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September 10, 2015

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tim McKnight

Please join us on September 15, 2015 at 6 pm in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for our first Fall 2015 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.
Our special guest speaker will be Tim McKnight, Chief Information Security Officer at General Electric (GE).  McKnight is responsible for leading GE’s global and diverse information security and IT risk strategy. 

Prior to joining GE, McKnight served as Executive Vice President of Information Security and Technology Risk for Fidelity Investments. In this role, he set the corporate information security and technology risk vision and strategy in key areas, including: governance; policy; awareness; project management; audit; assessment; incident response; operations; technical investigations; business continuity; and disaster recovery. He also served in various IT Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems. 

Outside of the office, McKnight is an active member in the cyber security industry. He has been chairman of the Internet Security Alliance since 2011 and has been a board member of the National Board of Information Security Examiners since 2010. He also spent time teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in digital forensics as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. 

McKnight began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he served as lead investigator for all National Infrastructure Protection Center matters, including high-tech crimes, corporate espionage, foreign counterintelligence and telecommunications fraud. 

He received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College.
Abstract:  As Chief Information Security Officers strive to integrate security into business enabling processes, General Electric, a company renowned for its transformative strategy, is placing big bets on the Internet of Things. The marriage of big-data analytics and industrial engineering promises once unimaginable improvements in diagnostics, optimization and planning for GE customers. Tim will discuss how this transformation is happening at GE and what he is learning on this journey from a security, risk and business perspective.
The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm.  For directions and more information, click here.

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