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

2:00 – 4:00 pm
CISO Board Member Bootcamp Series

4:00 – 5:00 pm
CISO Roundtable Discussion – NDA Format

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
AllegisCyber Capital

9:10 – 9:20 am
Special Welcome
Maryland and It’s Role In Support Cyber Innovation

Governor Wes Moore
State of Maryland

9:20 – 9:35 am
Opening Keynote Speaker
Cybersecurity in 2024: The Current State of Nation State Threats

Timothy Haugh (Invited)
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM)
Director, NSA, Chief, CSS

9:35 – 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
Director, Cyber

10:00 – 10:30 am
Keynote Presentation
Cyber Risks in the Global Threat Environment

Secretary Mike Pompeo

10:30 – 11:00 am
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 – 11:30 am
Fireside Chat
The Next Wave of Cyber - Leadership, Workforce, and filling the Void

Harry Coker (invited)
National Cyber Director

11:30 – 11:50 am
Keynote Presentation
The Cyber Chronicles: Imagining A New Security Framework

Tom Gillis
Vice President and General Manager, STBU

11:50 – 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Acting Out of Caution: CISOs Response to Next-Gen Cyber Threats

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Networking Luncheon Reception
Hosted By: Deloitte   

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Spotlight Interview
Incident Response: Real World Learnings + Field Guide To Today’s Cyber Breach

Clorox Case Study (TBD)

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Paranoid Android: The Impact of AI on Cyber

Jason Clinton
CISO Anthropic 

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

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Keynote Presentation
Saddling up: Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity & Protecting Federal Networks 

Jen Easterly (Invited)

3:30 – 3:50 pm
Panel Discussion
True Detective: Anatomy of a Cyber Criminal Takedown

David Ring
Cyber Division

3:50 – 5:00 pm
Disrupt 6 Innovator’s Showcase – TED Talks
“TED Talks” from Early Stage Disruptors (No Sales Pitches)

5:15 – 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 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?                           

9:00 – 9:10 am
GCIS Day 2 Greeting

Bob Ackerman
General Partner
Allegis Cyber

9:10 – 10:00 am
Keynote Interview
Get A Grip: The New Cyber Playbook From The SEC

Gary Gensler (TBD)

10:00 – 10:30 am
Fireside Chat
Cyber Crossroads + The Intersect of Leadership

Thomas A. Fanning
Former CEO
Southern Company

10:30 – 11:00 am
Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 – 11:40 am
Panel Discussion
War of the Worlds: The Global Cyber Landscape & How to Prepare

11:40 – 12:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Building a Culture Of Cyber Defense: What CISOs Need to Know

12:15 – 12:30 pm
Closing Commentary

12:30 – 2:00 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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