The 2013 Michigan Cyber Summit will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013. The agenda is packed with experts from all over the world, and the opening keynote will be delivered by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Governor Snyder is the former CEO of Gateway Computers and a recognized leader amongst Governors on matters pertaining to technology and cybersecurity.
If you can’t make the trip to Novi, Michigan, the morning sessions will be available via live stream over the Internet by PBS Detroit beginning at 8:30 AM (EST). Click here to access the live stream. The Twitter hashtag for the Friday event will be #cybersummit - with several students and cyber pros tweeting from the event.
If you miss the live event, you can still benefit and learn from the summit sessions. The morning speakers will be recorded, and the individual video sessions will be posted by topic and speaker to our website at: www.Michigan.gov/cybersecurity in mid-November, 2013.
In case you are wondering, the Michigan Cyber Summit is not just about technology and cybersecurity activities in Michigan. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the focus on this year’s summit is on all the great work being done by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) regarding the recently released Governor’s Call to Action on Cybersecurity.
Back in September, I offered this blog on activities that Governors are currently taking around the country.
Others speakers scheduled to speak at the summit include:
• Congressman Mike Rogers (invited), Chairman, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
• Roberta Stempfley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
• Cheri Caddy, Director of Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach at National Security Staff, Executive Office of the President
• International Keynote Address by Rami Efrati, Head of Civilian Sector Division, National Cyber Bureau/Prime Minister's Office, Israel
• Major General Gregory Vadnais, Adjutant General, Michigan National Guard and Director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
• Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
• Brigadier General (ret.) Michael McDaniel, Associate Professor and Director of Homeland Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
• David Behen, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan
• Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
• Richard Stiennon, Founder of IT Harvest
• Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
• Thomas MacLellan, Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association (NGA)
Representatives for the afternoon breakout sessions (which are not apart of the live stream to the Internet) include: FBI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Consumers Energy, University of Michigan, Walsh College, National Science Foundation, GE Capital Americas, Flagstar Bank, and Penske Corporation.
You can access the full agenda and schedule here.