Conferencia Latinoaméricana


A Global Perspective

"After thirteen years of bilateral conversations and two of negotiations, the U.S. – Chile Free Trade Agreement entered into force on January 1, 2004. On that date, tariffs on 90% of U.S. exports to Chile and 95% of Chilean exports to United States were eliminated".

--Office of the US Trade Representative

Adriana Sanford

Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle

Eduardo Aninat, Former Deputy Managing Director, IMF 

Alan Dunn, Former US Asst. Secretary of Commerce

Adriana Sanford, Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle

"An audience grabber - Dr. Sanford addressed numerous questions and attendees expressed their desire to have additional talks by Dr. Sanford in the future!"

ISSA Executive Director, Washington, D.C.

​911 KEYNOTE / Los Angeles

"This [chamber] was important as the Chile/US Trade Agreement was about to come into effect.  What is more impressive is that this effort was done under her own initiative. Adriana is very energetic, has excellent working relationship with executives, knows how to break down barriers and makes great business connections."

"Adriana was the keynote speaker in ISACA's Latin America Computer Audit Control and Security Conference. She is an excellent lecturer and multidimensional expert combining legal, technology, governance and policy related knowledge that gives her audience the opportunity to achieve a holistic opinion on the presented subject." 

Chair of the Board of Directors, ISACA

"La exposición de la abogada y académica del Georgetown University Law Center, Adriana Sanford, fue el telón de fondo para el desarrollo del seminario “Sociedad sin corrupción: el rol de las empresas y la política”, evento organizado por la Facultad de Economía y Negocios (FEN) en dependencias de la Escuela de Postgrado y Centro de Extensión de Santiago.​  

2019 Annual Spring Accounting Banquet

"Sanford to address privacy reform on a global scale.... Adriana Sanford [communicates] the need for Americans to think about privacy not just within the context of their own backyards, but on a global scale."


​KEYNOTE / Phoenix

"Maulinos entrepreneurs and North America expert Adriana Sanford discussed the corruption in Maule.  Georgetown academic Adriana Sanford opened the discussion on the role of companies and policy to achieve a society without corruption, all from a regional perspective."

​KEYNOTE / Mexico City

​KEYNOTE / Santiago (Chile)

Debbie Christofferson and  Sanford

Keynote Speaker Adriana Sanford

​KEYNOTE / Los Angeles


"Sociedad sin corrupción: el rol de las empresas y la política"

Succeeding in a global world.  "In appreciation for her participation, a donation has been made in [Sanford's] honor to the Rotary Kenya Water Project."

​KEYNOTE / Sacramento

"The presentation of lawyer and Georgetown academic, Adriana Sanford, was the backdrop of the seminar.  During her lecture, Professor Sanford, who is also a visiting professor at UTALCA, analyzed the different ways corruption is manifested and the transverse effect it can have on society."

Universidad de Talca

Leaders from Chile, China, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Indonesia 

Legal Thought Leader
Speaks on human rights and international privacy laws  
and other complex legal challenges


Global Corporate Compliance and Ethics

2017 ISSA CISO Executive Forum 

Opening dinner sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company --- Michael Howard, Worldwide Security Practice Lead; keynote address---Adriana Sanford


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND MEDIA (National and International)

Keynote Speaker. Spanish and English keynote speaker with American Program Bureau, one of the world's leading speakers’ bureaus for global speakers and celebrities

International Television Commentator. For three years, regular on-air contributor (bi-monthly) in English/Spanish to television programs in US and Latin America. Regular expert appearances on CNN Dinero (7- 10 minute). Daily reach is 24 million viewers (US/Latin America) per show/ranked #1 by CNN for Spanish audience

Radio Host/Executive Producer/Contributor. For four years, regular on-air contributor (weekly/ bi-monthly) in English/Spanish to several radio programs throughout US

National and Local Conferences/Guest Lecturer

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); Institute for Supply Management; Chautauqua Institution; Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics; ASU's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO); Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Executive Forum; Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW); and ASU's Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics

Key Participant

  • STEAM/Cyber Ambassador Leadership Team, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative CONNECT, Washington, D.C., 12/15/2017


  • 2018 Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo, Sacramento, California
  • 2018 Phoenix Security and Audit Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • "Sociedad Sin Corrupción: el rol de las empresas y la política", Asociación de Industriales del Centro, Cámara Chilena de la Construcción, UTALCA/CIEPLAN (seminario internacional), Talca, Chile, 07/20/2017
  • "Sociedad Sin Corrupción: el rol de las empresas y la política", UTALCA/CIEPLAN (seminario internacional), Santiago, Chile, 07/05/2017
  • "Information Security, Privacy and Legal Collaboration", ISSA CISO Executive Forum (sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company), Washington DC, 04/21/2017
  • "Data Transfer: Legal Challenges to EU-US Privacy Shield Framework", ATW Women in Technology Inaugural Symposium, Alliance of Technology and Women, 11/10/2016
  • "Ética empresarial desde una perspectiva global", Conferencia Latinoamericana CACS/ISRM, Cuidad de México, 09/21/2015 (largest security, IT, telecom, and technology conference in Latin America for Spanish speaking professionals)
  • Business Ethics From a Global Perspective”, Information Systems Security Association CISO Forum, 08/03/2015
  • “Emerging Trends in International Information Security Compliance”, Information Systems Security Association, 01/12/2015
  • Sophisticated International Counterfeiting”, Phoenix Rotary 100 (100th year anniversary celebration), 07/18/2014


  • ​​'Women in Security: Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation", 2018 (ISC)² Security Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 7 – 10, 2018

 Guest Lecturer

  • “New and Diverse Anti-Money Laundering Laws”, Information Systems Security Association CISO Executive Forum, 08/03/2015
  • “How to Protect Your Data and Fight Corruption”, Institute For Supply Management Annual Meeting (100 Year Anniversary), 05/05/2015
  • "Cyber Security 101”, European Compliance and Ethics Institute International Conference, 03/29/2015
  •  “Surviving the Era of Hack Attacks: Cyber Security on a Global Scale”, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Regional Conference (SCCE), 02/13/2015
  • "Emerging Trends in International Information Security Compliance”, Information Systems Security Association, 01/12/2015
  • "Privacy as a Basic Human Right”, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), 10/03/2014
  • Data Brokers: How Data is Used by Companies”, ASU Lincoln Ethics Symposium (Should We Care about Privacy?), Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics, 11/17/2014
  • Risky Realities of Product Counterfeiting”, Arizonans for National Security, 09/03/2014
  • “Ethics, Privacy, Money; Lecture Theme: The Ethics of Privacy", Chautauqua Institution, NY, July 7-11, 2014
  • Effects of EU Data Protection Reform on US Business”, Arizona Ethics and Compliance Council, Second Quarter Meeting (co-hosted with ASU Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics), 05/16/2014
  • "EU Data Protection Reform and US Business”, Second Quarterly Meeting, 05/2014
  • 2-Hour ISM Corporate Webinar for Corporate Program in Phoenix, Arizona, "Convergence of International Tax, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption: Responses by Entities, Directors and Officers", 10/2012
  • Panelist, "Enforcement Across Borders",  Alumnae Staying Ahead of the Curve: Globalization, GULC Women’s Forum, 2008​ Panelist, "Understanding Firm Politics", 50 Year Anniversary: Women in GULC Women’s Forum, 2001

Former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Adriana Sanford

Peter Lambert, Rick Hernandez, Sanford, Jim Greenbaum, David Ellis, Allen Weissman

​FOUNDER and CHAIRMAN / California

One of the largest Cybersecurity Career EXPOs

in Northern California.

Eduardo Aninat, Agustín Edwards Eastman,

 Alan Dunn,  and Adriana Sanford

"Sanford is truly a gifted speaker.  She has the unique ability to speak to students, captains of industry and academicians all in the same audience....Sanford is an exceptional communicator in person, as well as on radio or television.  I highly recommend her as a feature speaker for any significant gathering.  She will not disappoint."

"Responsible for opening the event and keynote speaker was Georgetown  academic, lawyer and expert in business ethics, Adriana Sanford highlights the good international image of Chile and the need for reform. "

Universidad de Talca

Former Chilean Minister of Public Works Carlos Hurtado,

his wife and Adriana Sanford

"I was very impressed with Adriana and her vision to establish a Chile/US Chamber of Commerce of California. Working in Chile and looking to develop the economy of the V Region, we were looking to establish more business connections with the US and California and the proposed Chamber was the ideal vehicle for our goals."

 Sanford and Javier Treviño

Mexico's Deputy

Secretary of Education 

"I have the utmost respect and admiration for Adriana Sanford as a professional and a person. She is a legal thought leader and a strong human rights defender, who created and implemented best legal practices for multinationals including one of the largest companies in the world. More importantly, through noble acts of bravery, she protected her clients, employees, and senior executives from international organized crime and corruption. Rarely do we see such individuals with this level of competency, courage, and integrity. When it comes to a sound and incorruptible legal mind, Adriana is second to none."

President, International Institute of Management

​SPEAKERS / New Orleans

"Adriana’s high impact experiential learning courses provide real-world encounters that demonstrate the complexities of open-ended situations and severe consequences for non-compliance in foreign jurisdictions. Her decades of practical knowledge of global threats in real-world settings sets her apart from other academics in her field...

Her actions have been viewed by the public as a badge of honor and a model to be studied within corporate legal ethics.... Adriana has lectured at more than 130 industry conferences and forums.

With decades of international corporate law experience, Adriana now serves as a keynote to leading think tanks, non-profits, and companies in the US and abroad."



 "With her unique legal, organizational, cross-cultural and governmental skill sets, her fluency in four languages and her keen cultural sensitivities in Latin America, [Sanford] has convincingly demonstrated that she is an important figure in the international legal arenas that join North, Central and South America."


Jorge Awad, Adriana Sanford, Alejandro Ferreiro, y Manuel Marfán

"The new security landscape requires more collaboration among our governments and the private sector. Legal debates concerning personal data, encrypted communications, and mass government surveillance continue to mount. National security remains a concern and governments are scrambling to protect their own interests in an inter-connected world. It is imperative that governments endorse consistent principles and enact reforms that will protect cyber security, economic growth, and human rights."

Adriana Sanford

(ISC)² Security Congress brings together over 2,000 industry colleagues to advance security leaders by arming them with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to protect their organizations.

"Punto importante para Sanford es que podemos tener una ley muy buena, pero si no se aplica o no se aplica a todos por igual es un problema."



DELEGATE / Santiago (Chile)

​KEYNOTE / Washington D.C.

"Adriana is a very thought provoking and engaging speaker. Her excellent presentation at the ISSA CISO Executive Forum gave CISO delegates plenty to think about, especially around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the issues regarding the protection for all individuals within the European Union EU that will become law in May 2018." 

ISSA International Board Member

demo reel available upon request

​KEYNOTE / Scottsdale

Chile/US Chamber of Commerce of California, January 2004

President of Chile Ricardo Lagos Escobar

Chilean Ambassador Andres Bianchi 

Founder and Chairman ​Adriana Sanford​

Carlos Slim Helú 

Con un panel multidisciplinario se desarrolló, en el Hotel Casino de Talca, el conversatorio “Sociedad sin corrupción: el rol de las empresas y la política”, en el que participaron empresarios locales, docentes, estudiantes y ex alumnos de la Facultad de Economía y Negocios (FEN), organizadora de la actividad.

Encargada de abrir el evento y expositora principal, fue la académica de la Universidad de Georgetown (Estados Unidos), abogada y experta en ética empresarial, Adriana Sanford, quien destacó la buena imagen internacional de Chile. “Se ve un país fuerte, transparente, con estabilidad económica, lo que lo hace muy interesante para las compañías multinacionales, que desde Chile salen a Latinoamérica” señaló.


Al mismo tiempo, advirtió que se debe cuidar esta imagen y que eventos como el de la colusión de las papeleras, no se deben repetir, para lo que se requiere de una buena conducta ética de los empresarios y respaldo legislativo, “porque esto crece como un cáncer, hay que estar atentos a la primera señal y arrancarla de raíz”.

Luego de la presentación del tema por parte de Sanford, se abrió la conversación de los panelistas quienes, moderados por el director de Diario El Centro, José Manuel Álvarez, dialogaron sobre la realidad regional. Participaron Francisco Mac-Clure, gerente general de San Francisco de Loncomilla, además presidente de la Asociación de Industriales del Centro (Asicent); Paolo Carrera, vicepresidente gremial de la Cámara Chilena de la Construcción, y Manuel Marfán, presidente de Chile Transparente y director del Programa Cieplan-UTALCA.

Succeeding in a Global World

New Challenges for Business

Best-selling author of

Where the Birds Never Sing 

​Amazon #1 Bestseller

KENYA Water Project

​KEYNOTE / Maule (Chile)

​​​La jornada contó además con las exposiciones de la talla de Manuel Marfán, presidente de Chile Transparente y director del Programa Cieplan-UTALCA; Alejandro Ferreiro, ex presidente del Consejo para la Transparencia y ex ministro de Economía; y Jorge Awad, ex presidente de la Asociación de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras y actual presidente de la Junta Directiva de nuestra institución.  "​Durante su intervención, la profesora Sanford, quien además es profesora visitante de la UTALCA, analizó las distintas formas en que se manifiesta la corrupción y el efecto transversal que puede tener sobre la sociedad."​ 

PEPPERDINE’S SEAVER COLLEGE, Business Administration Division
Woodland Hills Country Club
Save the Date: March 26, 2019

Pepperdine University is happy to announce a phenomenal keynote speaker for 2019 Annual Accounting Banquet. Adriana Sanford has frequently been described as “an audience grabber” and has “the unique ability to speak to students, captains of industry and academicians all in the same audience”. As coordinator of 2019 annual banquet, Professor Gean invites all alumni in the accounting field along with other professionals in the community to gather with BAD Pepperdine faculty, spouses, senior and junior accounting majors for a most delightful evening. Dr. Sanford is a cyber-security expert, an international TV commentator and a multidimensional professional with experience and expertise in a variety of different domains. As part of the Seaver Business team, Dr. Sanford teaches Business Law and Business Ethics. Her impressive bio is provided below.  More will be posted about this popular occasion later.