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2018 Keynote Speakers Nominations

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Dr. Summers, a world leading expert on how hackers think and normal chaos (, is a hacker, professor, author, frequent media commentator, TED speaker, and consulted expert. He is a trusted advisor and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and governments worldwide. He specializes in the scholarship and practice of hacker cognitive psychology (the hacking mindset) and the normal chaos paradigm, enabling him to advise organizations on handling uncertainty. Timothy is the CEO of Summers & Company, a strategic management and cyber advisory firm that uses scholarship and practice techniques to evaluate management decisions to ensure that organizations can deal with a variety of uncertainty. He is the Founder of, a public database of cyber breach data which scrapes the Internet for cyber-attacks as they happen and he is Co-Founder of the Normal Chaos Group, an organizational practice and research think tank dedicated to the pragmatic approach of normal chaos as a paradigm for business, government, and non-governmental organizations for organizational advancement. Timothy is the Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Engagement within the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is frequently requested to provide expert commentary by domestic and international media outlets and academic institutions on topics of risk and cyber crises. Timothy carries a Scientiæ Baccalaureus in Computer Science from Elizabeth City State University, Scientiæ Magister in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Management from Case Western Reserve University.
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