"Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success."

—Henry Ford

Your presentation and participation significantly enriched the strategic discussion of proactive threat mitigation approaches that occurred during past conferences. Thank You!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

2018 - AMBASSADOR LESLIE A. BASSETT (Former U.S. Ambassador)
2018 - CAPTAIN KESHAV NAYAK (Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab - Naval Medical Center, San Diego)
2018 - CONSUL GENERAL NASIMI AGHAYEV (Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, L.A)
2017 - RICHARD LAKE (Director, Global Security - THe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
2017 - STEVEN MCCRAW (Director, Texas Department of Public Safety)
2017 - ROBERT YOUAKIM (CEO, Passport Inc.)
2016 - DENNIS COSGROVE (HEAD, Border Security & Managment Unit - OSCE)
2016 - CAPTAIN JOHN W. LOVE (Director of Medical Services at Naval Medical Center)
2016 - MR. MICHAEL LOWDER (Director, OISER S-60, U.S. Department of Transportation)
2015 - AMBASSADOR VENKATESAN ASHOK (Consul General of India, San Francisco)
2015 - GENERAL CHARLES JACOBY (Fifth Commander USNORTHCOM / 22ND Commander NORAD)

HIGHLIGHT SPEAKERS

2018 - KHRISTIAN GUTIERREZ (Chief Revenue Officer, Passport)
2018 - SRINIVAS ATLURI (Co-Owner, Anvaya Solutions)
2017 - AMBASSADOR PAUL BEKKERS (Director, Office of the Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General
2017 - MR. JIRI FABIAN (CEO, Purposefly)
2016 - MS. SUMMER STEPHAN (Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County)
2016 - MR. PATRICK THOMAS (Public Works Director, City of Carlsbad)
2016 - MR. JOHN MASON (Chief Scientist, BioWALL)
2015 - ANTHONY CHANG, MD (Pediatric Cardiologist, CHOC)
2015 - COLONEL JOSEPH DAVIDSON (Commander, Fort Hamilton Garrison - NYC)
2015 - ANDRE SKUPIN (Co-Director, CICS)
2015 - AKSHAY POTTATHIL (Co-Director, CICS)

EVENT RECOGNITIONS

2018 - Coinciding with the start of Left of Boom IV, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation honoring CICS and declaring May 2, 2018 the "Center for Information Convergence and Strategy Day" throughout the County.
2017 - A congressional proclamation was issued on initiative of U.S. Representative Scott Peters (CA-52). The U.S. House of Representatives proclamation enumerates the many contributions made by CICS since its inception, only three years ago, with technological advances in big data, adaptive intelligence and visualization being crafted into innovative solutions, especially in the mitigation of emerging threats.
2016 - Certificate of Recognition presented to Akshay Pottathil (Co-Director, Center for Information Convergence & Strategy) in honor of coordinating the prestigious Left of Boom Conference Series.
2015 - County of San Diego Proclamation presented by Vice Chairman Dave Roberts and Supervisor Dianne Jacobs honoring the hosting center and declared 6th of May 2015 as "Center for Information Convergence and Strategy Day" throughout San Diego County.

TRADE & SECURITY

2018 - MS. RASA OSTRAUSKAITE (Co-Ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats - OSCE)
2018 - MR. ERIC KALER (Senior Director, Hawaiian Airlines)
2018 - CAPTAIN MATT MAGRO (Police Captain, City of Carlsbad)
2018 - MR. FERDINAND NAGUE (National President, CCBI - Philippines)
2018 - MR. PAUL LORENZ (Researcher, CICS)
2018 - MR. JOHN SABOU (PhD Researcher, Leiden University - Netherlands)
2017 - MR. THOMAS TASS (Secretary General, BORDERPOL - Canada)
2017 - MR. SAMUEL BAUTISTA (CEO, SaraVentures Trading Corp.- Philippines)
2017 - DR. MIKHAIL KASHUBSKY (Head of Secretariat, INCU - Australia)
2017 - MR. BURKE FISHER (SWAT, San Diego Police Department)
2017 - MR. BRIAN ANDREWS (Senior Ballistics Consultant, Armulek - U.K.)
2017 - MS. AISHWARYAA DEV (Researcher, CICS)
2016 - MR. GREGORY SPIKER (President, Ken Spiker & Associates Inc.)
2016 - DR. MITCH JAVIDI (Founder, IAPS)
2016 - MR. NICHOLAS MCKEAN (FBI, Chief Division Counsel- Retired)
2016 - MR. DARRYL ANDERSON (President, TR33 Inc.)
2016 - DR. PETER HERMAN (Researcher, CICS)
2015 - MR. RODNEY NEILSON (COO, Sentir Global Inc.)
2015 - MR. LEE WAKEFIELD (CEO, Sentir Global Inc.)

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

2018 - MS. CAROLYN MATZGER (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County)
2018 - MS. ALMA DELIA ABREGO (Director, Centro de Artes Musicales - Mexico)
2018 - MS. LAURIE ARTIS (CEO, Civility Management)
2018 - MS. NAILA CHOWDHURY (Founder, Women4Empowerment, UCSD)
2017 - MR. EDMUNDS AKITIS (Policy Officer, Latvia)
2017 - MS. SUSAN JOHNSON (Co-Founder, Alabaster Jar Project)
2017 - MR. RAYMOND JARDINE JR. (CEO, Native Hawaiian Veterans)
2017 - DR. PAUL O'MAILLE (Program Director, SRI International)
2017 - MR. GREG WILLIAMS (Director, Sentir Global Inc.)
2016 - DR. JOHN WEEKS (Director, SDSU International Population Center)
2016 - SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS (District 3, San Diego County)
2016 - MR. JUAN HIDALGO (Sergeant Major, USMC Retired)
2016 - DR. BRUCE APPLEYARD (Researcher, CICS)
2016 - MR. GARY EATON (CIO, SD COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY)
2016 - MR. VENU SARAKKI (CEO, SARAKKI ASSOCIATES, INC.)
2015 - DR. CEZAR ORNATOWSKI (Researcher, CICS)
2015 - DR. JEFFERY MCILLWAIN (Researcher, CICS)
2015 - MS. CRYSTAL ENGLISH (Researcher, CICS)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

2018 - MR. JAKE WILLIAMS (CEO, JAGID Management)
2018 - MR. CHRISTIAN ELLIS (CEO, Alternative Ballistics)
2018 - MS. DEMEITA D'CRUZ (Founder, Tech For Her - Singapore)
2018 - MS. ANNIE STEPHY (PhD Researcher, St. Joseph's College - India)
2018 - DR. HEMANT PUROHIT (Professor, George Mason University)
2018 - MR. KHRISTIAN GUTIERREZ (CRO, Passport, Inc.)
2018 - MR. JEEVAN AMIN (Programmer, CIBER - RAIN)
2017 - MR. MARTIN SCOTT (Managing Partner, Permeter Protection Worldwide Ltd. - U.K.)
2017 - MR. THARUN GULATI (CEO, ONE - India)
2017 - MR. TIM SCHEMPP (Researcher, CICS)
2016 - DR. MARTINA MUSTEEN (Director, CIBER)
2016 - MR. JIRI KRATOCHVIL (Founder, TOPMONKS - Czech Republic)
2016 - DR. MILOS ULMAN (Assistant Professor, CULS - Czech University)
2016 - MR. SWAPNIL JADHAV (Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics, City of Carlsbad)
2016 - MR. MARCUS RICHERSON (Penetration Tester, Somerset Recon)
2016 - DR. BONGSIK SHIN (Researcher, CICS)
2016 - MR. NATHAN BERRY (Regional VP., Passport Inc.)
2015 - MS. YANAINA GUTIERREZ (Director, AY! Cinema)
2015 - MR. DWAYNE CARMEN JR. (Director, ViaSat, Inc.)
2015 - DR. SEAN C. AHEARN (CARSI, Hunter College)
2015 - MR. GARDNER THOMPSON (Researcher, CICS)
2015 - MS. CARRIE O'CONNELL (Researcher, CICS)