Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces Internationally Recognized Line Up for Capital Cybersecurity Summit

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Speakers include Technology Executives from Public and Private Sector.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced the list of speakers for its fourth annual Capital Cybersecurity Summit taking place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The event will showcase the region’s diverse and thriving technology ecosystem and critical infrastructure that supports innovation and technology development in the cybersecurity and national security sector.

“The National Capital Region offers a unique set of cybersecurity assets that no other region in the world can match – with innovative solutions for both commercial and public sector customers – all of which will be highlighted at the event,” said Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO, NVTC. “We’re thrilled to have world leading experts come together to share insights on the industry’s latest challenges and innovations.”

Opening speakers for the Capital Cybersecurity Summit include Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Department of Homeland Security (DHS), (invited), Mark Frantz, Co-founder of Blue Delta Capital Partners, a growth capital firm focused on the U.S. federal government technology (GovTech) marketplace, and Jack Huffard, Co-founder, President and COO at Tenable.

Panel discussions will feature globally recognized technology leaders from both the public and private sectors and will cover topics such as the challenges Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) face, how to expand into the overseas market and the innovation behind venture-backed, cutting-edge technologies.

Panelist speakers include:

John Ackerly, Co-founder and CEO, Virtru
Paul Beckman, CISO, U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (Invited) Clifford “Matt” Conner, CISO, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
John Czupak, President and CEO, ThreatQuotient Terry Dolce, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Channels, Tenable Matthew Dunlop, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Under Armour
Melvin Greer, Senior Principal Engineer, Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel
Larry Grossman, Acting CISO, Federal Aviation Association
Matt Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, Sonatype
Mohamoud Jibrell, CEO & Co-founder, NormShield
Ryan LaSalle, Managing Director – North America Lead, Accenture Security
J.R. Williamson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Leidos

The Capital Cybersecurity Summit will deliver tremendous business development and educational value to the entire technology community, providing an unprecedented opportunity to promote the region’s security technology assets and connect people, companies and national policymakers. The Capital Cyber Awards, which celebrates the region's best companies and individuals in cybersecurity, will be announced during the luncheon and will conclude the event.

For more information on the event and the full agenda, please visit

About the Northern Virginia Technology Council
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 350,000 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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