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PAS Adds Industry Heavy Hitters to OptICS Keynote Agenda

Major Oil & Gas, Chemical, Power, and Other Process Industry Leaders Join General Michael Hayden to Provide Insights on Safety, Cybersecurity, and Reliability in Industrial Facilities

April 03, 2018

HOUSTON, TX – PAS Global, LLC, the leading solution provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries announced a formidable lineup of keynote speakers for its PAS OptICS 2018 conference, which takes place April 9-11 in Houston, Texas. The keynote speakers include:
April 10th: 

  • General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) and currently Principal at The Chertoff Group, presents

“Managing Consequences in an Age of Rising Cyber Aggression”

  • Antonio Pietri, President and CEO of AspenTech, presents “Optimizing Assets & Achieving Operational Excellence without Sacrificing Security or Safety”

  • Walter Pinto, Sr. Director Global Projects and Engineering at LyondellBasell, presents

“Imagine Transformational Performance in the Age of Digitalization”

  • Gary Williams, Sr. Director, Technology, Cybersecurity, and Communication at Schneider Electric, presents “TRITON/TRISIS: Lessons Learned, and What You Should Do Now”

April 11th: 

  • Harvey Ivey, VP of Technical Services at Southern Company, presents “Finding Balance in Four Dimensions – Safety, Compliance, Security, and Performance”

  • Dale Peterson, Founder and CEO at Digital Bond, presents “It’s Not About ICS Security - It's About Business Risk and Safety”

  • Alex Krongard, Managing Director at DCS Advisory and Retired Navy Rear Admiral, presents “Human and Cultural Factors in Safety, Reliability, and Security”

The theme of this year’s conference, “Where OT Security & Safety Intersect,” underscores its focus on real-world solutions to critical infrastructure challenges. The event will also include thought-provoking panel discussions, an industrial technology showcase, and technical tracks featuring best practices and case studies for ICS cybersecurity, safety, and operational risk management.
"PAS OptICS 2018 will feature an incredible lineup of speakers,” says Eddie Habibi, Founder and CEO of PAS Global. “With companies such as Schneider Electric providing details on TRITON/TRISIS as well as LyondellBasell and Southern Company sharing proven industry best practices on safety and cybersecurity, attendees will gain invaluable insights they can take back to their organizations. PAS OptICS is an industry conference that is a must-attend for anyone who is tasked with identifying and managing risk in industrial process facilities."

Information on registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found online at
About PAS
Founded in 1993, PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include industrial control system cybersecurity, automation asset management, IPL assurance, alarm management, high performance HMI™, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in over 1,380 facilities worldwide in more than 70 countries. PAS was recently named the #1 Global Provider of Safety Lifecycle Management by ARC Advisory Group including #1 rankings within Chemical, Power Generation, Refining, and Oil & Gas. For more information, visit Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.
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