Forum Agenda


7:45-8:15 REGISTRATION
8:15-9:00

INTRODUCTION
Sanjay Goel, Ph.D., (Forum Chair) Director of Research, NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance; Chair and Professor, Information Technology Management, School of Business, University at Albany, State University of New York

WELCOME REMARKS
James R. Stellar, Ph.D., Interim President, University at Albany
James A. Dias, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, University at Albany
Hany Shawky, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Business, University at Albany
Maggie Miller, Chief Information Officer, New York State

9:00-10:45 DATA ANALYTICS/INTERNET OF THINGS

KEYNOTE:
Vasant Honavar, Ph.D., Professor/Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences & Technology Director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics; Penn State University

PANEL:
Will the data deluge from IOT necessitate a rethink of the entire information infrastructure?

MODERATOR:
Sanjay Goel, Ph.D., University at Albany

PANELISTS:

  • Sushil Jajodia, BDM International Professor, Founding Director of Center for Secure Information Systems; Volgenau School of Engineering at the George Mason University
  • Billy Rios, Founder, WhiteScope
  • Kishor Bagul, CEO, Cloud and Things
10:45-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:45 CYBERSECURITY/NATIONAL SECURITY
Data Analytics/Homeland Security

KEYNOTE:
Lynn Clark, Chief of the NSA/DHS Centers of
Academic Excellence
National Security Agency

PANEL:
Managing Security Data and Role of Educational Institutions in Training Students?

MODERATOR:
Deborah Snyder, New York State Office of Information Technology Services

PANELISTS:

  • Rodney Peterson, Ph.D., Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Robert Appleton, Lieutenant-BCI, Computer Crimes Unit & Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commander, New York State Police
  • Gary Kessler, Ph.D., Professor of Homeland Security and Department Chair, Department of Security Studies and International Affairs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
12:45-1:45

LUNCH

Beforehand, a Word From Our Presenting Sponsor
Whiteman, Osterman, & Hanna, LLP

1:45-3:30 DIGITAL FORENSICS/SECURITY ANALYTICS

KEYNOTE:
Brig, Gen. Stephen J. Spano (ret.)
President and Chief Operating Officer
Center for Internet Security

PANEL:
What are the limits and challenges to Forensics in intelligence, cyber-security, and law enforcement?

MODERATOR:
Fabio Auffant, NY State Police/University at Albany

PANELISTS:

  • Michael Smith, Lead Technical Architect, Symantec
  • Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D., Founder, Notable Software
  • Mark Doncheck, NYS Intelligence Center
3:30-4:00 PANEL SUMMARY
  • Sanjay Goel, University at Albany
  • Fabio Auffant, New York State Police, University at Albany
  • Deborah Snyder, New York State Office of Information Technology Services
4:00-4:10 CLOSING REMARKS

Kevin Williams, Dean of Graduate Studies, University at Albany

4:10-4:20 FORUM FAREWELLS

The President’s Data Forum – A Look Back and a Glimpse
Forward
Theresa Pardo, Ph.D., Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany; Research Professor, Rockefeller College; Associate Research Professor, Information Science; University At Albany