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Developing Collective Resilience for Industry 4.0

March 26th and 27th Amsterdam 2019
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Jim Linn

American Gas Association/DNG-ISAC
CIO/Executive Director

Jim has spent the past 30 years of his career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity management with several non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. He is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Gas Association (www.aga.org), and has worked there for the past twenty years.  Prior to that he spent eight years as IT Director for the Chemical Manufacturers Association.  He planned IT projects and set technical direction for both of these organizations.  In addition, he is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Association Executive, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds many other industry certifications.

In recent years Jim has split his time between internal IT responsibilities and industry responsibilities.  Jim is the information technology cybersecurity subject matter expert for AGA’s Cybersecurity Strategy Task Force.  In this capacity he has administered cybersecurity reviews with a number of natural gas utilities and also serves as Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas ISAC (https://www.dngisac.com/).  He is the staff executive for AGA’s Customer Service Committee and Technology Advisory Council.  In these capacities he serves senior leaders in the fields of Customer Service and Information Technology within the natural gas distribution industry.  The Customer Service area includes an annual benchmarking effort, two workshops and a large conference.  The Information Technology area includes two council meetings annually.  

Jim has a B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Jim has been married to his wife, Marianne, for the past 30 years and lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  They have three children, Joanna, 26, James, 22, and Jonathan, 20.

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