Cybersecurity for Sustainable Infrastructure

April 23 3:50 – 5:10 PM

Panel Moderated by David E. Gonzalez

Note: This is a Live Session & will not be recorded


  • On Power & Infrastructure: Sri “Chandra” Chandrasekaran – IEEE-SA
  • Federal Government: Special Agent Joseph “Joe” M. Hooper – FBI
  • Healthcare (HL7): Gora Datta, CEO of CAL2CAL and HL7 International Ambassador
  • Academia: Sevada Isayan (alternate)

If you’ve been paying attention to the news you can’t help but notice there’s headlines reporting on cyberattacks, hacks, malware, ransomware, breaches, etc. on companies (at every level), hospitals, business, infrastructure, and your personal computers. It definitely is a global problem that we cannot ignore.  Our invited panelists come from various sectors and industries that will provide their knowledge and perspectives on how we as a global community can address this world-wide menace.


David E. González has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Science in Program Management. Mr. González has worked in the aerospace industry, the US Navy, and the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 25 years. He is a member of the DoD’s Cyber Security WorkForce (CSWF). And is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certified. Mr. González also conducts NIST-based compliance audits for large and small companies. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and is very active within IEEE and is a member of the Rotary Club. Mr. González is also the incoming chair of SusTech 2022.

Panelist Bios:

Sri “Chandra” Chandrasekaran currently works as Director Standards & Technology and has been with IEEE for past 3 years, and is based in Bangalore, India. In his current role, Sri manages the standardization activities in India across various sectors including leading key emerging technology areas for the IEEE-SA. In his current role in India, Sri has been driving the efforts in enabling participation and contributing to global standards development activities and starting new initiatives in the region. Sri has over 18 years of experience working with Motorola Inc and Freescale Semiconductor Inc as Snr Member of Technical Staff, has a Master’s degree in Communication Engineering and also a Senior Member at the IEEE.

Supervisory Special Agent Joe Hooper is the cyber supervisor for FBI Phoenix, where he leads a team of Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts and Computer Scientists who conduct investigations in support of the FBI’s Cyber Division mission to impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries.  The FBI leads the U.S. Government’s response to significant cyber incidents by investigating, collecting evidence and intelligence, identifying additional victims, and pursuing disruption opportunities.


Gora Datta is CEO of CAL2CAL and HL7 International Ambassador, and is a US based ICT Subject Matter Expert. He is an accomplished, visionary executive with 36 years of international professional expertise in the field of Computer & Software Engineering and its application to Healthcare, Mobile Health, CyberSecurity in Healthcare, eLearning & Social Protection. His global professional experience spans many countries – Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK, and USA.


Sevada Isayan (alternate)



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