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About Mazi Fayazfar


Chief Technology Officer for the Telecom, Media & Utilities, Atos in North America

Mazi is the Atos North America CTO and Chief Evangelist supporting the Telco, Media and Utilities markets (TMU). He is a seasoned IT executive with hands-on experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Application Development, eCommerce and Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture. His charter and mission is to partner with senior global executives and technologist as a trusted advisor on the best use of technology to support TMU accounts and Atos NAO. Mazi has created architectural and technology roadmaps that have resulted in stronger business strategy enablement via technologies and thus driven significant business value.




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Articles posted by Mazi Fayazfar

Scaling cybersecurity in the age of IoT

Just as the number of connected consumer “things” is increasing, so too are industrial “things” such as pumps, valves and remote terminal units. They get integrated into standard technology platforms, and connected to the Internet in pursuit of tantalizing operational efficiencies such as predictive maintenance and smart metering. This means that the operational technology (OT) in our manufacturing plants,…

Artificial intelligence and machine learning move to the edge

Smart technology puts intelligence where it’s needed We often associate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with exotic applications - self-driving cars, speech and facial recognition, robotic control and medical diagnosis - all powered by massive rows of servers filled with CPUs or GPUs, at some distant data center. But in fact, AI and ML are…

The evolving role of the utility CIO

How the c-suite can renew itself to grow with renewable power My previous post talked about the promise and the challenges of renewable energy for utilities. I’d like to follow that by challenging utility leadership to deliver on the promise. In meeting with our utility customers, I often discuss how the role of the CIO is evolving closer to…

Renewable power – more than a passing trend

Take the opportunity for growth In March 2017, for the first time ever, solar and wind energy accounted for 10% of the country’s electricity generation (8% wind and 2% solar), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Let’s unpack that statistic with a couple more from the Solar Energy Industry Association: Installation of solar generation capacity has grown…

The evolution of transmission and distribution (part 2 of 2)

My previous post drew a comparison between flying cars and the power grid of the future. The similarity lies in the transitions from their current states. How would our centralized air traffic control system adapt to consumers flying their own vehicles? It would have to operate on much smaller scales with tremendous increases in volume…

The evolution of transmission and distribution (part 1 of 2)

It’s often said that the electrification of American society was the greatest engineering feat of the 20th century. But there’s little if any time to rest on our laurels. We’re now facing one of the most critical challenges of the 21st century: building the power grid of the future. Not only building the grid but…

Cybersecurity in the utilities industry-Data science changes the security conversation

The U.S. power grid is a gargantuan machine. More than 3,300 utilities deliver electricity from 7,000 power plants over 200,000 miles of transmission lines, through more than 55,000 substations and 5 million miles of distribution lines. Increasingly, these assets are monitored and controlled by millions of networked, digital devices ranging from synchrophasors on…

Cybersecurity in the utilities industry: leveraging analytics to break down the cybersecurity dilemma

On December 23, 2015, hackers executed what’s considered the world’s first successful attack on a power grid. They took control of utility systems in the Ukraine and knocked out power to 225,000 customers across three distribution companies for several hours. It wasn’t the limited damage but the coordination and sophistication…