International Programming


As the cyber threat reaches beyond national borders, so must collaboration to prevent 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.

This year, The Summit expands its international programming with two breakouts on Tues, Oct 27, that examine the new threats we must face together to protect our global supply chain.


Tues, Oct 27 10:45 – 11:45 AM
International Breakout Part One: Securing the Global Supply Chain in a COVID-19 World: Threats, Innovations, Solutions
Take your front row seat to see how the field has moved from maps of the undersea cables to AI Platforms.  Join this briefing by Supply Chain and Cybersecurity defense experts to learn about the status, progress and threats that face governments, corporations and the research community dealing with today’s global supply chain. 

Tues, Oct 27 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
International Breakout Part Two:  Securing the Global Supply Chain: How the Multistakeholders May Adapt to Win
Roundtable Scenario and Hot Wash Discussion – Participate with national and international delegates in a roundtable  featuring gaming, scenarios and AI platforms. Contribute to the “Hot Wash” after action discussion with comments and questions of what you have heard and seen.  Attendees will receive a report of the proceedings at the close of the Summit. 

The International Pass secures you access to the inaugural Tuesday International Breakouts – plus Monday Technical Sessions and Workshops!

International programming also included with VIP All-Access Pass, Summit Pass and All Day Tuesday-Only Pass
Monday Half-Day Seminars must be purchased separately or as an add-on ticket

Thank you to our International Host

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, Chief Rapporteur, The Cyber Security Summit
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.