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The AI Summit at Black Hat USA

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

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You’re invited to attend The AI Summit at Black Hat USA 2024.

2023 saw artificial intelligence explode into the mainstream and land firmly on the boardroom agenda. Today, it’s clear that no AI implementation can truly be successful without understanding, and preparing for, the myriad cybersecurity implications.

On the flip side, in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, where threats mutate faster than ever and defenses struggle to keep pace, AI is an organization’s newest and greatest weapon.

We are therefore delighted to announce that this year, The AI Summit will join the schedule at Black Hat USA. The AI Summit’s presence in 2024 is not just fitting, it's essential.


The AI Summit Delegate Pass

The AI Summit runs Tuesday, August 6

  • Includes access to The AI Summit conference + lunch
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Why Attend?

At this one-day Summit, you can expect to hear from technical experts, industry leaders and security tsars covering three key areas:

  1. The use of AI in cybersecurity products and solutions
  2. Securing AI applications and models within the enterprise
  3. The use of AI in cyber attacks

We’ll be exploring innovative strategies, learning about cutting-edge technologies, and engaging in hands-on practical sessions designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks, challenges and opportunities associated with AI and cybersecurity.

About The AI Summit Series

Since 2016, The AI Summit Series has gathered top executives and investors with technology vendors and data specialists from across the globe to network, learn and forge partnerships for the successful implementation of AI technology in enterprises.

Now in its ninth year, this conference & expo has firmly established itself at the heart of the AI-for-business community, running shows in London, New York, Singapore, and for the first time in 2024 at Black Hat USA.

“Fantastic conference to meet the great people who are at the forefront of technological change. Great to meet clients and new people from various backgrounds.”

- Tom Allen, Founder, The AI Journal

Check out the highlights from The AI Summit New York, December 2023 »

“An excellent event to keep up with emerging technology, industry trends and learn about use cases in various sectors.”

- Yatin Patel, IT Sr. Technology Lead, PepsiCo Inc


Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Our lineup of stellar speakers will be announced in the coming months!

9:00 - 9:05 AM Chairperson’s Welcome
9:05 - 9:30 AM Leading the AI and Digital Revolution: WWT and NVIDIA Executive Insights
  • Jim Kavanaugh, CEO, WWT
  • Bartley Richardson, Head of Cybersecurity Engineering, NVIDIA
9:30 - 9:55 AM Fireside Chat with Robert Costello
  • Robert Costello, CIO, CISA
9:55 – 10:20 AM

Keynote: AI is Ruining my Life: Group Therapy for Security Leaders

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the rapid evolution of AI?

Are you tired of being bombarded with questions about AI?

Are you trying to figure out where to start and how to protect your organization in the new landscape?

  • Rachel Jin, Vice President of Product Management, Trend Micro
10:20 – 10:45 AM

Fireside Chat: Challenges and Approaches to Ensure Security of AI Systems

  • Identify key vulnerabilities and security challenges within AI systems
  • Discuss common attack vectors targeting AI
  • Establish best practices for secure AI development and deployment
  • Discuss ethical considerations in securing AI technologies
  • Navigate the complexities of adversarial AI threats


  • Nancy Morgan, CEO of Ellis Morgan Enterprises LLC, and the former US Government Intelligence Community Chief Data Officer


  • Robert (Bob) Flores, CEO of Applicology and Senior Partner at OODA LLC
10:45 - 11:00 AM Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 – 11:40 AM

Panel: Balancing Security and Innovation - Risks and Rewards in AI-Driven Cybersecurity

  • Debate the trade-offs between innovation in AI and security risks
  • Strategies to foster innovation while maintaining robust security postures
  • Insights from industry leaders on managing risk in an AI-centric world
  • Strategies for achieving an optimal balance between accelerating innovation and protecting AI systems
  • Real-world scenarios where businesses have successfully navigated the balance between risk and innovation in AI-driven security


  • Eileen Vidrine, Former Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer, Department of the Air Force Chief


  • Matthew Martin Founder, Two Candlesticks
  • Seth Dobrin, CEO of Qantm AI and former chief AI officer of IBM
  • Peggy Tsai, Chief Data Officer, BigID
  • Nico Popp, Chief Strategy Officer, ExtraHop
11:40 AM – 12:05 PM

Keynote: Enhancing National Security with AI-driven Cybersecurity

  • Successful AI integration in national security
  • Future challenges in AI-driven cybersecurity strategies
  • Collaborating with the private and public sector
  • Dr. Kathleen Fisher, Information Innovation Officer, DARPA
12:05 - 1:05 PM Lunch Break
1:05 – 1:45 PM

Panel: Integrating AI with Cybersecurity Strategy - Navigating the Next Five Years

  • Forecast AI's trajectory in cybersecurity over the next five years
  • Proactive planning for the next five years in cybersecurity strategy
  • Navigate the intersection of AI technologies and cyber defence
  • Assess the impact of rapid AI evolution on long-term security planning, compliance challenges


  • Seth Dobrin, CEO, Qantm AI & Former Chief AI Officer, IBM


  • Michael Thiessmeier, Executive Director U.S National AI and Cybersecurity ISAO
  • Robert (Bob) Flores, CEO of Applicology and Senior Partner at OODA LLC
  • Guillermo Christensen, National Security Lawyer, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Jennifer Gold, President and Board Chair of NY Metro InfraGard, a founding member of the U.S. National AI and Cybersecurity ISAO
  • Hao Yang, Artificial Intelligence, Splunk
1:45 – 2:10 PM

Keynote: Building a Future-Ready AI Security Strategy

  • Overview of recent advancements in AI technology applied to cyber risk management
  • Leveraging AI for enhanced situational awareness in security operations
  • Case studies and real-world examples
2:10 – 2:35 PM

Fireside Chat: AI as Both Sword and Shield - Anticipating Cyber Threats and Opportunities

  • Analyze AI’s dual role in cybersecurity both a protective shield and a proactive weapon against threats
  • Evaluating AI's impact on the evolution of cyber threats
  • Discuss real-world success stories where AI has been pivotal in preventing cyber threats
  • Debate the ethical implications and responsibilities of using AI for defensive and offensive cyber strategies
  • Leverage AI to uncover new opportunities for cyber protection
  • Dr. Adele Merritt, Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer, ODNI
  • Ms. Kathryn Knerler, Intelligence Community Chief Information Security Officer, ODNI
2:35 – 2:50 PM

Fireside Chat: GenAI’s Impact on Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • The proactive role of genAI in anticipating and neutralizing attacks
  • Challenges in integrating genAI with existing critical infrastructure security protocols
  • Responsible use of genAI in protecting public and private sectors
  • Learning from the frontlines
  • Predications on how genAI will continue to transform cybersecurity defenses
  • Katherine Kuehn, Global Head of Cyber Advocacy, WWT
  • Chris Krebs, Chief Intelligence and Public Policy Officer, SentinelOne
2:50 – 3:15 PM

Keynote: The Power of Deep Learning and Predictive Analytics in Cybersecurity

  • Examining case studies of predictive analytics preventing cyber breaches
  • Leveraging AI for enhanced situational awareness in security operations
  • Overcoming challenges in data quality and availability for AI applications
  • Future trends in deep learning for cybersecurity defense mechanisms
  • Dark Trace
3:15 - 3:50 PM Keynote: Additional Information Coming Soon
  Strategic Breakout Technical Breakout
3:50 – 4:15 PM

Fireside Chat: Regulatory Compliance in AI-Powered Cybersecurity

  • Navigating the legal framework surrounding AI in cybersecurity
  • Discussing strategies for bridging the gap between AI deployment in security and regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring AI cybersecurity solutions comply with global standards, highlighting best practices
  • Balancing innovation with global data protection and privacy regulations
  • The role of international cooperation in setting AI cybersecurity regulations
  • Adapting organizational policies to keep pace with regulatory changes


  • Sam Sabin, Cybersecurity Reporter, Axios


  • Brandon Pugh, Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
Unveiling the Risks: Cybersecurity Threats of Generative AI
  • Bryan Seely, Senior Security Architect & Evangelist
4:15 - 4:25 PM Short Break
4:25 – 4:50 PM

Generative AI Risks - Legal Perspective for Cybersecurity Leaders

  • Explore the legal challenges posed by generative AI in privacy programs
  • Understand the scope of user data requests in the context of GenAI
  • Best practices for incident response planning in case of privacy breaches involving GenAI
  • Proactive strategies to mitigate privacy risks associated with GenAI
  • David Patariu, Attorney and Privacy Law Specialist, Venable LLP
Defending Against AI-Powered Voice Cloning Attacks
  • Mishaal Khan, CISO, Hacker and Author
4:50 - 5:00 PM To Be Announced
5:00 – 5:25 PM

The Quantum Leap in Cybersecurity

  • Exploring quantum computing’s potential to both compromise and enhance cybersecurity
  • Analysis of the vulnerabilities that quantum computing poses to current cryptographic standards
  • Updates on the finalization of Post-Quantum Cryptography standards, and the benefits of PQC utilization to secure National Security Systems
  • Review of the timeline of quantum advancements and the urgency for proactive cyber defense strategies
  • Florence Lewine, Policy Advisor, Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy (CIRR), US Government of Homeland Security
  • Noah Ringler, AI Expert, US Department of Homeland Security
Leveraging RAG for Proactive Cybersecurity Posture
  • Brennan Lodge, Head of Analytic Engines Cybersecurity, HSBC & Adjunct Professor at NYU
5:25 PM Close

AI Security Council

Meet the 2024 AI Security Council, made up of leading professionals whose collective expertise ensures that The AI Summit at Black Hat remains at the forefront of addressing the dynamic challenges and opportunities arising in the convergence of AI and security.

Larry Clinton
Dr. Seth Dobrin
Nancy Morgan
Peggy Tsai
Matthew Martin
Bryan Seely
Eileen Vidrine


The inaugural AI Summit at Black Hat USA 2024 is a unique chance to share your expertise and position your brand firmly at the forefront of the security revolution.

  • Showcase your cutting-edge AI solutions to a truly engaged audience.
  • Connect with the 300+ senior decision-makers expected to attend.
  • Shape the future of AI security by taking to the stage alongside prominent figures in AI security.

We have a range of fantastic sponsorship packages available at the Summit, PLUS the chance to really demonstrate your solutions in the AI Zone of the Black Hat USA Business Hall, where you can expect to see 20,000+ visitors.

Discover the opportunities


Title Sponsorship

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a $20B, privately held global technology solutions provider with over 30 years of experience helping the largest and most innovative commercial enterprise, public sector and service provider organizations. WWT provides advisory services, global logistics and comprehensive lab capabilities. Through the Advanced Technology Center, WWT’s clients conceptualize, test, validate and deploy innovative technology solutions at scale with hands-on access to cutting-edge capabilities across infrastructure, AI and Data, security, cloud and more. With over 10,000 employees in 55 locations, WWT has been recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for 13 consecutive years. Learn more at

VisionAIres Partner Sponsors

Protect your business and secure your AI transformation with a seamless, comprehensive security solution from Microsoft Security, powered by Copilot and unmatched global threat intelligence.

The world's leading organizations trust Splunk to help keep their digital systems secure and reliable. Our purpose is to build a safer and more resilient digital world.

Platinum Sponsors

Balbix enables organizations to discover, prioritize and mitigate unseen risks and vulnerabilities at high velocity.

Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information, far in advance of other sources.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading AI businesses, Dataminr enables faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for public and private sector organizations spanning global corporations, first responders, NGOs, and newsrooms. Dataminr is one of New York’s top private technology companies, with employees across six global offices.

NightDragon is an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments in cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy. Its platform and vast network provide unparalleled threat insights, deal flow, market leverage and operating expertise to drive portfolio growth and increase shareholder value. Founded by Dave DeWalt, the NightDragon team has more than 25 years of operational and market expertise leading technology companies including Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye.

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, our AI-powered cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints.

Gold Sponsors

Abnormal Security provides the leading cloud-native email security platform that leverages behavioral AI to stop socially-engineered attacks that evade traditional secure email gateways. Abnormal delivers a fundamentally different approach that precisely detects and prevents a wide range of modern attacks including business email compromise, invoice fraud, credential phishing, and more.

ExtraHop is the cybersecurity partner enterprises trust to reveal cyber risk and build business resilience. The ExtraHop RevealX network detection and response platform uniquely delivers the unparalleled visibility and decryption capabilities that organizations need to investigate smarter, stop threats faster, and move at the speed of risk.

Startup Sponsors

Harmonic Security gives security teams the tools to protect sensitive data without the headaches of labeling and complex rules. Our pre-trained data protection models enable secure innovation through user interaction and gentle nudges. Recognized as an RSA Innovation Sandbox finalist in 2024, Harmonic Security redefines data protection for the GenAI era.

Level 6 Cybersecurity, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a minority-owned business backed by venture capitalists. With a team of 18 members and a top-tier advisory board, we are pioneering the use of AI to optimize cybersecurity strategies. Our flagship product, LISN, leverages real-world data to help CISOs make cost-effective security decisions. Founded by experienced CISOs, we are committed to evolving traditional cyber strategies and empowering decision-makers through innovative, statistically sound guidance.