Jeff Katz is the Chief Technology Officer of the Energy and Utilities industry at IBM. He has contributed to the industry’s framework, Solution Architecture For Energy (SAFE), the IBM Innovation Jam workshops and the IBM Intelligent Utility Network initiative, and he is the primary industry liaison with IBM Research. He has presented at many conferences on smart grid architecture, innovation, and cyber security, including IEEE’s ISGT. Before joining IBM, he was the manager of the computer science department at what was at first ABB’s U.S. Corporate Research Center and then became ALSTOM’s Power Plant Laboratory. Prior to that, he was with ABB Power Generation, managing development of computer systems for nuclear power plants. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and of Sigma Xi, the science honors society, and he serves on the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board.