Admiral Michael S. Rogers
Former Director, National Security Agency & Former Commander, US Cyber Command
Admiral Michael Rogers is the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), the former chief of Central Security Service, and the former commander of US Cyber Command. One of the most-knowledgeable intelligence professionals and cyber security experts on the lecture circuit, Rogers assumed those posts in April of 2014 and retired in June of 2018, marking 37 years of service. An MIT technology seminar fellow and former Harvard senior executive in national security, Rogers’ presentations are packed with insights gleaned from his recent experience at the highest levels of the US government. He served under both Presidents Trump and Obama and oversaw the NSA and Cyber Command responses to both the Snowden leaks and Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election. He also put the NSA through its largest reorganization in 20 years and led the creation and operationalization of the nation’s cyber mission force, culminating in the elevation of Cyber Command to the senior-most command level in the DOD.
As director of the NSA, Rogers oversaw the largest intelligence organization in the US government. He worked across all three branches of the U.S. government to develop and implement cyber policy solutions and execute intelligence and cyber operations, partnering particularly closely with the DoD, DHS, FBI, Department of State, the Congress, the FISA court, and the U.S. and global intelligence community as well as foreign civilian and military cyber organizations. Rogers spent significant time partnering with foreign governments and counterparts around the world, as well as with private sector actors in Silicon Valley and New York City. He is unique in his past roles as both a developer of cyber security policy and a practitioner. Rogers has also served as the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Pacific Command, and most recently as commander, US Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet.
Secretary of the Navy under President Obama
Ray Mabus has been a change leader throughout his career. As the Secretary of the Navy under President Obama, and the longest serving Secretary since WWI, he revolutionized the Navy and Marine Corps, making operations more energy efficient and diversifying their fuel supply, rebuilt the fleet to more than 300 ships, instituted wide-ranging personnel actions including opening all positions to women, and traveled more than 1.3 million miles visiting Sailors and Marines where deployed. He also produced a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan after the Deepwater Horizon spill. Mabus served as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and as Governor of Mississippi where he prioritized education and job creation. Currently he is an Advisor to Google Ventures, a lecturer at Harvard Law School, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School and a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also heads The Mabus Group which assists organizations in resiliency and responding to change in a positive way. He sits on two public boards and helps several pre-IPO companies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Explorers Club and is on the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund. Mabus holds a bachelors degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi, a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a law degree, magna cum laude, from the Harvard law school. He is also the only person known to have thrown out the first pitch in all 30 major league stadiums.
Chief Executive Officer at Anomali
Hugh has an illustrious 30-year career in the enterprise software industry. Hugh co-founded ArcSight in May 2000 and served as CTO as well as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. He led product development, information technology deployment, and product research at ArcSight, and expanded these responsibilities to lead all engineering and R&D efforts for HP’s Enterprise Security Products group, the organization that ArcSight became part of post-acquisition.