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OU GRTS Special Edition: EMBA in Aerospace & Defense Kickoff

Aug 22, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Central Time (USA)

Hosted by the Michael F. Price College of Business and the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security

Presented live for free on Manufacturing Talk Radio (mfgtalkradio.com) and YouTube (join here the day of the event)

The University of Oklahoma is presenting a special edition of its continuing OU Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum on Saturday, Aug. 22, with a spotlight on aerospace and defense. OU GRTS is a collaborative effort between the Michael F. Price College of Business and the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security. Speakers include world-renowned leaders from the intelligence, law enforcement and cyber sectors.

The Special Edition 2020 EMBA in Aerospace & Defense Kickoff is scheduled 10 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Central Time (USA). The series is offered complimentary to the public by sponsor Manufacturing Talk Radio at www.mfgtalkradio.com, as well as livestreamed on YouTube. Additional information, including a full agenda and presenter bios, is available online at price.ou.edu/GRTS.

Adriana Sanford, founding director of OU GRTS, Senior Fellow at OU CINS and Acting Director of Executive Education, leads each event and presides throughout the series. The OU GRTS events on June 6 and July 18 were livestreamed, allowing tens of thousands of participants to receive expert guidance.

Speakers for Aug. 22 are:

  • Esti Peshin, VP and Head of the Cyber Division at Israel Aerospace Industries
  • José Moreno Hernández, Former NASA astronaut (Space Shuttle mission STS-128); former Chief of Materials & Processes Branch at Johnson Space Center
  • Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall, Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at U.S. National Security Council
  • Patrick Scheuermann, Former Director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; former Director at NASA's Stennis Space Center; former COO at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility
  • Carol Alexis Chen, Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief of International Narcotics, AML, & Racketeering Section, CDCA U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Arnold A. Spencer, Cryptocurrency Expert; Former Award-Winning Assistant U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office

Additional sessions are scheduled for September and October. A special guest for the upcoming Sept. 12 event is:

  • David Shearer, CISSP, CEO at (ISC)2

Corporate sponsors, global organizations and allies supporting this effort during a time of world crisis include AON Corp., Israel Aerospace Industries, Willis Towers Watson, Ernst & Young, ISC2, Spotify, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co., Basel Institute on Governance, Task Force 7, Puga Ortiz, Berliner Corcoran and Rowe, International Enforcement Law Reporter, Peritus Partners, Strat Americas, ManchesterCF, WorldTowning and Search Consultants International.

10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
OPENING

Adriana Sanford, J.D., Dual LL.M. in Tax and International / Comparative Law

Former Fortune 10 Regional Counsel; Award-Winning Cybersecurity & Global Privacy Law Expert; International TV Commentator; CNN Dinero Analyst; Acting Director of Executive Education; Senior Fellow at OU Center for Intelligence and National Security; Founding Director of OU Global Risks & Threats Series


 

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

EMBA Program in Aerospace and Defense

Colonel Shad Satterthwaite 

Director for Executive Business Programs in Aerospace and Defense


 

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Security in a World of Remote Work

Esti Peshin

Vice President & Head of the Cyber Division at Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)


 

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons From an Astronaut on How to Build Resilience in Isolation

José Moreno Hernández

Former NASA astronaut assigned to Space Shuttle mission STS-128; former Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch at Johnson Space Center


 

11:20 - 11:40 a.m.

The State and Future of the Nation

Rear Admiral USN (ret.) Garry E. Hall

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at U.S. National Security Council


 

11:40 - 12:00 p.m.

The Importance of Leadership Excellence and Team Development

Patrick Scheuermann

Executive Vice President at Geocent; Former director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; former director at NASA's Stennis Space Center; former COO at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility


 

12:00 - 12:20 p.m.

Indictments Spotlight Broad Extraterritorial Reach of Corruption & Money Laundering Statutes

Carol Alexis Chen

Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief of International Narcotics, Money Laundering & Racketeering Section, CDCA U.S. Attorney’s Office


 

12:20 - 12:40 p.m.

Digital Currency, Blockchain Technologies, and Emerging Regulatory and Enforcement Trends

Arnold A. Spencer

Cryptocurrency Expert; Former Award-Winning Assistant U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office 


 

CLOSING REMARKS
5-MINUTE TAKEAWAYS: Bruce Zagaris, Ross Delston, Tom Finan, Matt Addington

10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
OPENING

The Reopening in a Post-COVID World and the Messy Digital Footprint

Adriana Sanford, J.D., Dual LL.M. 

World-Renowned Global Threat Expert & International TV Commentator; Former Fortune 500 Senior Counsel
Founding Director, OU Global Risks & Threats Series, Michael F. Price College of Business
Senior Fellow, OU Center for Intelligence and National Security
Assistant Director of Executive Education, Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business 


 

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

The Hour of the Corporate Diplomats

Horacio Gutierrez

Spotify’s Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer; former Microsoft General Counsel & VP


 

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Strengthen Post-COVID Global Supply Chains: Health Concerns & Geopolitical Considerations

Dr. Lucian Cernat

Head of Global Trade Regulations & International Procurement Negotiations for European Commission and former Chief Trade Economist; former Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trade Negotiator


 

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

During Uncertain Times, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property

Brian Hinman

Chief Commercial Officer for AON IP Solutions; former Chief Innovation Officer for AON; former Chief IP Officer at Philips; former VP of IP at IBM & Verizon


 

11:20 - 11:40 a.m.

The Rise of Risk and Security Intelligence & Crisis Response

Dr. Gerold Knight

Global Risk Mgt Leader for Coca-Cola HBC; former Security Management Roles in Australian Government & NSW Police Force


 

11:40 - 12:00 p.m.

Reopening: Early-Warning Intelligence

Matt Addington

Cyber and National Security Expert; former DEA Special Agent and CIA Operations Officer (Narco-Terrorism & Global Security Threats)


 

12:00 - 12:20 p.m.

Restarting Network & ISP Resilience: New Risks & New Methods of Working

Christopher Libertelli

Former Global Head of Policy at YouTube, former Global Public Policy at Netflix, and former Senior Legal Advisor to the FCC


 

12:20 - 12:40 p.m.

Film & Video in a Post-COVID World

Seth Schachner

Managing Director of Strat Americas; former business development executive with Sony Music, Microsoft, Liberty Media, Viacom, AOL, and Universal Music

Today, the COVID-19 global pandemic has provided humanity and business with an understanding of our dependency, interconnectedness and need for collective responsibility—something unimaginable six months ago. Every aspect of business and an individual’s personal life has been challenged from liberty, access to basic needs, food supply, financial impact on retirement savings, to the destruction of precious working capital. Furthermore, an unprecedented convergence of conflicting regulations, anti-corruption laws and foreign privacy exposes business executives to substantial fines for violations and potentially exposes those executives to criminal liability for non-compliance. Legal and compliance teams globally struggle to prioritize risks in an ever-changing security landscape. The challenge today is no longer ‘to be ethical when no one is watching,’ but to stay ethical when the rules and ethos of ethics vary in foreign jurisdictions. The stakes are high, particularly when physical safety is a concern. When there are global threats and competing security interests anywhere, all are at risk.

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the global paradigm has shifted. Governments and businesses are attempting to set the stage for a ‘new normal.’ Traditional crisis responses or plans of action have proven to be somewhat ineffective under the novel challenges posed by a global workforce shifting to remote teleworking. The challenge and number of threats to data and privacy have increased radically over the last few months. Employee monitoring has definitively been altered, reaching new levels of oversight. To survive and remain successful, it will be imperative that the private sector navigate these challenges. The critical question now is how does one manage and survive in this brave new world?

Through the Michael F. Price College of Business and the OU Center of Intelligence and National Security, the Global Risks & Threats Series will leverage a wide spectrum of world experts, visionaries, strategic decision-makers, and industry leaders from various sectors to provide guidance, direction, and insights to help better understand the current crisis and global and regional threats. There is a new role for the private sector in partnering with governments and international organizations to meet the challenges of this new environment. The decisions we make today will have strong repercussions on a wide-ranging scale. While the COVID-19 threat is only one of the many threats we must face, it is imperative that we all face adversity together. We are one world and one humanity. The Michael F. Price College of Business and the OU Center of Intelligence and National Security are taking steps in the right direction. I invite you to take a closer look.

Adriana Sanford

Adriana Sanford, J.D., Dual LL.M. in Tax Law and International & Comparative Laws
Founding Director, OU Global Risks & Threats Series, Michael F. Price College of Business
Senior Fellow, OU Center for Intelligence and National Security
Assistant Director, Executive Education, Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business

 


Press Release

The University of Oklahoma is launching a four-part OU Global Risks & Threats Series on Saturday, June 6, with leaders from the intelligence, finance, law enforcement, corporate and cyber sectors. The other three virtual events will occur in late June, July and August.

The subject of the first of the four forums is The Pandemic Threat: Risks and Impacts of COVID-19, and will focus on the latest threats, trends and strategies on how to address the most critical issues of the pandemic. The forum is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time (USA). There will be a break halfway through.

Over the four sessions, attendees will gain knowledge of real-world solutions, with valuable insights from decision makers in the public and private sectors about their experience handling today’s most complex global challenges. Because of the pandemic, the series will take place as easily accessible virtual forums, presented online via Zoom. Questions for the speakers can be sent in before the forums.

Registration for the first event is US$30. Additional information, including a full agenda and presenter bios, is available online at price.ou.edu/GRTS, and the registration website is price.ou.edu/GRTSregistration.

Adriana Sanford, J.D., dual LL.M, the founding director of OU GRTS, Senior Fellow at the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security, and Assistant Director of Executive Education Programs at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, will be the lead-off speaker at the events and preside throughout the series.

The lineup for the COVID-19 virtual event on Saturday, June 6, is:

Special Guest Speaker

  •  Honorable Eduardo Aninat, Former Finance Minister of Chile, former Chairman of the Board of Governors and member of the Development Committee of the World Bank and the IMF

Keynotes and Featured Speakers

  • Adriana Sanford, J.D., dual LL.M., Former Fortune 500 Senior Counsel, Global Threats Expert, and International Television Commentator
  • Lou Bladel, former Chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section and current Managing Director of Assurance Services at Ernst & Young
  • Tom Finan, former FBI Assistant General Counsel and current Cyber Growth Leader at Willis Towers Watson
  • Cheemin Bo-Linn, ED.D., former Vice President of IBM and current Board of Director Member and Global Risk and Recovery Expert
  • Bruce Zagaris, global anti-corruption and anti-money laundering expert
  • Ross S. Delston, former FDIC regulator and global AML pundit
  • Scott B. MacDonald, global economist and former OCC International Economic Adviser
  • Jeff Schermerhorn, complex cyber risk expert at Willis Towers Watson

Future speakers include:

  • Spotify’s Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer and former Microsoft General Counsel and Corporate Vice President for Legal Affairs, Horacio Gutierrez
  • Chief Commercial Officer for Aon Intellectual Property Solutions, and former Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Philips and IBM Vice President of IP and Licensing, Brian Hinman
  • Former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent and CIA Operations Officer (Narco-Terrorism and Global Security Threats), Matt Addington
  • Group Chief Risk Officer for Coca-Cola HBC, Gerold Knight

OU GRTS is a collaborative effort between the Michael F. Price College of Business and the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security, consistent with the University’s initiative “to solve real-world problems in ways that both build human knowledge and improve the communities that we serve.”

“The OU Global Risks & Threats Series provides a unique opportunity to leverage the insights of a diverse, talented group of international experts to better understand the risks and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic and other major global concerns,” said James L. Regens, Ph.D., Regents Professor and director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security – an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

OU GRTS maintains a cross-industry speaker ecosystem of world-renowned experts, visionaries, strategic decision-makers, and industry leaders that provide guidance, direction and insights.

“We think it is important to share our work and our vision with the global community and to help shape the next generation of world leaders, decision-makers, senior executives and skilled students,” said Wayne Thomas, interim dean of the Price College of Business. “By bringing world experts together, we can better understand the threats that have political, economic and social implications on all of us, and we can advance real-world solutions and work together on a multilateral basis,” he added.

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. More information is online at www.ou.edu.

About the Michael F. Price College of Business

The Michael F. Price College of Business has experienced significant growth over the past five years in the number of faculty, staff and students and has become OU’s second-largest college, with more than 4,900 students. The College offers undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The College’s Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business is a 27,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District and is home to the College’s full-time and professional MBA programs, as well as the Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense and the Graduate Certificate in Aerospace and Defense.

The Price College of Business’s website is price.ou.edu and the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business’s website is ou.edu/price/mba.

About the Center for Intelligence and National Security

As an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, the University of Oklahoma Center for Intelligence and National Security conducts interdisciplinary research on key intelligence and national security challenges. The Center also offers a robust academic program spanning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the social and behavioral sciences, and critical languages. The academic program embraces experiential learning to build valuable foundational capacities in problem-solving, critical thinking and adaptability. Through its study abroad opportunities, OU CINS provides students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees a variety of cultural enrichment experiences.

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