Larry O'Brien

Larry O'Brien

Vice President, Research

Larry is part of the cybersecurity and smart cities and infrastructure teams at ARC, with a 30-year background in process control, process safety, and field devices/field networks.  Larry has also supported many of our end user clients in the oil and gas and refining industries and has conducted several supplier selection workshops.  

Office Location
Austin, TX
Industrial Cybersecurity
Enterprise Integration
Industry Best Practices
Operational Excellence
Process Automation and Safety
Technology Evaluation & Selection

Larry first joined ARC in 1993 and has an extensive background covering control systems, networks, sensors, and software for the industrial and critical infrastructure segments. In addition to over 30 years of market research experience, Larry has participated in many custom consulting engagements with end user and owner/operator clients in these industries, ranging from large scale supplier selection projects to controls strategy development, technology evaluation, custom surveys, and benchmarking. 

For the past three years, Larry has been part of both the cybersecurity and smart city practices at ARC and has authored a number of research papers, market reports, and articles on ICS/SCADA cybersecurity and smart city technologies, applications, and best practices. Larry has also made numerous public speaking appearances as both a presenter and MC/moderator for these topics at events such as the ARC Industry Forum, ABB Customer World, Honeywell User Group Meeting, ICSJWG, and ICS Cybersecurity conferences.