Global Cyber Innovation Summit
April 27-28, 2022
The Sagamore Pendry Hotel, Baltimore, MD

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 2022 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.

2022 Steering Committee Members

  • Bob Ackerman, Founder and Managing Director of AllegisCyber Capital
  • Roland Cloutier, CISO at TikTok
  • Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud
  • Jim Alkove, former CISO at Salesforce
  • Tom Wilson, VP and CISO at Southern Company
  • John Stewart, Former Chief Security and Trust Officer of CISCO
  • Rich Baich, CISO at AIG
  • Deborah Wheeler, CISO at Delta Airlines
  • Adam Fletcher, CISO at Blackstone
  • Mike Janke, co-founder of DataTribe
  • Doug Powers, Managing Director at Deloitte
  • Rajesh De, Partner at Mayer Brown Law and former General Counsel of the NSA
  • Michael Chertoff, Chairman of the Chertoff Group and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Ron Gula, co-founder of Tenable Networks
  • George Hoyem, Managing Partner of In-Q-Tel
  • Eli Sugarman, Program Officer of Hewlett Foundation for Cyber Security Policy
  • Jason Whitty, Managing Director, Chief Security Officer, USAA

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – Day 1 

9:00 – 10:00 am
Conference Registration & Networking  

9:00 – 10:00 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion

10:00 – 10:15 am
Opening Remarks
Cybersecurity In 2021 & Beyond

Bob Ackerman
Founder and Managing Director
AllegisCyber Capital

R. Michael Gill
Secretary of Commerce
State of Maryland

10:15 – 10:45 am
Keynote Presentation
NSA: The Cyber Defense Strategy:
Understanding and Preparing For The New Frontiers of Cyber Attacks

Rob Joyce
Director, Cybersecurity Strategy
National Security Agency (NSA)

10:45 – 11:10 am
Keynote Presentation
ONCD: The Cyber Defense Strategy:
Understanding and Preparing For The New Frontiers of Cyber Attacks

Rob Knake

Deputy National Cyber Director for Strategy and Budget
& Acting Principal Deputy National Cyber Director
Executive Office of the President

11:10 – 11:25 am
Opening Keynote Speaker
Mission Critical:  The Emergent Cyber Response To Support Cyber Innovation

Dave DeWalt
Board Member, Delta
Founder, NightDragon

11:25 – 12:00 pm
Opening Keynote Panel
Cyber 2022:  The State of the Market & The Call To Action

Rich Baich

Jeanette Manfra
Global Director, Risk and Compliance
Google Cloud

Kurt John

12:00 – 2:00 pm
Networking Luncheon Reception
Hosted By: Deloitte      

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Keynote Fireside Chat
Transforming Businesses:
The Interplay Between The Board and The C-Suite          

Janet Foutty
U.S. Executive Chair of The Board
Member, Global Board of Directors

Deborah Golden
Lead, US Cyber & Strategic Risk

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Coffee & Networking Break

3:00 – 3:25 pm
Keynote Presentation
Mission Possible: Preparing For The Next Wave of Cyber Attacks

William M. MacMillan
Former CISO at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
SVP, InfoSec, Salesforce 

3:25 – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Offense To Defense
Cutting-edge defense starts with solid offense.
This session will feature those that wrote the offensive playbook to illustrates ways
organizations can protect themselves and uncover advanced adversaries.

Mike Wiacek

Jon Lavender

Rick Howard
Former CISO of Palo Alto Networks
Editor, The CyberWire

4:00 – 4:35 pm
Panel Discussion
Dodging Debacles:  Growing Concerns Around Supply Chain + The CISO Response

Jim Higgins

Clark Smith
Head of Engineering and Architecture Practice for Cyber Security

Katie Gray

4:35 – 5:25 pm
Disrupt 8 Innovator’s Showcase – TED Talks
8 Minute “TED Talks” from Early Stage Disruptors (No Sales Pitches)

  • SightGain
  • SixMap
  • NetAbstraction
  • Strider
  • BlackCloak
  • Deep Fence
  • Badge
  • Prevailion

5:25 – 6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception
Hosted By: Allegis Cyber + DataTribe

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


Thursday, April 28, 2022

8:00 – 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 9:30 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion
Discussion Topic:
Nation State Threats Are On The Rise: Are We Prepared to Disrupt a Possible Attack?                            

9:30 – 9:40 am
GCIS Day 2 Greeting

Bob Ackerman
Founder and Managing Director
Allegis Cyber

9:40 – 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation
In Cyber War….And Peace: The Rising Threat Horizon and Creation of Digital Trust

Nick Shevelyov
CISO, Silicon Valley Bank
Author, Cyber War...and Peace: Building Digital Trust Today with History as Our Guide

10:15 – 10:45 am
Coffee & Networking Break

10:45 – 11:25 am
Opening Keynote Panel
The New Frontier & Changing Threat Landscape:
The Impact of Current Events on Cyber Security in 2022 and Beyond

Eric Goldstein
Executive Assistant Director
Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Oren Falkowitz
Co-Founder & CEO
Area 1 Security

11:25 – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion
It’s A Matter Of Trust: The Cloud Security Approach

Steve Faehl
Federal CTO

Tim Eades

Suresh Vasudevan

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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