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It’s Time to Tap Into Your Company’s True IT Power

Energy is evolving rapidly — but it’s not just about developing new ways to generate power. The challenges of distribution, storage, efficiency, and safety remain top of mind. As the industry contends with upgrading outmoded infrastructure and implementing breakthrough technology, ensuring the capability of its IT backbone has never been more important.

Rest Assured®, NetCraftsmen® knows that the energy industry is constantly working to balance innovation with the performance of legacy capability — all while staying dedicated to keeping everyone’s lights on. Of course, such a vital capability carries its own special IT network security concerns, so IT capability should not only be a means of management, it must also perform with unflagging reliability.

By working with NetCraftsmen to implement a reliable IT network and infrastructure, forward-thinking energy companies are:

  • Better connecting energy production with consumer demand
  • Improving grid efficiency and service reliability
  • Connecting intelligent equipment and metering with an advanced mobile workforce
  • Obtaining a more complete, data-driven perspective of overall utility performance

Keeping up with increasing demand, optimizing network uptime, incorporating new energy sources, and sustaining the performance of existing power systems — these are significant concerns for today’s energy companies. And each is better addressed with an IT solution illuminated by a real industry understanding — something NetCraftsmen is uniquely able to generate.

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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.