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Online | 2-3 March 2021

Rik Irons-Mclean

Position: Chief Architect – Industries, CTO Office, Industry Solutions Group, Cisco Systems

Rik has worked at Cisco for 12 years, with lead roles in digital transformation, IoT/IIoT and security in energy and process industries, specializing in new and emerging technology adoption. 

Rik has worked in various standards bodies/consortia including Open Process Automation, IEC61850, IEC62351, and been UK Cigre SCD2 Lead.  

He has written for industry publications, and authored a number of white papers and a book on advanced security for IoT/IIoT. 

Rik holds a Bachelor’s Degree, an MBA, and is studying for a Doctorate in Cyber Security.