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All registered attendees and exhibitors are welcomed at the opening plenary, so bring your SC conference badge and kick off your week with a dose of inspiration.

The HPC Is Now Plenary was held Monday, November 18, 2019.


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When Technology Kills

The world is in the midst of a technological revolution. The emergence and sophistication of machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and smart data are pushing the limits for making what was once impossible, possible. As technology is increasingly being used to automate and simplify tasks there are many questions arising – how much autonomy machines should be given, what regulations should be put in place to govern software development, what additional training should humans have to manage these new software systems, and ultimately, who is responsible when software fails and causes property damage, injury, or loss of life.




Keri SavocaKeri Savoca

Freelance Reporter and Technical Writer



Keri Savoca is an engineering technical writer at Tapad. After learning basic programming skills as a child and working as a technical writer throughout high school, she took a long detour and pursued careers in sound design, acoustical engineering, education, and linguistics.

Keri earned a BMus in Studio Production and a BA in Arts Management (both from SUNY Purchase), an MFA in Sound Design from Yale University, and an MA in TESOL from Hunter College.

After attending a coding bootcamp to sharpen her programming skills, Keri took on some freelance technical writing clients and started blogging on the side. Almost immediately, several of her articles went viral. She decided to combine her love for writing with her skills in engineering. Now, she enjoys the best of both worlds.

In her free time, Keri works as a freelance journalist and writer, runs a technical publication called Coding in Simple English, makes music, studies languages (both natural and programming), and questions virtually everything.




Eric HunterEric Hunter

Managing Director, Spherical Models, LLC and Chief Technology Officer, Bradford & Barthel, LLP 



Eric is a global futurist, speaker, and author. He is the Managing Director for the futurist consultancy Spherical Models, LLC and Chief Technology Officer for the US based law firm, Bradford & Barthel, LLP. Eric studies how the future of technology and human behavior continually evolve and intersect the globe over. Spherical Models teaches how to recognize, create, and leverage new business and process models in leading organizational change through the current reality of global business model disruption.

For the past 9 years Eric has worked with organizations across the world such as Google, IBM, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, TEDx, the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, KM Asia, KM Europe, KM Congress in India, Social Now in Portugal, Global Legal Forum in The Hague, and many more. Eric expanded his focus within the future of technology and human behavior in his latest TEDx: “The Future of Human Behavior”.

His next book, “The Future of Human Behavior”, is due to publish summer of 2020.


Erin KenneallyErin Kenneally

Founder and CEO, Elchemy, Inc



Erin Kenneally is Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc., having recently transitioned from serving as Portfolio Manager in the Cyber Security Division for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. Her programs comprised cybersecurity research infrastructure, privacy, cyber risk economics, and technology ethics.

She previously served as Technology-Law Specialist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Center for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR) at the UC San Diego.

Erin is a licensed Attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology, data protection, AI & autonomous systems ethics and legal risk, trusted information sharing, technology policy, and emergent IT legal risks. She holds Juris Doctorate and Masters of Forensic Sciences degrees and is a graduate of Syracuse University and The George Washington University.


Ben RothkeBen Rothke

Senior Information Security Specialist, Tapad



Ben Rothke is a Senior Information Security Specialist with Tapad and has over 20 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy. His areas of expertise are in risk management and mitigation, security and privacy regulatory issues, design & implementation of systems security, encryption, cryptography, and security policy development.

Ben is the author of Computer Security: 20 Things Every Employee Should Know (McGraw-Hill), and writes security and privacy book reviews for Security Management and the RSA Conference blog.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as RSA and MISTI, is a member of ASIS, Society of Payment Security Professionals and InfraGard, and holds the following certifications: CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP.

HPC Is Now Plenary Schedule

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When Technology Kills
Mile High Ballroom
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