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Left of Boom IV Launch

Left of Boom IV - The Fourth Annual Conference on Proactive Threat Mitigation

The Center for Information Convergence and Strategy (CICS) is happy to announce the launch of Left of Boom IV, the Fourth Annual Conference on Proactive Threat Mitigation, which will be held May 2-4, 2018, on the campus of San Diego State University. 

Since its launch in 2015, Left of Boom has become a landmark event in bringing together experts in fields as diverse as global security, criminology, medicine, communication, big data, and adaptive intelligence. Its distinct focus on proactive threat mitigation drew endorsements and recognition from several Members of Congress, the San Diego Board of Supervisors, international organizations like the World Customs Organization and BORDERPOL, as well as receiving support from numerous corporate sponsors.

The core mission of the Left of Boom series is to foster cross-fertilization of proactive threat mitigation strategies across domains and to provide a venue for open dialogue and exchange of ideas between public and private organizations. The list of previous keynote speakers reflects this integrative vision. Examples include the former Commander of U.S. NORTHCOM and NORAD, the Consul General of India, the Director of Global Security for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Director of the Office of the General Secretary of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, or the Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The CICS leadership team of Akshay Pottathil and André Skupin - who will serve as conference chair and vice-chair, respectively - is grateful for the tireless support provided by CICS researchers, subject matter experts, and volunteers in making Left of Boom IV a reality.

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