Past Event

Geopolitical Risk to Nations and Role of Technological Superiority

October 25, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Earl Hall, 2980 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Dodge Room


Panel: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking and light refreshments: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


This event will be simulcast. If joining us virtually, an access link will be provided upon registration.


Technology and intelligence gathering through technological domains play a significant role in understanding Geopolitical risk. This panel will explore the role of technological superiority, for example AI and Machine Learning, with connection to risk considerations in the current world. How much intelligence can humans collect versus technology to understand the current risk landscape and its future?


Connection to financial and operational competitive advantage will be explored, as well as the role of current risk executives managing technological risks, how they make decisions, and what makes their roles challenging yet rewarding. Visibility to corporate boards and executives will be covered in stemming conversations with the panelists.



Ondrej Krehel, CEO and Founder, LIFARS LLC



John Franchi, Fmr. Senior Executive, Central Intelligence Agency

Leo Taddeo, Chief Executive Officer and President, Appgate


For further information please contact Josh Gleich, [email protected].

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Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

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Contact Information

Josh Gleich