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06/24/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Robb to Speak on EIS Summit Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jim Robb, NERC's president and chief executive officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council's Summit X on June 25 in Washington, D.C. The panel, titled 'Changing Role of Central/Federal Government in Confronting the Black Sky Challenge,' will be moderated by Paul Stockton, managing director of Sonecon, LLC, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Other panelists include:

  • Lord Toby Harris of Haringey, EIS coordinator for the United Kingdom
  • Koji Ina, deputy director of international affairs and cyber security at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
  • Kobi Wimisberg, director of strategic cooperation for the National Emergency Management Authority at Israel's Ministry of Defense

The EIS Summit X focuses on corporate and government collaboration to address Black Sky hazards, which EIS defines as natural or man-made events that severely disrupt the normal functioning of critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations.

EIS Summit X