International Dinner and Programming


As the cyber threat reaches beyond national borders, so must collaboration to prevent cyber attacks. The Cyber Security Summit International Committee’s mission is to unify defenses in the cyber domain through:

  1. An international consortium increasing situational awareness
  2. Information sharing on emerging policy formulation and technologies
  3. Using the platform of the Summit to showcase Minnesota as an international hub of business.

International Dinner
Mon, Oct. 26, 5:30-8:00 pm

The Cyber Security Summit gathers attendees from over a dozen countries. This dinner is to welcome and connect those international attendees and US executives whose businesses operate internationally or are impacted by international events with the goal of strengthening our global connections in cyber security and securing the internet.

International Breakout
Tues, Oct. 27, 10:45-11:45 am

Hear from international delegates and their U.S. counterparts and participate in a roundtable lunch discussion. Gain insight, knowledge and perspective on how the multinational business community provides innovative technical solutions and works with governments on issues including privacy, surveillance, transnational crime affecting global business impacted by COVID-19. Leave with a report of this experience.

Registration Notes:

  • Int’l Breakout is included with the following General Admission tickets: Summit Pass, All Day Tuesday Pass.
  • To attend both the Dinner and Breakout, first select a General Admission ticket, then select Int’l Dinner as an add-on ticket; or simply purchase the VIP All-Access Pass (Best Value).
  • International Attendees: If you register for the full Summit and are personally working outside of the US more than 50% of your time, your registration will automatically include a complimentary ticket to the International Dinner on Mon, Oct. 26.

Includes reserved table for 8 at the International Dinner on Monday, Oct. 26, access to VIP Reception prior to Dinner and logo on select signage and promotional materials.

Thank you to our Dinner Host Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Churchill at 763-548-1306 or

Committee Members

Michelle Greeley, Senior Director, Information Security Management, CWT

Jill Allison, Advisory CISO, Kudelski Security, Inc.
Anne Bader, Founder, The International Cybersecurity Dialogue LLC
Simon Bracey-Lane
Sean Costigan, Director and Co-founder, ITL Security
Anita Finnegan, CEO, Nova Leah
Paul Hansen, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis
Eileen Manning, Co-Founder, Executive Producer, The Cyber Security Summit
Mark Ritchie, CEO, Global MN
Natasha Shawver, Information Security Risk Analyst, University of Minnesota
Mohammed Suleh-Yusuf, Senior Manager, Legal & Regulatory Services, Nigerian Communications Commission
Chad Svihel, Executive Director, Minnesota, PCs for People
Pekka Vepsäläinen, CEO, Tikkasec Ltd.