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Turning Challenge into Opportunity: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Privacy and Security

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Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
IBM Security, Cambridge, MAMap Location

This is an opportunity to learn from a stellar group of experts on how to turn privacy and security challenges into opportunity.  Technical, business and legal pros will give examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in this space.  With massive data breaches and security gaps in the news daily, and the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming in May 2018, there has never been a better time to start thinking creatively about how to meet these challenges. The event will be hosted at IBM Security and will include a tour of the IBM Cybersecurity Range.

Space is limited.  Please REGISTER HERE


8:30am – 9am – Meet and Greet – Welcome by Professor David Olson, faculty director of the Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

9am sharp – Tour of IBM CyberRange

9:30am – 10:30am Panel

Sara Cable, Director of Data Privacy & Security and Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Alexandra Wood, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University – contributing to Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project.

Heather Egan Sussman, co-head of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group, Ropes & Gray

Moderator -- Katherine Fick, brand counsel for IBM Security and Watson CE


10:40am – 11:30am Lightning Round of brief talks/demonstrations

Harvard Privacy Tools Project – James Honaker, Research Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, will demo a prototype tool for use of health data for research

Wombat Security - Travis Dollinger and Taylor Goss will demo their anti-phishing software that came out of Carnegie Mellon research.

Boston College Master of Science Program in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance – Kevin Powers, founding Director, will discuss their innovative program

11:30am – Noon Interactive Activity – Smart Light Pole Privacy Challenges (led by Peter Lefkowitz, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Citrix Systems)

Closing:  Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member & Chief Privacy Officer, GTC Law Group PC and Adjunct Professor, Boston College Law School (teaching Privacy Law and Mobile App Development – Legal Contributions)

* Schedule and speakers are subject to adjustment.