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Rick Geiger

Executive Director

Utilities and Smart Grid

Rick Geiger has been with Cisco for 10 years, formerly as Director of Engineering in Cisco’s Physical Security Business Unit. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Geiger was VP Engineering for GE Security in Physical Security, video surveillance and access control. Rick has in depth experience in the global utility market with more than 10 years as VP Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Itron. Presently Executive Director for Utilities and Smart Grid, on Cisco’s Business Transformation Team, Rick and the Smart Grid Vertical Team serve the Americas Utility markets with Secure, Resilient and Scalable network solutions for smart grid, advanced metering, distribution automation, utility telemetry and energy management. Rick is on the Gridwise Alliance Board of Directors and an IEEE Senior Member and Member of the Power and Energy Society.

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2015 Strategic Directions: Smart Utility Report

Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, specializing in Energy, Water, Telecommunications, Federal, and Management Consulting. Black & Veatch’s annual Strategic Directions Report identifies top of mind issues based on a compilation of data and analysis from an industry-wide survey. The complete report is available from the Black […]

Live at DistribuTECH – Tuesday Recap

There was a LOT of great activity today in San Diego at DistribuTECH! The day started with a Keynote session from industry executives Jeff Martin and Ted Craver, sharing their insights followed by future prognostications from renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Both Mr. Martin, CEO of SDG&E, and Mr. Craver, CEO of Edison International, described […]

Future of the Grid Series – Part One: What Does the Future of the Grid Look Like?

This is the first of a three part series on the Future of the Grid and the transformation of legacy models. The electric system in the United States is in the initial stages of a major transformation.  This transformation completely changes the legacy model of central generation, transmission and distribution to a highly diverse and distributed […]

Part Four: IT & OT, Utilities – IT and OT, Corporate Change

This is the fourth blog in a four part series on the convergence of IT and OT (Operational Technologies) by Rick Geiger Operational Technology has evolved from serial communication to modern systems that are largely, if not completely, IP networked systems.  The unique requirements of OT have often lead to shadow IT departments within the […]

Part Three: IT & OT, Utilities – The Need and the Opportunity

This is the third of a four part series on the convergence of IT and OT (Operational Technologies) by Rick Geiger Physical Security is one example of Operational Technology that has evolved from serial communication to modern systems that are largely, if not completely, IP networked systems.  The unique requirements of Operational Technology systems have […]

Energy Networking Convergence Part 2: Cyber & Physical Security

This is the second of a four part series on the convergence of IT and OT (Operational Technologies) by Rick Geiger Physical Security has evolved from serial communication to modern systems that are largely, if not completely, IP networked systems.  The unique requirements of physical security have often lead to shadow IT departments within the physical […]

Energy Networking Convergence Part 1 – The Journey From Serial to IP

This is the first of a four part series on the convergence of IT and OT (Operational Technologies) Part 2 will cover the impact of the transition to IP on Physical Security and the convergence of Physical and Cyber Security. Part 3 will discuss the convergence of IT and OT – Operational Technology of all types […]

October 24, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Impact of Distributed Generation

Distributed generation is getting increasing attention for impact on the electric utility industry.  DG has been the subject of a number of high profile articles in Business Week, the Wall St. Journal and several online business and industry news sites.  The Business Week article was particularly provocative, leading with the title, “Why the U.S. Power […]