​8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 21
WAPA Headquarters
12155 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228

Join WAPA leaders, utility executives and subject matter experts as we explore the latest trends, topics and issues related to physical and cyber threats to infrastructure, along with lifecycle management of electrical system assets. Meet your fellow utility decision-makers and industry leaders to discuss the latest information on these hot topics.

The symposium will enrich your understanding of emerging technologies and managing and protecting your physical and digital assets. Speakers will share innovative approaches, partnerships and technological advancements to address the unique security challenges facing utilities.

This event is FREE but limited to 100 attendees. Pre-registration is required. Register at EventBrite           .

Special Accommodations

All WAPA facilities are secure federal sites. Upon arriving for the tour and symposium, all attendees will be required to present legal identification. Non-US citizens must allow 30 days prior to the event to receive security verification. Please contact Pam Garcia to obtain the necessary forms.

WAPA is committed to providing training opportunities for all stakeholders. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation to fully participate in the training session, please email Technical Services or call 720-962-7245.

​Time Agenda item ​Speaker ​Summary
​8:00 – 8:05 am ​Opening remarks ​Kevin Howard,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, WAPA
​8:05 – 8:30 am ​Opening address ​Mark A. Gabriel,
Chief executive officer, WAPA
​Emerging industry trends and technology
​8:30 – 10:15 am ​Asset management Panel moderator:
Ron Moulton, Senior Vice President and Desert Southwest Regional Manager, WAPA​Panel:

  • Bhavin Desai,
    Sr. program manager, EPRI
  • Chris Lyles,
    Transmission Asset Planning Supervisor, WAPA
  • Kenny Rankin,
    Sr. manager, Transmission and Substation Asset Management, Westar
​Trends, technological advancements, and leading practices for managing critical infrastructure assets
​10:15 – 10:30 am ​Break
​10:30 – 12:00 pm ​Protecting physical assets Panel moderator:
Jody Sundsted, Senior Vice President and Upper Great Plains Regional Manager, WAPA​Panel:

  • Allen Edwards
    Department of Energy   
  • Bruce Watson
    Security Director, WAPA
  • Mike Kraft,
    Senior Engineer,
    Basin Electric Cooperative
​Trends, technological advancements, and leading practices for protecting critical physical infrastructure assets
​12:00 – 12:45 pm ​Lunch
​12:45 – 2:45 pm ​Protecting cyber assets

Panel moderator:

Jodi Jensen, Senior SCADA Specialist, WAPA

​Panel :

  • Sergio Caltagirone,
    Director of Threat Intelligence, Dragos
  • Ben Deering,
    Department of Energy
  • James Ball,
    Vice president of IT–Cyber Security,
  • Tim Pospisil,
    Director of Security,
    Nebraska Public Power District
​Trends, technological advancements, and leading practices for protecting critical cyber infrastructure assets
​2:45 – 3:00 pm ​Closing comments ​Mike Montoya
Chief information officer, WAPA


Last modified on April 26th, 2024