Blake Larsen, Andeavor
Blake Larsen has been performing IT-related functions within the oil and gas industry since 1992. As Vice President of Information Technology at Andeavor, he is responsible for all IT and OT functions within Western Refining Logistics (a subsidiary of Andeavor) and their affiliates. Larsen’s cybersecurity design and management experience and approach emphasizes mitigating risks to business and process control systems in addition to protecting national critical infrastructure. He has invested many years in developing relationships with process control engineers to support secure initiatives and interface design while maintaining discipline and conservative security policies and procedures. Larsen currently serves as an Industrial Advisory Board member for the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC). Larsen’s early career focused on management and installation of manufacturing information systems for multi-company and multi-site facilities. He has led IT project management efforts across a broad ecosystem which includes acquisition, systems consolidation, standardization, big-data analytics, technical innovation, and technology adoption to improve business efficiencies and effectiveness.