May 14 - 15, 2021, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Format: Online
Industry Sessions
Industry Session
Friday, May 14, 2021
4:15 PM

Sharan Kalwani

Proactive Approach to protecting our Distributed Energy Grids
We have made major strides in our energy grids, especially with different sources (renewables, etc). however, we have paid scant attention to protecting them, it is usually an afterthought in many instances. With the rise in Edge Computing and the capabilities it brings, we can propose a more proactive approach to enabling energy grid operators and professionals, stronger cybersecurity and boosting this into both current and future distributed grid set ups.

Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with 25+ years of experience. Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science and has worked in many diverse areas. He is a senior member of IEEE-Computer Society, IEEE-Education Society and IEEE-Vehicle Tech Society, an Emeritus member of Michigan!UNIX/user group, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and also leads the SIG-Linux section of SEMCO. He enjoys teaching, holds an adjunct position at several universities. He has published a book on "Linux and Internet Security" and is now working on his second. He is also the recipient of the IEEE MGA Achievement award for his contributions to IEEE activities in 2018.