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June 3, 2024 (8:30 AM – 1:00 PM) | NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460)

NEPPA’s IT Roundtable is a special opportunity for small group discussion among those interested in technology related topics. The facilitator will encourage and prompt exploration of the topic. Attendee participation is vital to the success of each roundtable. Participants should arrive ready to be actively engaged.  


The Topic for the June 3, 2024 IT Roundtable is:
Cybersecurity (Audits & Penetration Testing), Empowering Field Workforce, Operations Data: MDMS, GIS, etc.

Who Should Attend

This Roundtable is designed for:


  • Technology Personnel
  • Operations/Technical employees
  • Engineers
  • IT
  • Supervisors
  • Project Managers
  • Administrative/Customer Service


This agenda is subject to change


8:30 – 9:00 AM       Coffee/Danish and Registration


9:00 AM                      Welcome & Scope of I.T. Roundtable Meetings (Michael Hyland, Executive Director, NEPPA)


9:15 AM                       Attendee Introductions


9:30 AM                       Roundtable Discussion


Issues Identification and Discussion (need to identify)

  • Cybersecurity
    • Audits
    • Penetration testing
  • Empowering Field Workforce
  • Operations Data: MDMS, GIS, etc.


10:30 AM                 Break


11:00 AM                 Roundtable Continued


12 Noon – 1:00 PM Working Lunch


Next Meeting Discussion


1:00 PM                 Adjourn


Mike Hyland, PE

Mike Hyland, PE

Executive Director, Northeast Public Power Association

Michael ‘Mike’ Hyland is currently the Executive Director of the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), located in Littleton, Massachusetts. Mike took over the helm of NEPPA in May 2022 after a 40 year utility career that started inside a #6 fuel oil generation plant at Philadelphia Electric.

Prior to his role at NEPPA, Mike was the Energy & Technical Programs Manager for the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) in Hughesville, Maryland, and his main responsibility was the oversight of the Solar Interconnection and Electric Vehicle programs.

Before his stint at SMECO, Mr. Hyland served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering Services at the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington DC for 24 years. In that position, he was responsible for all the engineering, safety, cyber security, reliability, system planning, mutual aid and operations for the associations 2000+ municipal utilities operating in the United States.

Mike is a Professional Engineer with an Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, is co-inventor on three US Patents, and now resides in Nashua, NH. Mike has been married to his wife Colleen for over 33 years. Together they have raised three engineering children: Reid, Erik and Jodie.

Registration Fees

Registration fees include coffee and lunch each day. If you have any dietary restrictions or considerations, please make note on your registration.


Members: $50
Non-Members: $75


Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, May 20, 2024 (two weeks prior to the event). Substitutions may be made up until the day before the event.


Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:

Courtyard by Marriott Littleton 

January 1 – April 30, 2024 – $142/night + tax
May 1 – October 31, 2024 – $168/night + tax
November 1 – December 31, 2024 – $142/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 540-5040 

Reservation Link:


The Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $99/night + tax
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 263-8701


The Westford Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $119/night +tax

219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center – 10% Discount on Prevailing rate at time of booking.

27 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3030

Hilton Garden Inn Devens – 10% Discount on Prevailing rate at time of booking.

59 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-0600



Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

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