David Forfia

Chairman Emeritus of the GridWise Architecture Council “GWAC

David Forfia is a former Chair of the Gridwise Architecture Council where he has been a member since 2013 and a Principal Consultant at Utilicast.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and began his career at Austin Energy where he ultimately served in the CIO role.

Prior to joining Utilicast, David held multiple positions at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, including Senior Director IT, and Director of Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation and Infrastructure Program Manager on the Texas Nodal implementation.

David has served as member and Chair of SGIP, was a member of the SEPA Board of Directors and Chair of SEPA’s Technical Advisory Council.

He has a bachelor's from the University of Texas and MBA from St. Edward's University, both in Austin

11:00 - 12:00 PM PANEL


Cloud Data Management Panel


  • David Forfia | Former Chairman of Gridwise Architecture Council


  • Richard Skrinde | CEO at Grid Pathway
  • Amir Sternhell | Chief Strategy Office at Sertainty
  • Ted Lehr | Data Architect at City of Austin TX
  • Michael Richtbert | Former Chief Architect at Dell - EMC