Private Sector and Commercial Track:

GIT (Growing Innovations in Tech)


  • Presentations will be recorded and published on our YouTube channel.

  • See the schedule for the two other tracks at these links:

    • main track (here)

    • research/academic track (here).

Track Schedule for Thursday 19 May 2022

Note: The agenda is subject to change. All times EST.

0930: Welcome and Opening Presentation: The Demise of the Cybersecurity Workforce (!?)

Major Stephanie Travis

Track MC and Director of the Senior Military College Cyber Institute at Virginia Tech


Colonel Brad Rhodes

Senior Manager at Accenture Federal Services and Army Reserve Cyber Officer


1000: Using Programmatic Advertising to Enable Cyber Operations

Leslie Kershaw

First Female On-Net Operator in the US Army and Founder of Founder CyWren Solutions


1030: Break

1100: Transforming DoDIN Cyber Operations with Network Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Andrew Stewart

Former Commander of the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group and Senior National Security Strategist for Cybersecurity at Cisco


1130: It’s time to raise the DEFCON of your data: How Cyber threats are moving data from ransomware response to a wartime mindset

Mike Barmonde

Senior Product Analyst for Security at Nutanix


1200: Lunch Break

1300: DevSecOps or Defeat

Mitch Rubinstein

Marine Veteran and Former Cyber Warfare Instructor at the Naval Academy


1330: Addressing Training and Staffing Gaps to Bolster Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Readiness

Amanda Lockwood

Former USMC Offensive Cyber Operator and President for Cyber and Information Warfare at IDS International


Melissa Sowerwine

Director at IDS International


1400: Break

1430: Fireside Chat: Challenges and Opportunities for US Cyber Defense

Dr. Dan Ragsdale

Former Assistant Director for Cyber in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Research & Technology)


Dan Prieto

Former DoD Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Strategic Executive at Google Cloud, Public Sector

LinkedIn Zero Trust Article Johns Hopkins University Article

1500: Dream Port Overview

Armando Seay

Dream Port Director


1530: Total network packet visibility – the cyber security force multiplier for Zero-Day, internal and advanced persistent threat analysis

Scott Welles

Vice President at Axellio


1600: End of Track