Future Crimes Institute founder and global strategist Marc Goodman to join Discovery 2017

TORONTO, April 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario Centres of Excellence is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author, founder of the Future Crimes Institute, and global strategist Marc Goodman to the Discovery 2017 Day One Cybersecurity Panel as a featured presenter.

Goodman is the author of Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It and Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University.

The provocative writer and commentator will speak at Discovery on Lessons in Innovation from the Criminal Underground and the Future of Financial Crimes. His work has appeared in The Economist, Wired, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Oxford University Press, Jane's Intelligence Review and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and been interviewed by leading broadcast and print media across North America and in the U.K. A sought-after speaker, Goodman's TED talk "A Vision of Crimes in the Future," has been viewed over 1.2 million times and translated into 26 languages.

Over the past 20 years, he has built his expertise in international cybercrime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the U.S. Government.

Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence and has operated in more than 70 countries around the world. His professional experiences include working as a street police officer, undercover investigator and counter-terrorism strategist, as well as briefing myriad cabinet ministers and heads of government, including the White House. Mr. Goodman's current areas of research include the security implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual reality and the Internet of Things.

"With our increasing global interest in cybersecurity, the fintech space and the implications of cybercrime for business, we have a lot to learn about where the future is headed from someone with Marc's background and expertise," says Dr. Tom Corr, OCE's President and CEO. "As cybersecurity makes advances, so will cybercrime and Marc's extensive experience and research in this area makes him an ideal addition to Discovery 2017."

Named Canada's Best Trade Show in 2010, 2011, and 2016, and celebrating 12 years of bold, new ideas, OCE's Discovery is Canada's premiere innovation showcase. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of energy, fintech, cleantech, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and advanced manufacturing. The annual conference and trade show attracts more than 3,500 attendees and 500 exhibitors.

For more on Discovery, visit ocediscovery.com and for more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

NB: Marc Goodman is available for media interviews on May 15, 2017.

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.

OCE drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, digital media and information communications, advanced manufacturing and materials, and cleantech including energy, environment and water. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda as a member of the province's Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is made up of regional and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their company and create jobs. 

SOURCE Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: Andrew Robertson, Manager, Media Relations, t: 416.861.1092 x 1092, andrew.robertson@oce-ontario.org

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