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. Click here to download the conference brochure. 

11:00 Registration Opens Suffolk University Law School, 1st Flr. Lobby
11:00 New Fellows Orientation (Class of 2018 Inductees)  Suffolk, 3rd Flr., Rm. 315
Doors Open at Noon Welcome, Lunch & Program  Suffolk, 1st Flr., Function Rm.
▪ Martha Minow; Harvard Law School and Vice Chair of Legal Services Corporation
1:45 Conference Overview  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ Co-Chairs Sharon D. 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  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ William Kyrouz; Ropes & Gray
▪ Ivan Hemmans; O'Melveny & Myers LLP
▪ Sharon D. 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  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ Dave Ries; Clark Hill PLC
▪ John Simek; Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
▪ John Hellerman; Hellerman Communications LLC
▪ Dave Wong; Mandiant
5:00 - 6:30 Welcome Reception  Suffolk, 5th Flr., The Commons/Blue Sky Lounge
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner On Your Own at Restaurants Near the Hotel
9:00 Hospitality Suite  The Langham–Boston Hotel, 2nd Flr., Wyeth Ballroom
7:15 Registration Opens  Suffolk University Law School, 1st Flr., Lobby
Doors Open at 7:45 Breakfast & Networking  Suffolk, 1st Flr., Function Rm.
8:15 - 8:45 Breakfast Session: The Intersection of Cybersecurity and Ethics  Suffolk, 1st Flr., Function Rm.
▪ Andy Perlman; Suffolk University Law School
9:00 - 9:15 2019 New Fellows Nomination Process  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
9:15 - 10:30 Security as a Team Sport: Collaboration - An Essential Tool and a Security Hole  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ Dennis Kennedy; Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC
▪ Tom Mighell; Contoural, Inc.
▪ John Mitchell (moderator); KM Advisors LLC
10:45 - Noon Security Audits and Compliance: Using Them to Make Marketing Magic  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ Jim Durham; Shipman & Goodwin LLP
▪ Audrey Katcher; RubinBrown, LLP
▪ Jody Westby; Global Cyber Risk LLC
Doors Open at Noon InnovAction Awards Luncheon  Suffolk, 1st Flr., Function Rm.
1:20 - 2:15 Breakout Sessions
1. Cyberinsurance: Necessary, Expensive and Confusing as Heck (facilitator: Dan PinningtonSuffolk, 3rd Flr., Rm. 305 
2. Keeping Your Confidential Data Safe at Home and Abroad: Technology and Policies (facilitator: Ivan HemmansSuffolk, 3rd Flr., Rm. 365 
3. How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Cybersecurity: Now and in the Future (facilitator: Mark Greene)  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 285
4. Crafting a Post-Breach Communications Playbook (facilitator: John Hellerman)  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
5. Cybersecurity: Getting Buy-in from Management (facilitator: Tom Grella)  Suffolk, 3rd Flr., Rm. 375
6. Walking a Cybersecurity Tightrope: Balancing Risk, Reward, Safety, Expense, Convenience and Reputation (facilitator: Marc Lauritsen)  Suffolk, 3rd Flr., Rm. 325
7. Your Greatest Asset is Your Greatest Danger: The Elements of Cybersecurity Training for Your Employees (facilitator: Debbie Foster)  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 205
2:30 - 3:45 Cybersecurity from the General Counsel's Foxhole  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
▪ 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  Suffolk, 2nd Flr., Rm. 295
6:00 - 7:00 New Fellows Induction Reception  The Langham–Boston Hotel, 2nd Flr., Esplanade
7:00 - 9:30 New Fellows Induction Ceremony and Black-tie Dinner  The Langham–Boston Hotel, 2nd Flr., Wilson Ballroom

*As of September 12; 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.