Artificial Intelligence against the Future challenges of Power & Utilities (AIPU) September 9, 2021 • 14:00 CET
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Mark DillonMark Dillon

Vice President of Information Technology at Waterloo North Hydro

Mark is the Vice President of IT for Waterloo North Hydro, a power distribution company in the Waterloo Region with approximately 57k customers.

Over the past ten years Mark has been working with intelligent communities, next generation wireless such fibre networks as well as IoT across utility, critical infrastructure, first responders and municipalities.

By playing a role in critical infrastructure from private, public, education and the utility sector Mark has gained a unique perspective of how communications technology, urban planning and artificial intelligence present an opportunity for substantial change.

Mark has been involved in a variety of early adoption projects such as outdoor wireless ISPs, smart metering roll-outs, dark fibre builds, online voting systems as well as the automation of vehicles, wastewater, electric grids and core communications infrastructure. Mark is very passionate about the process of R&D, build it before you buy it, and attempts to stay current in all things security by teaching post-secondary students.

Takes part in

Sep, 9 3:00 PM CET

Presentation of Waterloo North Hydro AI program

Artificial intelligence and communications technology present an opportunity for substantial change in the utilities sector. Mark Dillon will present on bringing practical experience to information security and the complexities of the utilities industry.

In his speech, Mark will present case studies of working with IoT as well as the automation of electric grids.

Mark Dillon Vice President of Information Technology at Waterloo North Hydro