EnerNex Staff Members Achieve TOGAF® Certification

Knoxville, Tenn., USA, July 16, 2020 – EnerNex, a CESI Company, is pleased to announce that two more of our Smart Grid Consulting team members, Brian Smith and Ben Rankin, have completed TOGAF® 9 Certification. The EnerNex team of certified TOGAF architects can connect the discipline of enterprise architecture (EA) to grid modernization projects. TOGAF, The Open Group Architecture Framework (https://www.opengroup.org/) is a highly-effective, well-established and widely-recognized EA methodology with demonstrable benefits that are being rapidly adopted by many electric utilities, Independent System Operators and other industry entities. The TOGAF methodology defines, aligns and structures technology applications and platforms to meet current and future business needs.

Jeff Lamoree, EnerNex CEO, commented: “The globally recognized TOGAF certifications augment our existing staff capabilities in this emerging and strategic area and demonstrate our on-going commitment to deliver value to our industry. The bottom line is that we want to serve our clients well by being in tune with relevant industry trends and enterprise architecture is where our clients appear to be headed. Utilities are seeking strategic methods to more effectively get their arms around their grid modernization efforts and TOGAF helps them to accomplish this goal.”

Brian Smith, CISSP, is a Principal Consultant and has over 25 years of experience in the electric utility field with an extensive background in cyber security, utility communications, utility automation systems, integration, networking, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management Systems (EMS) and tele-protection applications.

 

 

Ben Rankin, MCSE, is a Principal Consultant specializing in grid development, use cases, system roadmaps, business processes, enterprise architecture, networks and communications, databases and information security.

 

 

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About EnerNex

EnerNex, a CESI company, is a leader in providing engineering, consulting, and research services to the electric power industry worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company is focused on helping our clients understand, adopt and leverage new and emerging electric power technologies to advance a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future.

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