Jim Ogle is Senior Manager of Network Engineering at Avista, where he is responsible for architecture and design of the network systems across the enterprise. He also participates in Avista’s innovation projects as a member of the Enterprise Architecture Office and is a member Spokane’s smart city initiative, Urbanova. Jim has 25 years of broad industry experience spanning distribution and substation engineering at Puget Sound Energy and commercial product development at Agilent Technologies and Itron. Jim has been a leader in technology innovation with multiple patents granted and roles including Director R&D, Director of System Engineering and Security, and Chief Architect. Jim holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and is a licensed professional engineer.