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May 21, 2019
Yum! Brands Center of Restaurant Excellence | Plano, TX

Featured Speakers


Tuesday, May 21

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.

7:00 AM

The Great Conversation Begins with Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM

An Introduction to a Great Conversation

8:30 AM

Security is mission critical to our business: A Ceo addresses the security ecosystem

Greg Creed
Chief Executive Officer
Yum! Brands

9:00 AM

The uberization of security

A panel of security executives discuss the growing complexity and costs of managing a security technology infrastructure

10:00 AM


A security executive discusses their approach to security-as-a-service

11:30 am - 12:30 PM

Peer-to-Peer Networking Lunch

The community convenes for lunch. Options for networking include:

  • Yum! Dining Room with your peers

  • Visiting the Technology Vendors before or after lunch

  • Attending a lunch breakout session at 12:00 PM on a subject to be announced soon. Get your meal and eat with your peers over a great conversation

12:30 PM

kodachrome leadership: Diversity’s roi

A cross functional industry panel discusses the strategic imperative of identifying women and people of color in the leadership ranks of security. What have been the lessons learned and what are the innovations in this approach that will drive a new level of competitive advantage.

James Fripp
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Erika Burkhardt
Vice President of Brand Protection
Pizza Hut LLC

1:45 pm - 4:00 PM

Industry Case Studies

Case studies and technology roadmaps are critical. They 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 who will provide insights into the problems they were attempting to solve, how they approached the problem including the internal and external resources they leveraged, and, ultimately how the solution was deployed and measured. Afterwards we will have industry technology leaders who will be representing the technology category. This is intended to give our community a roadmap on how to evaluate the technology and also plan for the innovations of the future.

4:00 pm

A Passion for leadership, innovation and cultural transformation

Tyson Aiken
Senior Director, Global Safety & Security

Garrett Petraia
Vice President, Global Security
Levi Strauss & Co.

5:00 pm

President’s reception


The Great Conversation in Security will be hosted at Yum! Brands Center of Restaurant Excellence. The Center of Restaurant Excellence in Plano is home to the company’s KFC Global and Pizza Hut U.S. and International business. Yum! Brands, Inc., has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 140 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Yum! Brands Center of Restaurant Excellence
7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75024



As you enter the facility you will see signs directing you where to park. Ample parking is available in both the parking lot as well as the parking garage. Please follow the signs to the main entrance for the forum.


Because we have a community that values education and a forum philosophy of not making this a revenue driver for the producer or an association, we have been able to drive down the cost of attendance and increase the quality of the education and the speakers. With this in mind, we also value leaders and their teams, so we provide group discounts. You can learn more by contacting our event director

Registration: $450

This forum qualifies for 8 ASIS continuing education credits.

hotel accomModations

Marriott at Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road
Plano, TX 75024

$179 Conference Rate / The Great Conversation

Hotel Cut Off 4/25/19

Booking Link

At the center of the thriving Plano, Texas area, Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center welcomes you with 4-star accommodations and contemporary amenities. Embrace absolute comfort in spacious hotel rooms and suites, appointed with rainfall showers, premium bedding, Wi-Fi and 55-inch high definition TVs. Explore a diversity of nearby attractions, including the Shops at Legacy, Toyota Stadium, Baylor Heart Hospital, The Star and major companies, such as Toyota, Capital One and JP Morgan Chase. Celebrate and succeed in 32,000 square feet of modern event space, masterfully designed for spectacular meetings, weddings and social engagements. After an unforgettable day of business or exploration, enliven your senses at our distinctive hotel restaurants, or take a dip in the shimmering waters of our outdoor swimming pool. With a fully equipped fitness center and exemplary guest service, our hotel the perfect home base for your visit to Plano and the Dallas area.



“I have been honored to be a part of this ground-breaking and thought-provoking conversation. It sets the stage for leaders to truly lead.”

Mike Howard, Former CSO, Microsoft