Professional Background: As head of Oncor’s Information Technology organization, Joel Austin is responsible for strategy, information security, new systems development, IT/OT production operations, inclusive of all networks and field telecommunications, and management of extensive sourcing relationships. Oncor is the sixth largest electric transmission and distribution company in the United States, serving 10 million customers across Texas. Austin oversees the implementation and operation of information technology platforms and communication networks, as well as management of the massive influx of data that enables the company to improve grid operation and customer interaction. He also is responsible for safeguarding Oncor’s data and assets, ensuring that both are managed and secured safely. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy, finance, and software industries at Informix, ENSERCH, Deloitte & Touche and the Texas Utility companies.