Please join me in welcoming Matt Morris to the Energy Industry Blog.
Matt is the Global Solution Lead for Cisco’s Internet of Things (IOT) Solutions practice (Oil & Gas, Utilities, Manufacturing, Transportation and Mining), where he leads the strategy, development and go to market of Cisco’s “big bets” and transformational solutions. This includes the Cisco Secure Ops Solution, a solution that delivers critical infrastructure security as a managed service, along with household names in ICS Security. His duties at Cisco include – leadership and governance; spearheading strategy, business and technology innovation; performing due diligence for strategic acquisitions; building/fostering new partnerships to scale the business. Matt also leads and participates in various special projects at Cisco.
Matt has spoken at, or appeared at, many events, conferences and shows as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Cisco in the areas of security and threat response :
- ShaleCom West – Network Security: Keeping Outsiders off your Network and out of your Data. April 22, 2014.
- DistribuTECH 2014, San Antonio, Texas, January 28-30th, 2014
- ICS Cyber Security Conference 2014, Atlanta Georgia, October 20-23rd, 2014
Recently, Matt lead the launch of the Secure Ops Solution. This ground-breaking offering from Cisco provides for “Critical infrastructure security as-a-service” and uses a convenient service wrapper and attaches a set of service level agreements. Read about it here: Unveiling Cisco Collaborative Operations and Secure Ops Solutions. It supports cyber security risk management and compliance for industrial control environments. You can also read about how an oil company use of Secure Ops in Peter Granger’s blog: Cisco to Provide Secure Ops Solution to Royal Dutch Shell.
Prior to Cisco, Matt worked for Landis+Gyr (L+G), a prominent Smart Grid player. As Director of Product Management & Marketing, Matt’s responsibilities included portfolio management of L+G’s North American products and solutions, partnerships and alliances, portfolio and brand strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and complex deal negotiations. This included AMI, DA, HAN, and Cybersecurity solutions.
Matt received his Executive MBA from Emory University – Goizueta Business School and a B.S. Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. He currently serves as a board member for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Smart Energy Society, after serving the last couple of years on the Smart Energy Council.
Join me in welcoming Matt to the Cisco Energy Blog!