The unprecedented worldwide crisis spawned by the recent and continuing healthcare challenges makes leading more challenging than ever. Executives face the stress and consequences of a pandemic on top of the tumult of an unsettled marketplace and civil unrest. The concepts and tools of meta-leadership help those leaders reframe adversity. The secrets to success are communication, coordination, and collaboration. It is an opportunity for building enduring transformational change. In this keynote, Oki Mek, the Lead Technical Integrator for Re-Imagine HHS, and Senior Adviser to the CIO, spoke about how he was able to increase the adoption of innovative and modern solutions within HHS to better deliver mission outcomes, improve service, and operate more efficiently. Mr. Mek focuses on initiating and leading change through digital transformation to enhance Americans’ health and well-being through effective health and human services and fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. Mr. Mek explained that America is woefully unprepared to secure its distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, supply chains, and other critical infrastructure against cyber threats. Mr. Mek believes that business, technology, and government leaders must adopt and interweave military-style strategies that align with their organizations’ mission. To win these cyberspace battles, Mr. Mek derives lessons from Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War, such as:

  • MILITARY STRATEGY 1: KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW THE ENEMY
  • MILITARY STRATEGY 2: SPEED, FLEXIBILITY, AND ADAPTABILITY
  • MILITARY STRATEGY 3: SIMPLICITY

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Art of Cyberwarfare

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