Tuesday, March 6

In choosing speakers and content for The Great Conversation, we use five educational tracks as guidelines, with the understanding we could have a session that covers one or more of the tracks. You can review more details on our educational tracks here.

Our tracks include: Leadership, Organizational Strength, Enterprise Security Risk Management, Intelligence and Technology. Each track is necessary to constructing a strategy and a plan for your organization.

7:30 AM

The Great Conversation Continues Breakfast & Technology Demonstrations

Featured solutions such as:

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Vendors team up to provide a live demonstration of access, video and communications solutions from a virtual Security Operations Center.

  • Identity-as-a-Service: Vendors team up to show how organizations are integrating security and business optimization through advanced identity, video, audio and storage solutions

  • Logistics-as-a-Service: Fully leveraging your vendor ecosystem to deliver integrated solutions on time and on budget

8:30 AM

Creating a Safety and Security Mindset
Shawn Galloway, President, ProAct Safety

Operationalizing security and safety can create real, sustainable value over time. It is not a program. It is a mindset. One of the leading authors on creating cultures of excellence challenges us with a clear direct series of steps that can create a path to value.

9:30 AM

Intelligence is not Artificial - It is Adaptive
Claude Yusti, Public Sector Watson AI and Data Platform, IBM Global Business Services

This session explores the current state of human machine interaction and how it is transforming how we think about our business and our security.  

10:30 AM

Industry Case Studies

Case studies and technology roadmaps are critical to provide us illustrations on how to deploy the tools that will empower our Enterprise Security Risk Management Program. These will be delivered by security executives supported by industry technology leaders. Featured presentations will include the application and impact of facial recognition on mitigating all-hazards risk, driving enterprise standards and optimization in video surveillance, and managing the migration of the credential as the technology evolves.

11:45 PM

Peer-to-Peer Networking Lunch

Discover the latest in emerging technology leveraging the Great Conversations in the Solutions Hall and Innovation Center

1:00 PM

The Need for a New Learning Model for Security
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, University of Washington

Our value proposition will be dependent on the execution of a new learning model for current and future stakeholders. We must de-mystify the technology and changes that are occurring and release the innovation inherent in our people.

2:00 PM

Industry Case Studies

Case studies and technology roadmaps are critical to provide us illustrations on how to deploy the tools that will empower our Enterprise Security Risk Management Program. These will be delivered by security executives supported by industry technology leaders. Featured presentations will include the strategy behind a enterprise platform for managing critical event intelligence and actionable response, new ways of assessing and applying hi-dev camera technology to optimize spend and increase coverage, and one company’s challenge in ensuring data accuracy and data access at the time of need and at the point of need.

3:30 PM

The Path to Digital Transformation
Michael Foynes, Global Lead, Center of Innovation, Microsoft

Michael Foynes’ platform for reimagining the art of the possible was his 15 years as director of global operations for Microsoft Global Security.  Today he is leading the reinvention of the industry by pioneering digital innovations to enable transformational employee experiences throughout Microsoft smart environments. The Great Conversation concludes with his powerful roadmap for understanding why we should be creating our own digital transformation strategy and how to achieve it.

4:30 PM

A Call to Action

The Great Conversation Concludes with a Networking Reception

This is the time to create the relational connections with the Great Conversation speakers, technology partners and your peers that will help you take the next right steps in your career, your program and your measures of performance. 70% of last year’s attendees initiated a change or an innovation in their programs as a result of leverage this community.