SINET Innovation Summit
Date: August 06, 2013 from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House
64 Morningside Dr
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1200

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SINET Innovations Summit

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Theme: Connecting Silicon Valley - Wall Street & the Beltway

SINET will once again host One-on-One meetings with members of the Venture Capital and Investment Banking communities as well as Federal Government Officials from:

  •  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  •  Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  •  National Security Agency (NSA)
  •  US Cyber Command

For more information please contact Barbara Connolly
To Register:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 11:10 AM

General Session

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM

Introduction by Summit Chair

Dean DeBiase, Co-Founder and Chairman, Reboot Partners, Innovation Excellence, Startup Partners and Boardroom Innovation; Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors; Senior KIN Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Member, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Department of Homeland Security

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome to Columbia University


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Introductory Remarks

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, Security Innovation Network

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Where, How, What are the Cybersecurity Opportunities in the Federal Market?


Kevin Plexico, Vice President of Federal Information Solutions, Deltek


Debora Plunkett, Director, Information Assurance, National Security Agency.

Others TBA

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM


10:40 AM – 11:30 PM


11:30 AM – 12:15 AM

Cybersecurity Act 2012, Why Now and What does this Mean to Corporate America?


Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP, Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek and Co-Chairman, Bloomberg Government



12:15 AM – 1:30 PM


Networking Lunch/Information Sharing Hour
SINET is providing the opportunity for attendees to sit with security leaders in an informal and intimate (8 - 10 per table) setting to discuss topical issues. This optional "Information Sharing Hour" is designed to promote awareness, education and learning opportunities on how solution providers can best shape their vision, roadmap and assess their current path to meet the market needs.

TABLE #1 Cyber Risk Management: Board Level Topic
Hosted by Rich Baich, Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Technology Services, Wells Fargo & Company

TABLE #2 Challenges to Accelerating the Widespread Adoption of Cybersecurity Tools and Technologies
Hosted by Donna Dodson, Division Chief, Computer Security Division, &Acting Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institute of Standards and Technology

TABLE #3 Title TBD
Hosted by Leslie Lambert, Chief Strategy Officer, GuruCul Solutions, Former Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks

TABLE #4 Combating Cyber Organized Crime
Hosted by George Rettas, Managing Director, Global Security and Investigations Department, J. P. Morgan Chase

TABLE #5 Title TBD
Hosted by Patrick Severson, Managing Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations, Warburg Pincus

TABLE #6 Title TBD
Hosted by Alberto Yepez, Managing Director, Trident Capital

TABLE #7 Cyber Security Shark Tank
Hosted by Robert Pate, Vice President for Cybersecurity and Julie Taylor, Senior Vice President, SAIC

Abstract: Innovators at this table will be given the opportunity to deliver their best two-minute elevator pitch on their Cybersecurity product or service they are providing into the marketplace. Rob and Julie will provide feedback and counsel to these entrepreneurs on ways they may be able to advance their offerings, adjustments to their current roadmap as well as the opportunity to be invited into future customer meetings if they are a winner during their time in the Shark Tank.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Research Collaboration Models that Work

Douglas Maughan, Division Director, Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate

2:00PM – 2:40 PM

Presentations by Columbia University Students TBA
Salvatore Stolfo, Professor, Computer Science Department, Columbia University

2:40 PM – 3:30 PM

APT – Whos’ on My Network & Changing the Attack Landscape Panel


Mark Connelly, Chief Information Security Officer, Thompson Reuters



3:30 PM – 3:50 PM


3:50 PM - 4:15 PM


4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Banking and Finance Panel




Anish Bhimani, Managing Director, Chief Information Risk Officer, JP Morgan Chase

Charles Blauner, Global Head of Information Security, Citi

Phil Venables, Chief Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs

Others TBA

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Keynote


5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, Security Innovation Network

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception