Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Day 2 Executive Womens Forum Conference

Those of us who wanted to engage in such a discussion began at breakfast with an honest conversation on how to support and promote women of color in our professions.  Ours was an especially lively conversation featuring women from Bloomberg, the Santa Fe Institute, from the Department of Energy, from Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and from Fannie Mae, among others.

Breakfast was followed keynote address by Susan Keating fro the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, who went back to her days as a CEO in banking to describe risk architectural components in a large trading loss: people, processes, systems, data and reporting, and culture.

Now I'm listening to a marvelous panel on e-discovery, which features two jurists as well as an interactive "You Be the Judge" exercise.  Just excellent.

The panel I'm on this afternoon features Patty O'Boyle from Wells Fargo and CEO Galina Datskovsky.  Can't wait to hear what they have to say.

I'll add to this blog later this afternoon after I hear others speak.  But it's clear this is an excellent conference.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Three Days of Women Talking Risk, Infosec and Cyber

Something happened to the rest of my summer.  I never got back here to blog on volatile issues like both political conventions, or the natural disasters across the country that must be connected to climate change, or even to talk about the long chapter on root causes of conduct that I finished.

But I've stepped away for a few days from home and the university, to spend time with about 400 senior women who are immersed in risk, security, privacy issues -- and who are increasingly concerned with what were just called "digital vortexes."

There's a lot of laughter too -- witness a discussion on pseudo-anonymization of data, which deteriorated when one panelist pointed out there were two different styles of trust -- the older panelist left her purse at the table, the younger panelist brought her purse with her to the stage.

I'll be back later to report on some of the other sessions here at the conference.  As a speaker just said, "We compartmentalize but also collaborate better than the other half of the planet."''