, mines, ports and more. It provides secure, reliable, tailored, on-premises, private connectivity. Businesses will require a dynamic, secure networking platform that can help them overcome operational challenges today and enable the new technologies and capabilities of tomorrow. On Site 5G is a customized solution that can be fully managed, monitored and maintained by Verizon. It’s interoperable with most existing IT and IoT infrastructures and can support thousands of connected devices, as well as different prioritization schemes based on user traffic profiles. 

 

Torrey is a 17 year telecom, cloud and security executive responsible for enterprise consulting and technology transformation across 38 Fortune 100 organizations.  Torrey currently leads a nationwide team of 125 engineers, leaders and technology executives in  the Premier West segment for the Verizon Business Group’s Global Enterprise organization.  His team enables currently available technologies as well as next-generation mobile, cloud, and compute capabilities across virtualized markets such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, energy and financial industries.  

 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

LoRa 101 – A Technical Workshop

Room: 352E
Speaker: Clint Guillory, Sync Automation & Al King, MultiTech
Attendees need to bring a laptop for this training and seating is first come first served.

In this workshop you will learn why LoRa accomplishes amazing long range links. We will explain the relationship between the unique characteristics such as Data Rates, Spreading factors, Bandwidth, Receiver Sensitivity, and Sensor battery life. We will also discuss LoRaWAN architectures, network security, classes of operation, activation process, and Gateway backhaul options. A number of use cases will be highlighted, they include: chemical tank, vibration, temperature, perimeter, pressure and flow monitoring.
Participants will have the opportunity to set up industrial grade LoRaWAN sensors and gateways using Ignition Edge providing access to field data in minutes from an Ignition SCADA system using MQTT and SparkplugB brokers.
LoRa enables visibility to stranded assets that cause you to regularly “roll a truck.” We look forward to helping you take the first step towards digitizing more of your field assets and processes.
Session Objectives:
• Technical overview of LoRa & LoRaWAN, an ITU recognized industry standard with amazing range, long battery life and low cost to deploy
• Security and flexibility of architecture to connect green field Sensor-to-Cloud IoT applications as well as integration of stranded assets into OnPrem Process Control Networks and SCADA systems
• Hands-on instruction how to connect Off-the-Shelf industrial and C1Dx hazardous rated LoRaWAN sensors and gateways, gain access to their sensor data in minutes and create analytics in Ignition SCADA
Category: Networks/Communication Infrastructures
Level of Presentation: All Levels
Intended Audience:
1. Network/Infrastructure Planners & Operations managers, Engineering Managers, Asset Managers
2. SCADA Network Engineers
3. IT / OT security professionals
4. IT / Network administrators, Telecom Managers / Directors (Decision Makers)

 

Clint Guillory
Clint Guillory has over 25 years of experience in SCADA and Automation Systems. He specializes in utilizing PLC/RTUs, EFM systems, and wireless data communications. In his current role as an Automation Project Specialist at Sync Automation, Clint is focusing on IIoT solutions using LoRaWAN, MQTT, and Sync Automation’s MS Azure cloud-based Ignition HMI hosting system, SiteSync.

 

 

Al King
Al King, System Architect at MultiTech, has over thirty years of Wireless Communications experience in the SCADA, Microwave, Cellular, Private LTE and LoRa Sensor Networks. He received his technical education in the United States Air Force, The Community College of the Air Force and the University of La Verne. Al is also a Cisco Certified Network Associate. Most currently Al has been deeply involved in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the emerging CBRS Market.

 

 

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Featured Presentation: Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud: A Playbook for Digital Oil and Gas

Room: 351 F

Featured Speaker: Geoffrey Cann, MadCann Alberta Inc.,  GEOFFREYCANN.COM

The debate about whether digital innovations are material to the energy industry is now well and truly over, and the question now is how to accelerate the implementation of digital capabilities and fully capture their impacts.  

This presentation identifies the nine leading technologies that make up the bulk of digital change in energy, a dozen emerging new business models poised to disrupt the status quo, the impacts on the most important resource (people), and the practices that leaders are using to accelerate adoption.

The oil and gas industry has learned two powerful lessons from the pandemic—that it can change very quickly when it needs to, and that its digital investments proved key to surviving the pandemic. Climate pressures are now pushing fossil fuel consuming nations and companies to decarbonize faster than ever, and capital markets no longer place any value in traditional energy companies. If there ever was a time for industry incumbents to accelerate their ability to embrace change, to improve their environmental performance, and win back capital markets’ attention, it is now. 

But how? How to move quickly? What parts of the industry can change? Who does this well? What does good even look like?

This engaging talk presents the most important findings from the new book, ‘Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud’. Explore the digital sweet spot, where investments offer extraordinary value. Understand the nine hidden rules of the industry that are changing fast. Learn the seven stages of digital adoption that the best in the industry accelerate their people through. And above all, discover the playbook for digital adoption as a change agent and as a company.

Session Objectives:

Describe the 5 most pressing issues for oil and gas (energy diversification, decarbonization, digitalization, talent attraction, capital flight)

Describe the causes for slow adoption of change in the industry

Discuss 3 case studies of companies (oil and gas upstream, midstream) who accelerated their adoption of digital innovation and achieved exemplary results

Category: Digitization, AI and Emerging Technologies

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Who Should Attend: Leaders, managers and supervisors in oil and gas companies (upstream, midstream, downstream, services).         

 

Geoffrey Cann is an international author, professional speaker and corporate trainer. His passion is the Oil and Gas industry and its imperative to exploit digital innovations as we slowly evolve our energy systems. His new book, ‘Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud: A Playbook for Digital Oil and Gas’, was released March 2022.

He is also the author of Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas, a professional speaker, and a highly regarded teacher and instructor on digital innovations in energy. He is powered by a 35 year career as a consultant and advisor to some of the biggest names in oil and gas, and has carried out hundreds of business change projects across the commodity lifecycle. He publishes a weekly article on digital innovation, hosts a leading podcast called Digital Oil and Gas, and instructs a popular course in oil and gas on Udemy, the world’s largest training platform.

 

Strategies for Legacy Systems in The Age of IIoT

Room: 350D
Speaker: David BLanco, AUTOSOL
Strategies for Legacy Systems in the Age of IIoT recognizes the unspoken rule of new technology: it has to work with existing technology. A protocol, a platform, a service even, that doesn’t offer itself an adoption, integration, and conversion strategy is one doomed to failure. In this presentation audience members will learn from experience how to integrate “new” technologies into legacy systems with the great impact on process efficiency and the smallest impact on project finance. Basically, what technologies work where and how.
Session Objectives:
1. The point will be made that IIoT is not a conversion effort, but an integration effort. It’s a targeted application of technology to achieve a specific outcome. MQTT is great for specific field scenarios. OPC UA Is good for better networked environments. But neither is good without a problem to solve, and that’s why IIoT adoption in the oil and gas remote telemetry space has been limited.
2. Examples of successful deployments will be given for the following cases: edge computing, communication efficiency, backfill/EPA compliance, connecting field data to systems outside of the HMI system (while not using the HMI as the whipping boy), and how IIoT helps business needs after it’s can be integrated with the field.
Category: SCADA Integration and Data Analytics
Level of Presentation: Advanced
Intended Audience: Any individual or company relying on Remote Telemetry networks to provide data to their SCADA systems for real time or historic measurements.

 

David BLanco
David Blanco is the Director of Technical Operations and Business Development for AUTOSOL. By listening to his clients and drawing on his years of SCADA experience, he creates solutions that solve problems with room for future growth. This gives him the ability to service customers by adapting AUTOSOL’s proven solutions to clients’ new challenges and demands.

 

 

 

Private 5G Foundation Building Industry 4.0 for Digital Oilfields

Room: 350F
Speaker: Aseem Parikh, Intel (was Ananki)
As energy operators embark on their Industry 4.0 vision, private 5G network connectivity is needed to connect assets to the edge cloud, making it possible to apply AI/ML/AR/VR to business processes. Private 5G provides resilient high performance, low latency mobile wireless connectivity, with assured coverage and strong security. These features are essential for connecting hundreds or thousands of IIoT sensors, cameras, robotics and more to the cloud, to give field assets, refineries, warehouse facilities, etc., an advantage in their digital transformation journeys.
Session Objectives:
• Business and technical challenges and benefits for private 5G
• Showcase some examples of Industry 4.0 applications for the oil and gas industry including potential benefits
• Provide a framework for evaluating adoption of private 5G
Category: IIoT/Field Communications
Level of Presentation: All Levels
Intended Audience: Planners and administrators of enterprise edge connectivity and compute

Aseem Parikh
Aseem Parikh serves as Vice President, Products  |  Network and Edge Group (NEX) at Intel and brings 20+ years of global operating experience in the computer networking industry and a deep passion for product management and strategy. His successful entrepreneurial pursuits include ventures acquired by Cisco in 1999 and Netlogic/Broadcom in 2008. He was responsible for securing strategic customer wins at Fortune500 enterprises including AT&T, Cadbury-Kraft (Mondelez), Comcast, Fujitsu, Huawei, Kellogg, Verizon and Virgin Media; as well as federal agencies and contractors like Harris, Lockheed Martin and NASA. Aseem holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA

 

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Emergence and Impact of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies in OT

Room: 350D
Speaker: Spyros Sakellariadis, ICONICS, Inc
Highly sophisticated applications to monitor and manage equipment and devices have been around for years. Recently, however, developments in IT promise to enable dramatic improvements in the functionality, performance, manageability, and security of these applications. It seems like every vendor of OT applications states that they are taking advantage of the latest developments in cloud technologies, in IoT, AI/ML, and AR/VR. In this session we’ll do a overview of what all these technologies offer, and how they do indeed promise to take existing applications to new heights, and to enable development of new and really exciting solutions.
Session Objectives:
Give the audience an understanding of the latest developments in IT relevant to their scenarios
Help the audience see the benefits of modernizing current applications
Provide the audience a way to evaluate third party solutions claiming to use the latest IT
Category: Cloud Applications
Level of Presentation: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Engineers involved in designing or implementing SCADA and remote monitoring/management solutions.

Spyros Sakellariadis
Spyros’ IT career began in 1989, co-founding API, a software services company. When Wang bought API in 1996, he was responsible for software solutions in the U.S. In 1999, Spyros joined USi to run a team hosting applications for enterprise customers, and was recruited by Microsoft in 2003, where he worked on open source technologies, AI/ML, and IoT. In 2021, Spyros joined ICONICS, Inc. He is the author of many articles and whitepapers on topics such as networking, security, messaging, and IoT.

 

 

Getting Started in LoRaWAN Shouldn’t Be So Hard

Room: 350F
Speaker: Mike Fahrion, MultiTech
LoRaWAN has proven to be the leading technology solution for acquiring operational data from far flung assets. And while the range and power efficiency of LoRaWAN has been well proven and meets the needs of numerous applications in numerous vertical markets, many companies continue to struggle with achieving a successful proof of concept (PoC).
The problem isn’t the wireless range, the lack of ecosystem providers or power efficiency. The problem lies in the complexity of integration to stand-up your own LoRaWAN network. Connecting a sensor to a gateway, and a gateway to a LoRaWAN Network Server, decoding the LoRaWAN sensor data, integrating it to your end application software, and doing it all in a scalable, efficient and secure manner.
Session Objectives:
* Provide overview of LoRaWAN, highlighting successful network implementations in the Energy Sector
* Overview on what it takes to launch a successful technical and business PoC
* Step by step overview on getting started: connecting sensors to gateways; gateway to LoRaWAN network server; decoding sensor data; and integrating all of it into the end user application software.
Category: IIoT/Field Communications
Level of Presentation: All Levels
Intended Audience: All levels responsible for the productivity and maintenance of field assets.

 

Mike Fahrion
Mike Fahrion is a technologist and IIoT strategist who is passionate about bridging the gap between technology, organizations and people. His technical expertise combined with a talent for simplifying complex issues allow him to turn technical babble and marketing hype into practical, useful information for both engineers and executives. Mike is an expert in wired and wireless data communications with more than 25 years of design and application experience at the “edge” of networks in remote.

 

The “E” in the ESG: Enabling Third Party Certification using 5G-IoT Network Large Scale Methane Sensing

Room: 352E

Speaker: Kethees Ketheesan, Puloli, Inc.

Come listen to a discussion on state-of-the-art large-scale methane sensing solution delivered securely and reliably using 5G-IoT private networks.  The solution is enabling Natural Gas producers and transporters cost-effectively obtain ESG third party certificates for Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG).

Session Objectives:

  • Technical overview of 5G-IoT to enable data collection for large scale methane sensing to reduce methane emissions responsibly and economically, and by working with third party certification companies to deliver real data needed.
  • Improving operations, certifying natural gas production and delivery to help gas producers achieve their goals and support a lower-carbon
  • Understanding the evolving landscape of technology solutions for ESG and sustainability data

Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: All Levels

Intended Audience: Corporate Sustainability Officers, Executives, Telecommunications Network Directors, field technicians, digital energy planners, strategy leaders, OT and IT leaders.

 

Kethees Ketheesan

Kethees Ketheesan is the CEO of Puloli. He co-founded the company in 2016 to offer private IoT solutions using a Network-as-a-Service model. He has over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry.  Prior to Puloli, Kethees held leadership roles in engineering and management for companies large and small, from well-established multinationals to early stage startups. They include Netscout, Newfield Wireless, Telephia (Nielsen), Venturi Wireless, Interwave Communications, and Motorola. Kethees holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He has five granted patents from the USPTO.

 

The Need for Endpoint Cybersecurity

Room: 351 F

Speaker: Rex Lee, My Smart Privacy

Threats posed by nation-state hackers and intrusive apps are a result of “tech-based hybrid warfare” being waged by Russia, North Korea, Iran and other bad actors worldwide who are exploiting vulnerabilities within operating systems and popular apps that are distributed by Google, Apple, & Microsoft.
Furthermore, Google, Apple and Microsoft are enabling app developers from Russia to monitor, track, and data mine the Android OS, Apple iOS and Microsoft OS end user for financial gain as a result of partnerships with Chinese and Russian corporations that include ByteDance (TikTok), Tencent (WeChat), BAIDU (Android App developer/Google partner), and Prisma Labs (Android App developer).

Rex M. Lee has over 35 years of tech and telecom industry experience that includes enterprise platform and software development. He is a Sr. Executive Level Consultant for Carnegie Technologies, Austin, TX, BLACKOPS Partners, Washington, DC, and Space Data, Chandler, AZ.
Mr. Lee’s existing/past consulting clients include cybersecurity firms, enterprise app & platform developers, healthcare providers, & defense contractors. He was a former Sr. Executive for Infrastructure Networks & Houdinisoft.
www.MySmartPrivacy.com

 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Regulatory and Technology Lunch & Committee Update (ENTELEC Member Only Event)

Room: 351 A
Speaker: ENTELEC RT Committee Leadership
The ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Update is an opportunity to learn about one of the most important ENTELEC membership benefits, The ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Committee. This Committee was formed to address pressing regulatory developments of interest to ENTELEC’s membership. This is your opportunity to come hear the latest updates from the different subcommittees: IIoT, Cyber Security, Spectrum and FCC/Towers. All Members of ENTELEC are eligible and encouraged to join the Regulatory & Technology Committee.

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

GE MDS Orbit Training, Product Update, and Best Practices

Room: 352E

Speaker: Thomas Schwartz, GE MDS

GE MDS is continuously investing in the Orbit platform, many new features have been added to the existing product line. This training is a good opportunity for MDS to share with users the new capabilities which can be utilized in their networks to improve upon the reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and ease of deployment and management. Along with the product update, we will also cover wireless data radio best practices. This also makes for a good forum for customers to ask questions and provide MDS feedback on challenges they wish us to address.

Objectives:

1) GE MDS Orbit Overview

2) GE MDS Orbit Update/New Features

3) Wireless Data Radio Best Practices

Category: Networks/Communication Infrastructures

Level of Training: All Levels

Tom is Senior Technical Application Engineer and has 15 years of experience in wireless technology development for the industrial marketplace specializing in system level design, network design and configuration, as well as network management. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a Cisco Certified Network Professional Security certification.

 

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mitigate Security Challenges with Video Analytics and AI

Room: 350 D
Speaker: Brundaban Sahoo, Motorola Solutions
Safe and appropriate access to Customer sites is a key use case, especially in remote areas. In this session, you will learn how today’s smart camera ecosystem features next-gen video analytics technology that can detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes, whether as stationary or, moving objects, helping to provide detailed information of what is happening on your site so that one can take appropriate action and overall able to mitigate security challenges in critical infrastructure. Some of the following key aspects and features of camera and video processing technologies will be discussed.
– Low light image capture
– Bandwidth Management
– Video Analytics & AI
Session Objectives:
1. Video with built-in Analytic camera helping security in Oil & Gas Operations
2. Top 10 security challenges in critical infrastructure and how to mitigate those challenges utilizing video analytics and AI
3. Enhanced Remote security, safety & automation
Category: Digitization, AI and Emerging Technologies
Level of Presentation: All Levels
Intended Audience: 1. Field Network Engineers
2. IT / OT security professionals
3. IT / Telecom Managers / Directors (Decision Makers)

Brundaban Sahoo
Director of Broadband Business Development and Sales for Global Enterprise Market in Motorola Solutions. 25+ years of experience in the communication industry; last 10 years in Private LTE & Video business globally for Motorola Public Safety & Enterprise Market. Recently, focused on spearheading business development for E2E solution offerings in Critical Infra verticals like utilities, oil & gas, mining and other enterprise verticals.

 

 

 

Utilities and 5G

Room: 350F
Speaker: Marco Berger, Ribbon
5G is becoming the leading mobile network generation, and brings a variety of new technologies and use cases support, many of them relevant for the Critical Infrastructure marketplace.
Session Objectives:
Reality check on where 5G stands
Overview of 5G-related technologies relevant for Oil & Gas and Electricity markets
Introduction to Network Slicing technologies
Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures
Level of Presentation: Advanced
Intended Audience: OT network operators and managers

 

Marco Berger
Marco Berger is responsible in Ribbon IP Optical BU for Vertical Solutions Management and the Critical Infrastructure vertical market in particular, graduated Aerospace and Telecommunications engineer, with post-graduation MBA focusing on Enterprise Risk Management and several courses on cybersecurity. Worked previously in RAD data communications, Ceragon Networks, Datacom, with more than 25 years’ experience in sales, business development and management.

 

 

Washington Roundtable – Presented by Keller & Heckman

Room: 351 F
Speaker: Wes Wright, Keller & Heckman, LLP & Greg Kunkle, Keller & Heckman, LLP
Join Wes Wright and Greg Kunkle as they lead an interactive roundtable discussion of the latest news and developments from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They will discuss regulatory and political activities coming out of Washington DC that impact the industry.
Session Objectives:
Category: FCC/Towers and Regulatory
Level of Presentation: All Levels

 

Wes Wright
Wes Wright is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on telecommunications compliance and enforcement matters. Mr. Wright regularly counsels corporate clients on compliance matters before the FCC and state public utilities commissions. He counsels clients on compliance with rules related to telecommunications service provider regulations, state tariff requirements, private wireless licensing, 911 reliability and call handling, customer proprietary network information (CPNI), the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and other related obligations. He is a recognized expert on the FCC’s wireless spectrum rules. He recently has given several compliance-related seminars on a host of topics, including: the FCC’s 911 Reliability Rules, 911 Wireless Location Accuracy, Spectrum Licensing and Enforcement, Communications Tower Compliance Obligations and the FCC’s New Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Mr. Wright also represents trade associations and corporate clients on policy matters before the FCC. He has advocated policy positions before the FCC on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Connect America Fund (CAF), municipal broadband preemption and many wireless spectrum rulemaking proceedings. Mr. Wright also defends clients in FCC enforcement actions. He assists clients with all aspects of an FCC enforcement investigation. Mr. Wright has represented clients responding to an initial Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and guides them through the entire enforcement process. He has successfully convinced the FCC not to pursue enforcement actions for alleged rule violations and has negotiated settlements with the Commission that involve a reduced fine and no admission of wrongdoing.

 

Greg Kunkle
Gregory Kunkle practices in the area of telecommunications, with an emphasis on assisting corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Kunkle regularly counsels critical infrastructure companies, such as electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and railroads, public safety agencies, and commercial providers regarding FCC wireless licensing and compliance issues. He assists clients in identifying and acquiring wireless spectrum through a variety of means, including spectrum leasing, purchase and sale of licenses, and the FCC’s auction process. His spectrum acquisition practice spans all of the FCC’s wireless frequency allocations, including the 220 MHz band, AMTS (217/219 MHz), VHF/UHF Part 22 Paging, the 1.4 GHz band, Part 90 800/900 MHz bands, MAS, the 2.5 GHz EBS/BRS band, and the 700 MHz band. Mr. Kunkle counsels clients that become involved in the FCC’s enforcement process including by responding to and vigorously defending against complaints and investigations and, where appropriate, negotiating settlements with the Commission. His practice also involves supporting companies seeking equipment authorizations before the FCC as well as license-exempt operation under part 15 of the FCC’s rules. Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Kunkle was an attorney at a boutique Washington, DC telecommunications law firm where he counseled a wide range of clients including wireless and wireline service providers (e.g., resellers and prepaid providers), with FCC compliance issues. Mr. Kunkle assisted carrier clients with complex compliance matters before the FCC including issues regarding USF, slamming, enhanced services and related issues and aided a variety of clients, including carriers and end users, with transactional matters.
Mr. Kunkle is a frequent speaker on wireless regulatory issues at major telecommunications conferences throughout the United States and contributes regularly to industry publications. Mr. Kunkle is the President of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Industrial 5G Solutions Transformation

Room: 350D
Speaker: Janwillen (Jan) Manimendre, Redline Communications

As industries embark on the next stage of their automation transformation journey and further invest in information and communications infrastructure, the mindset of Cloud, Big-Data & AI come to the forefront. We will discuss the need for Application Development on the solutions that are going to be part of this major transformation and how various industries can benefit from the different types of Network Topologies in the ICT framework.

 

Janwillen (Jan) Manimendre, uses his expertise in building solutions for next generation Wireless Networks with over 30 years of Telecommunications experience. As the Vice President of Product Management & Marketing for Redline Communications, Jan leads the Marketing, Product Management, Sales Engineering & Project Management teams to ensure Redline’s products, solutions & services enhance the end-user experience. Jan plays a key role in ensuring that Redline attains its revenue and profitability goals while fulfilling its promise of risk-informed transformation of mission-critical industries via wireless connectivity.

 

 

 

Converged Analytics at Edge with LTE-LMR-LoRAWAN Technology

Room: 350F
Speaker: Brundaban Sahoo, Motorola Solutions
Goal of this session is to describe how delivering this flexible and economical connectivity will require a new class of communication convergence capabilities at edge devices, that operate on Critical Infrastructure frequencies, aggregate data from IoT endpoints, connect across multiple backhaul network technologies, and offer enough processing power to enable time-critical intelligence and decision making directly at the edge. Convergence of mission-critical narrowband (Land Mobile Radio), evolving broadband (Private or, Carrier LTE) and low-power Long-Range (LoRAWAN) backhaul communication technologies over a combination of licensed and unlicensed frequency bands in a single edge device can provide flexibility, redundancy and automation.
Session Objectives:
1. Benefits of network convergence
2. Edge Analytics
3. Network Redundancy improving reliability
Category: IIoT/Field Communications
Level of Presentation: All Levels
Intended Audience:
1. SCADA Network Engineers
2. IT / OT security professionals
3. IT / Telecom Managers / Directors (Decision Makers)

Brundaban Sahoo
Director of Broadband Business Development and Sales for Global Enterprise Market in Motorola Solutions. 25+ years of experience in the communication industry; last 10 years in Private LTE & Video business globally for Motorola Public Safety & Enterprise Market. Recently, focused on spearheading business development for E2E solution offerings in Critical Infra verticals like utilities, oil & gas, mining and other enterprise verticals.

 

 

Zones and Conduits: What, Where, and Why?

Room: 351F

Speaker: Kenny Mesker, Chevron

There are a number of prevailing issues surrounding the understanding and adoption of the Zones and Conduits architectural approach as introduced in IEC 62443-3-2: Security Risk Assessment For System Design. This presentation will address various aspects of the cybersecurity journey of adopting the Zones and Conduits model, including some exploration of the model itself, the justification for pivoting to this new paradigm, the benefits, and the challenges.

Session Objectives:
 Provide greater understanding about the breadth of Zones and Conduits
• Gain insights to what advantages the model brings
• Use lessons learned to avoid some of the more common pitfalls encountered during adoption
Category: System Architecture for Industrial Control Systems
Level of Presentation: Intermediate
Intended Audience: The Zones and Conduits model brings with it transformative influence over a number of different disciplines. Professionals in the domains of OT cybersecurity, IACS architecture, and risk management will benefit from the information presented.

Kenny Mesker

Kenny is the Enterprise OT Cybersecurity Architect with the Chevron Technology Center. As a Chevron Distinguished Engineer, his responsibilities include strategic planning and innovative cybersecurity capability development. He currently holds the position of chair with the ISA Security Compliance Institute board of directors. Kenny is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Texas A&M University with post-graduate work in fault tolerance and resilient engineering.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Vendor Challenge – A Deeper Dive Into Implementing IIoT Networks into Legacy SCADA Systems 

Room: 351 F
Moderated by JL Betts, RAD, ENTELEC Technical Committee Member
This lively discussion will focus on how companies implementing IIoT networks into legacy SCADA systems. Is it a migration project into an existing SCADA system, a forklift Rip and Replace project, or is it a completely new technology overlaying a traditional legacy system?
Come take a deeper dive into these models as we discuss:
• Why are we going to an IIoT platform?
• Are these CAPEX or OPEX projects?
• What is the learning curve to come up to speed to put an IIoT network together?
• Is this using the existing workforce, or will it take new specialized expertise?
• What are the preferred platforms that are currently being deployed and who’s hardware supports these platforms?
• What is the testing timeline to decide on a suitable platform and test sensors and software?
• How will this impact existing systems?
• Is this about cost savings, or granularity of bringing more data into a network?

 

Moderator J.L. Betts, VP Sales & Business Development – RAD North America, Serves on the ENTELEC Technical Committee. Previous experience includes providing senior leadership as VP Sales, with a deep technical knowledge and prior experience in Business Development, Regional Sales, Consulting that includes Sales Leadership and Mentoring in both the Critical Infrastructure and Service Provider markets.