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The Truth about Present and Future Cyber Risks - Barcelona event
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 21:00 to 23:30
Hotel NH Hesperia Presidente
Avinguda Diagonal 570, 08021 Barcelona

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The Truth about Present and Future Cyber Risks - Barcelona event
Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Spain

The Truth about Present and Future Cyber Risks


Expert session and dinner in Barcelona with cybersecurity professional Narciso Ortega Oliva


Hotel NH Hesperia Presidente
 Avinguda Diagonal 570
08021 Barcelona


Thursday, July 6th, 2017
9.00 - 11.30pm


Price: 40€ per person


One guest may be invited

The Columbia Business School Club of Spain gladly invites you to participate in a most insightful session about the present and future of Cybersecurity Risks guided by industry professional Mr. Narciso Ortega Oliva, a highly reputed expert in such a complex subject with a long personal experience in this field, gained from his duties as a high-rank Police official and subsequently as a consultant (see below a summary of his biography).

The event will commence with an introductory presentation by Mr. Ortega on his views about the new challenges arising in Cyber-Security and Cyber-Defence, on the one hand, and in Cyber-Crime or Cybernetic Wars, on the other. These terms, non-existent fifty years ago, are now more than common. The Wana-cry virus seems to have awakened us suddenly; the awareness was low on the fact that our security, our personal data, our work, our healthcare, or our leisure were being violated.

What is the real situation? What does the near future hold now for citizens? Where are IoT (Internet of Things), Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Qubit, leading us into? Are we prepared or doing anything to be prepared to handle them?

Our guest speaker will offer us an accurate point of view on the current situation and the future outlook of these critical topics in a very pragmatic style, profiting from his hands-on experience in defence missions against organized crime for more than 38 years.

After his introduction, Mr. Ortega will open a debate where participants may raise those issues or questions of particular interest to their businesses, so please come prepared for a productive session.

The event is to be held in a private dining room of Hotel Presidente, so that the environment will be very relaxed and the atmosphere highly collegial, aimed at strengthening our mutual connections.

We wish you join us in debating such a current hot topic.

The Board of the Club


Event details

When: Thursday, July 6th, 9.00pm - 11.30pm.

Where: Hotel NH Hesperia Presidente, Avinguda Diagonal 570, 08021 Barcelona.

Price: 40€ per person to cover for the dinner.

Signups to the event and corresponding payment is to be conducted according to your registration status at the website:

- Alumni already registered at the Club's website should first log into the website with their Username (or, alternatively, their valid e-mail address) and Password that have been previously provided (please contact us if you need a new registration at the website or require a reminder of the Username or a new Password) and, second, click on the "Sign up" button that appears at the top of this page, which will take to the signup and payment steps to be followed thereafter with the user data being filled in automatically.

- All other alumni and participants should first enter their e-mail adress and then click on the "Sign up" button above which will take to the order page where the personal details are requested.

Payment is processed through a secure platform, and the signup will be confirmed via e-mail once the payment has been successfully completed.

Guests: Alumni have the possibility of inviting one guest at the same featured price. The guest's e-mail address and name/last name are also requested during the registration process for attendance control purposes. Guests receive a confirmation e-mail of their signup.

Signup deadline is Tuesday, July 4th. The spaces for the dinner are limited and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Dress code: Business / Smart casual.

Inquiries with regards to this event can be communicated to the Club at

Mr. Narciso Ortega's biography

Narciso OrtegaMr. Ortega carries an impressive experience in security forces and is an expert in anti-terrorism and defence. He holds a degree from Zaragoza University in Public International Law and International Relations, Advanced Studies (DEA).

He attended Military Higher Education as Army Academy Officer, Cavalry. Between 1981 and 1990 he was active in operational units (CRG-URG), with 5 years in OP management duties in the Basque Country, in addition to destinations in Galicia, Asturias, Melilla, Baleares, Canarias, Catalonia, and Andalusia.

Throughout his career in security forces, Mr. Ortega has held a variety of prestigious top positions including Chief of Police of Catalonia, Chief of Police of the Canary Islands, Head of Specialty Unit Aragon, or Head of the Scientific Police of Aragon.

Since being granted leave of active duty at his own request in 2012, he has held a variety of positions including Director of Security in Spain for an Investment Bank, Security Auditor or Advisor for both Private Investors and enterprises, and Director of ORCASI, a Cybersecurity and Intelligence company. He now is Cybersecurity Advisor for Alfa Beta Consultants.

Additionally, he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, his research thesis based on the European Public Frontier Defence System.

Mr. Ortega has received numerous high-profile national awards such as the Commendation of the Order of Isabel La Catolica and the Order of Civil Merit.


Where & When

Hotel NH Hesperia Presidente

Avinguda Diagonal 570, 08021 Barcelona

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 21:00 to 23:30