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Edward Jones Dean's Breakfast

The Edward Jones Dean's Breakfast Series brings together area business leaders, policymakers, academics and students to discuss leading issues facing business in the 21st century.  

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 - 7:30 a.m.

Cybersecurity: A Business Imperative

While the digital age has created a boon of business opportunities, those opportunities have not come without challenges, and effective cybersecurity has become an imperative for any business operating in today's environment. Join the Chaifetz School of Business Edward Jones Dean’s Breakfast Series on February 28 for a discussion on this critical business function. Moderated by Jason Carter, president of UNCOMN (formerly Aegis Strategies), the panel will bring together  leading cybersecurity experts from across sectors to discuss current and future cybersecurity challenges and innovative solutions to address these threats. 


About the Panel

Jarrett Kolthoff  is the founder and chief executive officer of SpearTip - Cyber Counterintelligence. In the role, he works every day with SpearTip’s cyber counterintelligence operatives to identify, assess, neutralize, exploit and eliminate threats waged against the company’s clients. Kolthoff is a former Special Agent – U.S. Army Counterintelligence with over two decades of experience in the field of information security.

Poonam Verma is currently vice president, Corporate Security at MasterCard. In the role, Verma leads efforts for internal & external access provisioning, physical security access systems implementation, authorization/authentication services, access governance, design/development and overall access support. She has more than 14 years of experience in information security.

Sony Jacob is chief information officer for SSM Health. As CIO, Jacob oversees implementation of the health care organization’s IT strategy and systems. He is also in charge of expanding the organization’s internal IT consultancy to partner with other senior leaders in addressing business issues and aligning technology assets for future growth. 

About the Series

Each event in the Edward Jones Dean's Breakfast Series begins with a free networking breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Shanahan Atrium of Cook Hall. The presentation begins at 8 a.m. in the Anheuser Busch Auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. 

Complimentary parking is available in the University's  Laclede Garage (3642 Laclede Ave.) for non-SLU guests. Please keep the parking ticket received upon entry to the garage. An exit pass will be provided to you at the event's registration table. 

Presenting Sponsor

Edward Jones

Media Partner

St. Louis Public Radio