The Aspen Cyber Summit unites policy-makers and operators for a truly global discussion about cyber threats.

Past years' speakers drew leaders from government, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, FBI, and NSA; luminaries from the private sector, including Facebook, Microsoft, Symantec, and Uber; and experts from academia and the media, including WIRED and CNBC.


marene N. allison
vice president and chief information security officer
johnson & johnson

Marene is responsible for protecting the company’s Information Technology (IT) systems and data worldwide through elimination and mitigation of cybersecurity risk. This includes ensuring that the J&J information security posture supports business growth objectives, protects public trust in the J&J brand, and meets legal and regulatory requirements. With 265 companies in 60+ countries, J&J is a leader in consumer health and pharmaceutical products worldwide.

Prior to 2010, Marene was Chief Security Officer and Vice President for Medco, where she oversaw all aspects of security and regulatory compliance. As head of Global Security at Avaya, Marene secured the World Cup network in Korea and Japan in 2002. She also worked as Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Before that, Marene was an FBI Special Agent, working on undercover drug operations, terrorist bombings, and a mock nuclear terrorism exercise.

Marene has a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point in the first class to include women. She has served in the US Army in the Military Police, as well as on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services and the Overseas Security Advisory Committee. She is also a founding member of West Point Women and currently serves on their Board of Directors.

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Dmitri Alperovitch
Co-Founder and CTO
CrowdStrike Inc.

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft.

Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names.

In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive. Alperovitch was named Foreign Policy Magazine’s Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. He was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security in 2011 and recognized in 2013 as one Washingtonian’s Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity.

With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of eighteen patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention. Alperovitch holds a master’s degree in Information Security and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.


xavier becerra
attorney general
state of california

On January 24, 2017, Xavier Becerra was sworn in as the 33rd Attorney General of the State of California, and is the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state.

The State’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Becerra has decades of experience serving the people of California through appointed and elected office, where he has fought for working families, the vitality of the Social Security and Medicare programs and issues to combat poverty among the hardworking families. He has also championed the state’s economy by promoting and addressing issues impacting job generating industries such as health care, clean energy, technology, and entertainment.

Attorney General Becerra previously served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. While in Congress, Attorney General Becerra was the first Latino to serve as a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means, served as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and was Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.

Prior to serving in Congress, Attorney General Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. The Attorney General began his legal career in 1984 working in a legal services office representing the mentally ill.


david bowdich
deputy director
federal bureau of investigation

In March 2018 David Bowdich was appointed to the Deputy Director position. In this role he oversees all FBI domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities. In April 2016 he was appointed as the Associate Deputy Director of the FBI, where he oversaw the management of all FBI personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure. Prior to this appointment, he served as Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office from December 2014 to April 2016. While leading the Los Angeles Field Office, Mr. Bowdich led a number of high profile investigations, to include the San Bernardino terror attack. From September 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Bowdich served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division in the Los Angeles Field Office. In that role, he led the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which was responsible for all international and domestic terrorism investigations in the Los Angeles region. Mr. Bowdich began his career as an FBI Special Agent in 1995 in the San Diego Field Office, where he investigated violent crimes and gangs and served as a SWAT Team operator and sniper. In 2003, Mr. Bowdich was promoted to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Criminal Investigative Division and the Director's Office. Mr. Bowdich returned to San Diego and supervised a multiagency gang task force before being promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge over all non-white-collar crime criminal violations, the Imperial County Resident Agency, the SWAT Team, and the Evidence Response Team.

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Geoff Brown
Head of NYC Cyber Command
Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York

Geoff Brown was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York in 2016, a position focused on cybersecurity and aggregate information risk across all 100+ NYC departments and agencies. In July 2017, Mayor de Blasio established New York City Cyber Command, led by Geoff and charged with setting Citywide cybersecurity policies; directing response to cyber incidents; and advising City Hall, agencies and departments on the City's overall cyber defense.

Prior to joining City government, Geoff worked in financial services, developing and operating threat management disciplines including threat intelligence, detection, response and countermeasures.

Geoff also served in the federal government, including work with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), supporting the investigation’s work with the first responder community in NYC. Geoff is a graduate of Middlebury College.

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Brig. Gen. Jennifer G. Buckner
Director of cyber, g-3/5/7
United states army

Brig. Gen. Jennifer G. Buckner, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-ARES, United States Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md., was promoted to director of Cyber, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, District of Columbia in February 2018.

Buckner is a native of Downers Grove, Ill., and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. Her military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence courses, Airborne and Jumpmaster schools, Air Assault and Rappelmaster schools, Command and General Staff College, and Joint and Combined Warfighting School. She holds two graduate degrees, served as the U.S. Army War College Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency, and most recently completed Harvard’s Executive Education Program in Cybersecurity.

Buckner is a career intelligence officer. She has had numerous assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division, including collection and jamming platoon leader, battalion S-3 air, battalion S-4, and company commander. At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, she also served as the S-2 for 159th Combat Aviation Group, in the 18th Aviation Brigade (Airborne). She has served overseas in Korea, as TENCAP officer with the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, and in Puerto Rico, as U.S. Army South’s analysis and production chief and later secretary of the General Staff. After a tour in the Pentagon as Executive Assistant to the Army G-2, she commanded the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, at Fort Hood, Texas, and in Iraq.

Her joint assignments include Joint Force Component Command – Network Warfare and later U.S. Cyber Command as an operational planner, Joint Interagency Task Force West in Iraq as an intelligence planner, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an intelligence planner supporting the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5).

Buckner returned to Fort Gordon, having previously served as the S-3 of the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion and Operations (J-3) Chief of Staff at National Security Agency – Georgia. She joins the Cyber Center of Excellence as the U.S. Army Cyber School Commandant having just relinquished command of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, which included the Army’s operational cyber teams supporting U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force and Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber.

Her awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Staff and Joint Staff Identification Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Australian and Honduran Jump Wings.

Buckner is a collegiate All-American swimmer, former All-Army triathlete, and now aspiring sommelier. She’s a cool aunt to two hockey-playing nephews and enjoys all things Chicago, particularly the Bears, Blackhawks, hot dogs, and pizza.

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Mike burgess
Australian signals-directorate

The Director-General leads ASD and is responsible to the Minister for Defence. In December 2017, the Prime Minister announced Mr Mike Burgess as the Director-General Designate of ASD. Mr Burgess commenced his appointment on 4 January 2018. Mr Burgess became the first Director-General of ASD on 1 July 2018.

Prior to his appointment to ASD, Mr Burgess was an independent consultant specialising in strategic cyber security advice. In 2017, Mr Burgess was also a member of the Federal Government’s naval shipbuilding advisory board, a member of the board of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network and a non-executive director of SC8 Limited.

Mr Burgess was a member of the Prime Minister’s expert panel for Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. Previously Mr Burgess was the Deputy Director for Cyber and Information Security at the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) from 2008 to 2013.

Mr Burgess has a degree in electronics engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology. He worked in private industry before joining the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in 1991 working in the field of imaging radar. Mr Burgess joined DSD as a collection engineer in 1995. During his career at DSD Mr Burgess held a variety of roles spanning the intelligence, security, capability development and executive aspects of DSD’s business. He left DSD in early 2013 to become Telstra’s Chief Information Security Officer. He held this role until November 2016.

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John Carlin
Chair, Cybersecurity & Technology Program
The Aspen Institute

John Carlin, the chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, recently left the Obama administration after serving as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. In this Senate-confirmed position, John oversaw nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats.

The Justice Department’s National Security Division—working closely with the White House, the intelligence community, and prosecutors around the country—has helped to put together many of the most important cyber indictments and cases against hackers of the last eight years, ranging from the indictment of five Chinese military hackers for cyber-espionage to the case against Iranian hackers who attacked a New York hydroelectric dam, as well as being integral to cases like the hacking of Sony Pictures and the recent Russian attacks on the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Today, Carlin is also the global chair of the risk and crisis management practice for the law firm Morrison & Forester and is a sought-after industry speaker on cyber issues as well a CNBC contributor on national security issues. His book, Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, will be published in October 2018.

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Rumman chowdhury
senior principal, artificial intelligence

Rumman Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She holds degrees in quantitative social science and has been a practicing data scientist and AI developer since 2013. She is currently the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI.

Rumman has been featured in international media, including the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, BBC, Axios, Cheddar TV, CRN, Fast Company, Quartz, Corrierre Della Serra, Optio, Australian Broadcasting Channel and Nikkei Business Times.

She is a TedX speaker, a Forbes Tech contributing author and has been named by InformationWeek as one of 10 influential AI and machine learning experts to follow on Twitter. She was also named one of BBC’s 100 Women for 2017, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and honoured to be inducted to the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA).

Dr. Chowdhury holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master's degree in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Greg Clark
Chief Executive Officer

Greg was named chief executive officer of Symantec and joined Symantec’s Board of Directors following the company’s acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc. completed in August 2016.

Clark served as the chief executive officer of Blue Coat and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2011. As chief executive officer of Blue Coat, Clark delivered scale and profitable growth, transforming Blue Coat into the #1 market share leader and share gainer in Web Security. In addition to his significant leadership experience, Clark has deep security expertise and a history of successfully integrating companies into a single portfolio.

Prior to joining Blue Coat, Clark was president and chief executive officer of Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries, from 2008 to 2011, including through its acquisition by ABB Group. Clark was a founder and served as president and chief executive officer of E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain software, from 2001 until 2008. He also founded security software firm Dascom, which was acquired by IBM in 1999. Between 1999 and 2001, Clark served as a distinguished engineer and vice president of IBM’s Tivoli Systems, a division providing security and management products.

Clark holds a B.S. from Griffith University.

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John C. Demers 
Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division
Department of Justice

John Demers became Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division on February 22, 2018. As Assistant Attorney General, John oversees all units and components of the NSD, including the Counterterrorism Section, the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, the Office of Intelligence, the Office of Law and Policy, the Foreign Investment Review Staff and the Office of Justice for the Victims of Overseas Terrorism.  Prior to rejoining the Department of Justice, John was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Boeing Company. He held several senior positions at the company including in Boeing Defense, Space, and Security and as lead lawyer and head of international government affairs for Boeing International.

From 2006 to 2009, John served on the first leadership team of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, first as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and then as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Law & Policy. Before that, he served in the Office of Legal Counsel. From 2010-2017, he taught national security law as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. John worked in private practice in Boston and clerked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Harvard Law School and the College of the Holy Cross.

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Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr. Tobias Feakin is Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia's whole‑of‑government international engagement to advance and protect Australia's national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in the internet and in cyberspace. 

Ambassador Feakin was a member of the Independent Panel of Experts that supported the Australian Cyber Security Review to produce Australia's 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. He was the Director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 2012 to 2016 and established the Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre.

He has also held a number of research and advisory positions, including with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, the Oxford University Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

Ambassador Feakin holds an Honours Degree in Security Studies and a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Politics and Security Studies, both from the University of Bradford.

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Andrew Hampton
Government Communications Security Bureau
Government of New Zealand

Andrew Hampton is the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). He has been in this role since April 2016.

Prior to joining the GCSB, Andrew spent much of his career in the Justice Sector, including Treaty settlement negotiations, courts administration and leading various significant change programmes. Senior positions he held in the Justice Sector include Director of the Office of Treaty Settlements, Deputy Secretary for Courts, and Deputy Chief Executive at the Crown Law Office.

Andrew has also held senior leadership positions elsewhere in the State Sector.  He was Deputy Secretary and Director of the Secretary’s Office at the Ministry of Education.  He was also the first Government Chief Talent Officer at the State Services Commission, a new role responsible for leadership development, workforce strategy and employment relations across government.

Andrew has a BA (Hons) and MA (Dist) in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and has attended the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

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Rep. Will Hurd

A former undercover CIA officer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, Will is the U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. In Washington, he serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as Vice Chair of the Maritime and Border Security Subcommittee on the Committee for Homeland Security, and as the Chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
Senior Member,  House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security; Member, Budget Committee
U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is an influential and forceful voice in Washington.  She is serving her eleventh term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, which is the energy capital of the world.  Considered by many as the “Voice of Reason”, she is dedicated to upholding the Constitutional rights of all people. 

She sits on three Congressional Committees — a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and newly appointed by the leadership as a Member of the crucial Budget Committee.  She is currently the first female Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations and is leading the way on criminal justice reform through groundbreaking legislation including the Sentencing Reform Act, Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, The RAISE Act, The Fair Chance for Youth Act, Kaleif’s Law, and the American RISING Act of 2015.  She has also introduced several bills including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners.  She is a champion for women and children supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and introducing an amendment to HR2262 that provides for outreach to minority- and women-owned businesses with respect to business opportunities in the commercial space industry and authored H.R.45 the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Research and Education Act of 2015.

She is the past Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Maritime and Border Security wherein she co-authored HR 1417, a bipartisan bill which has been touted as the best vehicle for accomplishing comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Congresswoman Jackson Lee is also the past Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection which under her leadership she passed the Transportation Security Act of 2007 which increased the funding for America’s transportation security.  As Chairwoman, Congresswoman Jackson Lee supported enhanced technology, better intelligence, increased airplane cargo inspections, increased security for railroads, and implementation of the 9/11 Commission report. 

 She was named by ‘Congressional Quarterly’ as one of the 50 most effective Members of Congress and the ‘U.S. News and World Report’ named her as one of the 10 most influential legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She is a founder, member, and co-chair of the Congressional Children's Caucus and authored and introduced H.R. 83, the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2013.  She is also chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Energy Braintrust, co-chair of the Justice Reform Task Force, a leadership appointed member of the International Helsinki Commission.   She serves as Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus, past Chairperson of the Texas Congressional Democratic Delegation for the 113th Congress, and current Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University with honors in the first graduating class including females, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.  She is married to Dr. Elwyn Lee who is also a Yale Graduate and an Administrator at the University of Houston. 



scott jones
Canadian centre for cyber security

Scott is the Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. The Cyber Centre is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for government, critical infrastructure owners and operations, the private sector and the Canadian public.

Scott began his career at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in 1999 and has held various positions including Assistant Deputy Minister of IT Security, acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Director General of Cyber Defence and a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across CSE, primarily in the Signals Intelligence and IT Security domains. He previously worked at the Privy Council Office as a National Security Policy Advisor in the Security & Intelligence Secretariat.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Masters of Business Administration.

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Andrea Jelinek
European Data Protection Board

Dr. In. Andrea Jelinek is a lawyer and the head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority since 1 January 2014, formerly head of the data protection authority from 1 December 2003 - 15 October 2010 and 1 July 2011 - 31 December 2013 head of PK 03 of the provincial police department in Vienna, from 18 October 2010 - 30. She was temporarily in charge of the Foreign Police Office of the BPD Vienna from 1 June 2011; from January 1993 to November 2003 she was a lecturer and from 1998 head of unit in the Legal/Legistics Department of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (specialist areas and specialties): ECHR, constitutional law, SPG, alien law, asylum law); November 1991 - December 1992 legal adviser in the General Secretariat of the Austrian Rectors' Conference, 1988 - October 1991 trainee lawyer; 1983 - 1987: central services and adviser in the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research FWF, various activities in the private sector such as public relations, sales management.


Rob Joyce
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy To the director
National Security Agency

Mr. Rob Joyce is the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy to the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) since June 2018. Rob has worked at NSA for over 28 years, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: the Information Assurance and Signals Intelligence missions. His previous assignment from was Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House where he lead the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversaw implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensured that the Federal Government was effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations.

In addition to the Cybersecurity Coordinator role, Rob was the Acting Deputy Homeland security advisor for six months and the Acting Homeland Security Advisor for a month, covering topics well beyond cybersecurity to include terrorism, health security and disaster response/recovery. From 2013 to 2017, Rob served as the Chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the NSA's mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence. Prior to becoming the Chief of TAO, Rob served as the Deputy Director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA, where he led efforts to harden, protect and defend the Nation's most critical National Security systems and improve cybersecurity for the nation. He was elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 2001. Mr. Joyce began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University in 1989 and earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Throughout his career with NSA, he has been the recipient of three Presidential Rank Awards: distinguished (2017), distinguished (2011) and meritorious (2006).


Sean joyce
Practice Leader, US and Global Financial Crimes Unit, and us cybersecurity and privacy practice leader PWC

Sean is a Principal in PwC’s Advisory Practice, where he is the US Cybersecurity & Privacy practice leader and a member of PwC's Global Cyber Strategy Team. Sean also leads the US and Global Financial Crimes Unit focusing on cybersecurity, anti-money laundering and sanctions, fraud, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption.

Since joining PwC, Sean has worked with many clients in various sectors providing strategic guidance, investigative support, technological changes, incident breach response and cyber security advice. Most notably, Sean has consulted in some of the most prolific cyber breaches, providing guidance and expertise to top executives. Sean has also briefed many boards and senior executives on the challenges posed by the digital revolution, including the threat landscape, best practices in governance and lines of defense, and how to use cybersecurity and resiliency as business enablers.

Previously, Sean served as the Deputy Director with the FBI, and had daily oversight of the 36,000 men and women of the FBI and its 8-billion-dollar annual budget. With more than 26 years of service in the FBI, Sean brought a wide range of operational and leadership experience. He was an integral part of transforming the FBI into an intelligence-driven organization. In addition, he spearheaded several strategic initiatives including “next generation cyber,” which was a cross-organizational initiative to maintain the FBI’s world leadership in law enforcement and domestic intelligence.

 A Boston native, he holds degrees from Boston College and Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.

elsa kania
adjunct fellow
center for a new american security

Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research on Chinese military innovation in emerging technologies contributes to the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative at CNAS, where she also acts as a member of the research team for the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security. Elsa has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). She is an independent analyst, consultant, and co-founder of the China Cyber and Intelligence Studies Institute. Elsa supports the China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) through its Associates Program, and she acts as a policy advisor for the non-profit Technology for Global Security. Elsa was a 2018 Fulbright Specialist at and is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre. She has been named an official “Mad Scientist” by the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Currently, Elsa is a PhD student in Harvard University’s Department of Government, and she is also a graduate of Harvard College.

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Senior vice president, cognitive solutions and ibm research

As IBM senior vice president, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research, John is focused on the company’s investments in several of the fastest-growing and most strategic parts of the information technology market. His portfolio includes IBM Analytics, IBM Security and IBM Watson, as well as IBM Research and the company’s Intellectual Property team.

 Dr. Kelly was most recently senior vice president and director of IBM Research. Under Dr. Kelly, IBM Research expanded its global footprint by adding four new labs (including IBM’s first in Africa, South America and Australia), creating a network of approximately 3,000 scientists and technical employees across 12 laboratories in 10 countries.

Prior to joining IBM Research in July of 2007, Dr. Kelly was senior vice president of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Dr. Kelly joined IBM in 1980. Between 1980 and 1990, he held numerous management and technical positions related to the development and manufacturing of IBM’s advanced semiconductor technologies. In 1990, he was named director of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center. Between 1994 and 2000, Dr. Kelly held several VP and GM positions across IBM’s businesses. In 2000, Dr. Kelly was named senior vice president and group executive for IBM’s Technology Group, where he was responsible for developing, manufacturing and marketing IBM’s microelectronics and storage technologies, products and services.

He has published numerous technical papers and recently published the book Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing with writer Steve Hamm on Columbia University Press. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union College and a member of RPI’s Board of Trustees.

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bob lord
chief security officer

Bob Lord is the Chief Security Officer at the Democratic National Committee, bringing more than twenty years of experience in the information security space to the Committee, state parties, and campaigns. Previously he was Yahoo’s CISO, covering areas such as risk management, product security, security software development, e-crimes, and APT programs. Before that he acted as the CISO in Residence at Rapid 7, and before that headed up Twitter’s information security program as its first security hire. You can see some of his hobbies at

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brad maiorino
executive vice president
booz allen hamilton

Brad Maiorino is an executive vice president in Booz Allen Hamilton’s commercial business, responsible for helping the firm’s clients deploy cybersecurity and risk management solutions to combat today’s dynamic threat environment.

Brad brings more than 25 years of experience, with diverse business experience and a track record of building and leading global cyber and risk management teams within Fortune 50 firms. His experience includes managing a wide spectrum of cyber, governance, risk and compliance issues across large, complex global organizations. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Brad held three chief information security officer positions at Target, General Motors and General Electric.

While serving as the chief information security officer for Target, he led the retail giant’s post-data breach response enabling a company wide transformation and preparing the company to defend against today’s threats. During this time, he was a member of the board of directors for the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), where he worked alongside his peers to strengthen the industry’s collective defense against today’s threats.

During his tenure, as chief information security officer for General Motors, Brad led the transformation of the automaker’s global information security and IT risk organization, building out a global team and establishing the company’s Vehicle Cyber Security Steering committee.

 Before that Brad was the chief information security officer at General Electric where he oversaw GE’s global information security program across all lines of business and led the design and build of the GE Cyber Security Fusion Center, a state-of-the-art security operations center.

Brad is on the Board of Director’s for NETGEAR, holding the roles of chairman of the Cybersecurity Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Brad is also a member of the Aspen Cyber Strategy Group, a faculty member for the World 50 NEXT Leader Program, and a strategic advisor for ClearSky Security.


kevin mandia

Kevin has served as FireEye Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 and was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. He was previously President of FireEye from February 2015 until June 2016. Kevin joined FireEye as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2013, when FireEye acquired Mandiant, the company he founded in 2004. Before Mandiant, Kevin was the Director of Computer Forensics at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee Corporation) from 2000 to 2003, and the Director of Information Security for Sytex (later acquired by Lockheed Martin) from 1998 to 2000. Kevin also served in the United States Air Force, where he was a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).

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Jeanette Manfra
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, 
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security  

Jeanette Manfra serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

Ms. Manfra leads the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the NPPD.

Previously, Ms. Manfra served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House.

At DHS, she held multiple positions in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, including advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, during which time she led the Department’s efforts in establishing the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

Before joining DHS, Jeanette served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and a Military Intelligence Officer.


ciaran martin
National Cyber security centre

Ciaran Martin is currently the CEO for the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre. Previously, he was Director General for Government and Industry Cyber Security. He is a member of the GCHQ Board and the SIRO. Prior to joining GCHQ in February 2014, Ciaran was Constitution Director at the Cabinet Office. In this role, he was the lead official negotiator for the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Scotland in the run-up to the Edinburgh Agreement in 2012 on a referendum on independence for Scotland. Previous Cabinet Office roles included Director of Security and Intelligence, from 2008 to 2011, and Head of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office from 2005 to 2008. Before that Ciaran spent 6 years at HM Treasury and 3 at the National Audit Office, after graduating from Hertford College, Oxford in 1996.


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Chief architect, department of defense joint AI center
head of machine learning, defense innovation unit

Brendan McCord was the primary author of the Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Strategy and is Chief Architect of DoD’s new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).

 Mr. McCord also serves as Head of Machine Learning at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the DoD unit established to accelerate commercial innovation for defense. At DIU, he led the creation of xView, the largest open dataset in the world for object detection from overhead imagery, motivated the development of ncluster, the open source project that resulted in the world speed record for training deep neural nets using public infrastructure, and was part of the core team of Project Maven.

Prior to DIU, Mr. McCord led a team of deep learning research scientists and software engineers at an industry-shaping startup backed by Bill Gates, In-Q-Tel, and leading AI-focused VCs. He supported the successful spinout and fundraising of DARPA-backed deep learning research from Draper Laboratory and invested in seed and early stage technology companies as Senior Associate at Lux Capital.

Mr. McCord served in the US Navy as a fast attack submarine officer. He spent over 600 days underwater, completed two Chief of Naval Operations Priority One deployments under ice, finished first in his class at submarine school, was honor graduate of Nuclear Power School, and was the top ranked division officer on his submarine.

Mr. McCord is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Center for New American Security, focusing on AI and national security, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a past member of Business Executives for National Security. He holds an SB degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

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Mark D. McLaughlin
Vice Chairman
Palo Alto Networks

Mark D. McLaughlin became vice chairman of the board of directors for Palo Alto Networks in June 2018, following his retirement as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Mark joined the company as president and chief executive officer in 2011 and became chairman in 2012. Prior to that, he held a number of key positions at Verisign, including serving as chief operating officer, executive vice president of Products and Marketing, and head of the company’s Naming Services business. Prior to Verisign, he was the vice president of Sales and Business Development for Signio, a leading internet payment company. Before joining Signio, he was the vice president of Business Development for Gemplus, the world’s leading smart-card company. Previous to Gemplus, he also served as general counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. 

For nearly a decade, Mark has had the honor of serving as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a body that for more than 30 years has brought industry chief executives together to provide counsel on national security policy and technical issues to the U.S. president and the national security leadership. Mark has served two-year terms as chairman and vice chairman of the NSTAC. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as an attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and earned his Airborne Wings. Mark currently also serves on the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). 

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Chandra McMahon
Senior Vice President & CISO

Chandra is senior vice president, Chief Information Security Officer for Verizon. In this role, she leads the team responsible for information security strategy, policy, standards, architecture and processes. She and her team will work with and across the business units to protect our customers and our networks.

Prior to joining Verizon, Chandra held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Lockheed Martin, where she was responsible for developing and delivering a portfolio of cybersecurity and information technology solutions and services for Fortune 500 companies in critical infrastructure industries such as financial, utility and technology companies.

Her expertise in the area of cybersecurity matters has led Chandra to engage with White House and Congressional staff, U.S. Government leaders and industry forums, and has been active in promoting cybersecurity information-sharing partnerships between the U.S. Government and industry.

Chandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Penn State University.

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Lisa Monaco
Distinguished Senior Fellow, NYU Law School Center on Law and  Security and Center for Cybersecurity
Former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor

Lisa served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013 to 2017. She was responsible for advising the President on all aspects of counterterrorism policy and strategy and coordinating homeland security-related activities on issues ranging from terrorist attacks at home and abroad to cybersecurity, pandemics, and natural disasters. Monaco also chaired the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Principals’ Committee which advises the President on homeland security policy issues and crises.

Prior to her service in the White House, Monaco spent fifteen years at the Department of Justice, where she served both as a career federal prosecutor and in senior management positions at the Justice Department and the FBI. She was Counsel to and then Chief of Staff at the FBI. In 2011, Monaco was nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the first woman to serve in that position. Monaco made investigating and prosecuting national security cyber threats a top priority during her tenure and under her leadership, a nationwide network of national security cyber prosecutors was created.

Monaco began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She later served as Counsel to the Attorney General and then as a Federal prosecutor. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.

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Matt Olsen
Chief Trust and Security Officer

Matt Olsen is a leading authority on national security, intelligence, and law enforcement, having played a critical role in shaping the nation’s counterterrorism and cybersecurity efforts. 

Mr. Olsen co-founded IronNet Cybersecurity and leads IronNet's revenue strategy and business development, guiding IronNet’s direction and growth and providing security guidance to companies. Since November 2014, Mr. Olsen has been an ABC News contributor, providing analysis on national security events. Mr. Olsen also teaches law at Harvard and the University of Virginia and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

Appointed by the President to serve as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center in 2011, Mr. Olsen led the government's efforts to integrate and analyze terrorism information and coordinate counterterrorism activities for three years. When he left NCTC in July 2014, President Obama credited Mr. Olsen with making the U.S. more secure, saying “every American is safer because of his service.” Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency. 

Mr. Olsen also served at the Department of Justice in a number of leadership positions, responsible for national security and criminal cases, and for over a decade as a federal prosecutor. Mr. Olsen also served as Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He began his public service career as a trial attorney in the DOJ Civil Rights Division.


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Former chair
house intelligence committee

Mike is a former member of Congress, officer in the Army, and FBI special agent. In the U.S. House, he chaired the Intelligence Committee, becoming a leader on cybersecurity and national security policy, and overseeing the 17 intelligence agencies’ $70 billion budget. Today, Mike is a CNN national security commentator, and hosts and produces CNN’s “Declassified.” He sits on the board of IronNet Cybersecurity and MITRE Corporation, and advises Next Century Corporation and Trident Capital. He is Distinguished Fellow and Trustee at Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University.


Bruce schneier
Fellow and lecturer
Harvard kennedy school

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books--including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World--as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and; and a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

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Alex Stamos
CISAC Fellow
Stanford university

Alex was the Chief Security Officer at Facebook, where he leads a team of people around the world focused on ensuring the safety of the billions of people who use Facebook and its family of services. Before joining Facebook, Alex served as the CISO of Yahoo and is widely recognized for revitalizing Yahoo’s security program with innovative technology and products. Prior to Yahoo, he was the co-founder of iSEC Partners and founder of Artemis Internet. Alex is a noted expert in global scale infrastructure, designing trustworthy systems, and mobile security. Alex holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Candace Worley
Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist

Candace Worley is Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist for McAfee. She manages a worldwide team of Technical Strategists responsible for driving thought leadership and advancing technical innovation in McAfee security solutions.

Prior to this role, Candace served as Vice President for Enterprise Solutions for the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. She had worldwide responsibility for all facets of product and vertical marketing for the complete corporate products solutions set. 

Worley joined McAfee in 2000 and has held a number of technology leadership positions in her McAfee career including, five and a half years as the SVP and General Manager of the Enterprise Endpoint Security business. Prior to joining McAfee in 2000, she spent seven years with Mentor Graphics, where she led a team of product managers responsible for electronic design automation and electronic component software.

Worley holds a bachelor's degree in management from Oregon State University and an MBA degree from Marylhurst University.

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Susan M. gordon
Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Sue was sworn in as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assists the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. In particular, she focuses on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the Community.

With nearly three decades of experience in the IC, Ms. Gordon has served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. She drove NGA's transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency. She also championed agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace. She is known for her commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the women and men of the IC.

Prior to her assignment with NGA, Ms. Gordon served for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to senior executive positions in each of the Agency's four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support.

Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology (biomechanics) from Duke University where she was the captain of the Duke Women's Basketball team. She and her husband, Jim, live in Northern Virginia, and have two adult children who have also chosen to serve their country.

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Andrew McCabe
Then-Deputy Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Andrew served as Acting Director of the FBI from May 9 to August 2, 2017. Following his time in this position, he resumed his previous role of deputy director, overseeing all FBI domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities.

Mr. McCabe joined the FBI as a special agent in 1996. He began his career in the New York Field Office, where he investigated and supervised organized crime matters. During the course of his career, Mr. McCabe has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office, and has also served as the FBI's associate deputy director.

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Mr. Rob Joyce is the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy to the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) since June 2018. Rob has worked at NSA for over 28 years, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: the Information Assurance and Signals Intelligence missions.

His previous assignment from was Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House where he lead the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversaw implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensured that the Federal Government was effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. In addition to the Cybersecurity Coordinator role, Rob was the Acting Deputy Homeland security advisor for six months and the Acting Homeland Security Advisor for a month, covering topics well beyond cybersecurity to include terrorism, health security and disaster response/recovery.

From 2013 to 2017, Rob served as the Chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the NSA's mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence. Prior to becoming the Chief of TAO, Rob served as the Deputy Director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA, where he led efforts to harden, protect and defend the Nation's most critical National Security systems and improve cybersecurity for the nation. He was elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 2001.

Mr. Joyce began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University in 1989 and earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Throughout his career with NSA, he has been the recipient of three Presidential Rank Awards: distinguished (2017), distinguished (2011) and meritorious (2006).

Mr. Joyce has served as a Scout Master and until lawyers got in the way, enjoyed participating with the Boy Scouts in the annual World Championship of Punkin Chunkin, building a contraption to fling pumpkins for distance. Over the Christmas holidays, he runs a computerized light display synchronized to music, which is likely visible from the International Space Station.


E.W. “Bill” Priestap
Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

E.W. “Bill” Priestap is the assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. Previously, Mr. Priestap served as the deputy assistant director of the Intelligence Operations Branch in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBIHQ.

Mr. Priestap entered on duty with the FBI in 1998, working organized crime and drug matters in the Chicago Division. Following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Mr. Priestap focused on counterterrorism investigations in Chicago.

In 2003, Mr. Priestap was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) at FBIHQ. While in OCA, he was detailed to the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he assisted with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

In 2005, Mr. Priestap was appointed the special assistant to the assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBIHQ.

In 2006, Mr. Priestap was assigned to the New York Field Office, where he held counterterrorism and intelligence supervisory positions. He was then promoted to assistant special agent in charge, and he served in the Intelligence and the Counterintelligence Divisions of the New York Field Office.

In 2012, Mr. Priestap was promoted to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBIHQ, and, in 2013, Mr. Priestap was named special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division in the New York Field Office.

Mr. Priestap is an attorney, and he holds master’s degrees in business administration and education administration.

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Robert Hannigan
Former Director
Government Communications HeadQuarters

Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and security agency and NSA equivalent, from 2014-17. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Council.

Robert established the National Cyber Security Centre as part of GCHQ in 2016, having been responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009. He was also responsible for directing, with military colleagues, the national offensive cyber programme. He is a leading authority on cyber security, cyber conflict and the application of technology in national security and writes regularly on cyber issues in the Financial Times and elsewhere. He advises a number of international companies.

Robert spent much of his government career in national security. He was the Prime Minister’s Security Adviser at No10 from 2007-10, with a particular focus on Islamist terrorism, and was responsible in the Cabinet Office for the coordination and funding of the UK agencies, MI5, GCHQ and SIS. He chaired the UK Government’s interagency committee (‘COBR’) through numerous crises and was a longstanding member of the Joint Intelligence Committee, which he chaired in 2011-12. As Director General for Defence and Intelligence in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, he was the lead adviser on counter-proliferation and other defence policy and intelligence areas. He came to London from Belfast, where he was Tony Blair’s senior official on the Northern Ireland peace process, responsible for negotiations with political parties, paramilitaries and with the Irish and US Governments.

Robert is credited with bringing greater openness to the work of GCHQ, not least in an effort to promote cyber skills across the UK; he embarked on a major transformation of the organisation to make it fit for the digital era. Robert caused international controversy on his first day in office in 2014 by criticising Silicon Valley companies in the Financial Times, but he has also spoken at MIT in defence of strong encryption and US technology leadership.  He has a particular interest in Bletchley Park and the history of technology, computing and cryptology. He is a member of the UK Government’s new Defence Innovation Advisory Panel.

He was awarded a CMG by Queen Elizabeth for services to national security and the US Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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Monika  Bickert
Head of Product Policy and CounterterrorisM

Monika is Facebook’s head of product policy and counterterrorism. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site. Monika originally joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security. Prior to joining Facebook, Monika served as Resident Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule of law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking. She also served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence. Monika received a B.A. in Economics and English from Rice University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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John Carlin
Global Chair, Risk & Crisis Management Practice
Morrison & Foerster

John Carlin, the chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, recently left the Obama administration after serving as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. In this Senate-confirmed position, John oversaw nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats.

The Justice Department’s National Security Division—working closely with the White House, the intelligence community, and prosecutors around the country—has helped to put together many of the most important cyber indictments and cases against hackers of the last eight years, ranging from the indictment of five Chinese military hackers for cyber-espionage to the case against Iranian hackers who attacked a New York hydroelectric dam, as well as being integral to cases like the hacking of Sony Pictures and the recent Russian attacks on the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Today, Carlin is also the global chair of the risk and crisis management practice for the law firm Morrison & Forester and is a sought-after industry speaker on cyber issues as well a CNBC contributor on national security issues. His book, Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, will be published in October 2018.

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Glenn Gerstell
Then-General Counsel
National Security Agency

Glenn Gerstell was appointed in August 2015 as the general counsel of the National Security Agency. Prior to joining NSA, Gerstell practiced law for almost 40 years at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where he has served as the managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Earlier in his career, he was an adjunct law professor at the Georgetown University School of Law and New York Law School.

Gerstell served on the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which reports to the president and the secretary of Homeland Security on security threats to the nation's infrastructure, as well as on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission.

A graduate of New York University and Columbia University School of Law, Gerstell is a member of The American Academy of Diplomacy and the Atlantic Council and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Dr. Phyllis Schneck
Managing Director for Cyber Solutions
Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company

Phyllis has more than 15 years of government and private-sector experience in senior cybersecurity positions and leads Promontory’s cybersecurity practice.

She joined Promontory from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications and led responses to cybersecurity threats against corporations, civilians, and the government. During her DHS tenure, Phyllis led the defensive cybersecurity operational mission to mitigate and respond to cyberthreats across the federal civilian government and private sector. She supported the department’s mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure, working with all areas of the department, government agencies, law enforcement, and the private sector. Phyllis led the transformation of signature technology applying analytics to the central cyber protection that the DHS provides to civilian agencies.

Phyllis holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Daniel Earl Geer, Jr., Sc.D.
Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Geer currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel, the non-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to the U.S. intelligence community. He’s also an Entrepreneur, Author, Scientist, Consultant, Teacher and Architect.

Dr. Geer has been an advisor to or Board member for a number of promising startups and their funding sources, over 100 refereed publications, two books and many book chapters, three patents, over two hundred fifty invited presentations twenty percent of which were keynotes including ten abroad, technology selection and standardization work, and five times before the US Congress of which two were lead witness.

Geer’s commercial teaching history both extensive in scope and in excess of ten thousand students in the aggregate. His participation in government advisory have included roles for the Federal Trade Commission, the Departments of Justice and Treasury, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the US Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the White House, and In-Q-Tel's counterparties.

In addition,he has had extensive experience in higher education at the Harvard University School of Public Health and as Head of systems development at MIT's Project Athena (the first large-scale academic distributed computing and networking environment), where his staff on his watch pioneered Kerberos, the X Window System, and much of what is take for granted in distributed computing.

He is a widely noted author in scientific journals and the technology press. He is also co-author of The WebSecurity Sourcebook with Marcus Ranum of Network Flight Recorder and Avi Rubin of AT&T Research.

He served as the President of USENIX, the advanced computing systems association, and received their lifetime achievement award.

Milestones: The X Window System and Kerberos (1988), the first information security consulting firm on Wall Street (1992), convenor of the first academic conference on electronic commerce (1995), the "Risk Management is Where the Money Is" speech that changed the focus of security (1998), the Presidency of USENIX Association (2000), the first call for the eclipse of authentication by accountability (2002), principal author of and spokesman for "Cyberinsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly" (2003), co-founder of SecurityMetrics.Org (2004), convener of MetriCon (2006-present), author of "Economics & Strategies of Data Security" (2008), and author of "Cybersecurity & National Policy" (2010).  Creator of the Index of Cyber Security (2011) and the Cyber Security Decision Market (2012).  Expert for NSA Science of Security award (2013-present). Cybersecurity Hall of Fame (2016).  Six times entrepreneur.  Five times before Congress.

Dr. Geer holds a Sc.D. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health and a S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

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Tom Wheeler
Klinsky Visiting Professor
Harvard Law School

Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. Presently, he is the Klinsky Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the Schorenstein Fellow for Media and Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

For over four decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services. At the FCC he led the efforts that resulted in the adoption of Net Neutrality, privacy protections for consumers, and increased cybersecurity, among other policies. His chairmanship has been described as, “The most productive Commission in the history of the agency.” During the Obama-Biden Transition of 2008/09 Mr. Wheeler led activities overseeing the agencies of government dealing with science, technology, space and the arts.

As an entrepreneur, he started or helped start multiple companies offering innovative cable, wireless and video communications services. He is the only person to be selected to both the Cable Television Hall of Fame and the Wireless Hall of Fame, a fact President Obama joked made him “the Bo Jackson of telecom.”

Prior to being appointed Chairman of the FCC by President Obama, Wheeler was Managing Director at Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early stage Internet Protocol (IP)-based companies. He is CEO of the Shiloh Group, a strategy development and private investment company specializing in telecommunications services. He co-founded SmartBrief, the Internet’s largest curated information service for vertical markets.

From 1976 to 1984, Wheeler was associated with the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) where he was President and CEO from 1979 to 1984. Following NCTA Wheeler was CEO of several high-tech companies, including the first company to offer high-speed delivery to home computers and the first digital video satellite service. From 1992 to 2004, Wheeler served as President and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).

Mr. Wheeler wrote Take Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War (Doubleday, 2000), and Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War (HarperCollins, 2006). His commentaries on current events have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and numerous other leading publications.

Mr. Wheeler served on President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board prior to being named to the FCC. Presidents Clinton and Bush each appointed him a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is the former Chairman and President of the National Archives Foundation, and a former board member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and the recipient of its Alumni Medal. He resides in Washington, D.C.


Brad Smith
President and Chief Legal Officer

Brad Smith is Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer.

In this role Smith is responsible for the company’s corporate, external, and legal affairs.  He leads a team of more than 1,300 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals working in 55 countries. These teams are responsible for the company’s legal work, its intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, public policy, corporate governance, and social responsibility work. He is also Microsoft’s chief compliance officer.  Smith plays a key role in representing the company externally and in leading the company’s work on a number of critical issues including privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion, among others.

Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, and before becoming general counsel in 2002 he spent three years leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team in Europe, then five years serving as the deputy general counsel responsible for LCA’s teams outside the United States.

Smith has overseen numerous negotiations leading to competition law and intellectual property agreements with governments around the world and with companies across the IT sector. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues. As the senior executive responsible for ensuring Microsoft fulfills its corporate responsibilities, he has helped the company achieve its consistent ranking in the top 2 percent of the S&P 500 for corporate governance scores. He has played a leadership role locally and nationally on numerous charitable, business and legal initiatives. In 2013 he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States. In 2014, the New York Times called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.”

In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic and legal organizations and in the broader technology industry. In March 2015, Smith joined the Netflix board of directors. He also works to advance several significant diversity and pro bono initiatives, serving as chair of the board of directors of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and as chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). In addition, Smith chairs the board of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program, at the appointment of the governor.

Smith grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, where Green Bay was the big city next door. He attended Princeton University, where he met his wife, Kathy (also a lawyer), and graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in international relations and economics. He earned his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and studied international law and economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was an associate and then partner at the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Covington and Burling, where he is still remembered as the first attorney in the long history of the firm to insist (in 1986) on having a personal computer on his desk as a condition for accepting a job offer. He can be followed at

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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a non-resident Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Prior to returning to Harvard and the Belfer Center, Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy from October 10, 2014 to January 20, 2017. In her capacity as Deputy Secretary, she was the Department's chief operating officer, overseeing a budget of nearly $30 billion and a workforce of more than 113,000 people. She provided strategic direction for DOE's broad missions in nuclear deterrence and proliferation prevention, science and energy, environmental management, emergency response, and grid security. While at DOE, she developed and implemented a new approach to fulfilling the agency's growing responsibilities for grid resilience and emergency response to meet growing natural, physical, and cyber threats.

Earlier in the Obama administration, she was the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control in 2013-2014, with responsibility for U.S. defense strategy, policy, and budget planning. She served from 2009 to 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council where she led the revitalization of America's alliances and partnerships in Europe.

In the Clinton administration, Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia from 1994 to 1996. She led the effort to denuclearize three former Soviet states, for which she was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distingished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Traiblazer Award.

Sherwood-Randall worked at the Kennedy School on two prior projects. She was a Founding Principal of the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project, where she worked with current Belfer Center Director Ash Carter from 1997-2008. Between 1990-1993, she was Associate Director of the Belfer Center's Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, which she co-founded with former Center Director Graham Allison.

Sherwood-Randall attended college at Harvard and then earned a graduate degree at Oxford University, where she was among the early ranks of female Rhodes Scholars. After finishing her education, she began her career working for then-Senator Joe Biden as his chief advisor on foreign and defense policy. She has also worked at Stanford University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The Brookings Institution.

Born and raised in California, she is married to Jeff Randall, a neurosurgeon, and they have two college-aged sons.


Dr. Jason Matheny

Dr. Jason Matheny became IARPA's director in 2015, after serving as a program manager, associate office director, and office director. Before IARPA, he worked at Oxford University, the World Bank, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Center for Biosecurity and Princeton University, and is the co-founder of two biotechnology companies. Dr. Matheny holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He received the Intelligence Community's Award for Individual Achievement in Science and Technology.



Andy Greenberg
Senior writer

Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. He previously worked as a staff writer at and Forbes Magazine.

Greenberg's July 2015 article about Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek's Jeep hack resulted in the recall of 1.4 million vehicles by Chrysler.

Greenberg's 2012 book This Machine Kills Secrets, was a New York Times Editors' Choice.

In 2014, Greenberg was nominated along with Ryan Mac for a Gerald Loeb Award for their Forbes Magazine article, "Big Brother's Brain", and was named as one of the SANS Institute's Top Cybersecurity Journalist Award Winners.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife documentary filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall.


Tom Fanning
Chairman, President and CEO
Southern Company

Tom Fanning has been chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company since 2010. Under his leadership, our 32,000-strong team continues to build the future of energy and improve peoples’ lives. We focus on finding the best ways to bring clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to all our neighborhoods across the country.

With more than 35 years of experience at Southern Company, Tom also serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and holds senior positions in a number of business and public policy organizations. Tom is an internationally respected voice on topics that range from energy innovation and economic growth, to cybersecurity.

His passion for building better communities guides his vision, and Tom has led the industry in developing the full portfolio of our energy resources. From leading the nation’s nuclear initiative with two state-of-the-art units in Georgia to building an innovative coal gasification facility in Mississippi, and adding more than 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy since 2012, the Southern Company system is the only U.S. energy provider investing in nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency. 


Suzanne Kelly
CEO & Publisher
The Cipher Brief

Suzanne Kelly is CEO & Publisher of The Cipher Brief and most recently served as CNN`s Intelligence Correspondent before spending two years in the private sector. She also worked as an Executive Producer for CNN and as a news anchor at CNN International based in Berlin and Atlanta. In Berlin, she anchored a morning news program that was broadcast live in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and from Atlanta, she anchored a number of world news programs. She covered the NATO campaign in 1999 from Kosovo and Macedonia.

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John Flynn
Chief Information Security Officer

John "Four" Flynn is the Chief Information Security Officer at Uber, where he's responsible for protecting the information and platforms that provide Uber's services to people all over the world. Prior to Uber, he led infrastructure security at Facebook and security operations at Google. He is the founder and former lead architect of Google's Innovative Intrusion Detection group which is credited with the successful detection of the Aurora attack in 2009. Following his role as technical advisor for the Obama 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Flynn now serves on the board of directors for the Future of Automotive Security Technology (FASTR) and is a technical adviser for Google Ventures.

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Oleh Derevianko
Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Information Security Systems Partners

Oleh Derevianko is a business and social entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of ISSP – Information Systems Security Partners – private international cybersecurity  company, founded in Ukraine in 2008, and currently operating in 7 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Middle Asia. Having strong presence in the countries at the frontline of cyber and hybrid war such as Ukraine and serving both private and public sectors ISSP provides unique expertise for APT attacks analysis, detection and   response.

Oleh Derevianko is also a Co-founder and President of Kyiv Cyber Academy (KCA) with a mission to provide world-class learning opportunities for students who want to become  skilled professionals in a world that depends on the use of cyberspace. Ukraine is a rapidly rising high tech nation with the fastest-growing number of IT professionals in Europe. It’s current IT engineering work force of 90 000+ professionals is expected to double to over 200,000 by 2020.

In 2015-2016 Oleh Derevianko served as Deputy Minister, Chief of Staff at Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and as a social entrepreneur he is a Founder of the Institute for Self Realization (Kyiv), Author and Founder of School Angels initiative, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chestnut Piano International Music Festival (Kyiv), and Member of The Aspen Institute Kyiv.

He received his Master’s Degree in International Economics with honors in 1997 from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2001 he received a PhD in Economic Policy, also from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Additionally, Oleh Derevianko holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, and his continuous education includes MIT’s course on Cybersecurity technology, application and policy, and a number of leadership development programs in Columbia Business School and The Aspen Institute.

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Thomas Rid 
Professor of Strategic Studies
Johns Hopkins University/SAIS 

Thomas Rid is Professor of Strategic Studies as Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

Rid’s most recent book, Rise of the Machines (2016), tells the sweeping story of how cybernetics, a late-1940s theory of machines, came to incite anarchy and war half a century later (translated into Chinese, Russian, German, Japanese, and Turkish). His 2015 article “Attributing Cyber Attacks” was designed to explain, guide, and improve the identification of network breaches (Journal of Strategic Studies 2015). In 2013 he published the widely-read book Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Rid testified on information security in front of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as well as in the German Bundestag and the UK Parliament. 

From 2011 to 2016, Rid was a professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Between 2003 and 2010, he worked at major think tanks in Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, and Washington, DC. Rid holds a PhD from Humboldt University in Berlin. 


Catherine P. Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Bank of America

Catherine P. Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O) and is responsible for delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

GT&O provides the platforms and fulfillment services that enable the company’s consumer banking, wealth management, commercial banking, treasury services, sales and trading, and investment banking businesses, as well as risk management, finance and other critical support functions. Bessant’s team also oversees the company’s business continuity and information security strategies and policies.

Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. Most recently, she was president of Global Corporate Banking. Previously, she was president of Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president of Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and president of the Florida market. She joined the bank as a corporate banker in 1982.

Bessant represents the company on a number of important topics, including diversity and inclusion, serving as executive sponsor for the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride executive board and the LGBT Ally program and executive management team sponsor of the company’s disability advocacy initiatives.

Active in the community, Bessant was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for her civic and business contributions to the State of North Carolina, and received the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charlotte Business Journal. She serves as chairperson of the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

She serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and Florida Blue, formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. She also sits on the board of trustees for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and on the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Bessant is ranked No. 1 on Institutional Investor magazine’s annual Tech 50 list of financial technology leaders recognized for their achievements and innovation, and No. 3 among American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” She appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2017.

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Marc van Zadelhoff
General Manager
IBM Security

Marc has nearly 20 years of experience in strategy, venture capital, business development and marketing in the IT and security space. Currently, Marc is the General Manager of IBM Security.  Marc previously served as VP, Worldwide Strategy and Product Management for IBM Security – responsible for overall product management, budget and positioning for IBM’s entire global security portfolio. Marc’s prior responsibilities at IBM have included leadership roles in M&A, product management and marketing in both software and services. Marc was a member of the executive team of Dutch-based Consul before it sold to IBM and spent the rest of his pre-IBM years in IT venture capital and strategy consulting. Marc lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Dr. Mark T. Maybury
Vice President, Intelligence Portfolios
MITRE National Security Sector

Dr. Mark Maybury has joined the MITRE National Security (MNS) Sector to assume the role of vice president of the Intelligence Portfolios. In this role, he leads MITRE in applying systems engineering, technology expertise, and innovation to help the intelligence and federal law enforcement communities improve mission effectiveness, integrate across agencies, and drive greater operating efficiency.

He comes to MNS from his most recent position as vice president and chief security officer of The MITRE Corporation and director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, which MITRE operates for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In these roles, he managed the overall cybersecurity strategy for the company, including outreach and partnerships, in addition to aligning and developing strategies and resources to realize MITRE’s next generation cybersecurity vision.

Dr. Maybury previously served as MITRE’s Chief Technology Officer, directing the organization’s independent research and development program and developing the corporate technology strategy.  

From 2010 to June 2013, Dr. Maybury served as the chief scientist of the Air Force. His responsibilities included advising the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force and providing assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. In this role, he identified and analyzed technical issues and brought them to the attention of Air Force and national security leaders. Dr. Maybury led strategic studies in energy, cybersecurity, and global science and technology. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), as vice chair of Science and Technology, as vice chair of a study on remotely piloted aircraft, and as a member on SAB studies on commercial space, rapid on-orbit checkout, and operating in contested cyberspace.

As executive director of MITRE’s Information Technology Division, Dr. Maybury oversaw the advanced research and development work for a wide variety of intelligence and defense systems. He led a division of experts in the disciplines of intelligent information systems, analytic tools, performance support, collaborative environments, geospatial information systems, distributed computing, networking, and data, information, and knowledge management. 

Since joining MITRE in 1990, Dr. Maybury has held several leadership roles. He managed MITRE’s Speech and Natural Language Group, served as director of the Bedford Artificial Intelligence Technical Center, led the Advanced Information Systems Technology Department, directed the Advanced Information Systems Center, and served as deputy division manager for National Intelligence. He has contributed his expertise in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to many sponsored projects over the years.

He also founded and was executive director of the Advanced Research and Development Activity Northeast Regional Research Center. The center was formed to bring together experts from government, academia, and industry and sponsor research on leading edge technology that could solve critical problems facing the intelligence community.

Dr. Maybury remains a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and sits on both the Defense Science Board and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He is a fellow in both the IEEE and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Maybury was a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as research team chief and then program manager at Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base.

Dr. Maybury has authored or edited 10 books and more than 60 refereed publications. He holds patents for both broadcast news understanding (6,961,954) and personalcasting (7,386,542). His awards include recognition from New York City and MITRE for support of World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts, a Recognition Award from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for support to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, and a Special Recognition Award from President George W. Bush for planning for the Terrorism Information Sharing Environment. In 2016, Federal Computer Week magazine named Dr. Maybury among its Federal 100 Award winners. The award recognizes government, industry, and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops, and manages IT.

Dr. Maybury received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from College of the Holy Cross (Fenwick Scholar, valedictorian), a master’s degree in computer speech and language processing from Cambridge University, England (Rotary Scholar), a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctoral degree in artificial intelligence from Cambridge.


Jeff Greene 
Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Policy

Jeff Greene is the Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Policy at Symantec, where he leads a global team of policy professionals who focus on cybersecurity, data integrity and privacy issues. Prior to joining Symantec, Jeff was Senior Counsel with the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he focused on cybersecurity and homeland defense issues. He also worked as a Subcommittee Staff Director with the House Committee on Homeland Security, Counsel to the Senate’s Special Investigation into Hurricane Katrina, and as an attorney with a Washington, D.C. law firm. Jeff is a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Internet Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), and worked as a guest researcher supported the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He recently served as the staff co-chair of the “Internet of Things” research subcommittee of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and is a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He speaks often on cybersecurity, the "Internet of Things," data breach, and privacy issues. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a J.D. with Honor from the University of Maryland, where he has taught classes in Homeland Security law and policy.


Sarah Guo
Greylock Partners

Sarah’s mission is to partner with founders to productize disruptive ideas, get advantaged distribution, and build dominant businesses. She is interested in almost everything where technology can be used as a weapon to get us to the future, faster. She spends a lot of her time thinking about opportunities in B2B applications and infrastructure, cyber security, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and healthcare.

Sarah joined Greylock Partners as an investor in 2013. She is on the board of Obsidian and also works closely with Awake, Crew, Rhumbix and Skyhigh. Prior to joining Greylock, Sarah was at Goldman Sachs, where she invested in growth-stage technology startups such as Dropbox, and advised pre-IPO technology companies such as Workday (as well as public clients including Zynga, Netflix and Nvidia). Previously, Sarah worked with Casa Systems, a venture-funded technology company that develops a software-centric networking platform for cable and mobile internet service providers.

She is an advocate for STEM education for women and the underserved. She has taught Marketing in the Wharton Undergraduate Program and served as a teaching fellow in lower-income high schools for the Philadelphia World Affairs Council. Sarah has four degrees from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. She is part of Linkedin’s Next Wave and the Forbes’ 30 Under 30.


Matthew P. Moynahan
Chief Executive Officer

Matt Moynahan is the chief executive officer for Forcepoint. He joined in 2016, bringing more than twenty years of security, cloud services and technology industry leadership, ranging from product development to sales to general management. Throughout his career, Moynahan has been steeped in nearly every facet of security, including digital rights management, encryption, application security, network security, web and email security, and insider threat.

Under Moynahan’s leadership, Forcepoint launched a bold new approach to cybersecurity, centered upon enabling customers to focus on what matters most: understanding people’s behaviors and intent as they interact with critical data and IP wherever it resides. Moynahan also championed Forcepoint’s acquisition of the Skyfence CASB (cloud application security broker) business, furthering the company’s ability to protect data anywhere, including within cloud applications.

Before joining Forcepoint, he held a series of senior leadership positions, most recently as president of Arbor Networks. During his tenure, Arbor Networks gained a leading share in the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) market, launched the world’s foremost cloud-based DDoS service and successfully moved into the Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) market. Prior to Arbor Networks, he was the founding president and CEO of Veracode, the leading cloud-based application security services provider acquired by Computer Associates in March 2016. Previous to Veracode, Moynahan served as vice president of Symantec’s Client & Host Security and Consumer Products & Solutions divisions, leading the latter to $2 billion in annual revenue

Moynahan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of Care to Compete, a nonprofit organization supporting athletes with brain damage and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

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Mark D. McLaughlin
Chairman and CEO
Palo Alto Networks

Mark D. McLaughlin joined as President and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in August of 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012.

Before coming to Palo Alto Networks, Mark served as President and CEO of Verisign. Prior to that, he held a number of key positions at Verisign including serving as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing, and head of the company's Naming Services business. Prior to Verisign, he was the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Signio, a leading internet payment company. Before joining Signio, he was the Vice President of Business Development for Gemplus, the world's leading smart-card company. Previous to Gemplus, he also served as General Counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

For nearly a decade, Mark has had the honor of serving as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a body that for more than 30 years has brought industry chief executives together to provide counsel on national security policy and technical issues to the U.S. President and national security leadership. Mark has served two-year terms as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the NSTAC. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as an attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and earned his Airborne Wings. Mark currently serves on the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM).

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Mike Gregoire
Chief Executive Officer
CA Technologies

Mike Gregoire is Chief Executive Officer of CA Technologies, a $4.5 billion global software company. CA Technologies is helping companies seize the opportunities of the application economy—a world where software is crucial to global business and application development is the engine of innovation.

Mike joined CA Technologies on January 7, 2013. Under his direction, CA has accelerated its software leadership, with innovative offerings, a renewed brand, and strengthened market presence. He has brought fiscal discipline to CA operations; invested in developing, retaining, and hiring talent; and built a winning team focused on the success of CA customers in today’s rapidly changing technology landscape.

Mike is a 25-year veteran of the software industry, with a proven track record of success in delivering transformative technology to the marketplace. He understands the challenge of nurturing new innovations while getting them ready to solve real world problems in a competitive global environment. He took California-based Taleo from its pre-IPO start up phase in 2005 to its sale to Oracle Corp for nearly $2 billion in 2012. With Mike at the helm, Taleo developed and delivered cloud-based human resources software to over 5,000 corporations and 20 million end-users globally. In the process, he grew Taleo’s revenue by more than 400 percent.

Before Taleo, Mike spent five years at PeopleSoft as executive vice president of its Global Services Group, with responsibility for consulting, education, hosting and maintenance worldwide. Mike started his career as an architect and technical project leader at EDS, and rose to run a number of its operations and businesses, including its Global Financial Markets Group. 

Mike is widely recognized as a strategic thinker in the information technology industry. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors Steering Committee, the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee, and the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council. He also serves on the Executive Council of TechNet, an organization of CEOs that represents the technology industry in policy issues critical to American innovation and economic competitiveness. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of human resources business processing and cloud-based solutions.

Mike exemplifies CA Technologies commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. During his tenure, CA has strengthened its engagement with the communities where its employees live and work, with an emphasis on advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning for underserved youth. Mike is on the Board of NPower, a nonprofit that enlists and trains low-income young adults and veterans to become IT professionals. An avid cyclist, he also manages to compete in several races a year, many of which are fundraisers he rides in wearing the CA jersey. 

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computing from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration degree from California Coast University.