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Panel: Revamping Legacy SCADA Systems: Approaches and Challenges for Modernization in the 21st Century

Moderator: Mike Skurla, Chief Product Office & Co-Founder, Radix IoT


  • Reed Wells, Manager of SCADA & System Operation, Flint Energies

  • Haakon Sullivan, Electrical Engineering Specialist, City of Prince George

  • Jake Hawkes, Sr. Product Manager, Enterprise SCADA, Aveva

This panel session will focus on modernizing legacy SCADA & netwrok systems, particularly those designed and implemented in the 19th & 20th century, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The panelists will discuss approaches and challenges for upgrading SCADA systems, including the latest trends and technologies, best practices, and strategies for overcoming obstacles.

As we move into a more connected and digitalized era there are many reasons why companies need to modernize the way they interface with and use their SCADA systems. Examples include, customer satisfaction, regulation, efficiency and safety.

They will also examine the impact of modernization on operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and cybersecurity. The audience will gain valuable insights into the importance of upgrading SCADA systems, the factors to consider when planning a modernization project, and the potential benefits and risks associated with such an effort.

Overall, this session will provide practical guidance and lessons learned for those looking to modernize their SCADA & network systems systems and enhance their capabilities.

Who should attend? SCADA system experts, IT/OT, network architects, industry technology managers, automation engineers, CIO, CTO & CISO


Michael Skurla

Radix IoT

Chief Product Officer

Jake Hawkes


Sr. Product Manager, Enterprise SCADA

Reed Wells

Flint Energies

Manager of SCADA & System Operations

Haakon Sullivan

City of Prince George

Electrical Engineering Specialist

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