Mark McGranaghan

Mark McGranaghan is Vice President of the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He leads the teams responsible for EPRI’s research involving technologies, systems, and practices for the power delivery system from the generator to the plug and for the devices and technologies that use the electricity.

From 2003 to 2010, Mark was Director of Research in the Distribution and Smart Grid areas for EPRI.
Priorities during this period were restructuring of the distribution research program, coordinating the EPRI research in the smart grid area with government and industry efforts, creating the smart grid demonstration initiative, and increasing the technical strength of the EPRI research team.

Prior to joining EPRI, Mark was Vice President at Electrotek Concepts (1998-2003), where he helped
develop a new business area around power quality and power system studies into a world leader.

From 1978 to 1988 – Mark was a Manager at McGraw-Edison/Cooper Power in Canonsburg, PA. Mark managed studies for the utility industry and internal studies for application of McGraw-Edison products (power transformers, circuit breakers, arresters, distribution switchgear, capacitors) and
directed a wide range of power system studies.

Mark has BSEE and MSEE from Univ. of Toledo and an MBA from the Univ. of Pittsburgh. He has taught
seminars and workshops around the world and is very active in standards development and industry activities (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC). He is a member of the NIST SGIP Governing Board and he is the Vice-Chairman of the CIRED US National Committee.


Galen Rasche

Galen Rasche is a Technical Executive in the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the program manager for the PDU Cyber Security and Privacy Program. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating the cyber security research across the PDU Sector, Generation Sector, and Nuclear Sector. He has extensive experience in the areas of cyber security, Smart Grid security and the penetration testing of embedded systems.

Prior to joining EPRI, Rasche led the Embedded and Application Security Group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In this position, he was the project manager for multiple Advanced Metering Infrastructure penetration testing projects. Rasche was also the cyber security lead for the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technology’s Department of Energy Demonstration Project, which focused on the deployment of synchrophasor technology, the Smart Meter Texas Portal, Distributed Generation, Home Area Networks, and Direct Load Control.

Rasche has also performed cyber security research for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and additionally managed cyber security projects for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and commercial clients. Topics of research included hardware hypervisors, cyber security tool modeling and integration, dynamic data flow analysis, and the use of public key infrastructure (PKI) and Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) in embedded systems.

Other areas of expertise include network-based data acquisition, Model-Integrated Computing, embedded systems design, and real-time operating systems.

Rasche earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Pascal Sitbon

Pascal Sitbon is International Cyber Security Project Manager at EDF Inc. and Resident Researcher at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) in Palo Alto, CA since December 2011. His main duty is to lead the collaboration between EDF and EPRI on Smart Grid Cyber Security.

Prior to this appointment, he joined EDF R&D and focused on Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security for different EDF Critical Infrastructures businesses (Generation, Transmission, Distribution) since 2006. Pascal has a strong experience in IT, including 11 years in IT security.

Pascal is member of standardization and professional organizations like IEC TC57 and CIGRE D2. He is author or co-author of different publications and co-inventor of few patents, including a security device certified by the French Government in 2010.

Pascal received a MS in Computer Science and holds CISSP and ISO27001 Lead Auditor certifications.

Khaldoun Al Agha

Khaldoun Al Agha, is full professor at Paris-Sud University. He is leading the networking group at LRI (Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique). He is also the director of the Master Degree (Research Option) of Computer Science at Paris-Sud University. Khaldoun Al Agha received his habilitation degree (2002) from Paris XI University, his PhD (1998) and his Master degree (1995) from Versailles University and his engineering degree (1993) from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (1993).Khaldoun Al Agha is a very active member at ICT Labs (recently created by the European Commission to enhance education, research and innovation in ICT). He is leading the European action line “Digital Cities of the Furture”. Is that action line, he is developing a new model, citizen-centric based to improve the urban environment. Khaldoun Al Agha is the co-founder of the company Green Communications. Khaldoun Al Agha is leading many projects on telecommunication networks and published more than 150 papers in journals and conferences.