New Sessions Announced for NVTC’s 2016 Capital Cybersecurity Summit

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New IoT and venture capital sessions at November 2-3 event will include principals from Bank of America, Verizon, Inova and top incubators

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today new panel sessions and speakers for its first-ever Capital Cybersecurity Summit on November 2-3, 2016. The event, which will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, will feature distinguished keynote speakers and panels offering exclusive insights on emerging cybersecurity technologies, digital solutions, operations and enforcement from the private sector, government and academic perspectives.

Panel sessions will include principals from world leading cybersecurity companies and incubators alongside prominent academics and consultants advising government and the private sector. The new sessions and distinguished panelists are:

The Coming Storm from IoT:

  • John Denning, Access Management Operations and External Party Security Executive, Bank of America
  • Connie Pilot, Executive Vice President, CIO and CISO, Inova Health System
  • Faraz Shafiq, Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
  • Moderator: Sam Visner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cybersecurity and Resilience, ICF

Investment Capital for Cyber:

  • Matt Bigge, Venture Partner, Crosslink Capital
  • Sunil James, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Jay Leek, Managing Director and CISO, Blackstone
  • Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group
  • Moderator: Stefan Jansen, Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology & Services, Raymond James

Keynote remarks will be provided by Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO & President, Northrup Grumman Corporation and Amit Yoran, President, RSA.

The Summit will also include a technology showcase at which cybersecurity companies from the D.C., Virginia and Maryland region will display their products and services to potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

No industry is immune to today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. The Capital Cybersecurity Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for any organization concerned with staying ahead of cybersecurity threats and protecting their digital assets. View the complete Summit agenda here.

November 2-3, 2016

November 2: 6:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
November 3: 7:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Registration, Program and Exhibits

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

To register as a member of the press, please contact Alexa Magdalenski at 703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email amagdalenski(at)nvtc(dot)org.

The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at

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