With both extreme natural hazards and manmade threats increasing, electric grids, microgrids and their supply chains are increasingly vulnerable to attack and disruption, making preplanned resilience critical to recovery. Yet in today’s reality of closely coupled, interconnected infrastructures, resilience will depend on a wide array of interdependent resources, services and supply chains (e.g., communications, fuel and rework equipment resupply, transport, etc.). This makes it nearly impossible for operators to project the primary, secondary and tertiary consequences of repair or restoration choices they make, as they navigate the chaos of an extreme, large scale power cut.talk to us
GINOM—a real-time digital twin framework for simulating interdependent grids, microgrids and their suppliers—will play an essential role in taming this chaos. Armed with sophisticated models and fed with up-to-date situation data, available actions can be enumerated, simulated, and analyzed to recommend mission-prioritized courses of action and forecast potential outcomes.
A true, real-time digital duplicate of interdependent infrastructures and suppliers would give operators in all sectors the situational awareness and decision support they’ll need to find a success path among the myriad dead ends in chaotic, highly-disrupted scenarios. But developing and maintaining a massive “mego-model” of many fast-changing, proprietary corporations is impractical on many levels: pragmatic, proprietary, and security. What can be done instead?
GINOM takes an out-of-the-box approach to resolving this critical problem. Rather than attempting a massive digital duplicate of all interdependent stakeholders, GINOM instead provides a collaboration framework for all players to functionally interconnect their existing models and simulations. The resulting interconnected, functional, and non-proprietary network of interdependent models and simulations can then work together like the internet itself to provide unprecedented scale and resilient computation for both situational awareness and decision support tasksLEARN MORE
In the chaotic environment following a large-scale power cut, situational awareness and optimized decision support will be essential enablers for power grid blackstart and FOB microgrid restoration, making it possible for grid-critical interdependent stakeholders to orchestrate and prioritize their efforts—in advance and in real time—as part of the complex repair and restoration process. These capabilities will be particularly critical to support rapid recovery, and meet population sustainment restoration timelines. The GINOM platform, currently at a prototype development level, is structured to enable precisely these capabilities.LEARN MORE
Fundamental to GINOM’s architecture, enabling integration of multiple organizations’ models and simulations into a single orchestrated environment without the need for proprietary data sharing
Unlike data-hungry AI and machine learning methods, GINOM’s agent-based structure allows simulation and analysis of events—like large scale, cross-sector cascading infrastructure failures—that have never occurred
GINOM seamlessly combines real-time data feeds, human operator inputs, and simulation data for powerful decision support
Designed for both vertical and horizontal scalability, GINOM makes best use of all available compute resources
Recognizing the inherent complexity, scalability limits, and proprietary issues with previous approaches, GINOM offers an innovative solution to address growing energy infrastructure disaster threats. Embrace GINOM’s unique capabilities to navigate complex catastrophes and ensure resilience. Contact us to learn more.
GINOM’s core engine is written in the Scala programming language, a versatile language well suited to developing large, concurrent and distributed software systems. GINOM’s user interfaces take full advantage of existing web technology and can be run in web browsers or dedicated apps in mobile phones, tablets, or on the desktop. GINOM’s components intercommunicate using a well-defined protocol in gRPC, a high-performance industry-standard RPC framework.
Technical Director for Infrastructure Simulation
As Technical Director for Infrastructure Simulation, Dr. Anthony Bucci leads EIS Council’s modeling and simulation initiatives. In particular, he is the technical lead for the development of the GINOM® large-scale multi-sector meta-simulation.
Dr. Bucci has been involved in technology development for over 25 years as a software developer, researcher, lecturer, advisor and entrepreneur. As scientific advisor and cofounder of multiple startup companies, he has directed efforts in applying cutting-edge techniques to cybersecurity, intellectual property, and life sciences research challenges. A proponent of complex systems thinking, he has worked on dozens of simulations during his career in the philanthropic, corporate, and government sectors.
Dr. Bucci earned a B.Sc. in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH (1994) and a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA (2007). His Ph.D. research focused on developing theoretical understanding of problem domains in which interaction can occur – the hallmark of a complex system and the core domain addressed by GINOM.
Energy and Security Coordinator
Yosi Shneck, YSICONS founder, senior consultant, leading the Cyber entrepreneurship and business development at the Israel Electric Corp.
In charge of Cyber entrepreneurship and business development, including R&D, cyber products and services development, support of the IEC’s cyber unit, marketing, and deployment worldwide. Leading the R&D projects and activities in the European research programs for more than ten years, including the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programs.
More than 46 years of experience in computer systems & technologies in utilities, including information systems, scientific applications, supper computing & communication, control systems, infrastructures & architectures, and cyber. In addition to his duties as ITC leader, he was responsible for readying the company against cyber-attack threats, including IT/OT environments. Being accountable for the cyber activity of supercritical infrastructure, Mr. Shneck is involved in many nationwide and international initiatives in this field.
His previous functions in the IEC include SVP Information and Communications and Chief Cyber Officer; Head of Information Systems and Communication Division, CIO; Member of the selection committee for an investor in the new communication infrastructure company; Head of the National Communications and Electronics unit and Deputy of the Information Systems and Teleprocessing Division; Head of R&D computer department.
Mr. Shneck has an M.A. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Computer Sciences.
Global Project Manager
Avner Hilu is an experienced project manager with a proven track record of implementing Agile frameworks and leading cross-functional teams.
With a background in IT operations, security, and compliance, Avner brings a strong skill set to his role as a Scrum Master and Product Owner.
He is known for his commitment to delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget.
Backend Software Developer GINOM
Sergei is a backend software developer at the project GINOM®, large-scale multi-sector meta-simulation. Over the last 11 years he has been participating in various engineering projects, such as development of numerical methods for inverse problems and differential equations in electrical engineering, simulations of the processes in industrial machines and devices, design and development of the backend systems, including microservices and streaming applications. His primary areas of expertise are concurrent and event-driven systems, cloud computing and functional programming. Additionally, Sergei contributes to writing technical articles on programming in Scala.
He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
Backend Software Developer GINOM
Sebastian Castaneda is a master in computer science, software developer, martial arts practitioner and functional programming lover.
He has worked in many different kinds of projects based on distributed systems designing and teaching functional programming. He is cloud passionate, really enjoys learning new skills and to share time, coffee and ideas with other people.
Vice President for Strategic Programs
Dr. Ehud (Udi) Ganani, as Vice President for Strategic Programs, is responsible for the development, coordination, and management of several key programs: GINOM AI, BSX, Digital Transformation, EIS Academy, and EMP Consulting. All these programs are International.
Udi Ganani is a co-founder of Contguard Ltd., a global maritime container tracking startup. He is also a member of the SPECTRUM Group in Alexandria, VA and a Research Associate in ICT International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya.
Previously, Dr. Ganani served in senior management roles in a number of corporations providing high technology solutions for security applications. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Rabintex Industries Ltd., served as CEO and chairman of TraceGuard Technologies Inc. and chairman of Bird Aerosystems Ltd. He also chaired the public advisory committee for Aerospace, Defense and Homeland Security for the Israeli Export Institute.
Prior to that, Dr. Ganani served as a senior manager in some of Israel’s largest and most important aerospace companies: He served as Chief Executive Officer of Israel Military Industries, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Rafael, and headed Rafael’s rocket motors development group.
Dr. Ganani holds a Doctorate of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.