Kick off 2019 with a laser focus on major areas of risk management and business strategy – cybersecurity and technology – that no organization can afford to ignore. The newly offered Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit combines two popular events to address both topics on January 8-9, 2019, in Indianapolis.

Hear from professionals in cybersecurity and the data privacy field as well as government leaders.

The conference opens January 8 with lunch and a keynote session on “Big Data in Action: Success and Possibilities” by Darshan Shah, chief data officer of the state of Indiana’s Management Performance Hub (MPH). A Chamber tech policy update follows.

MPH helps address data-based decisions and projects and provides publicly available datasets.

“Our partners often come to us with a treasure trove of data whose value has yet to be unlocked. MPH has navigated a replicable, sustainable path through the technical and legal labyrinth to unlock existing value and create a clear pathway for data sets to be linked across agencies and organizations,” Shah points out. “Like pieces to a puzzle, each data field helps to create the larger picture, which allows for cross-divisional challenges to be analyzed and addressed.”

Shah notes that private sector partners may be incorporated into initiatives in the future.

The January 9 keynote focuses on federal efforts to combat cybersecurity with Thomas Wheeler, senior adviser in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education; Sujit Raman, associate deputy attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice; and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gene Price.

Explore other cybersecurity issues including:

  • current threats and trends in cybercrimes;
  • how to best protect company operations and customer information, including in the cloud and digital payments;
  • proactive ways to look for threats;
  • the human factor and social media security risks; and
  • requirements and responsibilities to comply with certain laws and contracts.

Additional sessions and roundtables focus on the Internet of Things, the 4th Industrial Revolution, AI and machine learning, raising capital; and workforce challenges, solutions and development.

Preview the full agenda of more than 20 presentations.

Registration information is available here. Discounts for Chamber members and groups are available.

The Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit is sponsored by Comcast Business with additional support from Indiana State University, platinum sponsor; ClearObject and Pondurance LLC, gold sponsors; and Matrix Integration, LLC, Ontario Systems, Smithville and Valparaiso University Graduate School, silver sponsors.

Contact Jim Wagner at (317) 264-6876 or [email protected] for additional sponsorship opportunities.