Global Cyber Innovation Summit
March 29-30, 2023
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 2023 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.

2023 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

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – Pre-Con

1:00 – 2:30 pm
CISO Workshop

CISO >> Board
Understanding What It Takes For Cybersecurity In The Boardroom

Bob Zukis, CEO, Digital Directors Network;
USC Marshall Professor, Conference Board ESG Center Fellow,
PwC Partner (Ret.)

Sue Ribot
Senior Partner, Global Technology, Software & Cybersecurity
Korn Ferry

2:30 – 3:45 pm
CEO Board Bootcamp
F200 and F500 CISOs will exchange thought leadership insights with select venture-backed cyber companies.

3:45 – 4:30 pm
Reflection Point: Critical Cyber Crossroads & Why CISOs Need To Be On The Board

Tom Wilson
Southern Company

Phil Venables
Google Cloud

4:30 – 5:30 pm
House of Lords: CISO / Board Member NDA Exchange
Safe environment discussion between CISOs and board members to address board efficiency and ways to drive the cyber agenda for the mothership.

7:00 – 9:00 pm
GCIS VIP Dinner (Private, Invite Only Event)
Steering Committee Members and select CISO attendees of GCIS


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – Day 1

8:30 – 9:30 am
Conference Registration & Networking
Sagamore Pre-Function  

8:30 – 9:30 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion - National Security – Call To Action
Parsons Room

9:45 – 10:00 am
Opening Remarks – The Next Frontier of Cybersecurity
Grand Ballroom

Bob Ackerman
Founder and Managing Director,
AllegisCyber Capital

10:00 – 10:15 am
State of Maryland – Governor’s Welcome

10:15 – 10:45 am
Keynote Presentation - NSA: Advancing The Cyber Defense Strategy in 2023
Grand Ballroom

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

Mr. Rob Joyce is the Director of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate, which is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to U.S. National Security Systems and critical infrastructure, with a focus on the Defense Industrial Base.

Prior to this role, Mr. Joyce was the Special US Liaison Officer, London. As the senior NSA cryptologic representative in the United Kingdom, he served as the key interlocutor between NSA and GCHQ.

Mr. Joyce has held a wealth of technical and leadership positions across NSA and the broader government, to include serving as Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House, Acting Homeland Security Advisor at the White House, and Chief of NSA’s Tailored Access Operations.

Mr. Joyce began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the John Hopkins University.

10:45 – 11:10 am
Keynote Presentation - ONCD: Cyber Collaboration To Become More Cyber Resilient
Grand Ballroom

Christopher Inglis
National Cyber Director
The White House (invited)

11:10 – 11:30 pm
Keynote Speaker - Mission Critical: The CEO’s Emergent Response To Support Cyber
Grand Ballroom

Thomas Fanning
Southern Company

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

Rich Baich

Craig Froelich
Bank of America

Rachel Wilson
Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management Division
Morgan Stanley (invited)

Ann Johnson
CVP, Security & Compliance
Microsoft (TBD)

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

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Closed Door Counterintelligence + Security Briefing From NCSC and the FBI
Parsons Room

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Keynote Fireside Chat
The Race To Respond – How CEOs React & Manage Cyber Crisis
Grand Ballroom

Barbara Humpton
President & CEO
Siemens (invited)

Barbara Humpton is President and CEO of Siemens Corporation, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market. Siemens USA employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and generated $17 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020. She views the true purpose of technology as expanding what’s humanly possible. She’s also passionate about diversity, STEM education and what she calls a work-life blend that honors her priorities both at Siemens and as a grandmother.

Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT.

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Coffee & Networking Break
Sagamore Pre-Function

3:00 – 3:25 pm
Keynote Presentation – Team In Training: Preparing Next-Gen CISO Leadership For Cyber
Grand Ballroom

Assist Dir. FBI _ TBD

3:25 – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion – Continuous Controls Monitoring
Grand Ballroom

Jonathan Gill

Rick Howard
Chief Analyst, CSO, Senior Fellow
The CyberWire

4:00 – 4:35 pm
Fireside Chat
Cyber Trek – Where CISOs Are Headed In 2023 and Beyond
Grand Ballroom

Tom Wilson
Southern Company

Phil Venables
Google Cloud                         

4:35 – 5:45 pm
Disrupt 8 Innovator’s Showcase – TED Talks
8 Minute “TED Talks” from Early Stage Disruptors (No Sales Pitches)
Grand Ballroom

  • NorthStar
  • ClayTree
  • Rampart
  • Balance Theory
  • Iris

5:45 – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Gala Dinner - Hosted By: The State of Maryland

Grand Ballroom


Thursday, March 30, 2023

 8:00 – 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast & Networking
Sagamore Pre-Function

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

9:30 – 9:40 am
GCIS Day 2 Greeting
Grand Ballroom

Bob Ackerman
Founder & Managing Director
AllegisCyber Capital

9:40 – 10:05 am
Keynote Interview
The Race To Secure – Cyber Threat Protection in 2023 and Beyond

Rob Lee

10:05 – 10:30 am
Keynote Presentation – Mission Control: Managing Data Access and Verification

Roland Cloutier
The Business Protection Group
Former CISO of TikTok, ByteDance, and ADP

10:30 – 11:00 am
Coffee & Networking Break
Sagamore Pre-Function

11:00 – 11:25 am
Keynote Panel Discussion
Preparing for Quantum

With quantum computing coming on an unknown timeframe, and given the impacts to security, what should / can companies and vendors be working toward now?  It's a race between the vendors (if they're even thinking about it) and the adversaries and we should all be concerned about who will win the race and how exposed we could be.

11:25 – 12:00 pm
Closing CISO Panel Discussion – I Repeat, This Is Not A Drill: The Cyberwar Is Coming
Grand Ballroom

Al Tarasiuk

Bret Aurenault

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

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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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