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Jeff Taft

Distinguished Engineer and Chief Smart Grid Architect Cisco.

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 Jeff Taft Biography

Dr. Taft is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer and is the Chief Architect for the Cisco Connected Grid Business Unit.

As the CG Chief Architect, he is responsible for development of the Cisco Connected Grid Architecture for end to end converged communications in smart grid and electric power delivery chains. He participates in the definition of Cisco connected grid strategy development, and collaborates with other CG staff to integrate the technical architecture with business architecture, product development, ecosystem elements, and market strategies. He also participates in relevant standards activities and supports Cisco business development and client engagement teams on selected technical issues.

Dr. Taft is a veteran of the energy and technology sectors with over 25 years experience in his field. He began working in the smart grid area exclusively in 2001 and before coming to Cisco, held smart grid chief architect roles with Accenture and IBM. In those roles he developed architectures for smart grid data management, analytics, and system integration based on experience in building smart grid solutions for several electric utilities. Jeffrey formerly worked for Westinghouse and consulted for HICO in the power equipment field, and also has experience in industrial automation, medical imaging, signal processing, and control systems. While at Westinghouse, he led the development of a reference architecture for modular machine vision and sensory systems for industrial applications.

Dr. Taft has extensive experience in the areas of smart grid data management, analytics, visualization of grid information, integration, and distributed processing architectures. He has worked on several key smart grid projects since he first began to develop sensor architectures and analytics for distribution grids. As the field progressed, he became involved in the larger issues of at-scale smart grid system structure, including data and analytics aggregation, control federation and disaggregation, and observability strategy. He is the holder of 13 patents and has published and presented numerous papers and articles on smart grid architecture over the last several years.

Jeffrey received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 while working at Westinghouse, with a dual specialization in digital signal processing and digital control. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and CIGRE.

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Jeff Taft Biography

Dr. Taft is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer and is the Chief Architect for the Cisco Connected Grid Business Unit.

As the CG Chief Architect, he is responsible for development of the Cisco Connected Grid Architecture for end to end converged communications in smart grid and electric power delivery chains. He participates in the definition of Cisco connected grid strategy development, and collaborates with other CG staff to integrate the technical architecture with business architecture, product development, ecosystem elements, and market strategies. He also participates in relevant standards activities and supports Cisco business development and client engagement teams on selected technical issues.

Dr. Taft is a veteran of the energy and technology sectors with over 25 years experience in his field. He began working in the smart grid area exclusively in 2001 and before coming to Cisco, held smart grid chief architect roles with Accenture and IBM. In those roles he developed architectures for smart grid data management, analytics, and system integration based on experience in building smart grid solutions for several electric utilities. Jeffrey formerly worked for Westinghouse and consulted for HICO in the power equipment field, and also has experience in industrial automation, medical imaging, signal processing, and control systems. While at Westinghouse, he led the development of a reference architecture for modular machine vision and sensory systems for industrial applications.

Dr. Taft has extensive experience in the areas of smart grid data management, analytics, visualization of grid information, integration, and distributed processing architectures. He has worked on several key smart grid projects since he first began to develop sensor architectures and analytics for distribution grids. As the field progressed, he became involved in the larger issues of at-scale smart grid system structure, including data and analytics aggregation, control federation and disaggregation, and observability strategy. He is the holder of 13 patents and has published and presented numerous papers and articles on smart grid architecture over the last several years.

Jeffrey received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 while working at Westinghouse, with a dual specialization in digital signal processing and digital control. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and CIGRE.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Taft for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jeff Taft, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeff Taft or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeff Taft?

    Booking fees for Jeff Taft, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeff Taft, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jeff Taft?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Taft for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Taft for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeff Taft or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeff Taft or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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