Digital Assets @ Duke Abu Dhabi – Cybersecurity and Innovation

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December 11 - 13, 2023

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Duke University is bringing two popular programs — Cybersecurity Leadership and Digital Assets @ Duke — to Abu Dhabi in December as a unique combined event: Digital Assets@ Duke Abu Dhabi: Cybersecurity and Innovation. This event will help senior leaders and other interested stakeholders, such as builders and investors, better understand cybersecurity risk management and the current digital asset environment. The event welcomes sponsors, who will receive prominent branding and recognition. Participation is free for attendees, who must apply and be accepted by the faculty program directors. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend the entire event

About the Program

Digital Assets @ Duke Abu Dhabi: Cybersecurity and Innovation will convene private sector leaders from various sectors and government officials working on cybersecurity issues, key industry players in the digital assets space, regulatory experts, and select researchers for an intensive program where participants will have the chance to learn from Duke scholars in policy, law, engineering, business, and computer science, as well as from leading industry and government experts. By facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, DA@D seeks to look past the hype cycle and price fixation that accompanies many digital asset events and instead focus on the development, delivery and regulation of the next generation digital asset environment. By combining the best of DA@D with content from the Cybersecurity Leadership Program, participants will learn how to better execute the responsibilities of a board member of a publicly traded company. That same content is critical for government officials to understand how best to work with the private sector to mitigate the risk of cybersecurity attacks. Participants will also explore new frontiers of digital asset development, investment, and regulation.

Program Agenda

December 11:

8:30 - Registration

9:30 - Welcome and Opening Remarks (David Hoffman and Jimmie Lenz)

9:45 - Cybersecurity for Senior Leaders

10:30 - Coffee Break

11:00 - The Future of Cybersecurity Policy

12:00 - Lunch

13:30 - Cybersecurity Risk Management

14:30 - Coffee Break

15:00 - How to Prepare for and Respond to a Cybersecurity Breach

16:00 - Ransomware

19:00 - Dinner (Placeholder)

December 12:

9:00 - Security on the Blockchain

10:00 - Coffee Break

10:30 - The Intersections of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Assets, and Cybersecurity

12:00 - Lunch

13:30 - The Digital Asset Business Landscape of the Middle East

14:30 - Break

15:00 - Institutional Opportunities and Challenges in Adoption

December 13:

9:00 - Governmental Adoption of Blockchain and Digital Assets in the Middle East

10:00 - Break

10:30 - Tokenization of Assets

11:30 - Lunch

13:00 - Central Bank Digital Currency and Stablecoins in the Middle East

14:00 - Regulating Digital Assets in the UAE (ADGM)

15:00 - Break

15:30 - Lessons Learned from a Licensed Digital Asset Service Provider in the UAE

16:00 - Update on Digital Asset Regulatory Landscape in the US

Program Faculty

Dr. Najwa Aaraj
Ehuan, Art
Prof. Art Ehuan
Prof. David Hoffman
Jane Horvath, J.D.
Dr. Jimmie Lenz
Prof. Lee Reiners
James Shires
Dr. James Shires

This program is brought to you in association with the following sponsors:

Founding Sponsor:
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