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February 25, 2020 – IEEE (PI)2 AUSTIN Technical Meeting

Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure

Michael Allgeier,  Critical Infrastructure Security Director, ERCOT


With changing world events, protecting our Critical Infrastructure is paramount and understanding the various threats to it are ever more so important.  What is Critical Infrastructure and why should we care?  What’s being done about it and what still needs to be done?  Learn about recent attacks from around the world and how can you help?

About the Speaker:

Michael Allgeier is the Critical Infrastructure Security Director for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).  Michael has spent over 25 years in cyber and physical security with over 10 years specifically in the electric/utility sector and another 10 years as a US Army Special Agent primarily focusing on cyber espionage investigations and operations.  Michael holds a BA in Homeland Security from American Military University and is a graduate of the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy.  He also has numerous technology and security certifications, military awards and decorations including for Valor and the Purple Heart.


  • Location: Cover 3, 2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757
  • Check In, order dinner – 6:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Social/Business Items – 7:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Program – 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Please RSVP via vTools – it’s quick and helps with meeting reporting! https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/220473

Cover Charge: We pay Cover 3 to use their private meeting room and ask that all attendees help defray our costs by ordering dinner or paying a $20 cover charge.

IEEE student members: We will reimburse up to $20 of meal expense for IEEE student members; take your receipt to the Treasurer after the meeting.


IEEE Central Texas Section 2020 (PI)2 Austin Workshop

IEEE (PI)2 Austin announces a one-day workshop, with expert presentations by:

  • David Hood, Saft America, on battery technologies, applications, and sizing considerations,
  • Daniel Youngs, also of Saft America, on lithium ion storage back-up,
  • Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., Eaton Corp, an industry expert on the National Electrical Code with respect to battery installations.

Location: Ben Hur Shrine, 7811 Rockwood Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Attendees will receive 8 PDH

IEEE members get discounted rates – join today!

Early registration discounts end on March 8th, and on-line registration ends on March 16th. Please find more details and register on vTools: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/221515


7:15 – 8:00 AM:  Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM:   Opening & Speaker Introduction

8:15 – 9:45 AM:   Speaker presentation – David Hood

9:50 – 10:10 AM:  Morning Break – Visit Vendor displays

10:15-11:45 AM:  Speaker Presentation – Daniel Youngs

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM:    Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Speaker Presentation – Tom Domitrovich

2:30 – 3:15 PM: Afternoon Break – visit Vendor displays

3:15 – 3:40 PM: Sponsor Presentation

3:40 – 4:50 PM: Speaker Presentation – Tom Domitrovich

4:50 – 5:00 PM: Wrap-up and Q&A

Registration through March 8, 2020

  • IEEE Members:  $150
  • Non-IEEE Members: $250
  • IEEE Life Members & Students $100

Late Registration – After March 8th

  • IEEE Members:  $250
  • Non-IEEE Members: $350
  • IEEE Life Members & Students $200

About the Speakers:

David Hood began his electrical background in the U.S. Navy’s advanced electronics program. He has been in the standby battery and power industry since 1988 including 8 years’ experience with UPS and charger OEM’s in both technical, engineering, sales, and management capacities. He has worked as a battery sales rep for 18 years representing the Saft
battery line and has been a Saft America regional sales manager for a total of 4 years. David is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy society and is on the standards development working group for various battery and DC system related standards in the Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee. David has a BS in Computer Information Systems from University of Houston Clear Lake in Texas.


Dan Youngs has spent over 25 years working in the Energy and Power Industry. Having experience in Utility Power Plants, Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage. Dan has worked on energy storage systems based on chemistries including Lead Acid, Li-LFP, Li-NMC, LTO, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Sodium as well as Ultra-Capacitors. Dan is currently  specializing in the application of advanced battery systems for Standby Applications.  Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University, New York State. He also been Chairman of the SAE Bus and Truck Battery Standards Committee. He is Listed as inventor on patent PCT/US2011063695, ESS for Hybrid Electric Vehicle,  Specialties: Li-Ion Energy Storage Systems, Hybrid Vehicle, Power, Energy.


Thomas A. Domitrovich is an Electrical Engineer within Eaton Corporation’s electrical group with experience in engineering, sales & marketing, business development and product management. Domitrovich is actively involved with various electrical industry organizations and most recently has focused on the continued growth of electrical safety. Mr. Domitrovich is an author with a wide range of trade magazine articles including columns in two industry trade magazines focused on electrical safety. He sits on NFPA Code Making Panel 2 for the continued development of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). He is also on the NFPA committee for the continued development of NFPA 73 and chairs various committees for other electrical industry organizations. Mr. Domitrovich is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Gannon University.




IEEE Cyber PELS 2020, Miami, FL USA 14-16 April: The 2nd IEEE Workshop on Cybersecurity of Power Electronics Systems Miami, Florida https://attend.ieee.org/cyberpels-2020/


Energy@UT News: UT Energy Symposium

Every Tuesday  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

More details: https://energy.utexas.edu/education/energy-symposium

The UT Energy Symposium meets on Tuesdays during the spring 2020 semester.Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.


UT Energy Week 2020, February 17th-24th, Etter Harbin Alumni Center,

Austin, TX.   https://energyweek.utexas.edu


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