Former CIA Operations and National Intelligence Officer Glenn Carle to deliver keynote address at NY Tech Summit (video)

Former CIA Operations and National Intelligence Officer Glenn Carle to deliver keynote address at NY Tech Summit (video)

Posted on 01/11/2018

SYRACUSE NY -- Glenn L. Carle, a former Central Intelligence Agency Operative and National Intelligence Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual NY Tech Summit, June 6-8 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona.

Mr. Carle’s keynote address, “Leadership Lessons from a Spymaster,” is sponsored by Cisco. The address will show that the challenges of leadership in espionage, whether in Afghanistan, or at a black site, are distilled, real-time life and death examples of the same challenges one faces as a corporate leader.

A career in the shadow world of espionage – and in the vast bureaucracy of the CIA – taught Mr. Carle that leadership is not the ‘man on horseback,’ or the steely-eyed CEO. Instead, according to Mr. Carle, “Leadership is, at heart, a collegial enterprise in which being a peer and teammate is more important than taking the point, or knowing more, or being more decisive and hard-charging than anyone else.”

Mr. Carle will show through examples of key moments in his and the Agency’s work that leadership comes down to putting your people before you, knowing how to identify and act upon the critical bit of information that makes action possible even though no answer is clear, and in living your institution’s principles, rather than commanding anyone or anything.

Mr. Carle, author of the New York Times bestseller The Interragator: An Education, plans to illustrate the life-changing moments that defined his career in the CIA, often working on counter-terrorism operations around the world, and how an organization succeeds or fails by the leadership shown both in these high stakes moments and in day-to-day tasks, whether in a position of command or not.




“We’re excited to have Mr. Carle present a national perspective on the importance of organizational leadership,” said Renee Duffy, conference producer and vice president of marketing for TERACAI and CXtec. “It’s the perfect way to kick off this year’s conference which will focus on the evolution of the IT industry.”

NY Tech Summit conference passes are available for the early bird registration rate of $395. To register visit the registration page.

About NY Tech Summit: NY Tech Summit is an educational event for IT and business professionals focused on technologies that drive business value. The event provides classroom sessions with experienced industry speakers, an extensive tradeshow, and several networking opportunities. Topics to be covered include: cloud strategies, lifecycle of IT employees, transformational leadership and functional security. The 14th annual NY Tech Summit will be held June 6-8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Visit



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