Conferences are judged on many different factors. There’s the location, venue, and networking opportunities, to name a few, that are scrutinized when committing limited time and resources to an event. But one unique element that brings inherit value to any conference are its speakers. Recognizable, respected, subject matter experts can take an event that is informative to one that is insightful. Propel a conference from valuable to invaluable. The lineup of keynote speakers at the 2015 Marsh ClearSight Client Conference is a key differentiator and one that will make this year’s event truly impactful.

From a former Cabinet member, a leading cyber security expert, to one of the top three business gurus, the catalogue of keynotes is the corner stone of an already strong conference. Each of these keynotes is well versed in their respective subject matters, so take a moment to learn more about their expertise and the insights they will provide.


Michael Chertoff

Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Presentation Date: Wednesday October 28th, 1:00 PM PT

Bio: As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, the Honorable Michael Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country.

Prior to that, Chertoff served as United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2001-2003, following September 11th, Chertoff served in the Bush Administration as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism.

Keynote Presentation: Risk and Crisis Management in the Coming Decade

From the standpoint of a senior official involved in managing many of the major crises since 2001, this speech explores strategies for managing risk and addressing crises.

The speech draws upon the speaker’s experiences as Head of the Department of Justice Criminal Division and as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in managing the responses to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and subsequent plots (including the 2006 UK airline plot); the Enron and corporate accounting scandals; and natural disasters from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, as well as the California wildfires; and Midwestern flood and tornadoes.

The speech describes lessons learned in terms of preparedness; resiliency and response in exceptionally high-profile media environments, covering questions such as: “How much preparation is enough? What is the role of the private sector? How do we decide when our information flow is disrupted? How do we maintain credibility with the government, stakeholders and the public?



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Eric O’Neill

Cyber Security Expert

Presentation Date: Thursday October 29th 3:30 PM

Bio: Former FBI investigative specialist Eric O’Neill helped capture the notorious spy Robert Hanssen. The movieBreach, starring Ryan Philippe as O’Neill, is based on this remarkable story of the greatest security breach in US history.  Eric was a counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative with the Special Surveillance Group (SSG), where he played a major role in the arrest, conviction, and life imprisonment of FBI agent Hanssen for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation.  Currently O’Neill runs The Georgetown Group, an investigative and security consultancy, where his specialties include investigations into cyber security penetrations and security risk assessment consulting.

Keynote Presentation: Corporate Security: The Top Ten Things You Should Be Doing To Secure Your Company

Eric O’Neill explores ten areas that are crucial to Operational Security (OPSEC), the science of preventing the inadvertent or targeted release of critical information.  Areas covered in this keynote are: Creating a Culture of Security; The Need for Diligence; Malware and Mobile Technology; Phishing and Email Hacks; Social Media Do’s and Don’ts; Dumpster Diving; Recruitment; Elicitation and Pretexting; Economic Espionage; and The Insider Threat.   Eric brings his points alive using stories and sharing lessons learned.




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Steve Wilder

Vice President, Risk Management for The Walt Disney Company

Presentation Date: Thursday October 29th 1:00 PM

Bio: Steve Wilder is the Vice President-Risk Management for The Walt Disney Company. His department is responsible for directing Disney’s worldwide corporate Risk Management program. Before joining The Walt Disney Company, he was Risk Manager from 1982 to 1987 for Whittaker Corporation, a diversified manufacturer with operations in chemicals, marine products, technology, metals and health care. Earlier in his career, Steve also worked in the insurance brokerage industry.

He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed UCLA’s Executive Management Program. In addition, he has an Associate in Risk Management Designation and a Masters in Risk Management from Florida State University. He was named Business Insurance’s Risk Manager of the Year in 1990 and is a former National President of the Risk Insurance Management Society. In 2004 he was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury and Risk Management magazine. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, and in 2010 Steve was awarded RIMS’ top honor, The Goodell Award for his lifetime achievements in Risk Management.


Daniel Burrus

Presentation Date: Friday, October 30th 9:30 AM

Bio: Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them capitalize on technology innovations. His client list includes Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, and IBM. He has a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create untapped opportunities.

Keynote Presentation: Business Process Transformation: the Big Ideas that are Changing Everything

Based on his current New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See  the Invisible and Do  the Impossible, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running an Anticipatory Organization™ using the new tools of innovation to drive business process transformation. The Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, and Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) are the great enablers allowing organizations to transform every business process in ways that were impossible just a few years ago to dramatically reduce costs and drive new revenue streams.

All clouds are not created equal, and V-enabling the enterprise is much more than implementing virtual desktops, servers, networking, storage, and security. In addition, M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a powerful new way to dramatically cut costs in every industry over the next five years. All of this will accelerate the amount of Big Data we have and the need for High-Speed Analytics.

In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus teaches how to Anticipate the evolutionary revolution of advanced virtualization, cloud services, mobility, M2M and a host of other game-changing technologies using his proven Hard Trend Methodology, to Accelerate growth by gaining new levels of agility and speed, and Transform the underlying business processes of how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate…because if you don’t someone else will.


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