Leading Topics, Trends & Innovation in Cybersecurity Conference

August 17, 2021
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Join us and leading industry experts, thought leaders and academics for a half day exploration of three significant topics of current interest in digital financial services, financial inclusion and cybersecurity: the gender divide in DFS and diversity in the cybersecurity profession; notable trends through and beyond the pandemic; the intersection of blockchain, digital currencies and cybersecurity. 

Conference Booklet with Final Agenda and Speaker Biographies

Welcome, Address, and the DFSO Actionable Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework
9:00 – 9:30am EDT (New York)

  • Prof. Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), Director, Columbia Business School
  • Dr. Leon Perlman, Former CITI, Columbia Business School, Sr. Research Scholar
  • Keith Bowie, CITI, Columbia Business School, A. Research Scholar
  • Michael M. Wechsler, CITI, Columbia Business School, A. Research Scholar (Host)

The Gender Divide and Diversity in Cybersecurity & DFS
9:30 – 10:25am 

  • Dr. Rebecca Wright, (Moderator) Barnard College, Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science, Director of Vagelos Computational Science Center
  • Jaya Baloo, Avast, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Lesly Goh, Cambridge University, Fellow & Former CTO at World Bank Group
  • Taylor Grossman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Senior Research Analyst and Project Manager Cyber Policy Initiative
  • Brencil Kaimba, Serianu, Head of product strategy and development, technology and cybersecurity

Trends, Initiatives & Innovation in Cybersecurity in DFS: The Pandemic & Beyond
10:30 – 11:25am 

  • Simon Hunt, (Moderator) Mastercard, Executive Vice President, Cyber Security Product Innovation
  • Anna Collard, KnowBe4, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist & Founder of Popcorn Training
  • Amit Kachhia-Patel, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Supervisory Special Agent
  • Anup Singh, MicroSave Consulting, Regional Head
  • Cynthia Wright, The MITRE Corporation, Principal Cybersecurity Strategy & Policy Lead

Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Digital Currencies & DFS
11:30am -12:25pm 

  • Sandra Ro, (Moderator), Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), CEO
  • R.A. Farrokhnia, Columbia Business School, Executive Director Dean’s Office, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business
  • Joshua Klayman, Linklaters, U.S. Head of Fintech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets & Senior Counsel
  • Paul Marrinan, TRM Labs, Blockchain Intelligence
  • Sunayna Tuteja, Federal Reserve System, Chief Innovation Officer

12:25 – 12:30pm

  • Michael M. Wechsler, CITI, Columbia Business School, A. Research Scholar

Columbia University


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