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Cybersecurity is a global security imperative.

Cyber space is a global digital domain with no geographic boundaries, no enforceable rules and near limitless potential for abuse.  And when things go wrong, they do so at the speed of light. This rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape combined with the increasing pace and magnitude of attacks requires a re-thinking of how cyber security operators ensure the security and integrity of their systems, networks and data.

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IN CYBER WARFARE INNOVATION IS OUR GREATEST WEAPON

Operators worldwide see the need to come together to share experience, advance best practices, identify emerging threats and evaluate cutting edge cyber security innovation. The Global Cyber Innovation Summit is the venue for this essential collaboration. This invitation-only event brings together the Global 2000 CISO community, cyber technology innovators, policy thought leaders and members of the cyber investment community for exchange of ideas, discussion and collaboration designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cyber security strategies and solutions. Join us at the tip of the spear.

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GCIS CHAIRMAN

Robert Ackerman

Bob Ackerman is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies. With 20 plus years of experience as a venture capitalist, Bob is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture capital firm AllegisCyber, Co-Founder of Columbia, Maryland-based Cyber Start-up Studio DataTribe and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founder’s Equity Partners, a direct secondary investment firm that also invests in cyber security companies. Prior to his career as a venture capitalist, Bob was a serial entrepreneur as a CEO and founder of two successful technology companies, including leading UNIX technology company UniSoft, and InfoGear Technology Corporation, the visionary creator of the original iPhones.

The GCIS Advisory Council

Overseeing the strategy and direction of the summit is our Chairman and preeminent 17-member advisory council.  Our council made up of ten top Chief Information Security Officers, as well as former government security officials, technology innovators, and policy experts. To find out more about each member, just click on their photograph.

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JIM ALKOVE
CISO of Salesforce
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RICH BAICH
CISO of Wells Fargo
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MIKE CHERTOFF
Former Secretary of Homeland Security & Chairman of the Chertoff Group
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ROLAND CLOUTIER
Staff Vice President & Global Chief Security Officer of ADP
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RAJ DE
Partner at Mayer Brown & Former General Counsel of the NSA
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ADAM FLETCHER
CISO of Blackstone
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FRED GIBBINS
CISO of American Express
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RON GULA
Founder of Tenable
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GEORGE HOYEM
Managing Partner at IN-Q-Tel
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MIKE JANKE
Co-Founder of Data Tribe
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JOHN NAI
CISO Of PayPal
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DOUGLAS POWERS
Director for Vigilant by Deloitte
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JIM ROUTH
CISO of Aetna
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John Stewart
CISO of Cisco
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ELI SUGARMAN
Program Officer at Cyber Initiative
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DEBORAH WHEELER
CISO of Delta Airlines
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TOM WILSON
CISO of Southern Company