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Donald Graham

Practice Advisor, Manufacturing & Energy Practice

Business Transformation Group

As a Sr. Vertical Practice Advisor in Cisco’s Business Transformation Group, Mr. Graham is responsible for helping to catalyze and accelerate customer business impact from technology investment across the Utilities and Smart Grid Practice.   He draws upon 20 years of private and public sector experience where he assisted companies through development of technology transformation strategies.  His areas of expertise includes; Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Grid and Utilities, Security, Workforce enablement, Organization Transformation, and Business/IT Alignment.

Before joining Cisco Systems, Mr. Graham worked at IBM Global Services, where he assisted Fortune 500 clients, such as HSBC, Gore, New Zealand Diary and Citibank in developing global and business architectures for organizational transformation strategies.

Mr. Graham is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology, BS, Industrial Engineering, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, a member of IEEE Power and Energy Society and Marine Corps veteran.

 

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Modernizing the Grid: Utilities and Data Analytics

The electric utilities sector is facing some challenging times as it struggles with a regulatory model designed for an earlier era. As increased renewable integrations into the grid intensify, electric utilities will need to take steps to accommodate the variable output of distributed generation and develop new insights and technologies that will shape the future […]

Combating Cyber-Attacks Through Cyber Intelligence & Security: Part One

Hello and welcome to Part One of my new blog series discussing cyber intelligence and security around the critical infrastructure sectors in the U.S. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and threatening to utilities, refineries, military defense systems, water treatment plants and other sectors of our critical infrastructure. Part One of this series details the dangers […]

Challenges and Progress at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity

On February 13, I attended the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University. President Obama, along with senior leaders spanning federal government, industry and technology sectors, law enforcement, consumer privacy advocates, and others convened to collaborate and build partnerships within the public and private sectors to further improve cybersecurity practices. The […]

Live at DistribuTECH – Wednesday Recap

While Day One of DistribuTECH wrapped on Tuesday, Day Two delivered more of the same: exceptional networking, education and workshops for utility professionals, industry experts and solution providers. The day kicked off with lively roundtable discussions, followed by another full day of conference sessions, workshops, and demonstrations. With so many great topics and speakers, it was difficult to […]

Getting Value from Professional Organizations

As a Cisco team member, I’m convinced that the value of professional organizations cannot be understated. It’s understood that employees across various industries have a lot on their plate these...

Field Support for New Workers with Mobile video Collaboration – Wherever They Are

Holding onto “Tribal Knowledge” Recent data from the Department of Energy (DOE) indicates that approximately 60% of electric utility workers will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. The impending loss of the most skilled and knowledgeable workers in the industry has put many utility companies on red alert.  This potential workforce crisis […]