Our Speaker, Frank Sauer

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We had a chance to sit down with Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI for Software and Technology. Frank, the speaker for our May 18th Cybersecurity event, will lead the discussion about how the current cybersecurity paradigm is outdated. Current cybersecurity thinking uses a castle and moat strategy, giving access to selected users, and bases security on where the data is located, which enables breaches like Snowden and the CIA to be possible.

“I and a small group have for a decade been doing private, unpublished (on purpose) research on how to practically put the computer’s access controls and permissions into each individual data file. This approach bases security not on where the data is, but permits data to be anywhere and still have the same security controls and enforcement as if that data were on your own computer. This will be the first time we will publicly talk about this research, which will also show a proof of concept on the idea behind this research, in order to show this isn’t some “pie in the sky” theory.”   Frank Sauer ~ MIT Alum, formally w/Apple Inc. and FBI

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in how we as a society can solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

DATE:  May 18th 5:30pm-8:30pm 

  • 5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
  • 6:15 – 7:15 Frank Sauer +Q&A
  • 7:30-8:15 Pannel Discussion+Q&A
  • 8:30 Post event networking

LOCATION:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro

Free street parking after 6:00 (check all parking signs) and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

Rethinking Our Cybersecurity Paradigm

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Our spring cyber event is coming together. We are happy to announce that Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology, is a confirmed speaker. Frank will bring to the discussion that the  current paradigm is outdated and the general approach is based on decades-old thinking. 

Frank’s presentation will cover: 

  • Why are Data Breaches still occurring and getting worse?
  • How do you go about searching for a disruptive innovative solution that solves the problem and just doesn’t patch it and “kick the can down the road”? 

We plan to include experts to discuss the current direction of policy, adding perspectives such as:

  • How does public policy on national security vs. personal security affect and how is it affected by private sector solutions?
  • How does all the above affect personal privacy?   

This event will be an active discussion about the current landscape and the challenges institutions face in protecting themselves from Cyber attacks. If you are a leader of an organization, or are an entrepreneur who is developing solutions to enhance security, this is an event you will not want to miss!

Date: May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm

Proposed Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 7:15 Frank Sauer +Q&A
Break
7:30-8:15 Second Speaker +Q&A (announcement soon)
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro
Free street parking after 6:00 and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

 

Andrew J. Polcha – CEO at WORLDPIPE.tv

Just Confirmed ~ Frank Sauer, Former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) To Speak At Our Spring CYBER Event

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The MIT Enterprise Forum Washington DC Baltimore’s SPRING EVENT: CYBER-SECURITY

Despite all the money and effort(s) spent, the situation in regards to cyber attacks is getting worse- not better. I am happy to announce, Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology, is a confirmed speaker. Frank will bring to the discussion that the  current paradigm is outdated and the general approach is based on decades-old thinking. The current focus is solving the wrong problem with regards to cyber. We also take a look at the Information Age and how society is rapidly changing while institutions, set up for the industrial age, are reeling and collapsing, unable to handle technologies new paradigms.

ABOUT FRANK SAUER:

Frank Sauer’s background uniquely puts him in a position to take on these challenges. He has been an executive at three premier organizations arguably during their most influential periods: Xerox in the 1970’s, Apple in the 1980’s, and the FBI both before and after 9/11. He also holds both a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a masters from MIT.
While at the FBI, Sauer was the Deputy Assistant Director for Software and was also the first Program Executive for the FBI’s $600 million bureau-wide infrastructure upgrade of hardware, networking, and software as well as the Acting Unit Chief for the FBI’s nationwide DNA database effort, CODIS. Sauer is currently the founder and CEO of Outdo Inc, a Washington D.C.-based virtual think tank that is working on changing the entire paradigm of how we look at cyber security and computing.

We are currently shaping the event’s agenda, place (venue) and time (date). This event is planned on being an active discussion about the current landscape and the challenges institutions face in protecting themselves from Cyber attacks.

Stay tuned. I’ll post more here and on LinkedIn as soon as I can. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Andrew

Andrew J. Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.TV

CYBER-SECURITY THIS SPRING

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Hi Folks,

We are rapidly moving into the Spring season and I am happy to announce that the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, DC and Baltimore is hard at work shaping our Spring program calendar. The next event looks like it will be focused on Cyber-security with a focus on innovation gaps and policy perhaps. I can’t share too many details as we are still building but we should be making a few announcements soon. Target dates are Mar 28-30 or Apr 4-6.

Thank you!

Andrew Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.TV

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Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

                                          What difference could the “right story” mean to you?                                                


Are you a leader who wants to elevate and motivate your team into action? Are you an entrepreneur pitching your startup to investors / co-founders / customers?

Whether you are an established or emerging leader, the gift of story-telling can make or break a deal.   Why? Stories are the currency of life; humans communicate by telling stories. We are inspired by stories, we connect and remember through stories.

Join us to learn what difference that “right story” could mean for your business, learning the proven framework taught by Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.  At the event, receive one-on-one Office Hours with mentors to dive even deeper.


 Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.  There’s a reason we remember stories better than statistics; it’s how the human brain is wired.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Join the MIT Enterprise Forum for discount tickets.   Then click here to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

This event is also made possible by Startups Ignite. Join their community of dedicated Venture Mentors. Startups Ignite fuels gamechanging startups and at the core is the Venture Mentor Program. Apply here.


Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better business outcomes and accelerate their revenue with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communications. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, columnist, consultant, and executive coach. Twitter @chiefstorytellr

 


 

Doug Howard has been Vice President of Global Services at RSA Security LLC since 2016. Mr. Howard is an experienced leader in sales, service and executive management roles, helping companies achieve market leadership through innovation and strong market execution. Mr. Howard served as the Chief Executive Officer of VBrick Systems, Inc. at Fliqz, Inc. since 2010. He comes to RSA from SAVANTURE Inc. where he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the consulting and managed security services company. Twitter @Doug_Howard

 


Cynthia Traeger PictureCynthia Traeger serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Siren International LLC and as the President of VSI Pacifi.  She is an accomplished senior operating executive & digital entrepreneur with 30-plus years of experience in growing technology-focused businesses. Cynthia has a strong track record in strategy & business development across traditional technology & digital media companies. She has been a Member of Advisory Board at LeapFrog Solutions, Inc. since September 2012.  Cynthia serves as Director of the Founder Institute, Inc.


 

PJ Bellomo

For the past 14 years, PJ Bellomo has served startup and mid market companies in various capacities, including 7 years as a CEO and 4 years as a COO. Presently, he serves as Executive Chairman of Blue Sources, a biotech startup supplying patented monitoring solutions to public water utilities. In addition, he serves as a Board Director at FITCI, the startup accelerator in Frederick, MD. PJ also works as a Partner at Black Mercury, a software product strategy, design and development agency serving clients who aspire to deliver delightful SaaS experiences.


 

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Then click here to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

Executive Leadership Through Storytelling & Office Hours with Venture Mentors

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Ira Koretsky Chief Storyteller

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore in collaboration with Startups Ignite is hosting Executive Leadership Through Storytelling with Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.

The impact of a good story is undeniable. Why? Stories are repeatable and help aid memory. They bring data to life by…

  • Motivating people to act
  • Conveying information in a whole new way
  • Building customer relationships
  • Communicating the value of your ideas
  • Connecting with your team

Through a proven framework, Executive Coach Ira Koretsky will challenge you to incorporate storytelling to be more effective and elevate your leadership style.

Participate in hands-on exercises and join us as we learn How Leaders use Stories to Lead.

In addition, we are doing One-on-One Office Hours with Venture Mentors: Doug Howard, Cynthia Traeger, and PJ Bellomo

Date: Jan 31st, 2017 @6pm

 

Location
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182

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Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

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    Ira Koretsky  Chief Storyteller

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On January 31 at 6pm, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore and Ira Koretsky are creating a special workshop on using storytelling to inspire your team, build customer relationships and communicate the value that your idea offers.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?
  • What difference could that “right story” mean to you?

Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Preliminary Agenda
5:30-6:30 Networking and registration
6:30-8:00 Program
8:00-9:00 Audience Discussion and Q&A
9:00-9:30 Post-event networking

Location
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182

Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

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Andrew J. Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.tv

The MIT Enterprise Forum Washington DC Baltimore is focusing on Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead and our speaker is “Chief Storyteller” Ira Koretsky.

More information coming soon. ~AP

Video of Our Blockchain Event is up!

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On October 18, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are created a Blockchain technology program featuring experts from industry, government and the legal community

Since the development of Bitcoin, Blockchain’s usage has expanded rapidly, encompassing the development of cryptocurrencies, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts.

An expert panel discussed the implications of, and opportunities for innovation in the Blockchain space from industry, investor and regulatory perspectives.

View the video here

 

Emerging Cybersecurity Tech: BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain is an emerging cybersecurity technology that facilitates secure transactions between trading partners. It has the potential to disrupt every segment of banking and financial services.  If you are developing a new product idea – or thinking about launching one – you need to know about Blockchain.

What business possibilities and innovations will it spawn?  Carol Van Cleef, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Founder of Comptegrity, Inc., will explain Blockchain from the ground up.  She will outline how Blockchain is reshaping commercial transactions, and how entrepreneurs can capitalize on spinoff innovations.

A panel of cybersecurity, legal and regulatory experts will discuss how the technology works, the outlook for future products and services, and how it will impact related industries.  Read their bios below to learn more.

This event is cosponsored by The George Washington University School Of Business and Women in Housing and Finance.

Agenda:

  • 5:30 – 6:30  Networking and registration
  • 6:30 – 8:00  Program
  • 8:00 – 9:00  Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 9:00 – 9:30  Post-event networking

This event will be held in the Marvin Center Ballroom at The George Washington University Campus located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Speaker: Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef

A respected author and speaker, Carol Van Cleef advises all types of money services businesses (MSBs), including domestic and foreign money remitters, digital currency and Blockchain technology companies, mobile apps, third‐party payment processors, and stored value and prepaid access programs.   Publicly traded companies, private equity funds and other entities seek Carol’s advice on matters involving emerging and alternative payments companies. She helps clients address legal and regulatory challenges, structure investments and transactions, undertake changes in control, and conduct due diligence. In addition, she develops solutions for troubled organizations.

A certified anti‐money laundering (AML) specialist, Carol created a series of AML compliance training programs sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and attended by regulators from 45 states and representatives of domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, MSBs, and other entities. She also developed and leads an AML Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currencies, which has been attended by miners, exchangers, processors, software developers, ATM operators and bankers.


Panelists

samantha-pelosiSamantha J. Pelosi is a Senior Vice President of Payments and Innovation at Bankers Association for Finance and Trade.   She drives the association’s activities in payments, innovation, financial crime, and cybersecurity.   Samantha is an attorney with nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in payments, compliance, and international business transactions.

Previously, Ms. Pelosi held several positions at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was Manager of the Retail Payments Section and Senior Attorney of the Regulation Section.  Prior to the Fed, Ms. Pelosi was the Global Head of Compliance for Travelex Global Business Payments (now Western Union Business Solutions).

Ms. Pelosi also held the position of Senior Counsel at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Pelosi obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Duke University.


jonathan-levin-headshotJonathan Levin is a co-founder of Chainalysis, the leading provider of anti-money laundering solutions to Bitcoin companies, banks and government agencies. He was previously CEO at Coinometrics, where he lead a team of data scientists to measure the activity and health of the Bitcoin network. Jonathan was a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford where his research focused on Virtual Currencies, creating one of the first statistical models of Bitcoin transaction fees. He consults regularly to governments, top tier banks and payment companies on the future of digital currencies.

Chainalysis is building the compliance layer for the future of value transfer. Providing investigation tools to identify the source of Bitcoin funds and counterparties, Chainalysis forms part of an effective AML program for Bitcoin businesses and Banks. They specialize on detection of suspicious activity and real-time analysis. They currently have customers among banks, fintech companies active in the bitcoin and blockchain space, the cyber intelligence community and government agencies.


tone-vaysTone Vays is a blockchain researcher at LibertyLifeTrail where you can find his latest research on Bitcoin, Blockchain, sound economics and privacy. Tone has been working on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.   His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Cryptcurrency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom.

He was formerly Head of Research at BraveNewCoin after previously writing about trading and economics at CoinTelegraph.  Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.

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