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Embracing Risk in 2024: The Annum Imprevisibilitatis

April 11, 2024

9:00 - 9:55 AM

Valley of the Sun Ballroom ABC

2024 is poised to deliver new heights of innovation throughout the 3rd Party Digital ecosystem. And yet, geopolitical instability, ubiquitous adoption of cloud, mobile and the yet untapped full potential of AI raise the specter of unprecedented and unpredictable Risk. Join us in a Fireside Chat with Tech Industry Luminary Edna Conway as we ponder survival together in this most unpredictable of years. 

Edna M. Conway | CEO & Founder | EMC ADVISORS, LLC

Edna Conway is CEO of EMC Advisors, providing board and advisory services to enterprises and governments globally on technology, security, risk management and supply chain resilience. She most recently served as Microsoft’s VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer for Cloud Infrastructure, responsible for the security and resilience of the cloud infrastructure upon which Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business operates. Previously, Conway served as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. She holds a BA from Columbia University, a JD from the University of Virginia and additional credentials from MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and New York University.

Conway is an advisor to capital investment organizations (both private equity and venture capital), has served on over a dozen boards and  is an inductee into Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community. She also serves on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cyber Fellows Advisory Council, as faculty for the Carnegie Mellon University CISO Program and IANS Research and is a Sr. Non-resident Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Her expertise in cybersecurity, risk management, supply chain operations, intellectual property law, sustainability and compliance is recognized globally (NATO) and domestically (U.S. Presidential Commissions, and Executive Committee membership for the US DHS Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management and US Critical Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Council).

Recent recognition of her industry leadership includes: 2023 Institute for Critical Infrastructure  Pinnacle Award, 2023 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know, 2023 Top 25 Women in Technology (Mission Critical), 2021 Executive Women’s Forum Executive of the Year, 2021 Information Systems Security Association Hall of Fame, 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leaders (Security Magazine), Named #5 in The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS (The Software Report, 2020), Who’s Who in Cybersecurity (Onalytica, 2020), Fed 100 Award, Stevie Maverick of the Year Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, Machine to Machine and IoT Trailblazer Award (Connected World Magazine), and Reboot Leadership Award (SC Media).

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