Cyber Security: An Issue that Keeps on Growing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza

Our Host: Dennis Cohen


Cyber security is an issue that only grows in every corner of our global garden.  Some would say it is an invasive weed with no herbicide in sight.

Every day, we face headlines in the media, from government agencies, our corporate governance departments and companies that tell us they have software to stop the problems. At every turn, there is an atmosphere of apprehension and trepidation.

What can a company do to guard itself and its clients? Can we stop the malicious organizations that steal our data, listen and gain access to our conversations and compromise the integrity of our business operations?

A panel of experts from various cyber related industry sectors will offer their perspectives and knowledge on this vital issue:

  • Chris Moschovitis, tmg-emedia, strategies and practices
  • Galya Datskovsky, Vapor Stream, products
  • Shawn Bernabeu, HUB International, insurance
  • Jerry Ferguson, Baker Hostetler, law

Our moderator will be Anna Murray of tmg-emedia, who specializes in software development.

This is an opportunity for attendees to listen to industry leaders who have a deep understanding of the ways in which business managers can defend and protect their organizations in the continual struggle with cyber security issues.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

The Democratization of the Media: PR for the Rest of Us

with 
Jess Todtfeld

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Baker Hostetler, 45 Rockefeller Plaza
Our Host: Dennis Cohen

Jess Todtfeld PicWhat if public relations were not the exclusive domain of the largest firms with large PR agencies? What if the power of the media was available to everyone?

With the plethora of outlets now available, there has never been a better time to harness and leverage the power of the media.

Jess Todtfeld, President of Success in Media is a television producer, media/PR consultant, bestselling author and Guinness record setter for being interviewed 112 times in 24 hours.

He will lead an interactive conversation about the range of PR options and tools that support corporate messaging and delivery.

Jess will demonstrate how to get media and PR exposure and describe easy-to-implement strategies and tools to create your own media campaign.

He will answer these relevant, timely questions:

  • What would it mean if your prospects and clients could experience what you do before you ever talk to them?
  • How would it help if your most satisfied clients spoke about your work (instead of you) on videos others could see?
  • Are there ways internet media can help you get traditional press?

Jess provides an insider’s perspective on the new opportunities and strategies at our finger tips.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please email RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

 

How 3D Printing Will Rock Your World

with John Hornick

July 7, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

JohnHornick Photo3D printers are the most powerful machines humans have ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled.

Driven by a digital blueprint of the finished product, they do so by building up layer upon layer of plastic, metal, or other materials, which are fused with heat, lasers, electron beams, chemicals, ultrasound, or glue.

John Hornick, a prominent IP lawyer, explains where this disruptive technology stands today and where it is going, and how everything will change when you can make anything. Highlights include:

• the Disruption Checklist, which shows how business and personal life will change
• the effects of 3D printing on the ability to make almost anything without anyone knowing about it or being able to control it
• how the human drive to make things will help drive adoption of this technology
• how 3D printing will lead to the merger of science and nature in product design
• how and why 3D printing could replace mass production with mass customization
• how 3D printing may lead to new kinds of crime

John Hornick has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm for over 30 years. John advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses and frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

Future Focus: How Successful Companies Stay Relevant by Continual Innovation

with Jeff Loehr

June 2, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

Jeff Loehr PicBusiness success and failure depend on decisions leaders make; they are not a result of changes in the market. However, the market is changing more quickly than most people realize so making these decisions requires that leadership find ways to overcome their biases, focus on the future and continuously reinvent to keep up.

Logically managers and leaders may know this but still struggle to manage the change. The reason for this, based on our observations working with clients around the world, is that as people we become stuck in our mental models of past success. To respond to changing market conditions managers, leaders and founders work harder at doing what they did before. Eventually, when this doesn’t work they look for silver bullet solutions that could come from innovating revolutionary products or even restructuring, but these can make the problem worse.

Future focused companies avoid this crisis by thinking about what the future could look like and preparing for it. They continuously reinvent and evolve rather than look for silver bullet solutions. In our practice we look for and build three key aspects to future focused companies: flexibility in the development and execution of their strategy, foresight to break mental models and discover new opportunities and focus to both build the core and also develop new options in the periphery.

Jeff will talk about the mental model challenge and the key aspects of a future focused company.

Jeff Loehr is a partner at Stratalis Consulting. He has experience working with teams of all sizes and at all stages of company development from developing a strategy for tech startups creating an innovation program for the world’s deepest mine. He works with teams and companies to help them break out of their mental models, explore new options and develop successful businesses.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

It Does Matter: The Details of Self-Presentation Are the Message

with Oona Chanel 

April 7, 6:00 pm

1cbcde2Everyone in business is always in front of people who can and do make a difference in our professional lives. Much of their impressions is based on our self-presentation.

Studies show that business people who dress to represent themselves as managers of a particular business sector provide the best cues that they are authentic and believable.

Oona Chanel is a renowned expert in the discipline of self-presentation. She will demonstrate how visual signals impact corporate decision makers, team members, prospective clients, employees and the media.

Details are telling. And that does not mean expensive jewelry or hair styles. More often, small and simple things can make a big difference in the eyes of those around us.

Oona has the creds: high end runway editorial model, serial entrepreneur, and internationally acclaimed fashion consultant who has worked for major European fashion houses.

Recently, Oona founded and is the Editor-in-Chief of a new fashion magazine to be published by Scandinavian Media Ventures.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

All Possible Worlds: How Data is the Real Engine of Creativity

with Alex Toplansky

March 3, 6:00 pm

Alex ToplanskyIn the information economy, creative thinking is emerging as a key survival skill for leaders. But while it is often made to sound like an innate talent, creative thinking is a learned discipline. Successful creative professionals have learned that organization, communication and data, not ideation, are the cornerstones of actionable creativity.

For the past 10 years, Alex Toplansky has designed and produced interactive products ranging from B2B analytics tools to blockbuster video games. Today, Alex works as a Senior Writer for the award-winning game studio Deep Silver Volition. He’ll show you how science and systems thinking inform industrial-strength creativity, and how these methods encourage cultures of success in any industry.

You will learn new tools to break down complex problems into navigable steps and isolate useful solutions, the building blocks of the creative process.

This event will help you zero-in on successful ideas and create with a purpose.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

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Cyber Security and You: Essential advice to survive in the age of cybercrime and cyber terrorism

with Chris Moschovitis

Tuesday, January 6, 6:00 p.m.

chrismoschovitisHardly a day goes by that we don’t learn of another attack by hackers against governments, businesses, or individuals.  Be it cyber warfare sponsored by countries, cyber terrorism by fringe groups, or hacking by criminals, we are living in a new world where our most valuable asset – our data – is under constant attack.  After this talk by Chris Moschovitis, president of tmg-emedia, you will leave with a clear understanding of what is going on, what’s at stake, your risk, and what you can do to protect yourself. 

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

How Collaboration, Shared Values and Work Culture are the New Black in Corporate Growth Strategies

with Phil McKenzie

November 11, 6:00 pm

Phil McKenzie PicCorporate culture is under significant stress, as employers and employees struggle to find common ground in identifying and maintaining focus in achieving business goals.

Phil McKenzie, the Founder of InfluencerCon, understands these challenges and has developed an approach that identifies and supports cooperative culture that delivers value to multiple stakeholders.

Phil sees the next generation of leaders as those who pursue influencer culture.

Influencer culture is based on the pursuit of creativity, open and fair exchange, passion, collaboration and a commitment to rich and  authentic personal experiences.

By bringing together corporate innovators and game-changers, InfluencerCon has established itself as the leading consultancy for those managers who are seeking to establish vital, dynamic and flexible workplaces.

The InfluencerCon methodology breaks down traditional silo-directed thinking and encourages cross-functionality and cross-pollination of strategies, concepts, customer interfaces and, ultimately, corporate growth.

Prior to founding InfluencerCon, Phil was Managing Partner of FREE DMC, an influencer marketing agency that specializes in integrated marketing strategy, digital content creation, and experiential events. He graduated with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

Integrity: An Access to Effective Leadership

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with Christopher Gates

Thursday, September 18, 6 pm

In a one-hour fully interactive conversation, Christopher Gates, a member of the Yale Club, introduces a new model of integrity developed by a group of leadership scholars led by Werner Erhard and Michael Jensen, which you can read HERE.

Chris shares how applying this new model of integrity provides access at any moment to power, freedom, and peace of mind in any area that calls for effective action.

Christopher C. Gates, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, supports individuals and family groups with wealth management. As a volunteer, he works as a leadership coach with grassroots community leaders in Northern Ireland, Israel, and the US. As a hobby, he has appeared as an actor on TV and in film. He lives in New York City and Aspen, CO.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM

Law on Your Side: How to Structure Your Business to Attract Funding

with Larry Hui and Jonathan Ain

Tuesday, August 5th, 6 pm

Larry Hui photoMany companies are looking to expand their businesses and are looking for ways to seek investment resources.

Often, business managers can take advantage of the legal structure and organization of their companies to position themselves in the most powerful, positive light to attract potential investors.

Our speakers, Larry Hui and Jonathan Ain, are experts in knowing what investors seek as they pursue companies with the greatest growth upside.

All too often business owners will not pay enough attention at the inception of their business to certain basic legal details that could ultimately spell the difference between a venture that is readily “fundable” and a venture that is so littered with potential landmines as to raise serious doubts in the mind of a potential investor as to whether their investment is worth the risk regardless of the business fundamentals.

Larry and Jonathan will help you appreciate the perspective that potential investors will bring when they are evaluating an investment opportunity.Jonathan Ain Photo

Larry Hui is a corporate and securities lawyer with over 25 years of experience advising businesses, investors and lenders in a variety of financing transactions.

Jonathan Ain is a corporate and securities attorney who regularly works alongside start-ups and closely held businesses.   He has deep experience angel and venture capital financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Both Larry and Jonathan are partners at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, a 55-lawyer firm in NYC.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.
Click here to register on-line, or:

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM