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Dr. BernieBeyond Silicon: Cognition and Much, Much More
Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow, Vice President, Innovation, IBM Corporation
Monday, August 4

When questioned as to what drives both technical and financial success in a global enterprise, the term Innovation invariably appears in the first one or two responses given by both technical and business leaders. There are many aspects to innovation, both from the perspective of how one best equips an organization to excel in this capability, as well as to how one then provides a framework for such innovation to have the desired positive impact on clients, society, and the organization itself. The imperative to innovate stems from the reality that this capability is at the very heart of an organizations ability to survive, particularly for a technology centric enterprise where that technical world moves forward at a blistering pace. Dr. Meyerson will discuss in detail strategies employed to ensure the simultaneous availability of the right people, infrastructure, and motivation to sustain innovation in a global enterprise, and give examples of the extraordinary outcomes that can result when all these attributes come together.

About Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson
Dr. Meyerson, an IBM Fellow, serves as IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer. He also leads technical strategy and corporate initiatives within IBM’s Corporate Strategy Organization. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, his team focuses on the early identification of major technical and/or business discontinuities impacting business and society.

Dr. Meyerson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded numerous technical and business awards. Most recently Dr. Meyerson was honored by selection to present the 2014 Turing Lecture at the Royal Institute in London and Universities of Cardiff, Manchester, and Edinburgh. This honor is presented to one leader in information technology each year, in memory of Alan Turing, the individual credited with creation of modern computer science.


Rob AndrewsSecurity Trends — Looking to Future Threats
Robert Andrews, Co-Founder, CISO – Mainstream Security 
Tuesday, August 5    

As this year unfolds, it is critical for organizations to point their vision forward and look to the challenges they will face to their network infrastructure security over the next 6 to 12 months. For IT/IS teams, it brings another year of constant research and evaluation of the latest trends in threats and attacks that will be making their way to our clients’ or our organizational networks. Join us as we discuss some of the latest threat trends and what the threats of the future will look like. We will also strategize on ways to be better prepared for these threats for a more secure environment.

About Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews is a nationally recognized leader in the incident response, digital forensics and security assessment industry. He is currently Co-Founder and CISO for Mainstream Security, an international security consulting firm focusing on digital investigations, e-discovery, and information security.

Robert is the lead network intrusion and forensics course developer and instructor at the Network Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, AL. At the NCFI, he trains law enforcement officials from all jurisdictions across the US. He has also provided this training to US Secret Service agents and the Royal Military Police.

Prior to Mainstream, Robert was senior director of security services for CBTS. He was co-founder of P3 Strategic, a forensics investigation and training firm that was eventually acquired by CBTS. There he was acting CTO, lead investigator, and security consultant. He was also the lead instructor and program coordinator of the IT Security and Forensics Associate Degree program at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. His service experience includes working with several Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies at the local, state and federal levels. His experience also includes teaching high-level security certification programs, CISSP, Network Intrusion and Cisco boot-camp classes around the nation.