Day 2 Recap | NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum

The second, and final, day of the NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum kicked off with breakfast and our opening keynote presentation. NICSA SLF Conference Co-Chair, Karan McClimans, T. Rowe Price, addressed the audience and gave them a preview of the day’s agenda.

IMG_3595The opening keynote presenter Carlos Gutierrez, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, took the stage following Karan’s opening remarks. In his engaging presentation, Secretary Gutierrez discussed globalization and how companies can transform themselves into global superpowers. Reflecting on his professional experiencesas as the CEO and President, Kellogg Co., Gutierrez stated the ways to NOT go global, citing scinearos in which companies have failed when deciding to take their organization to the next, global level. Read more in this NICSA News keynote presentation recap: How not to go global | Insights from Carlos Gutierrez.

Breakout sessions began promptly at 10:30 where 5 different sessions took place. These sessions sponsored by: Boston Financial, UMB Fund Services, BNY Mellon, Envision Financial Systems and State Street encompassed a variety of different topics from cybersecurity to compliance and technology to alternative funds. Each session left attendees satisfied with and hungry for more!

Attendees migrated toward the resource center where lunch and learning labs were taking place. Presentations from: RR Donnelley, Confluence, Computershare/Georgeson and NRS were taking place while attendees mingled with our resource center partners for a second day.

The conference wrapped up with comments from Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA who graciously thanked many of the volunteers and committee co-chairs for their hardwork and dedication to NICSA.

Following Theresa’s remarks, Joel Brenner, Former National Counterintelligence Executive took the stage where he addressed the technical operational challenges of taking your organization global as well as the topics of global risk management, privacy and data security. Brenner gave insight into the importance of security and the risks associated with unmonitored and insecure infastructure. The discussion about cybersecurity was continued with an interactive roundtable led by Moderator, Lou Heckler featuring Joel Brenner; Chuck Pellino, US Bancorp; and Justin Peavey, Omgeo LLC.

NICSA would like to thank all the attendees, sponsors and resource center partners for making this year’s Strategic Leadership Forum a great success.

We are looking forward to seeing you in 2015!

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