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SLC Industry Seminar with Dr. Kevin Jones of Grid Widget Labs on Friday, October 13, 2017

Dr. Kevin Jones will present the SLC Industry Seminar on Friday, October 13, 2017 in MHK Room 124 from 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm.

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Jones, Grid Widget Labs

Title: My Transition to Entrepreneurship: A Different Way to Perceive Work and Risk

Where: MHK 124 (and WebEx and OIT Recording)

Time: Friday, October 13, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM EST

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Webex info is near the bottom of this page.

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Abstract: In January 2017, Kevin Jones started a company called Grid Widget Laboratories with the goal of using technology to promote software craftsmanship in the electric power industry. In this seminar, he will share some of the driving forces behind the direction of this initiative> He will discuss what it means to be a power systems engineer in 2017, a brief segment on the company he is building, and the changes in perspective that led him to believe that entrepreneurship and other non-standard career trajectories would be inevitable. As part of this, Dr. Jones discusses how our perception of our work and the risks we take in our career evolve as we mature. He concludes with some blanket advice for the budding entrepreneur and some perspective on the entrepreneurial opportunity as a graduate student in CURENT.

Bio: Dr. Kevin Jones received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2013 as a Harry Lynde Bradley Fellow. His research and technology contributions have centered around synchrophasor data analytics. Most notably, he developed a 3-phase and a positive sequence linear state estimator and maintains these projects in the open source domain. He has worked with vendors to adopt this technology and continues to build on it through personal contributions and DOE sponsored initiatives. Dr. Jones is currently a Consulting Engineer with Dominion Energy Virginia and also has his own company Grid Widget Laboratories that is working to promote software craftsmanship in the electric utility industry.

WebEx Information

Topic: Dr. Kevin Jones, Grid Widget Labs
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 623 104 119
Meeting Password: power

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