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The Utility SuperCluster focuses on sustainability challenges related to Energy, Water and Waste Management by bringing cities, counties, and municipalities together with Government, Commercial, Non-Profit, and Academia to celebrate inventiveness, share best practices and demonstrate world-class innovation.

Our world has fast become increasingly dependent on “smart” devices in fundamentally new ways. Subsequently, the “critical” infrastructure, i.e. assets, networks, and systems, underpinning our cities/communities require the security, functionality, and resiliency deemed vital to public safety, prosperity, and well-being.

Incorporating a heterogeneous, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart City fabric requires continuous diagnostics and mitigation to reduce cyber-physical risk AND provide visibility.

These technologies will enable cities and communities to improve services, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life but also require thoughtful risk mitigation.


The United States identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

The Energy Sector is, arguably, the most critical, as it comprises the Electric Grid, an engineering marvel with more than 9,200 electric generating units having more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected to more than 600,000 miles of transmission lines. However, the Grid infrastructure is aging needs to more reliability, flexibility, resilience, and security.

The IIoT includes sensor technologies for Smart, Secure Power Transmission. Sensing cyber/physical risk while enabling system interoperability will catalyze Grid Modernization, enhance Grid Resilience, and Save Lives. That being said, while a next-generation Grid is underway, this transformation creates both challenges and opportunities to advance the capabilities of today’s electricity delivery system.

A Smart City is much more than the cyber-physical infrastructure; it is also about participatory, collaborative, and transparent engagement.

Please join us on March 25th for a stimulating conversation with two of our Nation’s most influential individuals, Chris Vizas and Bruce Walker, as we discuss the Grid’s complexity, the sensor technologies, and systemic risk mitigation.

  • Celebrating influential individuals and their unique passion
  • Addressing the Technology-Humanity-Culture intersection
  • Seeking to Inform, Educate, and Enlighten

Founded by Pete Tseronis, the Consortium serves as a nexus for “Connecting Dots and Building Bridges” via Stories and Translation.

An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and technology strategist with 30+ years leading Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with Government, Industry, and Academia to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

Pete worked inside the U.S. Federal Government for 25 years, kicking-off his career at the Pentagon and finishing as a Senior Executive Service member. He served 4 Presidential Administrations, 3 Cabinet Agencies and was appointed Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Departments of Energy and Education.

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De-Risking The Grid: Chris Vizas | Bruce Walker

Smart Grid = Smart Cities: Chris Vizas | Bruce Walker