Luncheon Speakers

The Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum is honored to host Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, and featured keynote speakers: former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Michael Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Company, for the September 27th Forum.


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

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Governor Charlie Baker was inaugurated as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on January 8th, 2015, after several decades of service in both state government and the private sector.

Since taking office, Governor Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work and raise a family – while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as hard working as the people of the Commonwealth. Governor Baker believes people are policy and has appointed a bipartisan Cabinet and developed strong relationships with the legislature to work across the aisle and deliver results for our state.

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Ash Carter, Director Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Former United States Secretary of Defense

Ash Carter headshotAsh Carter currently serves as the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School. He also is an innovation fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Most recently, Carter served as the 25th Secretary of Defense. For over thirty-five years inside government under presidents of both political parties as well as in the private sector, Ash Carter has leveraged his extraordinary experience in national security, technology and innovation to defend the United States and make a better world.

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Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

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Jeanette Manfra serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). Ms. Manfra leads the 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the NPPD.

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Michael Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Company

Michael K. Daly is the Chief Technology Officer of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Company’s Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business, providing cyber solutions to domestic and international government and commercial customers, delivering quick-reaction mission solutions, and providing support to high consequence special missions.

Daly is a Principle Engineering Fellow and holds a patent for “System and Method for Malware Detection”. He supports the US President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and is a member of the State of Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisory Board. Michael is an advisor to American University’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center and serves on the Forcepoint Product Council. 

For 13 years prior to his current role, Daly was the Raytheon corporate director of Information Technology Enterprise Security Services. With more than 30 years in security and information systems, Daly has worked with both the private sector and the federal government with responsibilities including software engineering for law enforcement, and manager of applications and distributed computing.


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