Protecting New York Summit

July 17, 2018  
Baruch College
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tools for Keeping New York Safe, Prepared & Resilient
Event Description

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.

James P. O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner
James P. O’Neill
NYPD Commissioner
William Sweeney
William Sweeney, Jr.
Assistant Director in Charge of New York Division, FBI
Todd Kaminsky
State Senator Todd Kaminsky
Member, Judiciary Committee
Margaret Gannett
Margaret Garnett
Exec. Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice, NY Attorney General's Office
CM Donovan Richards
Council Member Donovan Richards
Chair, Committee on Public Safety
Roger L. Parrino Sr.
Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Elizabeth Glazer
Elizabeth Glazer
Director, New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice
Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown
Head of NYC Cyber Command, Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
Thomas Currao
Thomas Currao
Acting Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, FDNY
Eva Guidarini
Eva Guidarini
State and Local Politics and Government Outreach, Facebook
Michael Ryan
Michael J. Ryan
Executive Director, New York City Board of Elections
Elizabeth Greenstein
Elizabeth Greenstein
Chief of Staff, NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations
State Senator Liz Krueger
Member, Elections Committee
Eric Hodge
Eric Hodge
Director of Consulting, CyberScout Solutions
Paul Tierney
Senior VP of Public Sector, State & Local Government, Dataminr
Assembly Member David Buchwald
Election Day Operations & Voter Disenfranchisement
Darryl Ramsey
Lead Cybersecurity Architect, ePlus Technology, inc.
Stephen Coraggio
Associate Partner, IBM Security
Chuck Frank
Director, Undergraduate Programs in Emergency Management, MCNY
Rich Millet
Client Service Manager for Metro NYC & Long Island, Ardurra Group
Mary Beth Altier
Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
Oliver Friedrich
VP, Security Automation and Orchestration at Splunk
Nada Anid
Nada Marie Anid
VP, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, New York Institute of Technology
Naomi Ryan
Naomi Ryan
Executive Director, The John A. Reisenbach Foundation
Frederick Watts
Frederick J. Watts
Executive Director, Police Athletic League, Inc.
Lenora B. Fulani, Ph.D.
Founder & Director, Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids

Registration & Networking Breakfast


Opening Keynote James O’Neill, NYPD Commissioner with introduction by Paul Tierney, Senior Vice President of Public Sector, State and Local Government, Dataminr


Maximizing New York’s Security

More than a 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, New York remains a terrorism target as was evidenced last Halloween. This panel delves into efforts to combat terrorism and cybersecurity and how to detect and reduce business spying threats, pre-incident indicators to attacks, methods of prevention on subways, stadiums, open events, protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures, etc. How has New York fared in emergency responsiveness as well as in counterterrorism planning and prevention?  Join this roundtable of leading experts to hear what lies ahead.

  • Mary Beth Altier, Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, and Editorial Board, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression (moderator)
  • Thomas Currao, Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, FDNY
  • William Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of New York Division, FBI
  • Geoff Brown, Head of NYC Cyber Command, Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
  • Assemblymember Clyde Vanel, Chair, Subcommittee on Internet and New Technology
  • Stephen Coraggi, Associate Partner, Security Intelligence and Operations Consulting Practice Leader, IBM Security
  • Darryl Ramsey, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, ePlus
  • Oliver Friedrich,  VP, Security Automation and Orchestration at Splunk

Government’s Integrity in the Post-Truth Era

The desire to achieve secure elections does not lend itself to an easy legislative mandate. What is the connection between elections technology and security? Is the media in danger of losing the public’s trust by being overwhelmed by rogue politics and a communications revolution that accelerates the spread of misinformation, lies and suspicious claims? Is fake news likely to get worse? Hear from our panel of experts on possible solutions for leadership to rebuild the public’s trust.

  • Ben Max, Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette (moderator)
  • Senator Todd Kaminsky, Member, Judiciary Committee
  • Assembly Member David Buchwald, Chair, Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement
  • Senator Liz Krueger, Member, Elections Committee
  • Michael J. Ryan, Executive Director. New York City Board of Elections
  • Eva Guidarini, U.S. Politics & Government Outreach, Facebook
  • Eric Hodge, Director of Consulting, CyberScout

    Lunch Awards Ceremony Honoring:

    • Frederick J. Watts, Executive Director, Police Athletic League, Inc.
    • Nada Marie Anid, VP, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, New York Institute of Technology
    • Lenora B. Fulani, Ph.D., Co-Founder, All Stars Project, Inc.
    • Naomi Ryan, Executive Director, Reisenbach Foundation

    Protecting New York: A 1-on-1 discussion

    A one-on-one conversation with a remarkable leader in New York public safety and security with the City & State editorial team exploring how we’ve managed so far and how to prepare for the future

    Roger L. Parrino Sr., Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services with Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State NY


      Public-Private Partnerships and Safety Solutions for Prevention, Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery

      With respect to disaster prevention and management, response, and recovery, it is becoming increasingly apparent that governments alone cannot meet the continually growing demand for services and resources. Our experts will examine the use of public-private partnerships, and we will hear from companies that provide safety services in New York.

      • Chuck Frank, Director, Undergraduate programs in Emergency Management & Business Continuity, Metropolitan College of New York (moderator)
      • Kevin Wisely, Director, NYS Office of Emergency Management
      • Ira Tannenbaum, Assistant Commissioner of Public/Private Initiatives, New York City Emergency Management Department
      • Elizabeth D. Greenstein, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations
      • Rich Millet, Client Service Manager for Metro NYC and Long Island, Ardurra Group

      Special Introduction to Panel by Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate


        Policing, Public Safety and the Role of Civil Society

        Strong relationships of mutual trust between police agencies and the communities they serve are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. New York City has seen a downward trend in crime that can perhaps be attributed to the NYPD’s expansion of neighborhood policing. Hear from our experts on ways New York can increase the perception of security of citizens and foster their sense of belonging to a greater community.

        • Jeff Coltin, Staff Reporter, City & State NY (moderator)
        • Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
        • Margaret Garnett, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice, Office of the New York Attorney General
        • Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair, Committee on Public Safety

        Event Concludes

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