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NVTC Cyber Summit and Cyber50 Awards

November 16

Photo of panelists from the 2022 Cybersecurity Summit


November 16, 2023
$225.00 – $350.00


Valo Park
7950 Jones Branch Drive
Tysons, VA 22102

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2:00 PM | Registration and Networking

2:30 PM | Welcome Remarks

2:45 PM | Panel 1 – Data at the Intersection of Cybersecurity and Transportation Critical Infrastructure

This panel will discuss the importance of data as the gateway to cyber-health and cyber-performance for transportation critical infrastructure. The discussion will be through the lens of critical transportation nodes and systems which underpin the economic vitality and tech impact of the Northern Virginia region not just to the United States, but globally.

3:35 PM | Panel 2 – Implications of AI for Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is impacting every aspect of our personal and professional lives. What does AI mean for cybersecurity? This expert panel will discuss the benefits and risks of AI for cybersecurity today and going forward from a policy, government, and commercial perspective.

  • How does AI strengthen cyber criminals and cybersecurity systems?
  • Is AI creating an epic infrastructure challenge as data grows exponentially?
  • AI is a global phenomenon, how do we regulate AI and protect against harm locally, within our organizations, nationally, and around the world?
  • What new skills do we need to support and protect AI? Or do we just let AI do it?
  • What will AI and Cybersecurity be in 3 years? Better? Worse?


Joseph Gillespie, Senior Vice President National Cyber Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton


Dr. John Zangardi, CEO, Redhorse Corporation

4:25 PM | Break

4:35 PM | Panel 3 – CyberVenture: Unleashing Success Strategies for Building Your Cyber Company

During this panel, we will explore the challenges of building a cybersecurity focused company in the Northern VA area. This will include topics such as targeting customers, developing compensation packages for employees, and evaluating outsourced service providers. Our panel consists of people who have successfully built or are building cybersecurity focused companies in the area and attendees are sure to walk away with new insights.


Rick Gordon, Co-Founder and CEO, Tidal Cyber
Jared Shepard, President and CEO, Hypori
Chris Steed, Chief Investment Officer, Paladin Capital Group
Peggy Styer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Razors Edge Ventures


Rick Tossavainen, CEO, Dark Wolf Solutions

5:25 PM | Pitch Competition

6:05 PM | Awards Presentation – Announcement of Cyber50

6:30 PM | Networking Reception

8:00 PM | Event Concludes


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