HathawayMelissa Hathaway, Member, Board of Regents and Senior Fellow, leading cybersecurity expert and Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) principal investigator was the featured speaker in the “5G Digital Transformation in the New Economy,” the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s COVID-19 Expert Webinar. The event encompassed discussion of the great digital divide in our current environment, digital asset transformation, 5G evolution, and the digital economy.

"Our countries and companies are racing to capture the #digital opportunity of #IoT (127 new devices connect every second!) and #5G — they will generate $13 trillion of economic value by 2035." -Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway, cyberspace policy and cybersecurity leader, brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. She developed a unique methodology for evaluating and measuring national levels of preparedness for certain cyber security risks, known as the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI). She has served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. At the conclusion of her government service, she received the National Intelligence Reform Medal in recognition of her achievements.

Watch Melissa Hathaway in the “5G Digital Transformation in the New Economy” here: