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.
Protecting New York Summit
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