Global Cyber Innovation Summit
April 10-11, 2024
The Sagamore Pendry Hotel, Baltimore, MD

**The proceedings are under Chatham House Rule**

About The Global Cyber Innovation Summit

Renowned as the “Davos of Cybersecurity”, the Global Cyber Innovation Summit (GCIS) fosters rich dialogue around cybersecurity policy, practice and professionalism.

Governed by a prestigious steering committee and providing exclusive vehicles of information exchange, GCIS offers a privileged cybersecurity venue for top-tier intellectual discourse and collaboration amongst peers.

Seniority of Audience – Participant Profile

Continuing the tradition as an invitation-only event, the 2024 Global Cyber Innovation Summit will unite an unprecedented gathering of global CISOs, best of breed cybersecurity CEOs, leading cyber researchers, policy makers, and cybersecurity innovation investors.

2024 Steering Committee Members

  • Bob Ackerman, Founder of AllegisCyber Capital
  • Roland Cloutier, Former CISO at TikTok
  • Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud
  • Tom Wilson, VP and CISO at Southern Company
  • Rich Baich, CISO at AT&T
  • Deborah Wheeler, CISO at Delta Airlines
  • Adam Fletcher, CISO at Blackstone
  • Mike Janke, Co-founder of DataTribe
  • Katie Gray, Partner of In-Q-Tel
  • Jason Whitty, Managing Director, Chief Security Officer, USAA

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – Pre-Con Day

3:00 – 5:00 pm
CISO Board Member Bootcamp Series

Session 1: Korn Ferry Led Workshops

Part1: The Opportunity to Lead

Part 2: Planning for Board Roles

Session Leader
Bob Irwin and Sue Ribot

Korn Ferry

Session 2: Digital Directors Network Workshops

The CISO Impact

Session Leader:
Tony Cole, Digital Directors Network

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Day 1

8:00 – 9:00 am
Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 – 9:10 am
Opening Remarks
Cybersecurity – The New Frontier

Bob Ackerman
Founder & Chairman
Global Cyber Innovation Summit

9:10 – 9:20 am
Homefront Special Welcome

Secretary Kevin Anderson

Secretary of Commerce
State of Maryland

9:20 – 9:40 am
Opening Keynote Speaker
Cybersecurity in 2024: The Current State of Nation State Threats

Morgan Adamski
Chief of NSA's Cybersecurity Collaboration Center

Discussion Driver: Katie Gray, Partner, In-Q-Tel

9:40 – 10:00 am
(New) Rules of Engagement for Cyber Security issues raised by ChatGPT and similar tech are forcing memebers of the cyber community to prepare for the next weave of threats. What will be the new rules for cyber defense?

Rob Joyce
Former Director, Cyber

10:00 – 10:10 am
Special Achievement Presentation
Cyber Vanguard Award

10:10 – 10:40 am
Morning Networking & Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:00 am
Keynote Address
Cyber Risks in the Global Threat Environment

Secretary Mike Pompeo

11:00 – 11:30 am
Keynote Panel

Generative AI (GenAI): Friend or Foe to the Modern CISO?

GenAI could shift the balance between defenders and attackers in cybersecurity. What do CISOs and Boards need to consider before widespread deployment of ChatGPT and other GenAI systems in their organizations? How are adversaries starting to use GenAI to improve their attacks?

Aaron Hughes
CISO Albertsons

Yaron Singer
CEO Robust Intelligence

Rob Duhart
CISO Walmart

Session Driver: Katie Gray
Partner In-Q-Tel

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Keynote Presentation
The Cyber Chronicles:

Imagining a New Security Framework

Chad Skipper
Global Security Technologist

12:00 – 12:40 pm
Panel Discussion
Acting Out of Caution: CISOs Response to Next-Gen Cyber Threats

Noopur Davis
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer, Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable

John McClure
SVP, CISO & Enterprise Infrastructure, Sinclair Inc.

Helen Negre
CISO, Siemens

Facilitator: Oliver Newbury
CISO, Barclays

12:40 – 1:40 pm
Networking Luncheon Reception
Hosted By: Deloitte   

1:40 – 2:10 pm
Spotlight Storytelling

Threat Hunting In the Open:

IC Leveraging Commercial Open-Sourced Data a Case Study // Censys & the IC

This panel is centered on the real-world example of a VC backed cybersecurity company, Censys. Helping the Intelligence Community uncover new and emerging global cyber threats.  Known for its data-driven insights on all internet-connected devices and servers, Censys is redefining the way organizations protect and understand online assets. They allow enterprises to pre-emptively combat attackers by continuously scanning the internet for potential vulnerabilities and threats globally.  Th panel is composed of executives from the Global 2000, Intelligence Community innovators in the cyber technology sector, policy thought leaders and cyber investment community members, all with a single directive:  enhancing the efficacy of cyber defenses.  We will also hear from Intelligence Community Partners who employ Censys's data and solution to identify and curtail new and emerging global cyber threats. Join idea exchanges, discussions and collaborations that could drive nimble, powerful, and innovative cybersecurity strategies worldwide.

Panel Members:

Brad Brooke, CEO Censys

Andy Boyd, Former Director of the Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI)/CIA

Adam Fletcher, CISO Blackstone

George Hoyem, Executive Vice President, In-Q-Tel

2:10 – 2:40 pm
Fireside Chat
Paranoid Android: The Impact of AI on Cyber

Jason Clinton
CISO Anthropic 

Session Driver: Mark Nace

2:40 – 3:00 pm
Keynote Fireside Chat
Structural Forces in a More Contested World

Mike Collins, Chairman, National Intelligence Council in the office of the Director of National Intelligence

3:00 – 3:10 pm

The Next Wave of Cyber - Leadership, Workforce and Filling the Void

Harry Coker
National Cyber Director

3:10 – 3:30 pm
Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion
True Detective: Anatomy of a Cyber Criminal Takedown 

FBI Cyber Division:
Joseph Szczerba,
Section Chief, FBI Cyber Division
Brett Leatherman, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Disrupt 6 Innovator’s Showcase – TED Talks
“TED Talks” from Early Stage Disruptors (No Sales Pitches)

Nudge Security

Reality Defender

Fianu Labs

Vigilant Ops

IP Talons


5:00 – 6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception
Hosted By: Cisco

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Gala Dinner
Hosted By: The State of Maryland

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 9:00 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion
Nation State Threats Are On The Rise: Are We Prepared to Disrupt a Possible Attack?                           

GCIS Day 2 Greeting

Bob Ackerman
Founder & Chairman
Global Cyber Innovation Summit

9:00 – 9:35am
Keynote Fireside Chat
Automating Defensive Cyber Operations

Austin Murdock, PhD

Neal Ziring
Technical Director
NSA Cybersecurity

9:35 – 9:55 am
Fireside Chat
Why are Privacy Enhancing Technologies Transforming Secure AI

Ellison Anne Williams

9:55 – 10:15 am
Fireside Chat
Reimagining Cyber Defense

Greg Levesque

Megan Inman
Senior Advisor

Rich Howard, CISO
The Cyberwire

10:15 – 10:40 am
Fireside Chat

James Winebrenner

Jeff Binkley
Global Cybersecurity Architect

10:40 – 11:00 am
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:00 pm
Keynote Interview & Audience Q&A
Cyber Crossroads + The Intersect of Leadership

Thomas A. Fanning
Former CEO
Southern Company

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Closing Luncheon Reception
Hosted by: AllegisCyber Capital and DataTribe


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The Global Cyber Innovation Summit brings together a preeminent group of leading Global 2000 CISO executives, cyber technology innovators, policy thought leaders, and members of the cyber investment community to catalyze the industry into creating more effective cyber defenses. This unique, invitation-only forum will foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, discussion and collaboration designed to drive true innovation in the efficiency and effectiveness of global cyber security strategies and solutions. CARPE COMMINATIONE.

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