2018 Futures Conference Schedule

The 2018 Futures Conference, “Cybersecurity: This Way There Be Dragons!,” will take place at Suffolk University Law School in Boston October 25-26 . Our host hotel, and the site of this year’s annual New Fellows Induction Ceremony and black-tie dinner, will be The Langham–Boston.

PRELIMINARY 2018 AGENDA*
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
11:00 Registration Opens
11:00 New Fellows Orientation (Class of 2018 Inductees)
Doors Open at Noon Welcome, Lunch & Program
▪ Martha Minow; Harvard Law School
1:45 Conference Overview
▪ Co-Chairs Sharon Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and Timothy B. Corcoran, Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC
2:00 - 3:15 The War Law Firms are Waging Against Data Breaches
▪ William Kyrouz; Ropes & Gray
▪ Ivan Hemmans; O'Melveny & Myers LLP
▪ Sharon Nelson; Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
▪ Timothy Russell; FBI Boston Division - Cyber Crime Program
3:30 - 5:00 Preparing for Your Data Breach - Yes, It's Coming
▪ Dave Ries; Clark Hill PLC
▪ John Simek; Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
▪ John Hellerman; Hellerman Communications LLC
▪ Dave Wong; Mandiant
5:00 - 6:30 Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner On Your Own at Restaurants Near the Hotel
9:00 Hospitality Suite
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
7:15 Registration Opens
Doors Open at 7:45 Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:45 Breakfast Session: The Intersection of Cybersecurity and Ethics
▪ Andy Perlman; Suffolk University Law School
9:00 - 9:15 2019 New Fellows Nomination Process
9:15 - 10:30 Security as a Team Sport: Collaboration - An Essential Tool and a Security Hole
▪ Dennis Kennedy; Dennis Kennedy Insights, LLC
▪ Tom Mighell; Contoural, Inc.
▪ John Mitchell (moderator); KM Advisors LLC
10:45 - Noon Security Audits and Compliance: Using Them to Make Marketing Magic
▪ Jim Durham; Clark Hill PLC
▪ Audrey Katcher; RubinBrown, LLP
▪ Jody Westby; Global Cyberrisk LLC
Doors Open at Noon InnovAction Awards Luncheon
1:20 - 2:15 Breakout Sessions
1. Cyberinsurance: Necessary, Expensive and Confusing as Heck (facilitator: Dan Pinnington
2. Keeping Your Confidential Data Safe at Home and Abroad: Technology and Policies (facilitator: Ivan Hemmans
3. How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Cybersecurity: Now and in the Future (facilitator: Michael Mills
4. Crafting a Post-Breach Communications Playbook (facilitator: John Hellerman)
5. Cybersecurity: Getting Buy-in from Management (facilitator: Tom Grella
6. Walking a Cybersecurity Tightrope: Balancing Risk, Reward, Safety, Expense, Convenience and Reputation (facilitator: Marc Lauritsen
7. Your Greatest Asset is Your Greatest Danger: The Elements of Cybersecurity Training for Your Employees (facilitator: Debbie Foster
2:30 - 3:45 Cybersecurity from the General Counsel's Foxhole
▪ E. Leigh Dance; ELD International LLC
▪ Alexia Maas; Volvo Financial Services
▪ Mark Rosenthal; The Boston Consulting Group
3:45 - 4:30 Open Mic: Closing Thoughts and Conference Wrap-up: The Future of Cybersecurity
6:00 - 7:00 New Fellows Induction Reception
7:00 - 9:30 New Fellows Induction Ceremony and Black-tie Dinner
9:30 Hospitality Suite

*As of August 8; subject to change without notice.


When Can I Register?

Last year’s Futures Conference sold out before the early bird deadline, so register early! This is a conference you don’t want to miss. The 2018 registration process opens as follows:

  • Priority Registration Opens May 31: Reserved for current Fellows, the Class of 2018 Fellows-Elect, COLPM’s 2018 Speakers and the designated representatives of COLPM’s 2018 sponsors.
  • General Public Registration Opens July 15: Includes the above plus all others interested in learning more about this white-hot topic.