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The February 2022 OODA Network Member Meeting: Topics Included Crypto Innovation, Security and Regulation and the Lead Up to Putin’s War

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

To encourage openness of discussion, these sessions take place with Chatham House rules, where participants are free to use the information in the meeting but are asked not to directly quote or identify other participants (we also keep privacy in mind when preparing summaries of these sessions, like the one that follows).

Topics for discussion on the February monthly call were:

  • Crypto and National Security
    • Recent Events In Canada
    • Impact on the U.S. Dollar as a Global Reserve Currency
    • Lack of Tracking Granularity as Wealth Moves
    • Use in Ransomware and Consumer Fraud
    • Lack of Fiduciary and Legal Liability for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and  Decentralized Autonomous Corporations (DAC)
    • Will Overregulation Stifle Innovation?
    • Or Is Innovation Fostered by More Transparency?
    • Impact on the Insurance Market and Mitigating Risk
    • Will Punitive De-banking Stymie Regulation?
    • The Bitcoin Origin Story Does Not Include the Crypto Exchange Ecosystem
    • Past is Prologue – Bulletproof Exchanges
  • Ukraine
    • Putin’s Strategy
    • Something Is Happening Here:  The Modern Way of War
    • Putin’s Objective
    • The Difference Between Capabilities and Intentions
    • Putin’s Psychology – Risk Averse or Risk Seeking
    • Give Then An inch, They Take a Foot
    • Ukrainian Resistance Will be Met by Russian Brutality
    • Cybersecurity Implications for the C-Suite
    • It is an Inside Job
    • Open-Source Intelligence/Private Sector Companies May be Targeted
    • What Is an Act of War and What is a Covered Event?
    • Watch Taiwan
    • What Role Afghanistan?

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Daniel Pereira

Daniel Pereira is research director at OODA. He is a foresight strategist, creative technologist, and an information communication technology (ICT) and digital media researcher with 20+ years of experience directing public/private partnerships and strategic innovation initiatives.