Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, recent White House official for cyber security Howard Schmidt, and former director of the US Secret Service Lewis Merletti, will be among those addressing the Global Intelligence Forum taking place in Dungarvan, Co Waterford from July 13-15.
The 300 or so attendees expected will also hear from Europol’s strategic analyst for the European Cybercrime Centre Jaroslav Jakubcek, Nama chairman Frank Daly and a number of academics including Liam Fahey of Babson College, Andrew Roth, president-emeritus of Notre Dame College, Matt Whelan and Stefan Hyman of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Patrick Gibbons of UCD.
Hosted by the Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University, the conference will include leadership panels and discussion on the most recent innovations in business intelligence, best practices for security analysis; global cyber security threats, the impact of social media in security and intelligence management and the application of intelligence principles to higher education challenges.
John Deasy has been instrumental in developing the relationship with Mercyhurst College Ireland to bring the Global Intelligence Forum to Dungarvan, as have members of the Waterford City and County Council.
The three-day event is expected to attract attendees from the business community, academia, security specialists, technology companies and global corporations, as well as government representatives and those involved in the area of business intelligence.
“The Global Intelligence Forum 2015 has an incredible line-up of expert speakers,” said Kevin Giblin, executive manager, Mercyhurst College Ireland, “that will provide the latest insights and innovations in security, business intelligence, data management and the use of technology to counter criminal and intelligence threats.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with leaders on diverse topics such as corporate risk management, advanced data analysis, anticipatory intelligence, cybercrime and real-time forensic analysis, among others.”