Dr. Les Cardwell is an Enterprise Data Architect at Central Lincoln People’s Utility District on the Oregon Coast, one of the a recipients of the ARRA Smart Grid Grants. He received his doctorate (DCS-DSS) from Colorado Technical University, and received both a MIT and BIT from American InterContinental University. Les is a subject matter expert (SME) for the DOE’s Electric Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (ES-C2M2), is a Certified Enterprise Architect (EACOE), and an evangelist for solving the Cybersecurity challenges through an Enterprise Architecture perspective. His experience spans 30 years improving ICT efficiencies, with a passion for reducing complexity to its simplest form.
The advent and evolution of the Smart Grid initiative to improve the electric utility power infrastructure has brought with it a number of opportunities for improving efficiencies, but along with those benefits come challenges in the effort to assure safety,… Read More