Industry, Energy, Water Nexus
August 22, 2019 | University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Registration 9:00 | Program 9:30 to 3:00
Interested in learning how cyber security affects your company?
Find out how cyber security is related to your core operations, energy & water systems, and about current initiatives to provide the talent you will need moving forward!
Free to attend, free parking, and complimentary lunch!
The need for cyber security has become increasingly important as more systems and communications rely on internet connectivity and electronic control. The risks, methods of prevention, actions for mitigation, and the path to recovery are shared among all aspects of business and community in Wisconsin.
To provide a complete introduction and relevant case studies this conference is providing focused panels on Industry, Energy, Water, and Talent. Each panel has been developed with sector experts including the Midwest Energy Research Consortium, the NEW IT Alliance, The Water Council, and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Regardless of your current status in the path towards becoming prepared for cyber security risks we welcome you to attend, learn, and network.
Conference Introduction & Welcome
Wisconsin Biogas Council
Dr. Andrew J. Leavitt
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Major General Donald P. Dunbar
Wisconsin National Guard
Major General Donald P. Dunbar is Wisconsin’s Adjutant General. He commands the Wisconsin National Guard and is responsible for Emergency Management. He also serves as Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, chairs the Homeland Security Council, and serves as the senior state official for cyber matters. Gen. Dunbar also serves on the executive committees of the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) and the Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS). In April 2018 he was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council. In August 2018 he was elected chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) board of directors.
Gen. Dunbar holds a B.B.A. from the College of Insurance in New York; an M.B.A. from City University in Washington; and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School and the National War College, and he holds a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. He completed the Capstone joint service professional military education course in 2008.
Gen. Dunbar joined the Air Force in 1983 and, following pilot training, flew B-52s at the 325th Bomb Squadron. He joined the Washington Air National Guard in 1991 and flew KC-135s at the 141st Air Refueling Wing. In 1995, he was assigned to the National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C., as the KC-135 functional manager for 19 Air National Guard refueling wings. From 1998 to 2003, he served on the Defense Department staff and as executive officer to the director of the Air National Guard. In 2003, he returned to the Washington Air National Guard to command the 141st Operations Group. He mobilized and commanded the 385th Air Expeditionary Group at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey from June to August 2004 and again from May to August 2005, supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom with KC-135 and C-17 operations. He came to Wisconsin in March 2005 to command Milwaukee’s 128th Air Refueling Wing. He was appointed to his present position on Sept. 1, 2007.
As Adjutant General, he has mobilized more than 10,00 Soldiers and Airmen for combat operations and led the state through 11 declared Stafford Act emergencies.
Gen. Dunbar’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze service stars, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass device and M7 device.
He is a command pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, principally in B-52 and KC-135 aircraft.
Panel Moderators & Speakers
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension - Industry Panel
Senior Account Executive / Cybersecurity Program Manager
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Cyber Security Specialist
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation
Director of Federal Market Strategies
Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
Midwest Energy Research Consortium - Energy Panel
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC)
The Water Council - Water Panel
Karen J. Frost
VP Economic Development
The Water Council
CSO & Director of Information Technology
Village of Pleasant Prairie
William S. Korda
Intelligence Analyst - Cyber
FBI Milwaukee Field Office
NEW IT Alliance - Talent Development & Recruitment
NEW IT Alliance
Diane Nelson Schwartz, CISSP
Director of Information Security, Risk and Compliance
Matthew Thomson, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GPEN, GXPN
Vice President, IT Security
Community First Credit Union
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Summit Sponsors & Partners
Planning Committee Members
Matthew Christman, Executive Director, Wisconsin Biogas Council
Nate Conroy, Director of Market Insights, M-WERC
Denise Schmidt, MPP, Administrator, Division of Water Utility Regulation and Analysis, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Kim Iversen, Director, NEW IT Alliance
Karen J. Frost, VP Economic Development, The Water Council
John Muraski, DBA, Assistant Professor | Department of Information Systems, UW Oshkosh College of Business
Daniel Honore, CSO & Director of Information Technology, Village of Pleasant Prairie
Hannah Meinholdt, Business Development & Marketing Specialist, Wildcard Corporation
Joe Schoenberg, Commercial Program Manager & Marketing Associate, Wildcard Corporation
Wil Cox, Senior Account Executive / Cybersecurity Program Manager, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Aina Vilumsons, Executive Director / CEO, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
Jeff Simpson, President , Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association (WWOA)
Help Support the Conference!
The Wisconsin Biogas Council actively pursues opportunities to enhance collaboration, education, and networking as it relates to topics of interest to the renewable natural gas industry.
As part of this initiative when possible we maintain zero registration fees to encourage student and public participation.
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Company promotion on the conference website
Company promotion during opening, networking, and lunch
Available display space
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