About this event

Learn insider tips and what to watch out for as your board and executive team consider how cybersecurity could effect the integrity of your supply chain. Led by well-known defense and intelligence tech entrepreneur Dr. Samantha Ravich and hosted by experienced board director Ellen Richstone, discuss the view from both Washington, DC and the Boardroom on the evolving cyber battlespace. Dr. Ravich’s groundbreaking work on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare is opening the eyes of corporate executives to the turbulent waters we must navigate to ensure supply chain integrity and resiliency going forward.


Ellen Richstone Member of the Board of Directors

Ellen Richstone is a former Fortune 500 CFO and former CEO of a private company. Ellen has served on the board of public companies since 2003 ranging in size from micro cap up to Fortune 500. She currently serves on three public boards and is also on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors in New England. Her value-add to boards is financial expert, global business, M&A technology, and manufacturing. She has operating experience and board experience in the following industries: biotech; consumer products; financial services; industrial; pharma; technology (computer hardware and software; semiconductors; networking communications). Ellen graduated from Scripps College in Claremont California and holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Samantha Ravich Managing Partner

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur, with a focus on cyber, emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain, and supply chain vulnerabilities and mitigation. She is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; the Vice Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board where she is Co-Chair of the AI subcommittee. Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at the data analytics firm, A2P, LLC; a Board Governor at the NYSE-listed company, International Game Technology (NTSE:IGT) where she sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee; and, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where she sits on the Audit and R&D Committees. Her groundbreaking work on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare is shaping a growing field of study on this threat and the term was cited in the 2018 National Security Strategy.

Key Details

Risk & Crisis Management

Supply Chain Management

Thu, Sep 24 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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