Planning has begun for this year’s EnergySec Summit and we are pleased to open the Call for Speakers for this event. We are seeking up to 50 speakers, panelists, and moderators to fill up to 20 hours of educational and information sharing time across three days. Opportunities exist for plenary session panels and presentations on days 2 and 3, plus “Birds of a Feather” breakout sessions on day 1.
We are looking for knowledgeable people who can passionately and effectively share their subject matter expertise, real life experiences, solutions, and concerns with attendees of our 13th Annual Security & Compliance Summit, August 14-16, 2017 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
Speaking opportunities exist in three general categories as listed below:
Panel Discussions (Day 2/3)
A moderator and 3-4 panelists will examine and discuss an issue related to security or compliance in the energy sector. Panel topics will be determined as part of this Call for Speakers. Submitters may propose a complete panel package (topic, moderator, and panelists), a panel topic only, or simply request placement on an appropriate panel based on their background and experience.
Possible panel topics include:
Plenary Session Presentations (Day 2/3)
We have several 30-minute speaking opportunities available for presentations related to security or compliance in the energy sector. We welcome submittals from any interested party, but note that presentations designed primarily to promote a company’s services, capabilities, or products will not be approved via the Call for Speakers. However, a limited number of sponsored speaking slots are available.
We are open to a broad range of topics, but are particularly interested in the following areas:
Birds of a Feather Presentations (Day 1)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are intended for staff and leadership from energy sector asset owning organizations to meet with their peers and exchange ideas, discuss issues, and identify solutions. Attendance is restricted to vetted individuals in appropriate roles at qualifying organizations. Qualifying organizations include electric and gas utilities, power generators, RTOs, ISOs, pipeline operators, energy exploration and production companies, and similar organizations in North America.
BoF presentations will generally be restricted to individuals meeting the qualifying criteria for attendance at the BoF at which they propose to speak. Presentation times may range from 15 to 60 minutes. The audience will be no more than forty peers in the following areas:
CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, Security Directors and Security Managers
Security staff working in operational areas that include responsibility for one or more of the following: security logging and monitoring, threat hunting, incident response and investigations, access management, patch management, malware analysis, and similar fields.
Utility staff with responsibilities related to compliance with security standards, including NERC CIP, NEI-08-09, and other FERC and/or state requirements.
Utility staff and leadership responsible for physical security within their organizations.
Speaking proposals must be submitted online at the following URL: