Featured Speaker Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem is one of the nation’s leading experts in homeland security and emergency preparedness. A former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security for President Obama and Massachusetts’ Homeland Security Advisor, Kayyem is presently the founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, providing strategic advice in cybersecurity and technology, risk management, mega-event planning and more. Kayyem also serves on the faculty at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. As CNN's sole female national security analyst, she is also featured in a weekly radio program on Boston’s NPR station WGBH, for whom she also hosts a regular podcast entitled "Security Mom.” In 2013, she was named the Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial columns in the Boston Globe focused on ending the Pentagon’s combat exclusion rule against women. Kayyem’s memoir, “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home,” was released in Apri l, 2016. The bestselling new book weaves personal memoir with an insider's view into the compelling world of national security. Kayyem is a board member of MassINC and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Homeland Security Advisory Committee where she co-chairs the Cybersecurity Review Committee. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and the mother of three children, she is married to First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Barron.