Emerging Technology, Unknown Risks: DePaul University's Fourth Annual Cyber...

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DePaul University Loop Campus DePaul Center

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Chicago, IL 60604

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*CLE and Actuarial Continuing Education credits are available.


Now in our fourth year of conference programming, DePaul has been proud to offer an annual exploration of the frontiers in cyber security. This year's topic is no exeception as we explore emerging technologies.

New and evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and robotic process automation are now an everyday reality. Similarly, use of the Cloud and third-party systems have grown dramatically as the technology has become more complex.

Business practices are being rapidly transformed in all sectors—from expediting insurance claims, automating financial processes and revolutionizing search algorithms to heralding a paradigm shift in cyber security and military technology. These emerging technologies provide a host of new benefits, but also create a horde of new risks.

In this conference, we’ll discuss the real impact that these technologies have on all businesses—not just tech-firms.

For a full list of previous conferences, check out our cyber risk conference page on the DePaul website.


Agenda


8:30 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Christine Izuakor, Manager of Global Security Strategy and Awareness at United Airlines

9:50 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Emerging Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation

New and evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning, and robotic process automation are now an everyday reality. Business practices are being rapidly transformed in all sectors—from expediting insurance claims, automating financial processes, and revolutionizing search algorithms to heralding a paradigm shift in cyber security and military technology. These emerging technologies provide a host of new benefits, but also create a horde of new risks. In this panel we’ll discuss the real impact that emerging technologies have on all businesses—not just tech-firms.

Panelists:

  • Bob McCormick, Chief Information Officer, DePaul University (moderator)
  • Raymond Hicks, Founder/CTO, 5thColumn
  • Ed Page, Managing Director, Protiviti
  • Catherine Cao, Actuary specializing in robotics, Zurich
  • Dr. Robin Burke, Professor specializing in recommender systems, DePaul University

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Remote Governance: The Cloud and Third Party Vendor Management

The majority of businesses do not create the technology they use, whether it be the cloud, machine learning software, automated processes, or even physical devices like drones or automated vehicles. By necessity, companies must outsource development—and to a certain extent, management—to third party vendors. But what kind of risks and threats are companies exposing themselves to in the third party vendor dynamic? What are some successful models for third party vendor management?

Panelists:

  • Anders Norremo, CEO and Founder, Third Party Trust (moderator)
  • Kyle Brunell, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Shane Hibbard, Director of Information Security, Invenergy LLC
  • Richard Latayan, Cybersecurity Manager, Hollister

12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m. The New Exposure: Legal Issues in Emerging Technologies

The emerging technologies in artificial intelligence, robotics, and digitization hold a wealth of promise. With technological advancement expanding at an exponential rate, the world of tomorrow is rapidly becoming today. However, the legal, insurance, and compliance issues these types of technology raise must be addressed now, and at a similarly fast pace. What are some of the legal issues brought forth by these emerging technologies, and how can they be addressed both internally and externally in a firm?

Panelists:

  • Tony Volini, DePaul University (moderator)
  • Adam Hamm, Managing Director in Risk and Compliance, Protiviti
  • Nick Merker, Ice Miller
  • Jesus Gonzalez, Aon
  • Melissa Ventrone, Thompson Coburn

3:15 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Jacob Furst, DePaul University

4:00 p.m. Reception


Sponsors


We want to thank our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.

Gold Level Sponsors

Allstate

Allstate Investments

Protiviti


Silver Level Sponsors

Casualty Actuarial Society

Chicago Actuarial Assocation

Midwest Actuarial Forum

Society of Actuaries


Bronze Level Sponsors

Third Party Trust

The Critical Thinking Child


Speaker Bios


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Dr. Christine Izuakor

Christine Izuakor is the Manager of Global Security Strategy and Awareness at United Airlines. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Security Officer, she plays a critical part in embedding cyber security in United’s culture by training the global workforce on cyber security, managing execution of the organizations security strategy, and developing the teams’ talent pipeline. Prior to this, she led numerous security functions at United from regulatory vulnerability management to handling legal implications of data security.

Christine earned a Ph.D. in security engineering from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, becoming the youngest and first African American woman to do so. Her research focuses on critical infrastructure security and has been published in several international journals, including the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection. Her original contributions to the security industry have also been presented in international conferences from Washington, DC to Rome, Italy. Christine completed a master’s degree in information systems security from University of Houston in 2012 and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). In July 2017, her rapid growth within the technology industry landed her a spot on Chicago Business Crain’s Tech 50 List, a roster of influencers and names to know in the Chicago technology scene.

Dr. Izuakor is also active in the diversity and inclusion community. She is a co-founder and the Vice President of Gen Trend, United Airlines’ Millennial business resource group, serves as the Head Editor of the Illinois Diversity Council Editorial Board, is a member of the National Diversity Council Newsletter Committee, and volunteers as a cyber-security mentor with Year Up.

Christine is a first generation Nigerian in America, native Houstonian, Chicago resident and avid traveler. She appreciates learning about different cultures and shares her experiences through social media, igniting travel curiosity in Millennials across the globe.

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