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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Intelligence in the Private Sector

A ground breaking Harvard conference exploring the use of intelligence by private sector companies: “Intelligence in the Private Sector.”
In today’s world, businesses are facing increasingly complex threats to infrastructure, finances, and information.  The government is often slow to share classified information about these threats.  As a result, business leaders are creating their own intelligence capabilities within their companies.  This is not about time honored spying by businesses on each other, or niche security firms, but about a completely new use of intelligence by major companies to support their global operations.  The panelists examine the reasons for private sector intelligence: how companies organize to obtain it, and how the government supports them.  “Is this a growing trend?” “How do companies collaborate in intelligence?” “How does the government view private intelligence efforts?” “How do private and government intelligence entities relate to one another?” “What does this all mean for the future of intelligence work?”
Confirmed participants include:
1. Robert Dannenberg, Managing Director, Office of Global Security, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
2. Paul Kolbe, Director, International Security Affairs, BP
3. Linda Reid, Director, Global Intelligence, The Walt Disney Company,
4. Brian M. Stephens, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security, Bank of America
5. Van Wilberding, Senior Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
6. Elena Mitchell, Office of Director of National Intelligence
7. Peter Ford, Deputy Director, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Department of State
8. Alphonso “Jody” Norris III, Director, Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), FBI
9. Sharon Halstead, Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC)
10. Sean Doherty, Harvard Kennedy School, MC/MPA 2014. This seminar is off the record and comments cannot be published without the consent of the speaker.  The seminar is open to the public.

  • Location:
    Taubman 5th Floor, Nye B&C
  • Date:
    Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Time:
    1:00 PM

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