The International Conference on Cyber Engagement

International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2019
The Eighth Annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement will be held on April 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Eli Wurtman of PICO Partners, Cheri McGuire of Standard Chartered Bank UK and Ping Li of Accel Partners discuss changing cybersecurity through investment, incubation and new technologies.

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Ms. Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament delivers a keynote address on the Rule of Law Online.

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Former CIA Director, General Michael Hayden delivering a keynote address at the 2011 ICCE.

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Dr. Catherine Lotrionte and Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the November 14, 2018 ICCE Fall Planning Dinner.

Brent Scowcroft

Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council Board of Directors and International Advisory Board; Founder, The Scowcroft Group



Registration for the Eighth Annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement is now open.

The eighth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE) will be held on April 23, 2019, in Washington, DC. Organized by Atlantic Council Brent Scowcroft Scholar Dr. Catherine Lotrionte and hosted this year by the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, the International Conference on Cyber Engagement draws on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives, and academic scholars to bring a multidisciplinary and global approach to the challenges in cyberspace. Click here to view the agenda and click here to view a list of confirmed speakers for the eighth ICCE.

Agenda for the Eighth International Conference on Cyber Engagement

7:00 a.m. Attendee Badge Pickup
8:00 – 12:00 p.m. Morning Plenary Session
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:10 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Addresses
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Panel One: National Perspectives on Cyber
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Panel Two: Enforcing Norms: Cyber Diplomacy
& Law Enforcement
12:00 p.m. Break for Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Breakout Panels
#1: The Geopolitics of 5G
#2: IoT and OT Cyber Implications
#3: The Challenge of Balancing Privacy and
Security in a Rapidly Changing World
#4: Political Disinformation & Election Security
#5: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence
2:00 p.m Lunch Concludes
2:30 – 7:00 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Session
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Addresses
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Panel Three: Military & Intelligence Actions
in Cyberspace
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Panel Four: Securing the Software Supply Chain
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

About the International Conference on Cyber Engagement

The last International Conference on Cyber Engagement attracted over 800 participants from nearly 400 organizations—corporate, government, non-profit, and academic—representing 43 nations. The conference provides a unique opportunity for experts to engage in thought leadership and constructive dialogue with key individuals from technical, corporate, legal, and policy backgrounds. The conference also explores the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in the cyber domain.

Honoring General Brent Scowcroft's legacy of service, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world. By hosting ICCE, the Scowcroft Center seeks to look ahead to key trends shaping the future of cyberspace and to amplify expert voices to strengthen cyberspace governance to help manage growing challenges.

In preparation for the 2019 conference, the Atlantic Council hosted the ICCE Fall Planning Dinner on November 14, 2018, to gather partners and future speakers and government and corporate leaders to shape the agenda for the conference and discuss pressing global cybersecurity issues. On April 22, 2019, the Atlantic Council will be hosting a pre-conference invite-only Speakers and Sponsors Dinner to hear from keynote speaker The Hon. John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the US Department of Justice, and convene cybersecurity experts and leaders ahead of the conference.

International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE): 2011-2016

Confirmed Speakers for 2019

H.E. Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Mr. Mohammad Altura
, Chief, IT Sector, Communication & Information Technology Regulatory Authority (Kuwait)
Dr. Frederick Chang, Former Director of Research, National Security Agency; Executive Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity, Southern Methodist University (SMU) (USA)
Ms. Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, CISCO (USA)
The Hon. John Demers (April 22 Speakers and Sponsors Dinner), Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice (USA)
The Hon. Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, US Department of Energy (USA)
H.E. Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)
Ms. Meeri Haataja, CEO and Co-Founder, Saidot (Finland)
Col. Andres Hairk, Commander, Cyber Command, Estonian Defence Forces (Estonia)
Ms. Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies LLC; Former Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace, National Security Council (USA)
Mr. Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Government Relations, Nokia Americas Region (USA)
Mr. Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice (USA)
Mr. Robert Huber, Chief Security Officer, Tenable (USA)
Gen James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), Former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States; Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Executive Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors and Chairman, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; President, Jones Group International (USA)
Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council (USA)
Mr. David Koh (Keynote Speaker), Commissioner of Cybersecurity; Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore; Defense Cyber Chief, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Singapore (Singapore)
Ms. Reiko Kondo, Director, Office of the Director-General for Cybersecurity, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan)
Mr. Bob Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, US Department of Homeland Security (USA)
H.E. Timo Koster, Ambassador-at-Large, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Ambassadorial Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council (Netherlands)
The Hon. Franklin D. Kramer, Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (USA)
Ms. Manon Le Blanc, Security & Defense Policy, Cyber Policy Sector, European External Action Service
Dr. James A. Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (USA)
Dr. Jarno Limnéll, CEO, Tosibox Ltd; Professor, Aalto University (Finland)
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Brent Scowcroft Scholar, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Mr. Paul Maddinson, Counsellor, Digital Security, British Embassy, Washington (UK)
Ms. Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, US Department of Homeland Security (USA)
Mr. Matthew Masterson, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, US Department of Homeland Security (USA)
Mr. Mark Miller, Senior Storyteller and DevSecOps Advocate, Sonatype; Co-Founder, All Day DevOps; Editor-in-Chief, DevSecOps Days (USA)
Mr. Vinh Nguyen, Chief Data Scientist for Operations, National Security Agency (USA)
Ms. Anna Nyqvist, Chief Executive, Swedish Electoral Authority (Sweden)
Mr. Hidetoshi Ogawa, Counselor, Cabinet Secretariat, Counselor for International Strategy, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (Japan)
H.E. Karol Okoński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland (Poland)
Mr. Christopher Painter, Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, US Department of State; Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (USA)
Ms. Liisa Past, Former Chief Research Officer, Cyber Security Branch, Estonian Information System Authority; Next Generation Leader, McCain Institute for International Leadership (Estonia)
Dr. Patryk Pawlak, Executive Officer, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Brussels
Mr. Andrew Price, Head of Science and Innovation, British Embassy in Washington, DC (UK)
MG Wolfgang Renner, Commander, NATO Communication and Information Systems Group (NCISG); Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), Cyberspace, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
Ms. Diane Rinaldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce (USA)
Mr. Randy Sabett, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP (USA)
Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US Food & Drug Administration (USA)
The Hon. Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State (USA)
Mr. Paul Triolo, Practice Head, Geotechnology, Eurasia Group (USA)
Mr. Terlumun George-Maria Tyendezwa, Assistant Director & Head, Cybercrime Prosecution Unit, Federal Ministry of Justice; Secretary, Cybercrime Advisory Council (Nigeria)
Ms. Eija Warma-Lehtinen, Partner, Head of Data Protection & Privacy, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys (Finland)
Mr. Joe Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions (USA)

Location of the Conference


The 2019 ICCE will be held at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium and Cloyd Heck Marvin Center. A map of the George Washington University campus can be found here.

Parking is available throughout the George Washington University campus and can be found here.

If you are taking public transit, the closest metro station is the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station, located here.

Directions to the George Washington University campus from various local airports can be found here.

We have a block of self-pay rooms available for a special rate of $249/night at the Courtyard Washington, DC in Foggy Bottom. Rooms are limited and will be available until April 2, 2019--reserve yours here

2019 Partners and Sponsors


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Past Editions

2017 ICCE
2016 ICCE
2015 ICCE
2014 ICCE
2013 ICCE
2012 ICCE
2011 ICCE

Past Agendas


Videos from the 2017 ICCE

Keynote Address: “Cybersecurity: View from the White House” Mr. Robert Joyce

Keynote Address: “The Rule of Law Online: The Role of Governments ”Ms. Marietje Schaake

Panel One: Elements of a National Cybersecurity Strategy

Panel Two: International Cyber Diplomacy: Developing Norms For Responsible State Behavior

Keynote Address: “National Fightbacks: Reaching A Turning Point In The Battle Against Cyber Attacks” Mr. Ciaran Martin

Panel Three: The Unconventional Use of Cyber between War and Peace

Panel Four: Changing the Business of Cybersecurity Through Investment, Incubation and Adoption of New Technologies

Videos from the 2016 ICCE

Panel One: "Preparing Nations to be Cyber Ready"

Keynote Address: "Privacy, Public Safety, and Security: How Can We Confront the Cyber Threat Together?" The Honorable James B. Comey

Panel Two: "International Norms for Responsible State Behavior"

Lunch Panel Room AG: "The Wassenaar Arrangement: What it Means for the Future of Global Cybersecurity"

Lunch Panel Room BC: "EU-US Privacy Shield: What the Future Holds for Data Transfers Across the Atlantic"

Lunch Panel Room DE: "Cyber Accountability: Working Towards a Stable Cyberspace"

Lunch Panel Room FH: "Critical Services & Infrastructure: Protecting Vital Elements of Modern Society"

Keynote Address: "USCYBERCOM and NSA: Their Roles in Cybersecurity," Admiral Michael S. Rogers

Panel Three: “Encryption & National Security”

Panel Four: "Deterring Malicious Actions in Cyberspace Before They Happen: Different National Perspectives"


For sponsorship inquiries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Scowcroft Scholar, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

For press inquiries, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Safa Shahwan, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security or call her at 202-864-2861.