Special Guest Speaker

Michael Daniel

Michael Daniel

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, the White House

Michael leads the development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy, and oversees federal implementation of those policies. Michael also ensures that the federal government is effectively partnering with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. Prior to coming to the National Security Council, Michael served at the Office of Management and Budget for 17 years. Michael played a key role in shaping intelligence budgets, improving the management of the Intelligence Community, and resolving major policy issues including cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and information sharing and safeguarding.

Guest Keynote Speakers

Steve Bennett

General Keith B. Alexander

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command from 2010-2014, and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service from 2005-2014

General Keith B. Alexander, USA, served as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) from 2010 to 2014 and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) from 2005-2014. As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defense of DoD computer networks as directed by USSTRATCOM. As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he was responsible for a Department of Defense agency with national foreign intelligence, combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities. NSA/CSS civilian and military personnel are stationed worldwide.

Peter H. Diamandis

Peter H. Diamandis, MD

Chairman/CEO, X Prize Foundation, Executive Chairman, Singularity

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Smart Risk: Balancing Security & Opportunity

The central challenge for security and risk leaders is to find the best ways to achieve enterprise objectives while mitigating security risks to an acceptable level, so that everyone wins. The summit provides security and risk leaders and their teams the knowledge, strategies and tactics to be smarter than ever before; to enable them to achieve and maintain effective security and risk management programs that drive enterprise performance better than before.

John Girard
  • John Girard
  • Vice President & Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner

The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership

This session, based on the recently released Gartner ebook of the same name, is based on the premise that IT executives are often in extreme situations, where normal management techniques simply will not work. IT is increasingly under pressure to help the enterprise create competitive advantage, while dealing with increasing risks and challenges. Such an environment can drive enterprises to the "dark side". IT leaders will need to become Machiavellian Wolves in order to succeed and bring their enterprises back into the light.

Tina Nunno
  • Tina Nunno
  • Vice President and Gartner Fellow
  • Gartner

Case Study Speakers

  • Kenny Chu
  • Senior Director IT Security
  • Mt. Sinani Health Systems
  • Speaker Profile
  • Damiano Bolzoni
  • Founder and Business Developer
  • SecurityMatters
  • Speaker Profile
  • Meg Femino
  • Director, Emergency Management
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Speaker Profile
  • Larry Koskinen
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • United States Postal Service
  • Speaker Profile
  • Demetrios Lazarikos
  • IT Security Researcher and Strategist
  • Blue Lava Consulting
  • Speaker Profile
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Director, Clinical Information Security
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Speaker Profile
  • Jim Nelms
  • CISO
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Regina Phelps
  • President
  • Emergency Management & Safety Solutions
  • Speaker Profile
  • Maria Roat
  • FedRAMP Director, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies
  • General Services Administration
  • Speaker Profile
  • Richard Steinberg
  • Founder and CEO
  • Steinberg Governance Advisors, Inc
  • Speaker Profile

Gartner Analyst Speakers

Ahlm, Eric
Allan, Ant
Ambrose, Christopher
Barber, Victoria
Byrnes, F. Christian
Casper, Carsten
Chuvakin, Anton
Contu, Ruggero
Deshpande, Sid
Driver, Mark
Farahmand, Homan
Feiman, Joseph
Firstbrook, Peter
Gaehtgens, Felix
Girard, John
Heidt, Erik T.
Heiser, Jay
Hils, Adam
Iverson, Brian
Kampman, Kevin
Kavanagh, Kelly M.
Krapes, Steve
Kreizman, Gregg
Krikken, Ramon
Landers, Garth
Lawson, Craig
Litan, Avivah
Logan, Debra
Lopez, Jorge
Lowans, Brian
MacDonald, Neil
Marsala, Frank
Morency, John P
Neiva, Claudio
Nunno, Tina
Orans, Lawrence
Perkins, Earl
Proctor, Paul E.
Scholtz, Tom
Schwartz, Lew
Scott, Donna
Simmons, Doug
Singh, Anmol
Smith, Rob
Steenstrup, Kristian
Tomhave, Ben
Tratz-Ryan, Bettina
Viscardi, Julie
Wagner, Ray
Walls, Andrew
Weiss, Juergen
Wheatman, Jeffrey
Wheeler, John A.
Wilson, Belinda
Witty, Roberta J.
Young, Greg
Zumerle, Dionisio

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