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Entelec prepares annual event for communications and control technologies in the energy industries

24th March 2015

Entelec, a non-profit organisations which provides education and training in energy information, communication and control technologies, is preparing to hold the preeminent communication and control technology event on 7th April in Houston

Each year, the Entelec Association holds an annual conference and exposition, with the 2015 event marking the group’s 87th annual event.

It is considered the world’s leading conference for communications and control technologies in the energy industries with the event focusing on SCADA, communications, automation and controls, and regulations in the energy sectors, serving primarily the petroleum, pipeline, natural gas and the electric utility sectors.

The event has been in Houston, Texas, for the past ten years.

This year’s conference is set features over 50 technical sessions, roundtables, panel discussions and vendor shoot-outs in the following dedicated tracks:

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Business Data
  • Cyber Security / Physical Security
  • System Architecture for Industrial Control Systems
  • Networks / Communications Infrastructure
  • Regulatory
  • Professional Development


Roundtable discussions are designed to allow for the open exchange of ideas, current insights and proven strategies for managing complex systems and new technologies for these relevant topics:

  • Cyber Security & Emerging Threats
  • Handling Expanding Technology Needs with Limited Capital Resources
  • Offshore Communications Challenges
  • SCADA General


General session and keynote speakers are as follows:

Wednesday, April 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Opening Keynote)

Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the commanding officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack.  During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American war ship from sinking.  Commander Lippold will speak on the “Five Pillars of Leadership”.


Thursday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Thursday Keynote)

Jim “The Rookie” Morris, whose life story was the inspiration behind the 2002 Walt Disney film “The Rookie”.  To motivate his struggling high school baseball team, the then-35-year-old schoolteacher made a bet that he would try out for the big leagues if they won a district championship.  You’ll be inspired as Morris tells his story and his transformational message about developing a game plan for success and following a vision.


Thursday, April 9th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Shane D. Shook, PhD/MBA, ZeroFOX: Monkey See / Monkey Do…Overlapping TTP’s and the Problem of Attribution.  Mr. Shook’s presentation will focus on the reuse of common TTP’s (tools, tactics, and procedures) exhibited in “Advanced Persistent Threat” activities of the past several years – and the challenges that commonality poses for attribution. 


Exhibit Hall – now features more select vendors than ever with over 200 exhibiting companies.  The exhibit hall is a wealth of practical solutions to a broad range of technical challenges.  Attendees can explore the latest communications and control technology products and services specifically for the energy industry.


List of exhibitors:


Industry Networking Events – the Entelec conference is a great opportunity for industry networking from start to finish.  The conference kicks off with the industry welcome party in the exhibit hall from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on April 8th.  On both Wednesday and Thursday, the exhibit hall features a networking lunch which is free to registered attendees and exhibitors.  The conference finishes with a networking event, the President’s Reception, at the Saint Arnolds Brewery, Texas’ oldest crafter brewery.  The event includes a sampling of a variety of craft beers and heavy appetizers and is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors.


Click on the following link and then go to the “Networking Events” page to review a complete list of the networking activities:


Entelec (Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association) is the largest non-profit trade organization providing education and a professional community for leaders in the energy information, communication and control technologies.

Through its varied programme, Entelec serves as an educational platform for the energy industries with technical presentations, equipment exhibits and networking opportunities.

More information about the Entelec Association is available at

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