Cyber Future Foundation Announces the Inaugural Cyber Future Dialogue in Davos, Switzerland

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The Cyber Future Dialogue Debuts, Bringing Together Global Executive Cyber Leaders in an Action Oriented Dialogue held in Davos, Switzerland on 24th January 2018

SINET Presents Cyber Future Dialogue

SINET Presents Cyber Future Dialogue

Citizens, Businesses and Nations around the world are grappling with consequences of cyber challenges, leaders across the spectrum should come together for addressing these challenges.

Cyber Future Foundation, a global non profit cybersecurity think-do tank today announced in conjunction with the Security Innovation Network (SINET), that they are organizing the first ever executive cybersecurity leadership dialogue in the backdrop of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The inaugural Cyber Future Dialogue will be held January 24th 2018 at the Schatzalp Hotel in Davos, Switzerland. The inaugural Dialogue will bring several prominent cybersecurity leaders from around the world to discuss the most significant challenges and the many enabling potentials of cyber.

“Citizens, Businesses and Nations around the world are grappling with consequences of cyber challenges,” said Val Mukherjee, Founder & Chairman of Cyber Future Foundation. “It is essential for the leaders to come together to deliberate on the fundamental aspects of cyber risk and address this collectively. Cybersecurity has naturally evolved as a key Board topic and now demands executive decision and action. This can only be achieved through collaboration and informed decision making at the highest levels where the captains of the industry, national leaders and the cyber chiefs work together to take these informed decisions and put them into action as any other executive business measure.”

Val further mentioned that, “CFF and the Delegates to the Cyber Future Dialogue are particularly glad to be supported by SINET, the pre-eminent Cybersecurity public private partnership community led by Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder of SINET, who is acting as a co-convener of the inaugural Cyber Future Dialogue.” He said, “This is only the beginning of a thoughtful and action oriented journey that will gain global momentum towards addressing the most critical cyber issues.”

The Cyber Future Dialogue is designed as an executive roundtable of select global leaders to serve as a pioneer group to put together a call to action on all things that relate to the executive decision and action on cyber.

The mission of this particular inaugural event and the subsequent Global Cyber Future Dialogue Series is to develop a set of guiding principles and rules of engagement on which global geo political leadership, economic experts and business executives can follow to address the challenges and harness the potentials of cyber. The Dialogue considers the challenge that the World Economic Forum cites as cybersecurity threats outpacing abilities of government and companies; this according to CFF needs to address the basic tenets of CyberSecurity, CyberPeace and CyberEducation. This is the beginning of a series of subsequent dialogue, deliberation and action.

The inaugural Cyber Future Dialogue is going to be attended by the pioneering cyber leadership who would anchor the discussions. Risto Siilasmaa, Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia will be providing the Executive Vision Statement as a Keynote Address to motivate the group to deliver actionable guidance and recommendation.
The event will be chaired by Val Mukherjee, Founder & Chairman of Cyber Future Foundation, and Co-chaired by Robert Rodriguez, Founder & Chairman of SINET.

A legion of prominent cyber leaders are confirmed to join the dialogue including:
⁃    Charles Blauner, Global Head of Information Security, Citigroup, United States
⁃    Tim McKnight, EVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Thomson Reuters, United States
⁃    John Scimone, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Dell Technologies, United States
⁃    Ric Longeneker, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, RUAG Defense, Switzerland
⁃    Samir Saran, VP, Observer Research Foundation, India
⁃    Dmitri Alperovich, Co-Founder, CTO, CrowdsSrike, United States
⁃    Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security, United Kingdom
⁃    Vikram Phatak, Chief Executive Officer, NSS Labs, United States
⁃    Robert Coles, Chief Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
⁃    Jacqueline Johnson, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Nordea Bank, Sweden
⁃    David Stender Chief Security Officer, M&T Bank, United States
⁃    Rod Beckstrom, CEO, Beckstrom and the Former CEO, ICANN United States
⁃    Hans-WilhelmDunn, General Secretary, Cybersecurity Alliance, Germany
⁃    Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, India
⁃    David Van Duren, Head, Secretariat, GFCE, Netherlands
⁃    Amandeep Midha, CTO, Ernit, Denmark
⁃    Oliver Wyler, CISO, Banko Vantobel, Switzerland
⁃    Sascha Maier, CISO, IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland
⁃    Greg Day, CISO - EMEA, Palo Alto Networks, United Kingdom
⁃    Bruno Blumenthal, VP, CISO, RUAG Defense, Switzerland

More information on the inaugural event can be found at:
More information including how to register for subsequent CFF programs can be found
At: and the CFF Annual Meeting details can be found at

Media Note: Press registration for the Cyber Future Dialogue Series and Annual Summit is also open. To apply for a CFF press pass, please email to:

About Cyber Future Foundation
Cyber Future Foundation (CFF) was co-founded by Val Mukherjee, Dave Marwell and Harold Collum, serving as the Founding Trustees of the Texas, United States based 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Within its short three years of existence it has become a forceful think-do tank oriented towards turning thought leadership into action. CFF’s mission as a platform for cyber leaders and a super connector, is to identify macro and hard problems and organize collaborative effort to address them through its network of alliances, organizations, public private partnerships and impactful cyber leaders. CFF is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, United States.


SINET is a "Super-Connector" that accelerates Cybersecurity innovation into the global marketplace by providing trusted platforms for the business of Cyber to take place between; investors, entrepreneurs, large corporations and industry and government buyers. SINET events, sponsorship and membership opportunities have delivered unsurpassed value within the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; academia, science, private industry, investment banking, system integration, policy, innovators, venture capital and the Federal Government to include the civilian, military and intelligence agencies. Our forums take place in Silicon Valley, Toronto, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Davos, London, Scottsdale and Washington DC.
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