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This summit will be live-streamed from FBI Chicago and the McDonald’s Corporation and will be locally hosted in Salt Lake City by L-3 Communications, on September 15, 2015, from 12 noon – 3 pm  MST .  The Summit is aimed at senior leaders from U.S. businesses, academic institutions and national laboratories because leaders in all fields must understand their organization’s role in protecting America’s future and incorporate a holistic approach to intellectual property protection into their strategic planning.

This event will present cutting-edge thinking on these issues from nationally renowned experts such FBI Director James Comey, who will open the event.  Other speakers include Mr. Kevin Swailes, who leads General Electric’s Center of Excellence for Intellectual Property Protection and Mr. Kevin Mandia, President, FireEye and Founder, Mandiant Corporation; Dr. John Villasenor of UCLA, who is a national leader on protection of research and development; Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, an expert in cross-discipline cyber and economic risk management, threat intelligence and active/passive counter-intelligence; and Mr. Chris Hadnagy, an expert in human factors and behavior.  Together, these five speakers will address critical topics of national importance in Ted Talk-style presentations followed by a panel question and answer session.