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Digital Innovation Summit

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Join us for a three-day exploration of digital transformation and innovation. Hosted by Harvard Extension School, the Digital Innovation Summit will bring industry leaders, professionals, and our academic community together to learn how COVID-19 has accelerated the need for digital transformation. We’ll explore the challenges businesses face as they continue their digital transformation plans in the post-COVID era.  

About the Summit

The summit, which runs from June 9 to 11, 2021, will feature several daily sessions via Zoom, including:

  • A panel debate on the downside of transformation
  • Expert-led presentation on digital transformation topics like cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, and model risks
  • A networking session where you can connect with industry experts and fellow attendees working or pursuing studies in the digital/cybersecurity space

Event Host & Moderator

Bruce Huang, Director of Information Technology Programs, Harvard Extension School 

Featured Speakers

  • David Cass, Vice President for Cyber & IT Risk at Federal Reserve Bank of New York Supervision Group  
  • Tom Corcoran, Head of Cybersecurity, Farmers Insurance  
  • Daniel Garrie, Co-founder of Law and Forensics; Neutral with JAMS; CISO and Partner at ZEK  
  • Hakan Gogtas, Global Head of Model Risk Management at American Express  
  • Heather Hinton, Chief Information Security Officer, RingCentral 
  • Brian Subirana, Director of the MIT Auto-ID lab, Director of the MIT and Accenture Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology, Research Scientist at MIT  
  • Hussein Syed, Chief Information Security Officer, RWJBarnabas Health 

Full Agenda

All times are eastern daylight time.

Wednesday, June 9 

9 AM   

Kick-off & Panel Debate: The Downsides of Digital Transformation

11 AM

The Journey to Digital Banking 

Speaker: David Cass 

1 PM

Data Science and AI in Advertising and Brand Exposure 

Speaker: Vaibhav Puranik 

3 PM  

Threat Detection Intelligence  

Speaker: Hussein Syed 

Thursday, June 10 

11 AM  

The Evolving Ransomware Threat 

Speaker: Tom Corcoran 

1 PM  

Evolution of Cybersecurity

Speaker: Heather Hinton 

3 PM

Model Risk Management 

Speaker: Hakan Gogtas

Friday, June 11 

11 AM   

Cyber Warfare in the Digital Age 

Speakers: Daniel Garrie & David Cass

1 PM  

A Four-stage Design Process for AI Products with an Emphasis on Vulnerabilities  

Brian Subirana 

3 PM  

Information Session & Networking Hour  

Learn about IT programs at Harvard Extension, including a new master’s degree program in cybersecurity. And connect with speakers and fellow attendees from Harvard. 

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