Robby Simpson ([email protected]) is a Senior Member of IEEE and chair of the IEEE 2030.5 Standards Committee. He also is a member of the COM/PLC – Power Line Communications Standards Committee and a member of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21, which oversees IEEE 1547. In the past, Simpson was a member of the IEEE SA Board of Governors and chair of the IEEE SA Corporate Advisory Group. Before starting his career, he earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Simpson is currently the CTO of startup DER Security Corp., focusing on enabling secure communications with DER.