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Admiral Mike Rogers
Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Commander, US Cyber Command; Former Chief, Central Security Service

Monday, October 24, 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Conference Keynote
Leadership: Chaos is Opportunity (session)

A four-star Admiral with 37 years of service, including his leadership roles as the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Rogers’ experience as a cybersecurity practitioner, policymaker and deeply human leader is unmatched. Serving in these roles at the highest levels of government under both Presidents Trump and Obama, Admiral Rogers held a front row seat in some of our country’s most pivotal security matters since the Cold War. But as he also poignantly shares in his presentations, it was leading people that gave him the greatest hope for the future of creating more resilient organizations and nations.

He worked across all three branches of the U.S. government to develop and implement cyber solutions and execute intelligence and cyber operations, partnering particularly closely with the DoD, DHS, FBI, Department of State, the Congress, the FISA court, and the U.S. and global intelligence community as well as foreign civilian and military cyber organizations. Admiral Rogers also spent a significant amount of time partnering with foreign governments and with the private sector, particularly in the technology, financial and telecommunications industries.

During his broader service in uniform, Admiral Rogers held positions afloat and ashore around the globe focusing on cybersecurity, intelligence, maritime operations and national security. His joint service was extensive including duty with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Indo Pacific Command and U.S. Atlantic Command.
He is a graduate of Auburn University and also holds a Master of Science in National Security. He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also an MIT Seminar XXI fellow and a Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum.

Admiral Rogers focuses his time on supporting companies in the private sector, serving as a member of various Board of Directors or Advisory Boards or acting as a Senior Advisor — predominantly in the areas of cyber security, geopolitics, leadership, crisis response, advanced technologies, and investment. He also speaks globally to various business and academic groups and is working internationally in the cyber and global security arenas. He also can be seen on major media outlets across the globe on occasion addressing those same issues. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Leadership Institute and a member of the advisory boards of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure, NATO’s Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. He also works with DoD in the mentoring and professional development of its General and Flag officers.