Keynote Speakers

Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Senior Vice President and Group Executive
Software & Systems, IBM Corporation

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Steve Mills

Steve Mills joined IBM in 1973 after graduating New York’s Union College.

He has held various executive leadership positions in IBM since 1989. He has played a leading role in the growth of IBM Software Group since its inception in 1995.

In 2000, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Software Group.

In 2010, he was named to his current position adding hardware and systems to his responsibilities.

In this capacity, he is responsible for directing approximately 110,000 employees spanning development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and support professions.

IBM's product business contributes more than $40B of IBM's revenue.

IBM's industry-leading products provide critical business integration infrastructure that powers more than 100,000 enterprises around the world.

General Michael V Hayden

General Michael V Hayden

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Former Director of the National Security Agency

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General Michael V Hayden

General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of CIA and as Director of NSA when the course of world events was changing at an accelerating rate. As director of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agencies, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing the planet. General Hayden dissects political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for the American people and America’s interests. He speaks on the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work as well the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain. As the former head of two multi-billion dollar enterprises, he can also address the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress and the need to develop effective internal and external communications.

At the Center of Intelligence. General Hayden became director of CIA in May of 2006, capping a career in service to the United States that included nearly 40 years in the Air Force. He served until 2009. Earlier, after being appointed by President Bill Clinton, Hayden served as the director of the National Security Agency from 1999–2005. There he worked to put a human face on the famously secretive agency, explaining to the American people the role of NSA and making it more visible on the national scene. From 2005–2006, General Hayden was the principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.

More About General Michael Hayden. General Hayden has a bachelor of arts in history and a master of arts in modern American history, both from Duquesne University. In his military career, General Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, U.S. European Command, the National Security Council, with U.S. Forces in Korea and in the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Hayden also is a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. He was elected to the board of directors of Motorola Solutions in January 2011 and serves on a variety of boards and consultancies. He is a frequent contributor to network news shows and a variety of periodicals and journals. In 2014 he was the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Intelligence Studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Gina Loften

Gina Loften

Vice President Watson Transformations
Public Sector, IBM Software Group

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Gina Loften

Gina Loften is the Vice President and Global Public Sector Industry Leader for Watson. Watson is one of IBM’s most significant innovations in the company’s 100+ year history. Ms. Loften is charged with accelerating a new class of software, services and apps that think, learn and will fuel a diverse cloud-based ecosystem of enterprises, tech companies and entrepreneurs. She is specifically responsible for bringing this next generation of cognitive systems to Public Sector clients around the world. Gina effectively drives transformations in the industry and is changing the way that people perceive and use information for their clients, constituents and missions.

Prior to this role, Ms. Loften was Vice President, Partner and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM’s GBS North America Consulting Services. IBM's NA Consulting business covers the US Public Sector (US Federal, State and Local governments, public and private education, and healthcare organizations), the US Commercial Sectors (Financial Services, Distribution, Industrial, and Communications) and Canada. In this role, Ms. Loften led the introduction and adoption of industry-specific solutions into high-growth areas such as Business Analytics, Smarter Commerce, Smarter Cities, Social Business and Cloud.

Gina’s 20-year career at IBM includes technical, leadership and executive roles around the world in IBM’s Hardware, Software, Research and Services businesses. She is recognized as a trusted advisor to her clients. She is known for her passion and acumen in helping clients realize value from their technology investments, improving their business performance, and transforming the way their people and partners collaborate and work.

Ed Bryan

Ed Bryan

Vice President, i2 and Smarter Cities Development, IBM

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Ed Bryan

Ed Bryan is Vice President of Development for IBM's i2 Threat and Counter Fraud organization leading the strategy and development for IBM's Public Safety, Intelligence and Counter Fraud solutions. He has spent more than 30 years in the software and services industry. Prior to assuming his current role, Ed led delivery of solutions in support of IBM's Smarter Cities initiative as part of the Industry Solutions software portfolio. Ed brings extensive experience in developing and deploying solutions to meet the business needs of clients across many industries across the world. He has held a number of leadership positions in software development and services organisations including Director, Software Services for WebSphere; Director of Technical Support Services for the IBM Global Account; and Director of Transaction Processing Development. Ed has a BSc in Computer Science from Portsmouth University and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University.

Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin

GM i2, Threat and Counter Fraud Business Unit, Information and Analytics, IBM Software Group

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Robert Griffin

Mr. Griffin has been a key player and successful serial entrepreneur in the Software and Services industry for more than 35 years. In Oct. of 2011 he facilitated the sale of his current company, i2, to IBM into their Industry Solutions, Software Product Group, where he remains as the General Manager for the i2, Threat and Counter Fraud brand. Mr. Griffin joined i2 as the CEO following its merger with his company, Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC). In his current role Mr. Griffin has global leadership responsibility for solutions that address the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Industries and for the development and deployment of cross industry Counter Fraud and Financial Crimes solutions.

Mr. Griffin conducted his undergraduate studies in Business Management at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He is a distinguished alumnus of the Naval Post Graduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Executive Leadership Program in Monterey, California, a Professor of Practice at Hawaiian Pacific University, where he has his own Center for Network Sciences; the Founder of the Network Science Research Center at IBM in partnership with MIT, a Distinguished Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Arizona's Eller School of Business, has addressed the World Economic Forum on the use of technology in disaster recovery and is a graduate of the NASDAQ Mindshare Entrepreneur program in Washington DC.

Mr. Griffin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a member of the Board of Advisors to the Asian Pacific Institute for Resiliency and Sustainability (AIRS), The Board of Advisors to the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaii, on the National Advisory Board for InfraGard (a public-private non-profit between US Businesses and the FBI), a member of the Whitehouse taskforce on the Trafficking of Minors on the Internet and has twice been the recipient in the UK of the Queen’s award for Enterprise Innovation. He was the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington DC and holds several U.S. patents focused on Law Enforcement and Intelligence.

Professor Steve Chan, PhD

Professor Steve Chan, PhD

Chair, Network-Relationship Science Analytics, Swansea University
Director, IBM/Swansea University Network Science Research Centers
Director, Sensemaking-U.S. Pacific Command Cyber Leadership Fellowship
Senior Fellow, MIT and Harvard Kennedy School

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Professor Steve Chan, PhD

Professor Steve Chan, PhD is a Big Data Scientist, investigating key issues of interoperability, resiliency, and those methodologies and tools that will facilitate transforming Big Data into Big Insights. To advance these explorations, he has co-founded several research centers within academia, such as at Swansea University (e.g. Network Science Research Center or NSRC), within the MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) (e.g. Geospatial Data Center), at the MIT Department of Comparative Media Studies (e.g. Laboratory for the Public Engagement with Science or E-Lab), as well as for industry, such as at IBM (e.g. NSRC), and Public Private Partnership (P3I) consortiums (e.g. Bob Griffin Center for Network Science and the Steve Chan Center for Sensemaking at the Pacific-Asia Institute for Resilience and Sustainability or AIRS).

He is the Professorial Chair for Swansea University’s Network/Relationship Science Analytics PhD Program and also holds professorial appointments, such as at Hawaii Pacific University and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Other academic appointments include serving as Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and at MIT. Dr. Chan previously served as Chief Software Architect/Fellow within MIT ESD, National Preparedness Fellow within the MIT School of Engineering, Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Memphis, and Technology Dissemination Fellow at the MIT International Development Initiative. He also previously served as a Chief Executive as well as a Prince of Wales Innovation Scholar and Senior Fellow/Special Advisor to the President of the University of Wales, whose Chancellor is His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Currently, he is the Director of the Sensemaking-U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) Cyber Leadership Fellowship.

Dr. Chan is a proponent of P3I, particularly for advancing the notion of Resiliency-by-Design. Within government, he has served as a chief architect/special advisor for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (JIEDDO COIC), U.S. Army Special Operation Command’s Civil Military Advisory Group (USASOC CMAG), U.S. Army Reserve Command Operations Group’s Northeast Information Operation Center (ARCOG NEIOC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Change Research Program (EPA GCRP), and a White House team focused upon Human Trafficking and isomorphic network science problems. Currently, he serves on the State of Hawaii Department of Defense’s Advisory Council for the State of Hawaii Emergency Operations Center Project and as a Highly Qualified Expert/Chief Architect for PACOM’s "whole of society" Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Project.

Within academia, he serves on the Board of Advisors for the MIT Media Lab’s Open Infrared Group, University of Memphis’ Center for Intelligent Tutoring Systems Research and Development at the FedEx Institute of Technology, MIT Computational Modeling Collaboration, MIT Advanced Computational Modeling and Simulation Program (a collaborative effort between MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics, and the Air Force Research Laboratory), and the Sensemaking Fellowship at Swansea University.

Within industry, he serves as Chairman of the Board for a Smart Grid infrastructure firm (Mehta Tech), which is teamed with IBM on Sensemaking and Watson for a Smarter Planet, as well as Chairman for the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium’s (NCOIC) Smart Grid-Sensemaking Workgroup. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Synerscope, a spin-off organization from Eindhoven University of Technology’s Information Visualization Group, and Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH), the executor of global initiatives, such as Furciferi Versuti (a.k.a. Crafty Bastards) and Furciferi Digitale (a.k.a. Cyber Bastards).

Dr. Chan serves on the Program Committee for peer-reviewed venues, such as the Journal of Information Technology for Development and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence’s Cyber Conflict Conference. Other Program Committees include Cyber Endeavour/Cyber X-Games at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). His lectures have been featured at Universal Studio’s CSI:Cyber, Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series, the National Research Council of the National Academies, and the White House. He is an alumnus of MIT and Harvard University.




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