David Forfia

Director of Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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David Forfia is Director of Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, where he is responsible for the architecture for the systems which operate the Texas electric grid operations and implementing the programs that transform the delivery of IT services to ERCOT’s stakeholders. 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.
David is 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. He was Chair of the Executive and Nominating and Governance Committees and a member of the Audit and Technical Committees.

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.

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