Suits and Spooks: Innovative Problem-Solving On National Security Issues

“What we are creating now is a monster whose influence is going to change history, provided there is any history left.” (John von Neumann)

 When John von Neumann said those words in 1952, he didn’t mean the Atomic bomb that he helped create as a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He was referring to his revolutionary work in high speed computing. Over sixty years later, the computer has revolutionized every aspect of our life – from currency to medicine to warfare. Our almost total reliance upon insecure software and hardware has made the world less safe, and has fundamentally changed the power equations between State and Non-State actors. 

Suits and Spooks 2017 will focus on identifying the world’s most valuable new technologies, who the threat actors are that are looking to acquire them, and what can be done to stop them.

Admission is $549 for industry, and $375 for full-time government, military, or academia employees. Visit SuitsandSpooks.com to register.


Erik Oksala

Managing Director
LA and DC
RL Leaders sits at the nexus of the entertainment and national security communities. RL Leaders is frequently engaged to provide leadership and management consulting services, working with your team to solve your organization's most complex challenges.

With a combined 100 years of experience working closely with leaders from the public and private sectors, the executive team at RL Leaders has the ability to bring together creative, national security, and emerging technology experts where we apply a variety of creative strategies that encourage you to think differently about the challenges your organization faces, empowering your team to innovate from within. In other words, we provide you with innovation on-demand when and where you need it most.