Are You Ready for the Next Perfect Storm? The Convergence of Iot, Blockchain, Better Data Analytics and Ai

Tremendous technology changes in recent years have made exponential leaps in the way we will communicate, interact and transact with each other for generations to come. The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought about the potential for low cost sensors on everything around us, on us and even in us. Blockchains and smart contracts with advances in encryption tools will provide for the immutable trust and transparency required to build the foundation of Web 3.0. The collection of all this data will provide startling context to how we behave and make decisions through Better Data Analytics. Advances in Artificial Intelligence through machine learning will change the way we interact with  machines, our environment and each other forever. What does this mean to your business? What are the technology risks? Can you protect your business against cyber attacks? We have now entered the Transformative Age – are you ready to do business in the future?

Laszlo Gonc, CISSP, Co-Founder and Partner, Next Era Transformation Group

Laszlo S. Gonc, CISSP, is a nationally recognized keynote speaker on cyber security risk mitigation, digital transformation and other technology forces disrupting businesses today. He is invited at organizations, professional associations, industry conferences and universities providing thought leadership on the state of cyber security, IT risk mitigation, strategy execution and helping companies “Go Digital”. Since 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist as a result of digital disruption – 87% since 1957. What is your organization doing to survive the next Perfect Storm?

A member of Infragard, ISSA and ISACA, he serves as Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Executive Council, Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and Board Director for Society for Information Management (SIM) Chicago. In 2016, he helped launch the SIM International Cybersecurity SIG for senior technology leaders and continues to serve as Director of Strategic Programming and Content and webinar co-host, announcing their first annual national virtual Cybersecurity Conference in 2017. Laszlo is also co-founder of the Chicago Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).