38 Confirmed Speakers at the 2nd Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit

Photos from Freer Photography:

General Session:

Exhibit Hall:

GM President Dan Ammann keynotes:

Keynote YouTube links:

GM President Dan Ammann  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5bQdW3m5qQ
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfepiMaF9Fw
NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King – https://youtu.be/EEWaoneSbIQ
Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI – https://youtu.be/A7NPHuN8mm4

Government Speakers

  • Paul Abbate, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Nat Beuse, Associate Administrator, Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  • Jason Bilnoski, Supervisory Special Agent, Detroit Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • John Felker, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Dept. of Homeland Security

  • Heidi King, Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • The Honorable Gary Peters, U.S. Senate

Industry Speakers

  • Daniel Ammann, President, General Motors Company

  • Thomas K. Billington, Chairman and Founder, Billington CyberSecurity

  • Sharon Silke Carty, Editor, Shift
  • Mark Chernoby, Chief Technical Compliance Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N. V.

  • Michael Chertoff, Fmr. Sec. of Homeland Security (2005-2009) and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group

  • Denis Cosgrove, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • John Cotner, Security Architect – Automotive, NXP Semiconductors

  • Josh Davis, Chief Cybersecurity Officer & Vice President, Toyota Motor North America & Toyota Connected

  • Faye Francy, Executive Director, Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC)

  • Larry Hilkene, Product Cybersecurity Director, Cummins

  • Josh Jaffe, Global CISO, Daimler Financial Services

  • Stacy Janes, Chief Security Architect, Irdeto

  • Josh Knopp, Vice President and Information Security Officer, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Jay Leek, Managing Director, ClearSky Security

  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.

  • Brad Maiorino, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Jeffrey Massimilla, Vice President, Global Cybersecurity, General Motors Company

  • Tim McKnight, CISO, Thomson Reuters
  • Jake Olcott, VP of Strategic Partnerships, BitSight
  • Kristie Pfosi, Automotive Cyber Security Senior Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
  • Tim Piastrelli, Director of Security, Cruise

  • Rob Sloan, Cybersecurity Research Director, Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro

  • Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, Global Public Policy – Wireless, AT&T

  • Tom Stricker, Vice President, Product Regulatory Affairs, Toyota Motor North America

  • Greg Swinehart, Partner and Global Leader, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jennifer Tisdale, Director of Connected Mobility and Infrastructure, GRIMM

  • Dr. André Weimerskirch, Vice President, Cybersecurity and Functional Safety, Lear Corporation

  • Patrick Weldon, Director, Advanced Technology, Polaris Industries Inc.
  • Sean Wessman, Americas Cyber Markets, Sectors and Business Development Leader, EY

  • Michael Westra, Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters – Detroit

  • Brian Witten, Head of Advanced Technologies, Office of the CTO, Symantec

  • Geoff Wood, Director, Business Development North America, Automotive Cybersecurity, HARMAN



Attendees raved about the first Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit in 2016!

 “The Billington Automotive CyberSecurity Summit was truly the most useful cyber event I have ever attended.”

Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects, National Cybersecurity Alliance

 “If the 500-strong crowd at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit here today is any indication, cybersecurity now has the automobile industry’s undivided attention.”

— Bradford Wernle, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

The 2nd summit on August 3 in Detroit, MI will be the top leadership summit on auto cybersecurity convening a who’s who of speakers in the automotive cybersecurity ecosystem. The inaugural summit included, among others, the CEO of GM Mary Barra and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, resulting in media coverage from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and attracting 500 attendees. NOTE: Attendees must be citizens of the U.S. or allied nations to attend this event.

The 2018 Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit theme is:

Cybersecurity: The Cornerstone of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Safety

Ensuring connected and autonomous cars are safe from cyber attack is the linchpin for consumer acceptance of this transformative technology.  In his keynote at the 2016 Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit, Secretary  Foxx warned that connected and autonomous vehicles will succeed only if cybersecurity best practices are adopted by all 18 world automakers.

Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, told attendees at the Billington Summit that when it comes to cybersecurity, “Failure is not an option. The auto industry is going to have the highest bar of anybody in cyber.”  To achieve that cyber safety standard, the industry will have to collaborate with other OEMS, and with suppliers, the research community, and more.

That collaboration is why the 2nd Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit will include the entire ecosystem of automotive cybersecurity:

  • OEMs
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Service providers
  • Regulators
  • Disruptors
  • Dealers
  • Department of Defense
  • International players, and much more!

Don’t miss sponsoring or exhibiting at THE automotive cybersecurity summit of the year that will bring together senior decision-makers from U.S. and allied governments, industry, and academia to address solutions to secure today’s connected and tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles.


Contact Sandy Nuwar

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Watch Mary Barra’s Keynote at the 1st Billington Automotive Cybersecurity Summit

Attendees at Inaugural Billington Global Automotive CyberSecurity Summit

Exhibit Hall in Detroit



Contact Sandy Nuwar

[email protected] / 443-994-9832