Society, technology, and institutions are confronting unprecedented change.  Rapid acceleration of innovation, disruptive technologies and infrastructures, and new modes of network-enabled conflict requires leaders to not only think outside the box, but to think without the box.

The Future Proof conference brings together the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators with one foot in the future to discuss the most pressing issues of the day and provide insight into the ways technology is evolving.  Future Proof is not just about understanding the future, but developing the resiliency to thrive and survive in an age of exponential disruption. 

From the team that brought you the FedCyber Conference for five years, please register to attend today and be a part of the conversation.

FUTURE: at a later time; going or likely to happen or exist.

PROOF:  able to withstand something damaging; resistant.

Future Proof will explore…

The Future of Money
Ten years ago, resilient cryptocurrencies did not exist, yet today the infrastructure to create them is available to anyone. The blockchain is often described as having the potential to be more disruptive than the Internet itself and the rules of finance are being re-written every day. This session takes you through the good, bad, and the ugly of cryptocurrency and blockchain and highlights issues that will drive the next five years of blockchain.

The Future of Cyber Conflict
Twenty years ago, cybersecurity experts warned of attacks against power grids and planes falling from the sky. They predicted a future that has not manifested itself yet. Will it? Or will the future of war be a conflict waged for the hearts and minds of social media users. What about the future of conflict in the contested domain of space – not only regarding assets in orbit, but space exploration and resource exploitation?

Reality Hacking
Within a decade, early technology adopters will be able to define their own reality by not only escaping to fully immersive virtual worlds, but rewriting the rules for how they interact with the real world through virtual augmentation. How are these technologies emerging over the coming decade and will they herald in the ultimate evolution of Putnam’s Bowling Alone or result in the creation of international communities with greater affinity for their virtual world than the country within which their physical body resides.

Open the Pod Bay Door – Resetting the Clock on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is like a great basketball head-fake. We look towards AI, but pass the ball to machine learning. BUT, that reality is quickly changing. This panel taps AI and machine learning experts to level-set our current capabilities in the field and define the roadmap over the next five years.

Swimming with Black Swans – Innovation in an Age of Rapid Disruption
If Yogi Berra were to evaluate today’s pace of global change, he might simply define it as “the more things change, they more they change”. Are we living in an exponential loop of global change or have we achieved escape velocity into a “to be defined” global future? Experts share their thoughts on leading through unprecedented change and how we position ourselves to maintain organizational resiliency while simultaneously reaping the benefits of new technologies and global realities.

Video Killed the Video Star? – Trust in the Age of Deep Fakes
Innovation in video animation and manipulation are rapidly creating a situation in which the eyes can’t trust what the eyes can see. This session explores how quickly these technologies have been adopted and what it means for the future of video news, movies, and online content.

All Your Secrets are Belong to Us – Security in the Age of Quantum Computing
Several major corporations and governments are investing billions of dollars to create a quantum computing capability that will enable modeling of physical reality and improve how we design, create and field new technologies. Quantum computing will also be capable of easily cracking many cryptography solutions. What are the implications for a world without secrets or will advanced in quantum cryptography help us level-set against the threat?

Twenty Years of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Twenty years ago, the first cyber threat intelligence company was launched. What was once an obscure business idea based upon Presidential Decision Directive 63, has now developed into an essential component of cyber risk management. This panel of experts from the leading cyber threat companies will explore what the industry got right and wrong and how cyber threat intelligence will evolve over the next decade.

The Future Hasn’t Arrived – Identifying the Next Generation of Technology Requirements.
In an age when the cyber and analytics markets are driving hundreds of billions of dollars in investments and solutions is there still room for innovation? This panel brings together executives and investors to identify what gaps exist in their solution stacks and to define what technologies hold the most promise for the future.

Deception is the New Black
According to Gartner and IDG, deception technologies will provide great security ROI over the next decade. This session dives deep into how the technology has evolved from honeypots to today’s full suite of solutions and how these technologies can be implemented to decrease attacker advantage.

Digital Self Sovereignty in the Blockchain Era
You are big data. Every day the technology you own, use, and otherwise interact with (often unintentionally) collects rich data about every element of your daily life. This session provides a quick overview of how this data is collected, stored, and mined but then shifts direction to look at what technologies might empower users to better collect, access, and authorize the use of their own data through blockchain, digital autonomous corporations, and smart contracts.