Fifth Annual Building Bridges to the Future: DU/SWE/IEEE WIE 5280 Meeting

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Fifth Annual Building Bridges to the Future: DU/SWE/IEEE WIE 5280 Meeting 20 Feb 24

The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Denver is hosting a special event in partnership with IEEE Women in Engineering 5280, Rocky Mountain Society of Women Engineers, Xcel, and the DU Women in STEM affinity networks. This unique gathering aims to bring together women in STEM and their allies, creating opportunities for networking and engagement within the STEM community. Featured speakers for the event include Patrick Miller, CEO of Ampere Industrial Security, and Alicia Harvey, transition compliance coordinator at Xcel Energy.

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  • Date: 20 Feb 2024
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • University of Denver
  • 2155 East Wesley Avenue
  • Denver, Colorado
  • United States 80222-7401
  • Building: Richie School of Engineering
  • Room Number: Room 510
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  • Co-sponsored by Society of Women Engineers


Patrick Miller


Patrick Miller has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of critical infrastructures. As owner and CEO of Ampere Industrial Security, he is a trusted independent security and regulatory advisor for industrial control systems worldwide. In addition to his role at Ampere, Mr. Miller is also the founder, former director, and president emeritus of EnergySec and US. Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center. Patrick's diverse background spans the Energy, Telecommunications, Water, Wastewater, Manufacturing, and Financial Services verticals including key positions with regulatory agencies, private consulting firms, utility asset owners, and commercial organizations. Patrick was instrumental in the establishment of the NERC CIP standards in the US as a drafting team member and the first CIP auditor in the nation. Mr. Miller created and implemented the WECC CIP audit team as the first Manager of CIP Audits and Investigations for the Region. He currently serves on or contributes to multiple NERC CIP guidance and standards drafting teams. Patrick is also an instructor for multiple educational tracks including the Cyber Information Security Leader (CISL) with CSA CPH in Copenhagen, Industrial Cybersecurity Management for CCI in Madrid, and formerly the ICS456 NERC CIP course with the SANS Institute. Mr. Miller currently holds or has held the following professional certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Risk and Information System Control, Certified Information System Security Professional, Information Systems Security Architecture Professional, Systems Security Certified Practitioner, National Security Agency Infosec Assessment Methodologies, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information.

Alicia Harvey


Alicia Harvey is currently a Transmission Compliance Coordinator for Xcel Energy responsible for development and implementation of documentation for compliance to meet regulatory requirements for programs such as NERC and FERC. Previously, at Xcel, she held the position of Regulatory Analyst for 5 years where she was responsible for the development and management of Regulatory projects. Alicia is also a former Field Sales Engineer for Keysight Technologies and was in technical sales and support for over 21 years. Prior to her professional career, Ms. Harvey was a student at the University of Denver where she completed the Joint Degree Program and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business. Ms.Harvey has been and still is actively involved in the DU and Denver Community. She has served as the former co-chair (two years) of Colorado’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and continues her affiliation with the organization today out of a dedication to supporting and clearing the way for young people interested in math and the sciences. As well, she is a member of The Links, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Black MBA Association, the Society of Women Engineers, the Women’s Bean Project Board, the DU Daniels College of Business Executive Advisory Board, a former member of the DU Alumni Admission Council, and a former member of the DU National Alumni Board of Directors.


1. Welcome

2. Ice Breaker

3. Guest Speakers

4. Networking

Join the conversation at Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, Room 510