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.

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

  • Meg Femino
  • Director, Emergency Management
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Speaker Profile
  • Regina Phelps
  • President
  • Emergency Management & Safety Solutions
  • Speaker Profile
  • Richard Steinberg
  • Founder and CEO
  • Steinberg Governance Advisors, Inc
  • Speaker Profile
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Director, Clinical Information Security
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Speaker Profile
  • Maria Roat
  • FedRAMP Director, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies
  • General Services Administration
  • Speaker Profile
  • Jim Nelms
  • CISO
  • Mayo Clinic

Gartner Analyst Speakers

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

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