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2023 International Conference and Expo

Welcome to the High Tech Investigations Big Event!

Thank you for attending the 2023 conference!

Save the date for the Fortieth (40) Annual: Week of July 22nd, 2024 (days TBA)

Planet Hollywood, LV

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Was a fantastic event and a fantastic crowd!

Devon Ackerman, VP Kroll

One of the things I loved about HTCIA 2023 was making new friends.

Juan Carlos Reyes Munoz

“Thanks to HTCIA for hosting this wonderful event”

Ali Hadi, Program Director, Champlain College

“I was fortunate to attend the HTCIA 2023 conference in Phoenix. Attending trainings ranging from leveraging AI, Cloud Forensics, and Cyber Threats. This cyber space is growing and the demand for quality is key. Thankful to meet so many wonderful people.”
Alexandra O, Banner Health

 “I always have heard about the HTCIA conference, but this was my first time attending it. Well, I can tell you the conference did not disappoint for a moment. It was well organized, and we even received breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the conference, but what was even better was the quality of the talks.” Robert Jan Mora

Join us the week of July 22nd, 2024 only in-person for timely educational sessions, engaging networking opportunities, and dedicated time to connect with sponsors.

This year’s conference includes topics related to Cloud forensics, Cryptocurrency investigations, qualifications of the digital forensic examiner as a witness, forensic analysis of data in an SQLite database, PowerShell of Incident Response, OSINT techniques, IOS Forensics and many more technology investigation topics. These courses will also for the first time qualify attendees of the training blocks for required certification hours for the HTCIA CERTIFICATION!

In addition to the educational events, our annual awards for CASE OF THE YEAR, Chapter of the Year and our Life-Time Achievement winners will be announced. We hope you will consider joining us in-person at our awards celebration to help celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals.

Have questions? Please email

Agenda At-A-Glance

Detailed Agenda and networking events click HERE

Agenda *Subject to change

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Free Cellebrite UFED Reader Training Class for registered attendees! The Cellebrite training department is hosting a full day (7hrs) Pre-Conference training class featuring UFED READER! Space is limited to first registered! A limited number of computers will be available to attendees, but you can bring your own computer as the provided executable is all you will need to run and participate!

(No installation is required but you must be using an intel-based Microsoft Windows computer or Virtual Machine). * Pre-registration is required for credits towards CPEs and access to the certificate.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - IBD meeting

Agenda *Subject to change

7:30 AM - Registration/Information - Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast - Skyline

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - General Session Welcome - Warren Kruse

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker Heather Mahalik - Under Pressure - How to Make Sure You Don't Burn Yourself in DFIR
Heather will be available to sign her book, Practical Mobile Forensics: Forensically investigate and analyze iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, 4th Edition

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Networking Break / Visit Vendors

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Breakout Sessions 

  • Platinum Sponsor OpenText Lab - The Power of EnCase & Keys to Collecting Forensic Images - Victor De La Peña
  • Disk Images are Gamblers and Virtualization is Vegas - Mark Spencer
  • Investigating Linux Systems - Ali Hadi & Mariam Khader

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Breakout Sessions

  • Memory Forensics with Volatility 3 - George Bell
  • Platinum Sponsor OpenText Lab - Elevating Investigations with Targeted Collection - Seine Ly
  • Hunting Threat Actors using OSINT Forensics - Abi Waddell
  • Unraveling Cybercrime: Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT in Criminal Investigations - Cynthia Navarro and Laura Chappell

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM - Networking Break / Visit Vendors

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Plenary -Cryptocurrrency Crimes and Investigations - Robert Whitaker

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Networking Break / Visit Vendors

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Breakout Sessions

  • Input and Output + Syslog (iO+S) Accessing Locked iOS Devices -
    Jessica Hyde and Nick Dubois
  • A Case Study in the Daisy-Chain Compromise of a Lawyer - Mark Spencer
  • Forensic Analyses of Audio and Video Evidence - Herbert Joe

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Networking Reception

  • Agenda *Subject to change

7:30 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote Speaker - Enterprise Cloud Forensics - David Cowen

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Networking Break/Visit Vendors

10:30AM - 11:30 AM - Breakout Sessions

  • Leveraging Chat GPT During Forensic Investigations - Chester Hosmer
  • Peering Behind the Curtain of Mobile Forensics -
    Jessica Hyde 
  • Forensic Investigation of Email Client Tool Marks - Arman Gungor
  • Expert Witness Lab - Craig Ball

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Awards Lunch and Whose Slide Is It Anyway

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Breakout Sessions

  • Unraveling Nation-State Cyber Operations: Case Studies from the Front Lines of Incident Response - John Palmisano and Austin Larsen
  • Investigating Digital Footprints on Websites and Social Media Platforms - 
    Aaron Reyes
  • Mock Trial - Part 1 - Craig Ball and Dan Regard

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Breakout Sessions

  • Digital Forensics at Scale: Lessons Learned from the Bhima Koregaon Case - 
    Robert Jan Mora
  • Windows Search Index: The Forensic Artifact You've Been Searching For - 
    Phalgun Kulkarni and Julia Paluch
  • Mock Trial - Part 2 - Craig Ball and Dan Regard

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Networking Break/Visit Vendors

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Closing Keynote Speaker Devon Ackerman - 2023 Cyber Threats, Trends & Tactics. 
Devon will be signing his book, Diving In - An Incident Responder’s Journey: A Guide for Executives, Lawyers, Insurance, Brokers & Audiences Eager to Learn

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Conference Closing President Warren Kruse

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Capture the Flag Sponsored by Cellebrite - Worldwide CTF Party

Agenda *Subject to change

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Golf Outing (tee times 6:35 am - 7:15 am

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Post Conference - Forensic Email Investigation - Metaspike  Arman Gungor

Keynote Speakers

Heather Mahalik

Senior Director

David Cowen

Vice President
Charles River Associates

Devon Ackerman

Global Head of Incident Response


Speakers being added!  Click on their name for their LinkedIn profile (if available)

Warren Kruse

HTCIA International

Jessica Hyde

2nd VP
HTCIA International

Seine Ly

Principal Solutions Consultant

Laura Chappell

Founder/CEO Chappell University

Cynthia Navarro

Cynthia Navarro


John Palmisano


Mark Spencer

Arsenal Consulting

Robert Jan Mora

Threat Investigator


Craig Ball

Computer Forensic Examiner and Technologist
Texas Attorney


George Bell

Information Technology Specialist
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Abi Waddell

Vice President
Cyber Security


Julia Paluch

DFIR Software Developer
Aon Cyber Solutions

Phalgun Kulkarni

DFIR Consultant
Aon Cyber Solutions

Mariam Khader

Assistant Professor
Champlain College

Nick Dubois

Digital Forensics Specialist

Herbert Joe

Forensic Expert/Attorney
Law Office of Herbert Joe

Shanon Burgess

Digital Forensics Expert

Dan Regard

Dan Regard

Computer Science Consultant

DeLaPena, Victor (2)

Victor De La Pena

Senior Solution Consultant


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Aaron Reyes

Director of Digital Forensics

Arman Gungor

CEO, Metaspike, Inc.

Robert Whitaker

Law Enforcement Affairs
Blockchain Intelligence Group

Chester Hosmer

Assist Prof of Practice - Cybersecurity
University of Arizona

Ali Hadi

Associate Professor and Program Director
Champlain College

Austin Larsen

Senior Consultant


Are you interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the 39th Annual, 2023 HTCIA International Conference & Expo in Phoenix Arizona?

Click here to download the Prospectus.

Exhibiting is an excellent opportunity highlight your latest product and services, gain access to high tech crime investigators, decision-makers, and industry leaders who are eager to learn about what your company has to offer.

In addition, there are many ways to further enhance your company’s presence through support opportunities, vendor showcases, presenting an educational session and much more. Take this chance to expand your business. Don't miss your opportunity to exhibit and influence among a qualified and engaged audience.

Choose from one of the following levels:
Platinum (SOLD OUT)
Non profit
Register HERE

Plan Your Trip

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown is in the heart of Phoenix, within a 10-minute walk of Phoenix Symphony Hall and Phoenix Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Chase Field and 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from Grand Canyon University.

Delta Airline Discount Code

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for High Technology Crime Investigation Association

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code  NM2MA
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Golf Outing

Raven Phoenix Golf Club
September 21, 2023
Tee Times 6:35 am - 7:15 am

$110 per person includes:

Green Fee
Shared Cart
Practice Balls

Club rental $75 +tax includes 2 sleeves of balls

**Metal spikes not allowed on the golf course


2022 38th annual HTCIA Conference Gallery

Organizing Committee

Jessica Hyde

2nd VP
HTCIA International


Ken Haynes

HTCIA International


Jeanette Foster

Meeting Planner
HTCIA Office

Warren Kruse

HTCIA International


Gilles Racine

HTCIA International


Lynita Hinsch

Hosting City
Organizing Committee


Denis Roussel

1st VP
HTCIA International


David Ehrlich

Executive Director
HTCIA Office


Mike Lombardi

Hosting City
Organizing Committee