Scientific American's Global Summit on privacy and security in the digital age

August 27, 2001

The first strategic forum to tackle the complex issue of privacy and security from the perspectives of technology, policy and business globally for a CEO audience

Scientific American believes that is only through collaboration between government, business and academia that the challenges of online security and privacy will be solved. This two-day program of interactive sessions with policy, business and academic leaders will bring both critical thinking and innovative solutions to a matter of urgent concern to the business community.

The Issue At Stake:
Privacy is not just a policy issue, but also an urgent business concern. Without effective privacy and security controls, critical corporate data or intellectual property can be lost or stolen, resulting in immeasurable damage to corporate brand and reputation. Good privacy can, however, provide a competitive edge.

Strategic in scope, the Scientific American Global Summit tackles the privacy and security issues critical to the individual, to the success of national and multinational organizations, and the safety of the national infrastructure.

Summit Highlights:
Important global decision makers and influencers - from government, business and academia - will speak, offering their insight throughout the two-day summit. Confirmed keynoters and panelists include:

Key privacy and security executives from leading banking and financial institutions

Leaders from health care, biotech, e-health organizations and academia

Top executives from leading technology and security corporations

Partners and directors from legal firms who specialize in issues of privacy and security

Executives from prominent consultants
  • EDS Global Security & Privacy Services
  • Guardent
  • HR Privacy Solutions
  • The Privacy Counsel

  • Representatives from privacy organizations
  • Argo Pacific (Australia)
  • BITS [Financial Services Roundtable]
  • Privacy & American Business (US)
  • Privacy Laws & Business (UK)

    Representatives from multinational global companies
    • DoubleClick Corp.
    • Eastman Kodak
    • Thomson MultiMedia
    • Viamericas Corp.

  • And international privacy commissioners and government regulators from Asia, Australia, Canada and the E.U.

    The Program:
    The program's seven sessions will focus on financial services, health care and the regulatory environment in the U.S., the E.U., Latin America and Asia Pacific. There will also be a session on the technologies that are providing solutions to some of these challenges, and a discussion about privacy as a human value.

    Approximately 250 CEOs and senior management from multinational companies and policy, business and academic leaders. Program, registration and sponsorship information is available on the summit website:

    Scientific American Inc.

    Related Health Care Articles from Brightsurf:

    Study evaluates new World Health Organization Labor Care Guide for maternity care providers
    The World Health Organization developed the new Labor Care Guide to support clinicians in providing good quality, women-centered care during labor and childbirth.

    Six ways primary care "medical homes" are lowering health care spending
    New analysis of 394 U.S. primary care practices identifies the aspects of care delivery that are associated with lower health care spending and lower utilization of emergency care and hospital admissions.

    Modifiable health risks linked to more than $730 billion in US health care costs
    Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.

    Spending on primary care vs. other US health care expenditures
    National health care survey data were used to assess the amount of money spent on primary care relative to other areas of health care spending in the US from 2002 to 2016.

    MU Health Care neurologist publishes guidance related to COVID-19 and stroke care
    A University of Missouri Health Care neurologist has published more than 40 new recommendations for evaluating and treating stroke patients based on international research examining the link between stroke and novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Large federal program aimed at providing better health care underfunds primary care
    Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the majority of patients in the US receive treatment.

    International medical graduates care for Medicare patients with greater health care needs
    A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital research team indicates that internal medicine physicians who are graduates of medical schools outside the US care for Medicare patients with more complex medical needs than those cared for by graduates of American medical schools.

    The Lancet Global Health: Improved access to care not sufficient to improve health, as epidemic of poor quality care revealed
    Of the 8.6 million deaths from conditions treatable by health care, poor-quality care is responsible for an estimated 5 million deaths per year -- more than deaths due to insufficient access to care (3.6 million) .

    Under Affordable Care Act, Americans have had more preventive care for heart health
    By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health.

    High-deductible health care plans curb both cost and usage, including preventive care
    A team of researchers based at IUPUI has conducted the first systematic review of studies examining the relationship between high-deductible health care plans and the use of health care services.

    Read More: Health Care News and Health Care Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to