Confirmed Speakers

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Duncan Edwards, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Duncan is a senior special agent at the FBI and is a member of the Cyber Division, Computer Intrusion Section. He is a visionary and strategic manager of program strategy, including security investigations, fraud prevention, network security compliance, insider risk management, and security incident response. After investigating counter proliferation counterintelligence matters, he currently works computer intrusion and cyber security cases, including ransomware, business email compromises (BEC), intellectual property (IP) theft, and theft of trade secrets. He has conducted multiple cybersecurity presentations often focusing on BEC and ransomware for companies and state agencies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Texas General Land Office, and the Texas Association of Realtors.

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David H. Laufman, Wiggin and Dana

David is a member of Wiggin and Dana’s White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group, a member of the International Trade Compliance Practice Group, and co-chair of the National Security Practice Group. His defense and compliance practice at Wiggin and Dana draws heavily on his extensive experience in government enforcement and national security affairs, most recently as chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). In that position, he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of offenses concerning the theft of trade secrets and other proprietary intellectual property benefiting a foreign government or instrumentality (economic espionage), cyber intrusions by nation states and their proxies, U.S. export control and economic sanctions, foreign agent registration and disclosure, atomic energy and counterproliferation, and espionage, and the unauthorized retention and disclosure of classified information. His unit worked closely with companies victimized by insider threats and cyber intrusions to identify and understand the nature and significance of information that was stolen or compromised, and, where appropriate, to work collaboratively with U.S. government authorities to conduct criminal investigations to hold the perpetrators accountable.

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Jordan Loyd, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Jordan is a supervisory special agent with the FBI, where he supervises a team of investigators, computer forensic examiners, and others who conduct investigations into computer intrusions with a criminal and national security focus. He has been with the FBI since 2009 and was a network administrator for six years prior to joining the FBI.

John B. Kennedy, Wiggin and Dana

As a partner in Wiggin and Dana's corporate department and a member of the Outsourcing and Technology Practice Group and the Cyber-security and Privacy Practice Group, John assists clients with transactions and advice in all aspects of information law. Clients seek John’s guidance regarding new regulatory schemes such as the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which set stricter-than-ever guidelines on the use of personal data and impose harsh sanctions for violations. Clients also seek John’s guidance regarding privacy and security compliance risk in the growing economy of “intelligent” and “connected” devices, also known as the internet of things (IoT).

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Bliss Khaw, Control Risks 

Bliss is a director with Control Risks. After a decade in China, she relocated to New York from Shanghai, where she led the business intelligence practice. Bliss is Control Risks’ Americas-based representative on China issues. She specializes in business intelligence and investigative due diligence, advising on a range of risks with reputational, commercial, and compliance implications. Bliss has extensive experience on anti-corruption matters.

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Luke Heydenrych, CJCH Solicitors

Luke is chief of staff for CJCH Solicitors, a legal practice that includes a dynamic anti-piracy and compliance offering within its intellectual property division. A part of the anti-piracy and license compliance team, Luke now leads various operational teams as chief of staff, as well as consulting with technology and software clients for CJCH Consulting. He is currently working on a doctorate in law, specializing in software piracy and IP cyber-crime.

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Rafael Lacaz Amaral, Kasznar Leonardos

Rafael is a senior partner at Kasznar Leonardos, where he is the coordinator of the anti-piracy & compliance (AP&C) team. Kasznar Leonardos is a Brazilian law firm specializing in the management of intellectual assets . The team is made up of highly-qualified practitioners who serve multinational companies from all industry segments, including oil and gas, energy, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, steel, aerospace, automotive, electronics, telecommunications, and information technology.

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R. Nelson Godfrey, Gowling WLG

Nelson is a senior associate at Gowling WLG. He is an intellectual property lawyer and strategic adviser for domestic and international clients operating in a wide range of industries. He has particular experience in contentious disputes in all areas of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, and trade secrets and regularly represents clients on contentious matters before the Federal Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Nelson is also an experienced trademark procurement professional, assisting clients with clearing, protecting and enforcing their brands in the Canadian market, and managing trademark portfolios for Canadian and international clients. He also advises clients on contractual and other legal considerations associated with the development, licensing, and transfer of intellectual property assets in various fields.

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Victoria Barber, Snow Software

Victoria is technology guardian at Snow, where she focuses on research, strategy, and innovation. She is responsible for researching trends in technology use and the factors that influence this, as well as understanding and advising on the impact of the rapidly shifting technology landscape. Prior to joining Snow, she was as an analyst at Gartner, where she led research into the governance and management of digital technology assets, including traditional SAM, ITAM and license management activities. Victoria currently serves as a committee member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19770 (Working Group 21) and is a regular speaker at industry events.

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Warren Savage, University of Maryland

Warren is currently a visiting research scientist at the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security, primarily supporting Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs. He has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley in a variety of systems and semiconductor related roles including Fairchild, Tandem Computers, and Synopsys. He founded IPextreme in 2004, a semiconductor IP commercialization company, which was sold to Silvaco in 2016.

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Lanre Oluwatona, SmartFlow

Lanre is chief data protection officer at SmartFlow. He has over 25 years of experience in database and IT project / program management and a proven track record of managing and delivering complex, mission-critical, interdisciplinary and process-based business solutions that meet strategic objectives. Lanre has a strong background in project management, earned value management, CRM, database modeling, database administration, data protection, business analysis, and risk management.  Today, Lanre is one of the leading data protection officers in Ireland.

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Don Hepburn, Boanerges Solutions LLC

Don is president of Boanerges Solutions LLC, a company that provides specialized global corporate services that defend companies while helping grow business operations at home and abroad. Boanerges specializes in disruptive technologies, risk mitigation, intelligence & law enforcement matters, security architecture, business/private due diligence, and special project management. Before joining Boanerges, Don was a senior national security executive for the U.S. government and prior to that the deputy assistant director,  International Operations Division, at the FBI.

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