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Kevin J Scheid

NCI Agency

General Manager NATO Communications and Information Agency.


Kevin J Scheid

Position: NCI Agency

Mr Kevin J Scheid of the United States has served the Federal Government for over 30 years in a number of progressively senior positions at the White House, Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense. In November, 2016, Mr Scheid was selected by the 28 Nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to serve as General Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency, effective 1 July 2017.
For the past two years, Scheid was on assignment from DOD to the MITRE Corporation as the special advisor to the CEO and President. He led a corporate-wide project to expand MITRE’s international engagements with US allies and partner nations. MITRE is a not-for-profit corporation that provides strategic and technical support to the US Department of Defense and other agencies throughout the Federal government.
From 2009 to 2013, Scheid was seconded to NATO as the Deputy General Manager (DGM) of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency. He simultaneously held the positions of DGM, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Acquisitions. Based in The Hague, Mr. Scheid oversaw C4ISR capability development programs and major acquisitions for NATO Commands, Headquarters, Agencies and its 28 member nations.
Prior to NATO, Scheid served as the Deputy Comptroller for the Department of Defense (2006 to 2009).
He supported the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and the Deputy Secretary with advice and analysis on funding for defense activities including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, major defense acquisitions, intelligence programs, and effectiveness of the budget processes.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense (1996 to 2006), Mr Scheid served in the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He performed oversight and made recommendations to the DCI on a variety of intelligence agencies including the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. During this period (2003-2005), Scheid was the senior advisor to the independent US “9-11 Commission,” leading a team of investigators in a review of the performance of United States Intelligence in the years prior to the terrorist attacks, and worked with the Commission on reforms of United States Intelligence.
Scheid began his career at the White House Office of Management and Budget as a budget examiner overseeing the programs of the Department of Commerce (1985 to 1988) and the Central Intelligence Agency (1988 to 1996).
Scheid earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and European Studies (1982); and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs (1985); both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a mountaineering enthusiast having climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mt. Elbrus in Russia and made a first attempt to summit Denali in Alaska, USA (May 2016). He was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Dr John. A. Zangardi

US department of Defense

Principal Deputy Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.


Dr John. A. Zangardi

Position: US department of Defense

Dr. John Zangardi became the Principal Deputy Department of Defense Chief Information Officer on October 2, 2016, and also served as the Acting DoD CIO. As the Acting DoD CIO, Dr. Zangardi assisted as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications.

Dr. Zangardi’s background includes acquisition, policy, legislative affairs, resourcing, and operations. In his most recent assignment as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I, IO, and Space), he was responsible for providing acquisition oversight for C4I, cyber, space, business enterprise, and information technology programs. In 2014 and 2015, he additionally served as the acting Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO).

Dr. Zangardi is a retired Naval Flight Officer and served in a variety of command and staff assignments. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Zangardi was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assigned as the Deputy Director Warfare Integration Programs (N6FB) within the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Communications Networks (N6) Directorate. With the stand-up of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Information Dominance (N2/N6), he was assigned as the Director for Program Integration and as Deputy to the Director for Concepts, Strategy, and Integration.

He is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Scranton. Dr. Zangardi was awarded a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from George Mason University.

Antonio Missiroli


Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.


Antonio Missiroli

Position: NATO

Dr. Antonio Missiroli is the Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.

Prior to joining NATO, Dr. Antonio Missiroli was the Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris (2012-17).  Previously, he was Adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission (2010-2012); Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels (2005-2010), and Senior Research Fellow at the W/EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris (1998-2005).  He was also Head of European Studies at CeSPI in Rome (1994-97) and a Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford (1996-97).

As well as being a professional journalist, he has also taught at Bath and Trento as well as Boston University, SAIS/Johns Hopkins, at the College of Europe (Bruges) and Sciences Po (Paris).  Dr. Missiroli holds a PhD degree in Contemporary History from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from SAIS/Johns Hopkins University.

Claire Hutchinson


NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security


Claire Hutchinson

Position: NATO

Clare Hutchinson took office as the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security in January 2018. She is the high-level focal point on all aspects of NATO’s contribution to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, with the aim to facilitate coordination and consistency in NATO’s policies and activities and to take forward the implementation of the NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
Ms Hutchinson worked as a Senior Gender Adviser with the United Nations for over a decade. She has been instrumental in setting the strategic development of Women, Peace and Security for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping in New York, Kosovo and Lebanon.
Born and educated in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Ms Hutchinson studied theatre and started her career in broadcasting and public relations, working in public radio and freelance reporting in Canada and the United Kingdom. She later obtained her Masters of International Relations and Masters of Research from Newcastle University. She moved to Canada in 1991 and is a Canadian citizen, residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ms Hutchinson has long been a champion for women’s issues, working with women’s groups for many years and supporting projects for women’s empowerment. She worked in the burgeoning ICT industry as a communications expert for internet start-ups and led projects that helped women and young people utilise technology.

MGEN Göksel Sevindik

Chief of Staff NCI Agency

Chief of Staff NATO Communications and Information Agency.


MGEN Göksel Sevindik

Position: Chief of Staff NCI Agency

Major General Göksel Sevindik was appointed Chief of Staff for the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on 1 April 2019.

Prior to joining the Agency, he served at the Turkish General Staff (TGS) in Ankara for ten years. First, he performed as CIAS Requirement and Concepts Branch head as of 2009. In 2015, he was promoted to Brigadier General and served as the Head of CIS Plans and Coordination Department. Later, he was appointed Head of CIS Division (J6) at the TGS from 2017 to 2019. He became Major General in August 2018.

From 2007 to 2009, he performed as Commander of the CIS Regime of the 3rd Corps (NRDC-T), in Istanbul.

Prior to assuming this position, he worked within the Alliance as Configuration Management and Quality Control Branch Head at the NATO CIS Support Agency (NCSA) in Mons, one of the legacy agencies that constituted the NCI Agency, from 2005 to 2007.

In 2003, he was assigned to the Army CIS School and Training Centre, in Ankara, as the Commander of Demonstrations and Exercises Battalion. In 2005, he was promoted to Colonel.

Between 2000 and 2003, he worked at NATO Consultation Command and Control Agency (NC3A), Brussels, as the National Technical Expert. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2002.

From 1985 to 2000, he served in various Commands. In 1985, he completed CIS Officer’s Basic Training Course at the Army CIS School, and assigned as a CIS Platoon Leader to the CIS Battalion of 39th Mechanized Division.

Promoted to the rank of first Lieutenant, he served as a CIS Platoon Leader at the CIS Company of Commando Brigade.

In 1989, he was assigned to Army CIS Battalion, and worked there as the CIS Company Leader and the Maintenance Company Leader until 1997. During this assignment, he was promoted to Captain in 1993.

In 1997, he completed the Signal Captains Career Course at the US Army Signal Center Fort Gordon. Upon completion of that course, he was assigned to the Army CIS School and Training Centre, in Ankara, as an instructor. In 1998, he was promoted to Major and assigned to the TGS as a staff officer.

He graduated from Military Academy in 1984 as an electric and electronic engineer, as well as a signal officer.

Major General Sevindik was born in Tuzla, Istanbul, in 1962. He is married and has a daughter.

Kristina Posavec


Central state office for the development of the digital society.


Kristina Posavec

Position: Croatia

Deputy State Secretary central state office for the development of the digital society.

AVM Didier Tisseyre

French Cyber Command

Commander French Cyber Command.


AVM Didier Tisseyre

Position: French Cyber Command

Air Vice Marshall Didier TISSEYRE was born on 14 Sep 1966. During his career, he has been assigned in a variety of operational or technical posts as an expert or a commander, in domains such as Communication and information systems, cyberdefense, simulation or education.

He joined the Air Force as a member of the 1987 class of the French Air Force Academy during which he graduated as an engineering officer. Additionally he graduated as an engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées and from the French advanced command and staff course “École de Guerre” in 2003.

He held various positions in French Air Force units and commands, joint structures, such as the Joint staff or the Joint direction for infrastructure networks and defence information systems. He was also posted in the French military representation within the NATO Military Committee.

He was deployed in operations in Chad in 2006 and participated in numerous Air Force, Joint or Multinational (NATO, EU) exercises. In 2015, he took command of the 721st air force base
and non-commissioned officer academy in Rochefort.

After having been the deputy of the French cyber Commander from 2017 to 2019, he was promoted Air Vice Marshall on 01 Sep 2019 and simultaneously appointed as the French Cyber Commander by decree of the President of the French Republic.

Air Vice Marshall TISSEYRE is officer of the Legion of Honour, officer of the National Order of Merit and received the aeronautical medal.

Inge Kampenes

Norwegian Armed Forces

Air defense officer Norwegian Armed Forces.


Inge Kampenes

Position: Norwegian Armed Forces

Major General Inge Kampenes is a Norwegian air defense officer with a general major degree, who since 2017 is the commander of the Cyber ​​Defense. The fighting has both national and international operational experience and staff service. He is a former fighter pilot and has been central to the work on long-term planning in the Armed Forces.

Inge Kampenes completed pilot training at the Air Defense Flight School at Værnes in 1986, to undergo fighter aircraft training in the United States in 1987-88. He completed the Air War School in 1986 and 1991 (Part I and Part II), and the Defense Staff School in 1997 and 2004 (Part I and Part II). The fighting has also taken the command and information course at the Defense College (2007 and 2001, respectively), as well as the NATO Supervisor Course and the NATO Senior Officer Policy Course (1998 and 2014).

Kampenes has also completed a doctoral course in complexity management at the University of Bergen.

The battles have a complex military career, first as fighter jets, then from command and command positions as well as from international operations.

He began his operational career as a pilot on F-16 fighter jets at 338 Squadron, Ørland Air Station (1988-1991). In 1993-1997 he was a pilot on F-5 fighter jets, at 336 Squadron, Rygge flight station, and then served as project officer in the same location. In 1997 he was commissioned as second in command of 338 squadron, until in 1999 he became the commander of the squadron, until 2000. In the period 2000 to 2002 he was assigned to the Air Operations Inspectorate; in 2004–2007 Air Defense Staff: First at the Military Advisory Department, then, as a Colonel, Head of the Development Department.

From 2012 to 2017, Kampenes served as section manager for Capacity Development and Structural Development in the Ministry of Defense (FD), and was promoted to brigades. During this period, he (2014–2015) was the project manager for the preparation of the Defense Commander's Professional Military Council (FMR).

Inge Kampenes has twice participated in international operations: First as second-in-command of the 338 Squadron operational element, deployed to Operation Allied Force, based in Italy during the Kosovo conflict (1998-1999); then as a liaison officer at the US Central Command (US CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida linked to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), during the war in Afghanistan (2002–2003).

Inge Kampenes took over as head of the Cyber ​​Defense in 2017, when he succeeded Major General Odd Egil Pedersen.