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David Forfia was the Director of Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT. Previously, he was responsible for ERCOT’s IT functions supporting the bulk electric system including application development, network and telecommunications, data center operations, application production support and IT infrastructure. He also served in multiple leadership positions during the implementation of the Texas Nodal program, including the deployment of the technology infrastructure, integration, testing and internal operational readiness for the systems. He is currently the Chair of the GridWise Architecture Council since 2015 and has been a council member since 2013. David is the current chair of the Technical Advisory Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Smart Electric Power Alliance David served as Chair of the SGIP Board of Directors from 2015 until 2017, and a board member beginning in 2011. David began his career at Austin Energy Director of Information Technology Services for Austin Energy and was Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer for an $18B pension fund. David holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from St. Edward’s University.