San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Kirk Lippold

United States Navy (Ret)

Engaged leader, hands-on crisis management practitioner, and a go-to global security expert for major news networks, the former Commander of the USS Cole demonstrates the foundation for team success and time-critical decisions based on integrity.

Commander Kirk Lippold reveals how to lead teams to manage challenges and ensure success in a complex world where financial, security and global threats are of critical concern across industry sectors.

CDR Lippold was in command of the USS Cole when it was targeted by a deadly al Qaeda terrorist attack in 2000, 11 months before 9/11. His team training prior to the attack and unflappable leadership after galvanized his crew to action, resulting in lives and the ship being saved.

A compelling storyteller, CDR Lippold draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies he learned and applied to instill integrity into his team members and mitigate crises throughout his naval career. With takeaways for organizations on assessing their own successes and failures to prepare for what the future may hold, his lessons learned can make the difference when it matters most.

June 11, 2018
9:05am - 9:50am
Grand Ballroom

Commander Kirk Lippold, U.S. Navy  (Ret.) was the commanding officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. During his command, Commander Lippold and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American war ship from sinking. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.

Commander Lippold is a crisis management expert and proven leader, and in this opening keynote, tailored to the needs of healthcare security professionals, he shares with attendees lessons learned while leading his crew aboard the USS Cole following the attack.

These critical steps demonstrate how any organization can detect, react to contain and then control crises, assess progress in defining a new normal, and measure successes moving forward. 

These leadership and management techniques will arm attendees with a military-grade approach to prepare for and take action when cyber terrorists strike — because it’s not a matter of if, but when.

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