City & State’s Protecting New York summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to share ideas about how to discuss New York’s security strategy from elections to community policing and the tools needed to be recognized as a national leader in homeland security and emergency management. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives across industries within New York’s public safety and security initiatives and programs.
2019 Protecting New York Summit
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote James O’Neill, Commissioner, NYPD
Introduction By: Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr
Strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Franco Cappa, Cyber Security Advisor, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity in a Rapidly Changing Tech Environment
From politically-motivated hacks to data breaches at businesses, digital information is increasingly vulnerable to those seeking to do harm. Governments and business must keep up with technological developments in order to keep data secure. But in an ever-changing technological environment, including the development of 5G, artificial intelligence, and more, what is being done to ensure personal and confidential information is kept safe?
- Pano Yannakogeorgos, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (moderator)
- Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI's New York Office
- Nicholas Lalla, Senior Project Manager for Urban Innovation & Member of the Cyber NYC, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Kenneth Carnes, Chief Information Security Officer, New York Power Authority
- John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI
Securing New York's Infrastructure
The way we view safety was completely changed on September 11, 2001. And since then, various terrorism incidents have occurred in major cities across the world, including New York. How is New York staying ahead in terms of counterterrorism planning and defense against future attacks? What is being done to protect our transportation infrastructure, real estate and construction industries, utilities, financial institutions, and public spaces? How are local, state, and federal security entities working together to stop future incidents?
- Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate (moderator)
- Roger L. Parrino Sr., Senior Advisor Security and Emergency Management, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
- New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli, Chairman, Committee on Fire & Emergency Management
One on One Discussion with Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services and Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State NY
Disaster Management and Prevention: Solutions to Keep New York Protected
From disaster response to emergency preparedness and management, protecting a city and state as large as New York requires many resources. Paying for these resources and other services can be challenging for governments to handle on their own. Solutions such as public-private partnerships and other collaborations between government and businesses can help. Our panel looks into these solutions and discusses how such joint efforts work.
- Assemblywoman Jaime R. Williams Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness
- Jainey Bavishi, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
- New York City Councilman Justin Brannan, Chairman, Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
- Todd Metro, Senior Manager, Safety & Security, New York Road Runners
The Media, Free Speech and Terrorism
The freedom of speech has long come with limits to avoid chaos and physical harm, such as not yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. In the age of social media, we’ve seen these limits tested again. With an increase in hate crimes and terrorist incidents instigated via traditional and social media, who is in charge of protecting people from real world violence that begins with a social media post, livestreaming or a Youtube video? Is the media in danger of losing the public’s trust because of rogue politics and a communications revolution that accelerates the spread of misinformation, fake news and harmful and suspicious claims? Hear from our panel of experts on possible solutions.
- Ben Max, Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette (moderator)
- John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, NYPD
- New York City Councilman Donovan Richards, Chairman, Committee on Public Safety