Máire Sogabe

Founder PG&E Employee, Cyber Security Leader in IT & OT environments Innovation

Maire Sogabe is a cyber security leader with extensive experience securing IT & OT environments. She is passionate about helping companies and communities navigate risk and transition to a clean, sustainable energy future.

She has led transformational technology programs to enable next generation energy management and the Internet of Things. She is experienced at designing and implementing combined cyber security and physical security organizations.  She is currently consulting for a Global Energy Company where she advises them on how to ensure their IT and Industrial Control System assets across North America are secure and resilient.

She is the founder of the PG&E Employee Innovation group and a two-time hackathon winner.  Maire also serves as the President of Board of the Irish Network Bay Area, a business networking organization in the Bay Area, where she shares her passion for emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and startups.  She is keenly interested in Critical Infrastructure Protection, IoT, Smart Cities, and BlockChain. Maire was recognised as one of the “Silicon Valley 50” by the Irish Technology Leadership group for her leadership in technology in Silicon Valley.

Máire holds a M.A. in Community Development from the NUI Galway, and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from Golden Gate University, in San Francisco, California.

Máire is originally from the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland.  She lives in Okinawa, Japan and loves spending time exploring the Ryukyu Islands with her husband and two children.

My Sessions

Transforming for Sustainability: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective

This session will hear and debate the many types of transformation that are taking place nationally and globally within climate, economy and education. Complacency is no longer an option at any level. Change is happening across all sectors, across all dimensions. The panel will discuss how we need to rethink and refocus our strategies through […]