2023 Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum


Join the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) for the 8th annual Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

The Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum is an opportunity for government and business leaders to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. This educational forum will provide actionable solutions from real-world practitioners to help protect your intellectual property and customer data.

Event Agenda (Subject to Change):

7:45 AM
| Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:30 AM | Opening Remarks

9:00 AM | Panel Discussion | “Proven Practical Solutions for Responding to the Emerging Cyber Threat Landscape”

As the digital world rapidly evolves, the emerging threat landscape, significantly marked by the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI), presents unparalleled challenges and risks to global cybersecurity. This panel will delve into practical solutions for addressing these novel threats, emphasizing the necessity to augment conventional cybersecurity strategies with AI-driven defense mechanisms, continuous learning models, and proactive incident response systems. Participants will gain insights into the potential vulnerabilities posed by AI, learn best practices for safeguarding sensitive data and systems, and explore the future trajectory of AI in shaping the security paradigm.

  • Bert Odinet, CIO, Freeport McMoRan Corporation
  • Donna Kidwell, Chief Information & Privacy Officer, Arizona State University
  • Art Hansen, Chairman & Co-Founder, INCUS5
  • More panelists to be announced
  • Moderator: Frank J. Grimmelmann, President & CEO, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Inc. (ACTRA)

9:50 AM | Opening Keynote Speaker | Pete Kim, Executive Director /security, Leadership & Defense, RTX Corporation [Raytheon Missiles & Defense]

10:15 AM | Spotlight Interview | Washington, D.C. Update

  • TBD Remote WA DC Interviewee, interviewed by
  • Caroline G. Lynch, Founder & Owner, Copper Hill Strategies, LLC.

10:45 AM | Quick Break

11:00 AM |  Keynote Presentation | Hiep Dang, Vice President of Product, Hidden Layer [RSAC 2023 Most Innovative Startup RSA Sandbox Award for Security for AI]

11:25 AM | Spotlight Presentation | “Things that Matter are Hard”

The CISO role at the core is about trust. Its hard to get and easy to lose. Addressing the hard truths that we face, perspectives will be shared on how to manage conflicts that bring integrity into question as we execute our role. Discussion will include cyber risk goals to frame what matters most, material events that could affect your organization, its stakeholders & even society.

  • Malcolm Harkins, Board Member, Author & Executive Coach, Protect to Enable

11:40 AM | Spotlight Presentation | TBA

11:55 AM | Spotlight Presentation | TBA

12:10 AM | Closing Keynote | TBA

12:30 PM | Closing remarks/Networking

1:00 PM | Event Ends

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to sponsor the 2023 Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum?
Contact the AZTC at [email protected] for great sponsorship opportunities.

Presented By

Claro Enterprise Solutions


2600 W. Camelback Rd., Building 71
Phoenix , AZ 85017


Grand Canyon University


December 7, 2023


7:45 AM - 1:00 PM


AZTC/ACTRA Members - $50 | Non-Members - $65