Keynote Speakers Wednesday and Thursday's guest speakers

Wednesday, June 14, 2016, 9 am EST

Growing Up Digital: From the New York Times to the Marshall Project

Gabriel Dance

Gabriel Dance is a journalist and editor working at the cutting edge of news. He began his career in 2006 at The New York Times, eventually serving as chief multimedia producer, and covered topics including the Iraq War and the 2008 presidential election.

Dance joined The Guardian as interactive editor in 2012. Based in New York City, he helped launch the Guardian US, building a graphics team that garnered awards and recognition for interactive storytelling. He was part of a group of journalists who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Dance's work has also won two Emmy awards for New Approaches to News and Documentary, an Alfred L. DuPont award, a World Press Photo award, and several others. Dance is currently a managing editor at The Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the United States.


Thursday, June 15, 2016, 9:30 am EST

What Boards/Trustees will be asking of IT next and why
... based on current cyber threat intel

Israel Martinez

Israel Martinez has over 20 years experience as a Director specializing in cyber enterprise risk management and governance. He is an accountant by education and an expert, by trade, in board level strategies that reduce the balance-sheet impact of cyber compromises. He serves as a Board Leadership Fellow and faculty at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), bringing experience as a Director on; public, private, not-for-profit, technology, media, healthcare, U.S. and international boards. He's also the National Partner for the Global Cyber Practice, Technology, Strategy, & Innovation for the Newport Board Group.

Martinez is an accomplished thought leader in global cyber-economic warfare, and recognized in the Wall Street Journal ® as, "[One of] the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT Leaders". He leads one of the most capable threat intelligence organizations in the world as chairman of the Axon Global Alliance, partnering with Israeli and other international innovators. He's served or is serving as a board level cyber-risk mitigation expert to; the Federal Reserve, the DHS intelligence community, Forbes CEO conferences, Globes International (Tel-Aviv), Fortune 500 and private equity mid-market companies. Read more ...

Dr. Richard Schroth

Dr. Richard Schroth is considered by many to be one of the most highly trusted and sought after thought leaders and advisors on corporate technology, cyber and business strategy in the world. Honored as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the World by his peers and Consulting Magazine, he is a Senior United States Fulbright Scholar in Information Sciences and for over 5 years has been the Executive Scholar at both Johns Hopkins and the Executive In Residence for Cyber Governance at American University's Kogod School of Business, where he is Executive Director of the American University Center for Cyber Governance. Wearing many hats, Richard is also the Managing Director of the Newport Board Group'sGlobal Technology Strategy, Innovation and Cyber Practice and the Axon Global Cyber Alliance, Richard actively leads world-class teams of cyber professionals and board level advisors who seek to minimize the serious nature of cyber risk with Public Boards and Private Equity Firms, before, during and after a cyber incident. Dr. Schroth is a full board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and is one of a select group of individuals authorized and approved as an advisor/faculty member of the NACD Board Advisory Services where he leads strategy sessions with boards of directors around the world on cyber and related risk issues. Read more ...