WPI's 9th Annual Energy Symposium

A More Resilient Grid: 
The Future of Energy Storage and Cybersecurity









September 26, 2019

Rubin Campus Center
Campus Center Odeum
151 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609


With Keynote speaker:

Babak Enayati, PhD, P.E., Manager, Technology Deployment, National Grid 

Dr. Domenic Gugliotti, PhD., Managing Partner, iOfficeGroup LLC


  • Connect with WPI students who are considering a career in the energy industry 
  • Learn more about current technical and policy concerns and opportunities
  • Meet some of the most influential individuals in the industry
  • Learn how your colleagues are dealing with the energy challenges facing our nation

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8:00     Networking Breakfast

8:30     Welcome Greeting

9:00     Keynote –  "Energy Storage, a Tool in the Toolbox"

Babak Enayati, PhD, P.E., Manager, Technology Deployment, National Grid

9:45     Panel Discussion – Energy Storage Integration

Moderator - Chris Root, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Electric Company

Paul Renaud, VP, Engineering, Eversource Energy

John Marczewski, VP, Utilities/Consulting, EN Engineering

Carl Peterson, Senior Electrical Engineer, Holyoke Gas & Electric

10:30   Break

10:45   Presentation – Advances in Power Engineering Education

Dr. Edvina Uzunovic, IEEE Vice President for Education and WPI Associate Director, Power Systems and Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

12:00   Networking Lunch - Including table discussion about careers in the energy industry

1:00     Presentation – Cyber security insanity, doing the same thing and expecting a different result

How do we change our reactive protection strategies in an AI world with an ever increasing threat surface?

Dr. Dominic Gugliotti, Managing Partner, iOfficeGroup LLC

1:45     Panel Discussion – Power Grid Cybersecurity Challenges

Moderator – Dr. Don Gelosh, Director, Systems Engineering Programs, WPI

Chris Leigh, Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Eversource Energy

Kimberly Ryan, Manager, Cybersecurity and Compliance, Unitil

Dr. Gowri Rajappan, Technology Leader, Doble Engineering Company

 2:45    Summary of the Symposium

Mike Ahern, Director, Power Systems, WPI

3:00     Adjourn

Keynote Speaker:


  • Ph.D. P.E.
  • Manager, Technology Deployment, National Grid


  • Ph.D. 
  • Managing Partner, iOfficeGroup LLC

Thank you to our sponsors:





For questions regarding this year's Energy Symposium, please reach out to:

Monika Maslen
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships
​(508) 831-4104

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