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 Masterclass
Understanding What It Takes For Cybersecurity In The Boardroom

Masterclass Leadership:
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
CISO >> Board Bootcamp

F200 and F500 CISOs will exchange thought leadership insights with select venture-backed cyber companies.

Facilitated By:

Andrew Morrison

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

4:15 – 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

8:00 – 9:15 am
Conference Registration & Networking
Sagamore Pre-Function  

8:00 – 9:00 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion - National Security – Call To Action
Parsons Room

9:00 – 9:25 am
Opening Remarks – The Next Frontier of Cybersecurity
Grand Ballroom

Bob Ackerman
Founder and Managing Director
AllegisCyber Capital

Video Message From Governor Wes Moore, State of Maryland

Kevin A. Anderson
Commerce Secretary
State of Maryland

9:25 – 9:45 am
Cyber’s State Of Play – The State of The Market

Dave DeWalt
Founder, NightDragon
Board Member, Delta Airlines

9:45 – 10:15 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.

10:15 – 10:45 am
Keynote Presentation - ONCD: Cyber Collaboration To Become More Cyber Resilient
Grand Ballroom

Kemba Eneas Walden (invited)
Acting National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director

10:45 – 11:15 am
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:15 – 11:35 pm
Keynote Panel – CISO’s Call To Action
Grand Ballroom

Aaron Hughes
Albertsons Companies

Katie Gray


11:35 – 11:55 am
Keynote Interview -
The Way Forward: Driving Growth & Impact In Cyber

Phil Venables
Google Cloud

11:55 – 12:30 pm
Keynote Panel - Workforce As A Service
Grand Ballroom

Linda Walsh of Deloitte leads a panel discussion to highlight issues CISOs must solve such as risk management, threat and vulnerability management, integrating software across various business units, talent, etc.

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Networking Luncheon Reception - Hosted By: Deloitte
Grand Ballroom

1:45 – 2:10 pm
Keynote Presentation - Active Measures – Identifying Cyber Breaches In 2023 and Beyond

Grand Ballroom

Dr. Thomas Rid
Professor of Strategic Studies and founding director of Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies
Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

2:10– 3:00 pm
Keynote Case Study + Fireside Chat -
The Race To Respond – The Colonial Gas Breach Explored

Marie Mouchet
Former CIO
Colonial Gas

Christopher Krebs
Former Director

3:00 - 3:45 pm
Keynote Presentation - Team In Training: Preparing Next-Gen CISO Leadership For Cyber
Grand Ballroom

Bryan Vorndran
Associate Director

3:45 – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Networking Break
Sagamore Pre-Function

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

Phil Venables
Google Cloud

Jonathan Gill

Rick Howard
Chief Analyst, CSO, Senior Fellow
The CyberWire

4:25 – 4:45 pm
Strategic Storytelling -
SixMap & Automating Network Management & Defense

Austin Murdock

4:45 – 6:00 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
  • Conceal

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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

Grand Ballroom


Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast & Networking
Sagamore Pre-Function

7:30 – 8:30 am
Closed Door CISO Discussion
Nation State Threats Are On The Rise: Are We Prepared to Disrupt a Possible Attack?
Parsons Room                          

8:30 am
Opening Day 2 Commentary
Grand Ballroom

Bob Ackerman
Founder & Managing Director
AllegisCyber Capital

8:30 – 9:05 am
Keynote Interview - Securing Industry and Infrastructure: Why trust is the top leadership quality

Barbara Humpton
President & CEO

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 worklife 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.

9:05 – 9:40 am
Keynote Interview - War Of The Worlds: Global Cyber Threat Protection + Elevated Exposures

Rob Lee

9:40 – 10:10 am
Morning Networking Break

10:10 – 10:50 am
Keynote Fireside Chat -
Cyber Resilience & Preparing For Cyber Strikes

Prashanth Challa
Managing Director, Data Security/Resilience/Fraud Risk
Morgan Stanley

Chris Pierson
CEO and Founder

10:50 – 11:30 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.

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Closing Keynote Panel

12:15 – 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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