Saman Alaeddini, Executive Advisor, Senior Director of Automation and Data Management, is a specialist in network model management, power system tools and systems, database management and analysis, autonomous systems design, NERC compliance, robotics, and industrial processes. His experience includes real-world automation system implementation and maintenance, programming, and advanced data analytical techniques. been involved in wide-area assessment projects for over 10,000 transmission lines with 10 large electric utilities in North America and internationally. He has been involved in primary and secondary system modeling, network stability assessment, protection and control settings analysis, compliance studies, baseline configuration, data management, software tool evaluations, and process improvement initiatives. Saman has been a driving force behind practical implementation of digital transformation techniques and has over 30 relevant publications in the electrical engineering industry.