Exceptional GSX 2024 Keynotes

Join us at Global Security Exchange 2024 to hear from extraordinary speakers from around the globe, including our three general sessions keynote speakers. Sanna Marin, Former Prime Minister of Finland, will kick off the event as Monday’s keynote, followed by Jenn Easterly, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Tuesday. Commander Kirk Lippold, United States Navy (RET.), will round out the conference’s keynotes on Wednesday.

As the youngest Prime Minister globally, Sanna Marin expertly guided Finland through a dynamic geopolitical arena. From navigating the global pandemic to swiftly leading Finland into NATO after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and addressing the urgent climate crisis, Marin’s tenure encapsulates pivotal moments in contemporary history. In her keynote, Marin will delve into the intricate facets of key geopolitical challenges, notably the Russian assault on Ukraine and Finland’s consequential entry into NATO. With a keen focus on security and international relations, Marin will highlight the indispensable role of democratic alliances in facing significant threats. She will share strategies for mitigating dependencies on authoritarian regimes while advocating for the reinforcement of partnerships, resilience, and trust as essential components in adapting to the ever-evolving geopolitical landscape.

The U.S. intelligence community and our closest geopolitical allies believe the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is almost certainly capable today of launching cyberattacks that could disrupt the critical infrastructure Americans rely on daily. Impacts of such malicious cyber activity would likely go beyond network intrusion and data theft – with the potential to jeopardize the physical security of our institutions and the public. As America’s cyber defense agency and the national coordinator for critical infrastructure security and resilience, CISA is driving proactive risk reduction efforts in the face of these most pressing threats. Join CISA Director Jen Easterly for a discussion on how we can broaden our resilience investments and utilize collaborative partnerships – across industry, government, and communities – to ensure our nation is secure and increase our ability to respond and recover to the ever-evolving threat landscape presented by our greatest adversaries.

Navigating the dual facets of privilege and burden in leadership demands a level of accountability that many aspire to achieve. In the aftermath of a harrowing suicide terrorist attack, Commander Kirk Lippold intricately weaves the principle of integrity into a narrative that extends beyond crisis management. He reveals how this principle fosters a diverse and inclusive environment, empowering his crew with a profound sense of ownership. In this crucible of combat, personal accountability and leadership become guiding principles. Lippold’s “Pillars of Leadership” emerge not only as invaluable business tenets but essential foundations for any team weathering challenges.