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.


Registration & Networking Breakfast


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


Special Remarks by Robert Clark Vice President, NEXTGEN Solutions, Atos Public Safety


    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.

    • Joseph W. Pfeifer, 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

      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.

      • 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 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.

          • 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.

            • 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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