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Tuesday August 17, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm EDT
Leading Topics, Trends and Innovation in Cybersecurity and Digital Financial Services (DFS)


Join us and leading industry experts, thought leaders and academics for a half day exploration of three significant topics of current interest in digital financial services and cybersecurity: the gender divide in DFS and diversity in the cybersecurity profession; notable trends through and beyond the pandemic; the intersection of blockchain, digital currencies and cybersecurity.

9:00 – 9:30am EDT (New York)
Welcome, Address, and the DFSO Actionable Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework

9:30 – 10:25am
The Gender Divide and Workplace Diversity in Cybersecurity & DFS

10:30 – 11:25am
Trends, Initiatives and Innovation in Cybersecurity in DFS: The Pandemic & Beyond

11:30am -12:25pm
Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Digital Currencies and DFS

12:25 – 12:30pm
Final Thoughts

To register visit: dfsocybersecurity.eventbrite.com

Monthly Virtual Seminars

The webinars are co-sponsored bythe International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA) and the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI).

Forthcoming Speakers:

August 5, 2021
Luis Cabral   

Professor of Economics and International Business, New York University

Luis Cabral is the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business and the Chair of the Economic Department at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Prof. Cabral's research is focused on the dynamics of firm competition, both from the antitrust and the strategy perspectives. His research topics include networks and network effects; corporate reputation; and a focus on media and entertainment industries. In addition to numerous journal articles, he is the author of Introduction to Industrial Organization, a textbook translated and adopted by universities in dozens of countries worldwide. From 2004-2009, he was a member of European Commission President Barroso's Group of Economic Policy Analysis (a group of 12 members).

To register visit: https://citiimmaacabral.eventbrite.com

September 2, 2021
Andrea Prat    

Professor of Business and Economics, Columbia University

Andrea Prat is the Richard Paul Richman Professor at Columbia University. His work focuses on organizational economics and political economy. His current research in organizational economics explores – through theoretical modeling, field experiments, and data analysis – issues such as incentive provision, corporate leadership, employee motivation, and organizational language. His work attempts to define and measure the influence of the media industry on the democratic process. Recent articles in this area include: “Media Power” in Journal of Political Economy (2018) and “Measuring and Protecting Media Plurality in the Digital Age” Knight First Amendment Institute (2020). He served as Chairman and Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies.

To register visit: https://citiimmaaprat.eventbrite.com

October 7, 2021
José Esteves  

Associate Dean, MBA and TECHMBA Programs; Professor, Information Systems & Technology, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Prof. José Esteves is the associate dean of MBA programs and professor of Information Systems at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain. He is the author of many articles about information systems. His passion for Information Systems (IS) is founded not only in the technology itself but also in the human side of these systems. His work covers areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, smart cities, big data, digital innovation, digital Leadership, cybersecurity, and gamification.

To register visit: https://citiimmaaesteves.eventbrite.com

November 4, 2021
Julia Cagé      

Associate Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris; CEPR Research Fellow

Julia Cagé is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Public Economics, Industrial Organization and Economic History. She is also co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group. Her research interests focus on political economy, economic history, industrial organization and development. Julia is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes, and has already authored two books on the subject: Saving the Media. Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy (2015), and L’Information à tout prix (2017). Saving the Media was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Book on Media of the 2016 edition of the “Prix des Assises du Journalisme”. Her most recent book, The Price of Democracy (2020), scrutinizes contemporary democracy and proposes radical new solutions for political funding. 

To register visit: https://citiimmaacage.eventbrite.com