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Martin O'Malley (Exclusively WSB)

Governor Martin O’Malley draws on his experiences as governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore offering his unique insights on a wide range of topics impacting Americans today, including:

  • The 2016 race for the White House: Lessons learned, behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the campaign trail, and both the challenges and opportunities that face the future of our country 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the information age
  • The threats and opportunities of both national and global cybersecurity issues and how we can prepare the next generation with the right skills
  • The environment, clean water, and opportunities for businesses in the face of climate change
  • Current events, public safety, the future of education, health care reform, the economy, open data and immigration reform

Recent years have seen a massive increase in cyber theft of private and confidential information from government agencies, business and private individuals. The modern spy is responsible for these attacks. Today’s spies are sophisticated, brilliant, devious and technologically advanced, and they are targeting your data. Robert Hanssen was the first of these new cyber spies, charged with selling American secrets to Russia for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds. His ability to exploit computer systems allowed him to protect his identity during a 22 year spy career. Join Eric as he uses real-life spy stories to show how careful diligence, counter espionage techniques and restraint in social media can help identify the numerous spies, hackers, hacktivists and trusted insiders that threaten every stroke of the keyboard.

This keynote is a hot topic format of issues that are most critical to protecting information, set in a narrative of true stories that inform with actionable learning while they entertain. This personal list was compiled over decades of work as an undercover operative in the FBI and as a security consultant and attorney. Issues explored include: the need for diligence; critical areas in physical security; phishing and email hacks; social media dos and don’ts; how spies recruit; economic espionage; and preventing the insider threat.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Exclusively WSB)

A woman of remarkable courage, compassion and authenticity, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala left her prestigious role at the World Bank in a committed pursuit to benefit, empower and create a better future for the Nigerian people and their economy. During her tenure as Nigeria’s foreign minister and two-term tenure as finance minister—the first woman to hold either position—she led widespread change to reform the largest economy in Africa. Okonjo-Iweala’s father raised her to value improving human lives above all else. Her career is defined by her commitment to giving back and her selfless dedication to helping others. Through personal narratives, she passionately explores her steadfast commitment to the protection of children and immunizations for developing countries, gender issues and the challenges facing girls and women across the globe, and powerful and inspiring visions for global economic development. 

With the rapid rise of new terrorist groups like the Islamic State, the ongoing threat from al-Qaida, and the impact of homegrown terrorist cells, terrorism remains an urgent concern for the nation. The terrorism landscape is more complex than ever as terrorist groups have multiplied and expanded. Networks of terrorist operatives pursue a range of lethal objectives both inside and outside of national borders and reach across continents from South Asia to the Middle East and from North Africa to Europe. Over the past few years, terrorists have attacked a natural gas installation in Algeria, killed U.S. government personnel in Libya, and bombed the Boston Marathon—all underscoring the dynamic and persistent threats to U.S. citizens and to our interests around the world. With his deep experience, Matt Olsen shares his keen understanding of terrorism and the ways the government and the private sector can work together to counter these threats and enhance our security.

With a political climate that reveals an unprecedented level of hyper-partisanship and an extreme unwillingness to compromise, longtime political pundit and commentator, Norman Ornstein outlines how the U.S. is on the brink of institutional collapse and doubled-over in deadlock. As chronicled in his recent book, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism (2012), Ornstein identifies the two primary causes behind this pernicious state of affairs. At the lead is the issue of party mismatch and a governing system that makes it difficult for majorities to act. In close second is the issue of party culpability and “asymmetric polarization.” With a unique sense of humor, extraordinary eye for detail and over 30 years in the field, Ornstein discusses specifically what each of these issues entails and their possible solutions.

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