Robertson Interview | 2023 National Cyber Summit
2023 National Cyber Summit

Dr. Rodney Robertson, National Cyber Summit 2017 Chairman

Dr. Rodney Robertson speaks to Nick Thomas and Matt Morris about the summit’s growth over the past several years. The National Cyber Summit is managed by an all-volunteer organization dedicated to months of planning, organizing and developing the event to what is today. "It is pretty phenomenal to see people that come together to make that happen."

The Summit is the preeminent event for cyber training, education and workforce development aimed at protecting our nation’s infrastructure from the ever-evolving cyber threat. As Huntsville is one of the nation’s largest technological hubs, and is home to many Department of Defense organizations and civilian departments and agencies, the Summit attracts both government and commercial participants. The event draw attendees from all over the country.

Summit attendees benefit from a diverse offering of educational training sessions, technical and management presentations and keynotes from world-class speakers!

Speaker Bio

Dr. Rodney Robertson

Dr. Rodney L. Robertson, 2017 National Cyber Summit Chair member of the U. S. Army Senior Executive Service from 2001 until 2010. He has served as the Acting Director, Sensors Directorate; the Associate Director, Technology, and Deputy Director, Technical Center; and Director, Test and Evaluation Directorate, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. He also served on a special assignment as Director, System-of-Systems Directorate, PEO Missiles and Space. In December 2005, he was named the Director, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Rodney earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Rodney serves on the Auburn University Alumni Engineering Council and the Auburn University Industrial Advisory Board for Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He also serves as the President of the Southeastern Cyber Security Foundation which executes the National Cyber Summit that is held annually in Huntsville Alabama to bring government, industry, and academia together to discuss cyber security issues. In addition, he serves as a past board member for the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association’s Board of Directors and the Cyber Huntsville Board of Directors.

Rodney is married to the former Tawana Fricks. They have a son, Tyler and a daughter, Brittany.