SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
NACD Cybersecurity and Privacy Forum, Jun 2020
New Technology, Value Creation, and Security as a Strategic Risk
Gartner Research Board North America CIO Meeting, Feb 2020
The View from the Boardroom: A Discussion about Digital Strategy, Disruption, and Strategic Patience
Risk Management Forum, Dec 2019
Risk Oversight of Technology, Innovation, and Security: A Board Member’s Perspective
NY CIO Executive Summit Q4, Nov 2019
Sustained Success in Technology Leadership – Life Lessons from Senior Women
National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, Sept 2019
The Next Crisis Could Be Imminent – Is Your Small Cap Board Up for the Challenge?
AccessIT Group 2019 Cybersecurity Symposium NYC, June 2019
Keynote: Cybersecurity 101, A Board Member’s Perspective
NACD Webcast, June 2019
How to Lock up a Cloud: Challenges in Changing Technology and CyberRisk
New York CIO Executive Summit: by CIOs, for CIOs, Jun 2019
Keynote Panel, A Board’s Eye View - Communicating the CIO Message Effectively
Financial Women’s Association, April 2019
PWC Corporate Directors Exchange, Mega Changes – Shifting Agendas, Dec 2018
PWC Financial Services Audit and Risk Committee Forum, Oct 2018
Going from Good to Great
BitSight Exchange, Oct 2018
Reporting to the Board
Alliance Bernstein Seminar, Sept 2018
Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation: What Really Matters
Center for Audit Quality, The Future of Corporate Reporting, July 2018
Cybersecurity Reporting: A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Risk Management Disclosure
The Future of Corporate Reporting, Driving Brand Value & Attracting Investors, July 2018
A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Risk Management Disclosure
Federal Home Loan Banks Directors Conference, May 2018
NACD Global Cyber Forum, Apr 2018
National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, 2017
National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, State of the Board on Cybersecurity, Oct 2017
The Conference Board Risk Management and Resilience Seminar, 2017
The Conference Board Risk Management and Resilience Seminar, Cyber Security and ERM, Jun 2017
National Association of Corporate Directors, 2017
National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Advanced Director Professionalism Conference, Enterprise Risk Management Applied to Cyber Risk, Jun 2017
Federal Home Loan Banks 2016 Board Audit, Risk, and Governance Forum
A Discussion about Best Practices for Boards on Cybersecurity, Oct 2016
NYC Mayor's Office of Tech and Innovation and Warby Parker
HudsonHack hackathon, Panel of Judges, Jul 2015
Fordham University Executive MBA Program
Perspectives on a World Bank Group Information Management and Technology Strategy 2009-2012, May 2015
Thomson Reuters and Papilio Women's Network
Women on Boards, Nov 2014
Brown Advisory Flagship Conference NOW 2014
Thriving in Exponential Times: The Investment Impact of Technology, Resources, and the Quest for Peace and Prosperity, Apr 2014
CIO NY Summit
A Forum for Innovative IT Thought Leaders in New York, Master of Ceremonies, Apr 2014
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
A Seat at the World Bank, Apr 2013
Papilio Women's Network
How Emerging Technologies will affect You, Your Organization, and How we do Business across the World, Apr 2013
World Bank Research Board
Open Data and the World Bank, Keynote Speaker, Oct 2011
Wired Magazine and The Economist
NExTWORK Inaugural Conference On the Transformative Power of Networks, Market Forces: Can Technology Bring Free Enterprise to Everyone?, Jun 2011
World Bank Forum
Using ICT to enable transformation of service delivery and accountability, Mar 2011
A Value-Based Approach to Cyber-Risk Oversight
Written by Nate Fick, James Lam, Shelley Leibowitz For NACD (the National Association of Corporate Directors) March 2018
An interesting story about a young man in Milan late in WWII as the war is waning, and the Nazis recognize that the end is near. Upon coming of age, he survives the war by joining the Nazis in northern Italy and ultimately becoming the personal driver of a German General. Through this, he gains an inside seat to the Nazi war machine and works in secret to feed information to the Italian resistance. A worthwhile read, and such a story of courage from someone quite young.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
A clear and thoughtful description of the serious limitations of today’s AI. The AI that functions well within narrow contexts but cannot begin to approach broad or general intelligence, or human sentience. AI today as machine learning functioning on large data sets – a far cry from deep understanding and cognitive reasoning. The authors present well developed and reasoned insights into how much more is required for true, sustainable, general artificial intelligence. An enlightening read.
Gary Marcus and Ernest David
Rebooting AI:Building Artifiicial Intelligence We Can Trust
An insightful discussion of the factors that have led to inequality within and across the nations of the world, and to a mistrust of global elites and governments. Challenges stemming from technology, globalization, and climate change, as well as lack of effective education, current skills, and broad opportunity. Bremmer methodically compares and contrasts various programs that have been implemented to try to address growing inequality, such as universal basic income and cash transfers. Cogent, thought provoking observations and predictions: the best explanation I have read of the rise of populism in the 21st center, and the “underlying emergencies” that have fomented so much anger and division in our social fabric.
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
A delightful and engaging set of allegories from the fascinating life of Admiral William McRaven. Always good to be reminded that persistence matters. And that everything worth achieving takes hard work and support from others.
William H. McRaven
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
A book every senior executive needs to read! Yes, it has a bit of cyber jargon, but it is almost impossible to discuss the security challenges of cyber and new technologies thoughtfully without some understanding of the underlying components. Bravo to Dick Clarke and Rob Knake on a book deep with real insight and practical, smart recommendations. Well done, gentlemen! This is a book I read with a pen in my hand.
Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake
The Fifth Domain
A wonderful book by Melinda Gates on the importance of empowering women in the developing world, starting with family planning. Melinda Gates’ kindness, humility, intellect, and generosity of sprit come through in the early and late chapters that highlight her own family and professional experiences.
The Moment of Lift
A book everyone should read! A rigorously researched and thoughtfully presented economic history of the US. From the founding of the country and the roots of the Civil War to modern day capitalism and the rise of populism. A wonderful reminder of how the American pioneer spirit set the foundation for innovation and creative destruction. And how today’s dialogue is putting that spirit at risk.
Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
Capitalism in America: A History
A series of very relatable vignettes about how people have used data and objective information to make better decisions, often contradicting their instincts. Stories of everything from the NBA to the military.
The Undoing Project
AI in geopolitics and big picture implications in everything from international relations to healthcare. Extremely worthwhile if you have interest in AI, the global changes that may occur, and particularly China’s role.
One of the seminal works on cybersecurity. A must read.
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
Reads like a great cyber spy novel – but it’s true. A required read.
Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
Simply put, this book is important. Christian Brose walks through in great detail - and from an inside seat - the deep challenges facing the US military and military strategy with respect to outdated thinking, old approaches, and obsolete weaponry, particularly in the face of a rising, aggressive, and technologically focused China. His meticulous, methodical presentation of the issues and barriers is quite powerful, and helps to explain why the solutions are so difficult and complex. One can only hope that everyone in Congress and DoD, as well as in the broader military industrial complex, will read this book. Immediately.
The Kill Chain, Defending America in the Future of High-tech Warfare
Ben Macintyre, the British writer and journalist, is a fabulous author. His thrilling yet true spy stories about Kim Philby and Oleg Gordievsky are both terrific reads. The incredible ways in which the intelligence services in the US, UK, and Russia dance with and around one another are astounding. And the ways in which these services convince spies for the other side to become double agents – by appealing to hubris, ideology, and often money - are simply incredible. Pleasurable and fascinating reads. Can’t wait to read more of Ben Macintyre’s works.
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The amazing story of the daring young woman who led the Alliance Network of the French Resistance during World War II. How an “all too easily dismissed” woman created a deep network of brave resistance fighters and indomitable information handlers funneling intelligence to the British and Allies, helped track German movements and installations on land and sea and in the air. A staggering tale of bravery against daunting odds.
Madame Fourcade’s Secret War
Very interesting insights as to why we do the things we do and what it takes to change our habits and practices. Excellent case studies of human behavior and the underlying motivations and response to stimuli.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
An important work that explains in depth the role of autonomous weaponry in modern warfare. Instructive discussions of key topics in the application of AI in 21st century conflict: the difference between autonomous capabilities and freedom in decision making; manned and unmanned systems in military operations; lethal decision making in machine-to-machine combat; robots, drones, and autonomous tanks in battlefield operations; and rules of engagement and degree of autonomy from country to country.
Army of None
A well researched and clearly articulated account of Russian hacking around the 2016 election and why effective cyber policy is so difficult to develop.
The Perfect Weapon
Thoughtful and well researched …how nations and businesses are fighting for control of the internet.
Splinternet How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web
Extremely well researched and thoughtfully written. Terrific insights into the very human decision making that led us into the Vietnam War.
Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
Wonderful and balanced perspectives on the foreign policy machines in the Bush and Obama administrations. The good, the bad, and the unfortunate…
National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
A brilliant read describing the incredible and unique high-tech ecosystem in Israel.
Dan Senor and Saul Singer
Start-Up Nation The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
Thought provoking questions about the cognitive capabilities of man and machines.
The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
An incredibly interesting read about that tracks the strategic, and military, and geopolitical value of the seas.
Admiral James Stavridis
Excellent insights into the policies and approaches among nations in a digital world.
The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age