2020 Virtual Protecting New York Summit

October 15, 2020  
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Tools for Keeping New York Safe, Prepared & Resilient
Event Description

City & State’s Virtual 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 keeping New Yorkers safe amid the pandemic to community policing and the tools needed to be recognized as a national leader in homeland security and emergency management.





Patrick A. Murphy
Commissioner, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Patrick A. Murphy Commissioner New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Patrick A. Murphy completed over 41 years of military service with his final assignment as the Director National Guard Bureau Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. He previously served as the principal staff officer to the Chief National Guard Bureau in an oversight role of over 450,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen. His duties included supervising the work of the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff with a focus on Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. He also previously served as the Adjutant General of the New York National Guard commanding a force of over 16,000 citizen soldiers and airmen. Prior to his time in New York, Commissioner Murphy served as Deputy Chief of Staff for National Guard Affairs, US Third Army in Kuwait and Director Civil Support Plans, U.S. Northern Command. Additionally, he has served as a helicopter pilot, commanded at the company and battalion level and in brigade senior staff positions. He holds a B.S. from Iowa State University, a Masters from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
Donovan Richards
New York City Councilman
Council Member Donovan Richards, a lifelong resident of Southeast Queens and the Rockaways, was elected to the New York City Council in March 2013. Richards chaired the Environmental Protection committee for two years and was the co-chair of the Mayor’s OneNYC plan, shepherding in the City’s 80 by 20 resiliency plan. Richards was appointed to chair the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises in the second half of his first term. He worked to negotiate and pass Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability, two affordable housing plans that have captured thousands of affordable units. Richards worked to usher in neighborhood rezonings in East Midtown and East New York, and secured $288 million in investments for his own local rezoning in Far Rockaway. In January 2018, Richards started his second term by being named Chair of the Public Safety Committee. He has held oversight hearings on the NYPD’s crowd control and protest protocols, marijuana enforcement strategies, lack of resources in the Special Victims Division, gang enforcement measures, and school safety. He is also a member of the Council’s Leadership team and lead Council Member on the city’s Fresh program task force.
Jumaane Williams
Public Advocate of the City of New York
Jumaane D. Williams is the Public Advocate of the City of New York. Previously, he served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District. Jumaane is a first-generation Brooklynite of Genadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, overcoming the difficulties of Tourette’s and ADHD to earn a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College. He began his career as a community organizer at the Greater Flatbush Beacon School and later served as the Executive Director of NYS Tenants & Neighbors. There, he fought for truly affordable, income-targeted housing across New York City and State. In the NYC Council, Jumaane championed landmark legislation that fundamentally transformed policing in NYC. Jumaane sponsored the Community Safety Act, reforming the City’s Police Department by ending the abuse of Stop, Question & Frisk in communities of color and creating the NYPD’s Office of Inspector General to investigate unlawful & unethical behavior. Jumaane has led the fight for better policing and safer streets, affordable housing, and transparency and accountability in City government. As Public Advocate, Jumaane continues to be an activist-elected official who brings the voices of everyday New Yorkers to City government, fighting to make New York a truly progressive beacon for all.
Elizabeth Glazer
Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Glazer is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. In that role, she serves as the senior criminal justice policy advisor to the Mayor and First Deputy Mayor. Ms. Glazer oversees citywide criminal justice policy and develops and implements strategies across city agencies and partners to enhance public safety, reduce unnecessary incarceration, and increase fairness. Previously, Ms. Glazer served as the Secretary for Public Safety to NYS Governor Cuomo, where she was responsible for the oversight and management of eight state agencies, including Corrections, Parole, State Police and National Guard. Ms. Glazer has also held a variety of leadership positions at the local, state and federal levels, including the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York where she pioneered the use of the racketeering laws to address the violent gang problem. Ms. Glazer received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She clerked for then-US Circuit Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Tariq Habib
Chief Information Security Officer, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Tariq Habib is the Chief Information Security Officer at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) where he's responsible for all aspects of MTA Information Security strategy and Operation. He brings a unique perspective of someone who is experienced in Intelligent Transportation Systems programs as well as has broad experience in the Security strategy and operations. With many years of Information Security experience, he's promoting an evolution of the security and risk management models. He has strong understanding of threat landscape, public policy and critical infrastructure systems security. Prior to his role as the CISO of MTA, he worked as the Chief Technology Officer for MTA Bridges & Tunnels.
Craig Longley
Executive Director, Catholic Guardian Services
Craig Longley, Executive Director of Catholic Guardian Services, has over thirty years of experience in the field of human services management. A graduate of Ithaca College, with an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Mr. Longley joined Catholic Guardian Services in 1996 and became its Executive Director in 2012. Catholic Guardian Services, founded in 1899, provides 16 separate programs to disadvantaged families and communities and special needs populations in the areas of: child abuse and neglect prevention; foster care and adoption services; maternity services; services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and unaccompanied minors, serving thousands of people in great need each day. Before joining Catholic Guardian Services, Mr. Longley was an Assistant Commissioner with the City of New York, Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), where he provided oversight for the non-kinship foster care placement division, responsible for 14,000 foster care placements annually, and implementation of major class action settlements. Presently, Mr. Longley serves on the Boards of Directors of the Council for Family and Child Care Agencies (COFCCA); the Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF); and serves as a member of the NYC Mayor’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. He is also a founding director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Child Welfare Collaborative, a newly formed nonprofit to create innovative programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mark McIntyre
Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area
Mark McIntyre is a Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area. Mark helps US government CISO and mission teams transform their missions while moving securely to the Cloud. Mark supports CISOs and their teams with cybersecurity modernization, focusing on areas like Zero Trust, modern identity, and modern security operations. Mark helps CISOs understand Microsoft’s perspectives on the evolving cyber threat landscape and how Microsoft defends its enterprise, employees and users around the world. Mark is based in Redmond, WA. Before joining SSA, Mark ran Microsoft’s Government Security Program, Microsoft’s global trust and transparency initiative for national governments. Mark also previously ran Microsoft’s Security Cooperation Program, and the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) initiative, through which Microsoft partnered with international law enforcement agencies to combat the online sexual exploitation of children. Mark joined Microsoft in June, 2007, after 11 years in the US government working on information assurance, counterterrorism and regional security issues. Mark has an MA from the University of Washington, a BA from the University of Wisconsin, and a certificate in Korean language from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He also holds CISSP and CCSP designations from ICS2.
Albert Fox Cahn
Executive Director, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project @ The Urban Justice Center
Albert Fox Cahn is the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project’s ( S.T.O.P.’s) founder and executive director, a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at N.Y.U. School of Law, and a columnist for Gotham Gazette. As a lawyer, technologist, writer, and interfaith activist, Mr. Cahn began S.T.O.P. in the belief that emerging surveillance technologies pose an unprecedented threat to civil rights and the promise of a free society. Mr. Cahn is a frequent commentator on civil rights, privacy, and technology matters and a contributor to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Slate, NBC Think, Newsweek, and the N.Y. Daily News. and he has lectured and presented his research at numerous universities including Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College. Mr. Cahn previously served as legal director for a statewide civil rights organization, and as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he advised Fortune 50 companies on technology policy, antitrust law, and consumer privacy. In addition to his work at S.T.O.P., Mr. Cahn serves on the New York Immigration Coalition’s Immigrant Leaders Council, the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund’s Advisory Council, and is an editorial board member for the Anthem Ethics of Personal Data Collection. Mr. Cahn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.
Renee Autumn Ray
Strategy and Innovation Leader, Conduent Transportation Solutions
Renee Autumn Ray is an urban planner who has worked in transportation planning, policy, operations, and data evaluation at the local, regional, and national level. She leads innovation and strategy at Conduent Transportation, a technology company which includes payment processing, enforcement, and data analytics for public safety, curbside management, road usage charging, and transit. Renee also serves on the Transportation Research Board committees for Intelligent Transportation Systems and Innovative Public Transport Services and Technologies.
Benjamin Tucker
First Deputy Commissioner, New York Police Department
Benjamin B. Tucker began his career with the New York City Police Department in 1969 as a Police Trainee. As one of a select group of trainees he received specialized training from medical and substance abuse experts to participate in the first NYPD sponsored school-based drug prevention education program. Tucker became a Police Officer in 1972 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1987. During his 22 years with the NYPD, Tucker performed a wide range of uniform and plain clothes assignments, as well as police academy instructor, legal advisor in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters; and Assistant Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Tucker continued his public service as a senior executive under Mayor Edward I. Koch, serving as the Deputy Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services in the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and First Deputy Commissioner and Executive Director of the Commission on Human Rights. Tucker also served as Chief of Operations in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, and in the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as Chief Executive for School Safety and Planning for the Department of Education. In 1995, President William Jefferson Clinton appointed Tucker Deputy Director for Operations in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the United States Department of Justice. In 2009, Tucker was nominated by President Barack H. Obama, and confirmed by the United States Senate, as the Deputy Director for State, Local and Tribal Affairs within the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prior to joining the Justice Department Tucker implemented and directed research demonstration projects at the Substance Abuse Strategy Initiative at New York University and the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. These projects were designed to evaluate the effectiveness of post incarceration services for formerly incarcerated substance abusers re-entering society and the provision of services for pre-adolescents at-risk of getting involved in drugs and crime. His unique blend of law enforcement, criminal justice policy expertise and academic experience led to Tucker’s return to the NYPD as Deputy Commissioner of Training during Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s reengineering of the Department in 2014. Proving to be a valued member of the executive staff, Tucker was sworn in as the 43rd First Deputy Commissioner and entrusted to direct several bureaus, including Personnel, Training, Criminal Justice, Risk Management, Department Advocate, Trials, and Labor Relations. Tucker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law while working as a police officer, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pace University where he is a tenured professor.
Cas Holloway
Head of Public Enterprise, Unqork
Cas leads practice focused on real estate, healthcare, government, and NGO/NPO. Bloomberg and NYC Deputy Mayor. In this role, Holloway will leverage his previous experience with Bloomberg LP and as Deputy Mayor for Operations for the City of New York to lead Unqork's expansion into Public Enterprise, where private companies need efficient data exchange with public agencies, insurers and other stakeholders to do business. Starting with residential and commercial development and expanding to any business that interfaces with public services, Unqork solves the complex web of permits, insurance and other requirements that are an every-day part of doing business in an urban environment. "With our expansion into Public Enterprise, the same Unqork no-code platform that transformed financial services and insurance will be used to solve how businesses interact with and rely on the public sector," said Gary Hoberman, CEO, Unqork. "As we look to bring Unqork's capabilities to adjacent industries, particularly where there are insurance or financing requirements, it's critical that we do so only when we find a person who has intimate knowledge of a particular vertical. Cas' experience with the interaction between private and public sectors is unparalleled and we're thrilled to welcome him to the Unqork family." Holloway joins Unqork after five years with Bloomberg LP as Global Head of Technical Operations where he focused on using data and technology to automate processes and more effectively anticipate the needs of Bloomberg's customers and employees. Prior to that, Holloway worked for the City of New York as the Deputy Mayor for Operations and Commissioner for the Department of Environment Protection for Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Earlier in his career, Cas was a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Dennis G. Jacobs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton and Cravath, Swaine, and Moore and began his career at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Holloway holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University. "The technology Gary and the team at Unqork have built is revolutionizing how companies build enterprise software," said Holloway. "Their success working with some of the largest, most highly regulated companies in the financial services and insurance sectors illustrates the power and flexibility of what they've developed; I look forward to expanding Unqork's reach to companies that need efficient, easy-to-deploy solutions for Public Enterprise."
Samar Khurshid
Senior Reporter, Gotham Gazette
Samar Khurshid is the senior reporter for Gotham Gazette, where he has covered city and state government for the last five years. He attended NYU for an M.A. in Magazine Journalism and hails from New Delhi, India.
Tom Smith
President, Wrap Technologies, Inc.
Tom Smith President Wrap Technologies, Inc. Tom Smith is President of Wrap Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for scaling domestic and international sales of the Company's BolaWrap products to law enforcement and security agencies worldwide. BolaWrap is a patented remote restraint tool designed to assist law enforcement in controlling encounters. It does not rely on pain to gain compliance and is intended to be used early in an engagement especially with persons in mental crisis. Tom joined the company in March 2019 with over 25 years of experience launching innovative technology solutions in the law enforcement space. Under Tom’s leadership, Wrap Technologies is experiencing rapid expansion of its domestic presence and is improving market position as more agencies across the United States continue to adopt the BolaWrap. Currently more than 215 agencies across 44 states have BolaWrap devices. Tom and the BolaWrap have been featured on Fox & Friends, Fox Business and Newsmax-TV, and the BolaWrap device has been featured on all major news networks. In 2012, Tom founded Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC that through its subsidiary ATS Armor, developed a line of ballistic solutions for law enforcement and military both in the U.S. and abroad. Their ballistic products exceeded the requirements as set forth in NIJ Standards for Type threats: II, IIIA, III, and IV along with special threat testing for customized higher performance. In 1993, Tom co-founded TASER International (now Axon Enterprise, Inc, and served as President of TASER until October 2006. Mr. Smith is credited with founding a startup company of seven employees in 1993 to one with more than 350 employees that manufacturers and innovates technology used by more than 17,200 international, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military. Tom was also responsible for the global Sales organization at TASER. Tom’s constant interaction with customers around the world built TASER’s brand recognition and export sales in more than 100 countries. Tom served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TASER from October 2006 until he retired to pursue his entrepreneurial activities in February 2012. During the Company’s beginning years, Mr. Smith established the operations and logistics of the Company while his brother focused on marketing, research and development. From 1994 through 1997, he was responsible for all accounting, finance and operations of the company, including oversight of manufacturing facilities and multiple relocations including three maquiladora operations in Mexico that have since relocated to Scottsdale, AZ. After his extensive involvement in taking TASER International public and being traded on the NASDAQ under the name TASR in May of 2001, Mr. Smith made sales his fulltime responsibility. As the prime manager of domestic and international sales, he traveled worldwide to conduct presentations for government officials and law enforcement agencies. He additionally oversaw and managed export licensing and the export sales activities. His success with TASER International and proven entrepreneurial drive kept Tom traveling the globe introducing foreign governments to the benefits and advantages offered by TASER products frequently represented TASER on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg News and FOX News. Along with his brother Rick, Tom was awarded the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award, awarded by CNN, AT&T, NASDAQ, Marsh and USA Today. Tom began with his career at Jostens Learning Corporation and Andersen Consulting in Phoenix. He then co-founded TASER with his brother Rick in 1993. Tom holds a B.S. degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona and a M.B.A. degree from Northern Arizona University.
Peter Bailey
Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr
Peter Bailey was a member of the founding team of Dataminr, joining the company in 2009. He held multiple internal and external roles during Dataminr’s early growth and since 2013 has served as its Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Dataminr, Peter was General Manager of IAM, where he was responsible for overseeing all internal operations, sales, and marketing. Peter holds a A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A from NYU Stern School of Business. Peter serves on the Board of B*CURED, a charity that funds Brain Cancer research, and lives with his family in Greenwich, CT.
Andrew D'Amora
First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Emergency Management Department
Deputy Chief Andrew D’Amora serves as the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department. Deputy Chief D’Amora was appointed to the New York City Police Department in 1990 and throughout his career has served in several commands throughout the five boroughs including the 60, 70, and 120 Precincts, Transit Districts 12, 20, and 32, the Operations Unit, the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Task Force, the Operations Division, the Counter Terrorism Division, and the Special Operations Division. Prior to joining NYC Emergency Management, Deputy Chief D’Amora coordinated the NYPD’s response to large-scale events like New Year’s Eve in Times Square and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy through the Joint Operations Center as the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Operations Division. Deputy Chief D’Amora most recently served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Emergency Management Department, acting as strategic advisor and counsel to the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner and overseeing programmatic initiatives for the agency. As Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief D’Amora managed a New York City deployment in support of the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and coordinated the agency’s response to events ranging from summer heat waves to building collapses. Deputy Chief D’Amora holds a Master of Protection Management degree with a concentration in emergency management from John Jay College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from St. Joseph’s College. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, and a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.

Welcome and Introduction


Keynote Speaker First Deputy Commissioner of NYPD, Benjamin Tucker, with an Introduction By Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr


NY’s Rapidly Changing Environment Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

From politically-motivated hacks to data breaches in every kind of NY institution, 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 crisis management, emergency preparedness, the development of 5G, artificial intelligence, and more, what is being done to ensure NY’s information is kept safe?

  • Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project @ The Urban Justice Center (moderator)
  • Andrew D'Amora, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Emergency Management Department
  • Patrick A. Murphy Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
  • Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, MTA
  • Mark McIntyre, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft's Security Solutions Area
  • Cas Holloway, Head of Public Enterprise, Unqork

Audience Q&A


A Roadmap for Re-imagining Public Safety in New York

Public safety is among New Yorker’s biggest concerns given instability that has resulted from the pandemic, social unrest, and economic downturn.  All over the country there is ongoing debate about the power and policy of police officers.  How can we ensure that New Yorkers continue to feel safe on our streets, in our transportation systems, schools and in their homes throughout the state? Re-imagining public safety will also include how we manage behavioral health as well as finding ways to assure the safety of workers and students back into the larger society. What systems are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy? Community and safety leaders address these issues and talk solutions and systems to keep everyone safe and healthy.

  • Samar Khurshid, Senior Reporter, Gotham Gazette (moderator)
  • Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair, Public Safety
  • Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate of NYC
  • Elizabeth Glazer, Director, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice
  • Craig Longley, Executive Director, Catholic Guardian Services
  • Renee Autumn Ray, Strategy and Innovation Leader, Conduent Transportation Solutions
  • Tom Smith, President, Wrap Technologies

Audience Q&A

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