Semperis Releases Latest Lineup for Hybrid Identity Protection Global Conference Including Featured Guest Speaker Former CIA Director General Petraeus

The award-winning conference for identity-first security practitioners takes place August 23-24 at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York City’s Times Square

HOBOKEN, N.J.--()--Semperis, a pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience, today announced the latest lineup of speakers for the Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Global conference, including General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.), a Partner at KKR and former Director of the CIA. HIP Global, returning to New York City August 23-24, 2023, is the flagship event in Semperis’ HIP conference and podcast series for practitioners charged with securing Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD identity systems, which are used in over 90% of enterprises and are under sustained attack. Other HIP Global speakers include Microsoft Identity Security VP Alex Weinert, who is keynoting the event, and many more cybersecurity industry luminaries.

As the featured guest speaker at the conference, General Petraeus will join a fireside chat with Semperis CEO Mickey Bresman to discuss operational resiliency in the face of escalating cyberattacks, with a special focus on defending critical infrastructure for the U.S. and its allies and partners around the world.

“Cyber weapons augment and enable traditional kinetic warfare, giving a significant advantage to the side that can outmaneuver its opponents in cyberspace,” said General Petraeus. “Specialized forums for security practitioners, like the HIP conference, play an important role in ensuring that the U.S. and our allies have the upper hand in cyberspace. Combatting identity-based attacks is a universal challenge in both the private and public sector, and I look forward to discussing this pressing topic with Mickey.”

“Few have a first-hand understanding of the complexity and high-stakes nature of cyberwar like General Petraeus,” said Bresman. “General Petraeus is a champion of cybersecurity technology innovation, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the HIP community.”

This year’s HIP Global event is focused on the Gartner “top-trending” category of identity threat detection and response (ITDR). Gartner notes that credential misuse is a primary method attackers use to access systems and achieve their goals. The two-day live HIP Global event in NYC brings together experts working at the intersection of identity and security to deliver technical presentations, participate in panel discussions, and network with attendees. Participants can expect to walk away with actionable guidance to improve AD resilience on-premises and in the cloud.

This year’s event features 20+ expert presenters over the course of two days. To view the latest list of confirmed speakers, visit

  • Allan Alford, President & CISO at Allan Alford Consulting
  • Alex Weinert, Vice President of Identity Security at Microsoft
  • Brian Desmond, Principal at Ravenswood Technology (15-time Microsoft MVP)
  • Benjamin Cauwel, Security Senior Manager at Accenture
  • Marty Momdjian, Healthcare Solutions Advisor at CDW Healthcare
  • Chris Roberts, CISO & Senior Director at Boom Supersonic
  • Francesco Chiarini, SVP - Global Head, Resilience & Architecture at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect at Semperis (18-time Microsoft MVP)
  • Guido Grillenmeier, Principal Technologist EMEA at Semperis (11-time Microsoft MVP)
  • Joe Kaplan, Architecture and Strategy Lead for Identity at Accenture (15-time Microsoft MVP)
  • Melissa Cronquist, Senior Systems Engineer at Walmart
  • Pamela Dingle, Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft
  • Sander Berkouwer, CTO at SCCT (14-time Microsoft MVP)
  • Sean Deuby, Principal Technologist North America at Semperis (15-time Microsoft MVP)

HIP Global will take place August 23-24 at the Microsoft Conference Center, 11 Times Sq., New York, NY 10036. For more information about HIP Global 2023 and to register for the free event, visit

Semperis’ User Conference (August 22)

Semperis is hosting a user conference August 22, 2023, one day before HIP Global (August 23-24). Semperis customers are encouraged to attend both the user conference and HIP Global. For more information, contact

About General Petraeus

General David Petraeus served more than 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following retirement from the military and after Senate confirmation by a vote of 94-0, he served as Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the global war on terror, the establishment of important Agency digital initiatives, and significant investments in the Agency’s human capital. General Petraeus joined KKR in 2013 as the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute and was made a Partner in 2014. The Global Institute serves as an integral part of KKR’s investment process, working closely with KKR deal teams, portfolio companies, and clients to help enable smarter investing through a better understanding of the world and the evolution of geopolitical trends and security challenges. General Petraeus has also been involved in a number of KKR’s cybersecurity and digital investments, including Cylance, Darktrace, Semperis and Ping Identity, and he currently sits on the boards of two KKR companies: Optiv, a global cybersecurity solutions and services provider, and OneStream, a world-leading corporate performance management software platform. He serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of Semperis.

About the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

Mobile workforces, cloud applications, and digitalization are changing every aspect of the modern enterprise. And with radical transformation come new business risks. Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) is the premier educational forum for identity-centric practitioners. Whatever industry sector or job function, HIP strives to provide its community with the insights and relationships needed to enable and protect today’s digitally driven organizations.

About Semperis

For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organizations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel.

Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) conference and podcast series ( and built the free Active Directory security assessment tool, Purple Knight ( The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s list of best workplaces for 2023, and was ranked the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in America by the Financial Times. Semperis is a Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Co-Sell partner.


Katie Leonowitz
fama PR for Semperis

Release Summary

Latest lineup for Semperis HIP Global Conference includes featured guest speaker former CIA director General Petraeus.


Katie Leonowitz
fama PR for Semperis