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NOVEMBER 9, 2023

6:30PM Reception | 7:30PM Awards Dinner

The Year's Most Bespoke
Gala for Cybersecurity & Technology Leaders

ICIT 2023 Gala(2)
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The 2023 ICIT Gala & Benefit

T h e P r o g r a m
6:30 PM  | Aperitif & Amuse Bouche Reception
7:30 PM  | Dinner & Honorees Awards
9:00 PM  | Reception and Dess


The Annual ICIT Gala and Benefit is an intimate, invitation-only gathering of legislative, federal agency, and private sector leaders committed to national security, digital transformation, and critical infrastructure resiliency.


This black-tie event will celebrate the accomplishments of the most influential members of our community as well as the efforts ICIT, a 501(c)3 cybersecurity think tank whose mission is to defend our nation's most important sectors and democratic institutions through objective research and education.


The funds raised from this Benefit will be used to help sustain and grow the Institute’s initiatives including its free publications and educational events.  

Honoring the most influential cybersecurity leaders of our community 


2023 Pioneer Award

Venice Goodwine

Chief Information Officer 

Department of the Air Force

ICIT Pioneer Award

ICIT's Top Honor is awarded to a globally recognized individual whose leadership and lifetime commitment to public service has fortified critical infrastructures and transformed national security.

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2023 Pinnacle Award

Edna Conway

CEO EMC Advisors

fmr Chief Security & Risk Officer,

Microsoft Cloud

ICIT Pinnacle Award

Awarded to an individual whose career has led them to the highest levels of the cybersecurity sector and whose contributions to the nation include a legacy of frameworks, guidance, publications, or other artifacts that will strengthen public and private critical infrastructures for generations to come.

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2023 Impact Award

Undersecretary Robert Silvers

Office of Policy

Department of Homeland Security

ICIT Impact Award

Awarded to an individual whose work has significantly impacted a specific sector, cluster of sectors, or agency through technical excellence, innovation, and exceptional leadership.

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2023 Excellence in Action Award

Harry Krejsa

Assistant National Cyber Director for Strategy & Research

Executive Office of the President

ICIT Excellence in Action Award

Awarded to an individual who has contributed to consequential national security programs and whose personal qualities make them an exceptional candidate for future, high-profile leadership positions.  

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Celebrate with the most
influential members of our community, as well as the efforts of today’s most impactful cybersecurity leaders.