Nextgov Prime 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

Cybersecurity and government data leaders to headline daylong event.

Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, and other government technology leaders have been confirmed as keynote speakers at Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrow.

Following the spate of headline-stealing breaches in government, this year’s event will focus on how agencies are addressing the key challenges of managing, leveraging and securing data and tackling emerging cybersecurity threats in 2015 and beyond.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Christina Ayiotis, co-chair, Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute
  • Brian Eiler, senior adviser to the undersecretary, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Shishu Gupta, deputy chief information officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Shane Harris, Daily Beast senior intelligence and national security correspondent and author of “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”
  • Squadron Leader Emma Lovett, chief, Coalition Law Division, Directorate of Operations and International Law, HQ U.S. Air Force
  • Nicholas Marinos, assistant director for IT, Government Accountability Office
  • John Quigg, senior adviser, Spurrier Capital Partners and former technical director, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Michael Schoenbaum, senior adviser, Mental Health Services, Epidemiology & Economics, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Antonio Scurlock, lead, enhance shared situational awareness, Department of Homeland Security
  • Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems and former chief information officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Shawn Talmadge, homeland security and resilience staff director, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Marty Trevino, organizational architect and senior strategist, National Security Agency  

Nextgov Prime is Washington’s largest gathering of government IT influencers and tech decision-makers and takes place Sept. 9, 2015, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel. This year marks the fourth time Nextgov is hosting Prime.