Panel Session

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Zeeshan Shafiq | Sr. Manager- SCADA Engineer | Pattern Energy

Zeeshan has more than 22 years of experience designing, piloting, commissioning, and troubleshooting numerous SCADA Systems in the Renewable Industry. He has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. Started as a field Engineer working on GE Wind SCADA systems , he then worked for DNV GL as SCADA Project Engineer /Team Leader. At DNV GL he managed the execution of one or more concurrent SCADA projects in North America from design stage through configuration, implementation, commissioning, and service . He has been with Pattern Energy for 7 years and oversees SCADA systems on the Operational assets (~5.9GW). He also interface with contractors, service providers and other internal resources to create sustainable and reliable solutions for Pattern’s business needs.

Joshua Markham | Sr. Manager, IoT Emerging Technologies | Verizon

Joshua Markham has been a technical consultant for several industries spanning Manufacturing, Retail/Hospitality, Healthcare and Fortune energy companies for two decades.  His technical designs have spanned the Industrial Internet of Things, Security, Workflow Automation as well as SCADA and AMI merging hardware, software, networking and cloud technologies. 


Joshua’s MBA and time in Finance at Verizon have enabled him to help customers build new business cases for non-traditional machines such connected trash cans/compactors, connected artificial lifts, SCADA, AMI, Pipeline and well head monitoring.  He has also consulted with major automobile manufactures for security around the connected car and Oil and Gas companies to encrypt radio communications to disrupt pirating efforts off of Africa.


Currently, Joshua leads the Emerging Technology Consultants and IoT Developer Relations team for Verizon Wireless for the US.  The Emerging Technologies team is focused on Mobile Edge Compute, Private 5G,  Automation, IoT API Integrations and other near/new to market technologies.

Panel | Digitalizing the Energy, Water and Oil & Gas Industry

Today’s utilities face a digital transformation of their organization, business and operations. This panel session will focus on the challenges, strategies, innovative technologies, ROI and best practices facing the digital transformation of the Energy, Oil & Gas Industry

  • Challenges facing SCADA systems over the next 10 years.

  • Innovative technologies transforming the industrial digital landscape

  • Digital transformation & digitalization in SCADA & Communication Systems

  • AI & IoT in critical infrastructure