Mike McConnell & Patrick Gorman
Mike McConnell, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton & Former US Director of National Intelligence
Mike McConnell was appointed Director of National Intelligence (DNI) under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and served as a member of the National Security Council managing the US Intelligence Community's global engagement in support of US and allied national security objectives. As DNI, McConnell was successful in persuading the president and Congress to invest over $17B in improving cybersecurity defenses of the nation. McConnell is a senior executive advisor and former vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles included serving on the firm's leadership team and leading Booz Allen's cybersecurity business. McConnell led the development of the firm's information assurance business and intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics. McConnell's career spans over 40 years focused on international development and foreign intelligence issues. His 29-year career as a US Navy intelligence officer included significant assignments that impacted national security issues
Patrick Gorman, CEO, CybrIQ Solutions & Chairman, Advisory Board, CyberGRX
Patrick Gorman is the CEO of CYBRIQ Solutions and serves as the advisory board chairman for CyberGRX. With 30 years of experience, Gorman has worked in multiple capacities in technology, risk and cybersecurity. Gorman recently served as the chief security officer (CSO) for Bridgewater Associates where he was in charge of cyber, physical, and staff security for the world's largest hedge fund. Mr. Gorman was the senior vice president and global chief information security officer (CISO) for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he led security policy, technology, management and operations. Prior to that, Patrick worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as senior executive advisor of cybersecurity responsible for strategic planning, business development, capability development, marketing and capture management. His rich background stems from holding the position as assistant director of national intelligence for policy and strategy and chief information officer for the US intelligence community, as well as several cyberwar and intelligence positions in the military.