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05 24 2016

NITEC 16 welcomes high-level speakers

The NATO Communications and Information Agency is honoured to welcome to NITEC16 His Excellency Toomas Hendrik llves, President of Estonia and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service.

Taking place in the run-up to the Warsaw Summit as NATO increases its defence posture and continues to bolster the readiness and responsiveness of its forces, NITEC16 will bring over 500 senior government, military and industry leaders, as well as defence and security experts together to address how to build resilience in a new era of shared risk, including through increased collaboration with industry speakers.


"Rapidly evolving threats and hybrid tactics – including those that exploit our reliance on cyberspace – complicate the security environment for governments and industry alike," NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers said, "NATO and Allies realise that in order to maintain a technological edge over adversaries, working with the private sector to rapidly deploy innovative solutions is imperative. NITEC16 offers a unique opportunity to advance that partnership."

Other distinguished speakers include H.E. Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation; Mr. Kevin Mandia, President of FireEye; Dr. Katrin Suder, Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Defence Germany; Lt. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonian Chief of Defence; and Jean-Michel Lagarde, Chairman and CEO of Thales Communication & Security.

NITEC16 is presented by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and the Association for Communications, Electronics and information Systems Professionals (AFCEA Europe) and organized in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence.

To register and view the full agenda, please visit www.nitec.nato.int

NITEC 16 welcomes high-level speakers