As a child, watching Batman, I always wanted to fly in the Bat-Plane. It was disappointing when my father, the most intelligence person I knew, explained to me that the Batplane wasn’t real and something like that could never fly. To my amazement my father was wrong. It took nearly 15 years, but some very smart people were able to build it. I was in college when I saw the first televised coverage of the real Bat-Plane. They called it the B-2 Bomber, and it was the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft in the US Air Force.
My guest on today’s podcast, Lynn Mattice, who is currently a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, was the Corporate Director of Security for Northrup, the company who developed the B-2 or the Stealth Bomber. At its peak, the B-2 was the largest military program under development and its design team was awarded the Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, as demonstrated in actual use. In the podcast, Lynn shared some stories about developing early cyber security and physical security programs while working on the B-2 project. He also talked about emerging technology today and its impact on both physical and cyber programs, specifically looking at how Business Strategy can be assisted by business intelligence.
Today, Lynn is leading the way in executive education for the leaders in the security industry. He leads the team that developed The Executive Summit Series, which kicks off next week in Washington DC, as leaders come to our nation’s capital for the annual OSAC conference. As the website states, The Executive Summit Series is a leadership program that brings together an ecosystem of thought leaders and practitioners to address the dynamic issues and changes affecting enterprises in today’s complex global environment. The Executive Summit Series incorporates industry leaders from Eli Lilly & Company, Splunk, LenelS2, Corning, and many more.
The vision of the Series wasn’t to have lecture after lecture, rather to present case studies to learn from each other’s experiences and create a platform for future sharing. Done in partnership with George Washington University, the first meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 is the beginning of a great education series that will continue throughout the year and for years to come.
It was a great pleasure to host Lynn on our Podcast, and we look forward to having him back in the future. Please listen here, on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts. Enjoy.
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