Hon. Eduardo Aninat (Chile), Hon. Alan Dunn (U.S.), Dr. Adriana Sanford (Chile/U.S.), and Hon. Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle (Chile)
Sempra Energy International
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Managing Director of External Affairs
Office of Thrift Supervision
Is Blockchain Technology Going to Change the World?
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Former Amnesty International USA Board Member
Former World Economic Forum Advisory Committee Member
ADRIANA SANFORD, J.D., dual LL.M. in Taxation/International and Comparative Law, is the founding director of The University of Oklahoma’s Global Risks & Threats Leadership Forum. She is also a Senior Fellow at OU’s Center of Intelligence and National Security, and Assistant Director of Executive Education Programs at the Gene Rainbolt School of Business. She has extensive experience advising, training, and educating Executive Management. An expert practitioner and leader in cybersecurity, global privacy laws, and global threats, she has decades of experience in compliance, investigations, security, as well as training and development. Dr. Sanford is also an international television commentator who appears regularly as a CNN Español analyst to over 90 million viewers throughout the United States and Latin America. A global keynote with the American Program Bureau, she provides the keynotes to some of the world’s top conferences, including to hundreds of General Counsel and senior legal leaders from Fortune 1000 companies at the Corporate Counsel's 19th Annual SuperConference. Dr. Sanford is Private Equity International’s keynote to hundreds of Chief Compliance Officers and compliance professionals for the 2020 Private Fund Compliance Forum.
A visionary thinker with rare intellect, multiple law degrees, and fluency in four languages, she has lectured at more than 140 industry conferences. Her research, scholarly work, and publications focus on laws at the international level, where multijurisdictional laws conflict and possible outcomes for corporate non-compliance includes substantial penalties, criminal liability, and physical danger for executives in foreign territories. She is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative to build foundations of trust and integrity; former delegate of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Chile; former member of the board of directors of Amnesty International USA; is a recipient of the Cybersecurity Woman Law and Privacy Professional of the Year Award that celebrates “female cybersecurity leaders changing the world;” and was featured in Women in Security Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation, which is part of the Women in Science and Engineering book series. Dr. Sanford also taught ethical leadership, cybersecurity/global privacy law, business ethics, and business law to more than 7,200 graduate and undergraduate students through several top-tier business schools in the United States and abroad and was the co-author of two books on global threats that the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) adopted to commemorate their centennial anniversary. Prior to teaching, Dr. Sanford served as a senior counsel for a Fortune 50 company, assistant general counsel for a publicly traded financial institution, and for two decades represented several multinationals on issues related to global threats and governance. She holds a dual LL.M. in Taxation and International/ Comparative Laws from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where she participated in the year-long study-abroad Concannon Programme of International Law in London, England. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and graduate studies in global management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Previously, she attended Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile. She is frequently described as “an audience grabber” and as having “the unique ability to speak to captains of industry, college students, and academicians all in the same audience.“
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Nexus Between Cyber Crime &
Emerging Global Threats
Senior Legal Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Chile/US Chamber of Commerce of California
Dr. Adriana Sanford, President of Chile, Hon. Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Chilean Ambassador, Hon. Andres Bianchi
Dr. Sanford works with a broad range of global organizations to foster compliance, trust, and integrity, including:
Information Security Systems Association (ISSA)
International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN)
Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA)
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)