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As your security solutions integrator, Optiv wants you to be a part of something big!

Please join us for OptivCon Minneapolis (formerly “ES3”), a local, exclusive one-day summit where you’ll learn how to reduce enterprise risk and realize stronger, simpler and less costly cybersecurity programs. This complimentary event gives you the ability to connect with your peers and other industry experts to learn how to address some of your biggest cybersecurity concerns, and hear about the latest trends. It includes keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and 1:1 access to some of the best and brightest minds in the cybersecurity industry.

OptivCon also offers:
  • -Partner Expo with representatives from leading security tech companies
  • -After-hours networking event
  • -Six continuing education credits
  • -The chance to win 2 tickets to Denver Broncos vs Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 17th

Don’t miss out on one of the best cybersecurity conferences of the year. Reserve your seat today!




Morning Keynote: Client Insights Panel

Learn from your peers in this moderated client panel!  For this morning keynote session, we're bringing together three security experts to share insights, real-life stories, and tales from the trenches.


James Stephani - Federated Insurance

Mike Rogers - Optum

Jeff Mader - Sun Country Airlines


Featured Keynote: General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.)

General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) is a partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, a position he assumed some six years ago.  He is also a member of the boards of directors of Optiv and FirstStream, a venture investor in more than a dozen startups, and engaged in a variety of academic endeavors.   

Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of coalition forces in Iraq during the Surge, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan.  

Following retirement from the military, he served as Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the global war on terror, important digital initiatives, and strategic assessments.  

During his government service, General Petraeus received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and United Nations medals, including four awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two awards of the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, and Master Parachutist Wings, as well as decorations from 13 foreign countries.

General Petraeus is also no stranger to the academic world.  He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  He taught international relations and economics at the U.S. Military Academy in the mid-1980s, he was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Honors College of the City University of New York from September 2013 through December 2016, and he has been a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California since 2013.  He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, as well as a member of the boards of the Atlantic Council, the Institute for the Study of War, and over a dozen veterans service organizations. 

Over the past decade or so, General Petraeus was named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders by the U.S. News and World Report, a runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the Daily Telegraph man of the year, a Time 100 selectee, Princeton University’s Madison Medalist, and one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 public intellectuals. 


OptivCon After Party

Continue the fun at the Optiv After Party! From 4:30pm - 6:00pm, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while you mingle with your peers and the event speakers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate?

No, OptivCon is a complimentary event.

How do I earn CPEs for attending?

Attendees will be asked to sign in with their (ISC)2 member number at the registration desk during the event. Optiv will submit 6 CPE credits directly to (ISC)2 for attendees. If a certificate is required for an organization other than (ISC)2, Optiv will provide one upon request.

What time should I arrive at the event?

Vendor exhibits, registration and breakfast open at 7:30 a.m. The morning keynote begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Do I have to choose a breakout track?

We ask all registrants to choose a breakout track of interest. Optiv doesn't require that you attend only sessions in that breakout track. Please attend any sessions that are of interest to you.

What can I expect from the breakout sessions?

These sessions will focus around the overarching topics of compliance, operational efficiency and risk management.


U.S. Bank Stadium

401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

About the Venue

U.S. Bank Stadium is an enclosed stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Built on the former site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the indoor stadium opened in 2016 and is the home of the Minnesota Vikings (NFL); it also hosts early season college baseball games of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA).

Parking Info

Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage

Parking is available at the Mills Fleet Farm Parking Ramp, which has three entrances: 334 Chicago Avenue, 701 S. 3rdSt. and 345 Park Avenue.

After parking in Mills Fleet Farm Parking Ramp, U.S. Bank Stadium is located across the street on the corner of South 4th Street and Chicago Avenue South (401 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415). Guests enter U.S. Bank Stadium through the Legacy Gate (large windowed-doors) or the Skyway. 

Bring your parking ticket inside and your parking will be validated at the Optiv Registration Desk.

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