U.S.- Estonia Symposium on Cybersecurity and Defense Cooperation

Please join us for a half-day seminar on the future of the U.S. and Estonian cybersecurity and defense industries.  The event will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr. Taavi Rõivas.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd from 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM on the campus of the George Washington University. 

The Prime Minister's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion and two Business to Business sessions. The panel will focus on the challenges of scale related to building cybersecurity and defense sectors of the future.

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8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am- 10:00am Keynote Speakers:  
Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia
John D. Harris II, CEO, Raytheon International Inc.
Keynote Session moderated by Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security


10:00am - 10:30am Business to Business session I
  • Jaanus Tamm, CEO, Defendec - World-class remote premises surveillance technology
  • Sten Reimann, CEO, Threod Systems - Leading edge in UAS manufacturing and operations
  • Andrus Kivisaar, CEO, BHC Laboratory - International cyber capabilities development company
  • David Hamilton, CEO, Guardtime Federal - A block chain approach to cyber security that ensures the integrity of systems, networks and data at industrial scale

10:30am - 11:00am  Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:45am Panel Discussion:
Competing in the global cybersecurity and defense industries
  • Michael Papay, CISO, Northrop Grumman
  • Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Martin Ruubel, Senior Vice President, Guardtime
  • Joe Fluet, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Momentum Aerospace Group
  • Ryan Gillis, Vice President, Palo Alto Networks
  • Cheri McGuire, Vice President, Symantec Corporation

11:45am - 12:15pm Business to Business session II
  • Taavi Madiberk, CEO, Skeleton Technologies - Global technology leader in ultracapacitor based energy storage solutions for aerospace and defence industry
  • Janek Gridin, CEO, Bytelife - Cyber battlefield simulation platform that revolutionizes the conduct of cyber security exercises
  • Asko Seeba, CEO, Mooncascade - Your mobile and web development partner
  • Kuldar Väärsi, CEO, MILREM - Transforming future trends in unmanned ground vehicle systems

12:15pm - 1:15pm Networking Lunch