Order Out of Chaos: Using Big Data to Enhance International Security featuring William J. Bratton, Chairman, Altegrity Risk International, and Former Commissioner, NYPD, & Chief, LAPD; with Noah Shachtman, Contributing Editor, WIRED, and Editor, WIRED.com's Danger Room.
Disruption happens. A technology breakthrough. A shift in consumer demand. A rise, or fall, in a critical market. Any of these can rewrite the future of a company -- or a whole industry. If you haven't faced this moment, you will soon. It's time to change the way you run your business. Now what?
How you decide to respond is what separates the leaders from the left behind. Today's smartest executives know that disruption is constant and inevitable. They've learned to absorb the shockwave that change brings, and can use that energy to transform their companies and their careers.
At the second WIRED Business Conference, presented in partnership with MDC Partners, you'll hear from industry leaders on how to respond to change, and how to use it to your advantage. Through one-on-one conversations between speakers and Wired editors and interaction with the speakers, you'll see how disruption is transforming the way smart organizations make decisions, keeping them on a steady path to growth.
William J. Bratton
William J. Bratton has been appointed the 42nd police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the second time he has held the post.
Noah Shachtman is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and the editor of its national security blog, "Danger Room." He's reported from Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, the Pentagon, Los Alamos, and from military bases around the country. He's written about technology and national security for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, Esquire, Popular Science, The New York Post, Foreign Policy, Popular Mechanics, The American Prospect Online, The Forward, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among others.
He's spoken before audiences at West Point, the Army Command and General Staff College, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, the Air Force Cyber Symposium, and National Defense University. The offices of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, and the Director of National Intelligence have all asked him to contribute to discussions on cyber security, information operations, and emerging threats. The Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR have looked to him to provide insight on military developments.
In 2003, Shachtman founded DefenseTech.org, which quickly emerged as one of the web's leading resources on military hardware and software. The site was later sold to Military.com. During his tenure at Wired, he's reported from an undisclosed air base in "Southwest Asia," embedded with Marines in the heart of Afghanistan's opium country, defused roadside explosives with a Baghdad bomb squad, snuck into the Los Alamos nuclear lab, chased down suspects on Chicago's West Side, investigated a triple-homicide in Tacoma, WA, and undergone experiments by Pentagon-funded scientists at Stanford. Advertising Age named Wired the "magazine of the decade." Wired.com won the Magazine Publishers' Association award for "website of the year." Shachtman's Danger Room blog took home the Online Journalism Award for best beat reporting in 2007.
Before turning to journalism, Shachtman worked as a professional bass player, book editor, and campaign staffer on Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a former student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.