Jared Cutright

Jared Cutright

Jared Cutright joined ConocoPhillips in January 2016 as Manager, International Government Affairs & Political Risk in Washington, DC.

In this role, he is responsible for assessing and generating corporate positions on the political risk dynamics affecting ConocoPhillips’ international operations and investments, and for designing and executing advocacy strategies intended to mitigate those risks in concert with the company’s overseas business units.

Before joining ConocoPhillips, Jared spent 11 years with the U.S. intelligence community where he held a variety of analytic, executive support, and operational support roles culminating as Director, Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs for naval intelligence programs.

Jared earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history from Centre College (KY) and holds a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University.

William Candelaria

William Candelaria

William Candelaria has more than 20 years of experience advising on cross-border financings in emerging markets, with particular focus on Latin America and Spain. He advises corporations, commercial and investment banks, private issuers, underwriters and family offices on bank and trade financings, debt and equity placements, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions in many sectors, including financial services and investment management, media and communications, food and beverages, hospitality, real estate and tourism, infrastructure and transportation and oil and gas. He counsels US institutional investors regarding investments in emerging market companies that are publicly traded abroad. Bill has significant board experience and he advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters from time to time. Clients commend Bill for being “highly responsive” as well as a “problem solver and solution presenter,” who provides top-flight “professional service” built upon “excellent market knowledge and understanding” in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 Latin America. Legal 500 USA also recognized him as a leading US practitioner for mergers and acquisitions (middle-market) in 2017. A frequent speaker on legal and financing issues, Bill has for several years chaired the Mexico panel at the Institute of the Americas’ annual La Jolla Conference, the Western Hemisphere’s most highly regarded energy policy forum. He has also chaired corporate governance panels at the New York State Bar Association International Meetings in Lisbon and Panama. In addition to those engagements, Bill participated in the White House Business Council’s Inaugural Hispanic Business Leaders Forum. He currently serves as a trustee of the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and on the boards of directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

David G. Victor

David G. Victor

David G. Victor is co-director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR), and Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. His research focuses on highly regulated industries and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets.

Victor is the author of “Global Warming Gridlock,” which explains why the world has not made much diplomatic progress on the problem of climate change while also exploring new strategies that would be more effective.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Victor served as director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, where he was a professor at Stanford Law School and taught energy and environmental law. Earlier in his career he also directed the science and technology program at the Council on Foreign Relations and led the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Victor’s research interests surround energy policy — the future role of natural gas, electric power market reform and rural energy development — genetically modified plants and the related trade policy, climate-change policy, and the role of technology, innovation and competition in development.

Hubert Hafner

Hubert Hafner

Hubert is the Manager of Information Security, and CIP Senior Manager Delegate, of the California ISO. Prior to joining the ISO, Hubert worked for SIEMENS in Minneapolis in the Smartgrid Division, which develops and deploys substation automation, SCADA and Energy Management Systems worldwide. Hubert was born and raised in Madrid, Spain where he completed High School. He has a Diploma of Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Vienna, Austria and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

At the ISO, Hubert manages a team of eight security analysts and four technical administrators. Since Hubert joined the ISO in July 2012, the ISO has been working on improving its Information Security related processes to be ISO 27000 compliant with the goal of reaching maturity level 3 and higher. As part of this process, the team has been measuring improvements through different metrics such as SIEM events, threat hunting exercises, vulnerability scores, malware detections and monthly phishing awareness test results. Through continuous improvement in the form of best practice technologies, processes and user awareness programs, some of these metrics have been continuously improving to near zero averages.

The ISO collaborates nationwide on cyber security matters with the DHS/FBI, US-CERT, E-ISAC, MS-ISAC, California Cybersecurity Integration Center and actively participates in DOE, North Transmission Forum, the ISO/RTO Council, GO15 Reliable and Sustainable Power Grids, and the WECC Cyber Security Work Groups. The ISO is also an active participant of NERC GridEx, a bi-annual national sector-wide grid security exercise.

The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) is a non-profit Independent System Operator (ISO) serving California. It oversees the operation of California’s bulk electric power system, transmission lines, and electricity market generated and transmitted by its member utilities.

Furthermore the California ISO operates the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), is a real-time wholesale energy market, the first of its kind in the western U.S. The footprint now includes portions of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, even extending to the Canadian border.

Due to its vital function to the electric grid the ISO is required to meet NERC’s CIP requirements. The NERC CIP ( North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection) plan is a set of requirements designed to secure the assets required for operating North America’s bulk electric system.

Emily Hersh

Emily Hersh

Emily Hersh is based in Buenos Aires and serves as Managing Partner of DCDB Research. Emily manages South America projects for companies in the mining, energy, oil and gas industries. She has worked extensively in evaluating supply chain and compliance in the physical gold space. Her specialization in lithium includes due diligence associated with country risk assessment and analyzing challenges in rural and off-grid sites. She was responsible for off grid and hybrid project development in South America for Leclanche, a Swiss lithium battery manufacturer She appears on CNN and Al-Jazeera America in relation to Argentina’s economy, and her work is frequently featured in Business Insider, The Bubble, Wolf Street, and InfoBAE. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tulane University and a MA in International Affairs from American University. She is doing graduate coursework in Renewable Energy at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).

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