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March 4-5, 2019
Bell Harbor International Conference Center | Seattle, WA

The Great Conversation in Security had over 250 leaders from the risk, resilience and security ecosystem. Although it has now concluded, we will continue to keep this agenda on the site until we are ready to begin posting next year’s forum in Seattle. Until then, peruse the agenda that many are still calling “the best conversation ever”. But don’t forget, The Great Conversation will continue at our host Yum! Brands in Plano, Texas on May 21. Steven Antoine, the CSO of Yum!, attended this year’s conversation in Seattle and is now prepared to assemble a new and unique set of thought leaders in Texas. You will not want to miss this one!

2019 AGENDA

Monday, March 4

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

Your Security Program is a Business Model - and has been disrupted!
Welcome to the Integrated Security Model

Scott Klososky
Founder and Partner
TriCorps Technologies

Security Executives are struggling to provide a coherent picture of risk to their organizational leaders. As well, the way they organize their people within core processes using technology has not changed much over the years. Anywhere else, this is called a business model and it is being disrupted. This session will explore the transformation that is occurring, the new delivery vehicles that will change the way you purchase solutions and services and the new value you will be able to deliver and articulate in the future. CSOs can no longer be constrained by the silos that have been constructed for physical and cyber security.

9:00 AM

Smart Company, Smart Building: Security’s Value Proposition is Changing

Dr. Zafar Chaudry
CIO and Senior Vice President
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation

Security is not a silo. It is deeply embedded in the value proposition of the organization. With this mindset, a new approach must be defined that realizes the potential of security inside the emerging next generation organization.

10:00 AM

Lessons Learned from an Active Shooter

Cheryl Michaels
Senior Director of Security and Safety
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) | Co-Founder, Educational Safety LLC

It only has to happen once, and you never forget the lessons learned. Seattle Pacific University had an active shooter. Through the lens of the victims, the unsung heroes, and the security program, we hear the story and learn the lessons to guide our next steps in protecting our organizations.

11:30 am - 12:45 PM

Peer-to-Peer Networking Lunch

The community convenes for lunch. Options for networking include:

  • Harbor Dining Room with your peers

  • Visiting the Innovation Room before or after lunch

  • Attending a lunch breakout session at 12:00 on “Bridging the Information Gap” in the Marina Room. Get your meal and eat with your peers over a great conversation.

12:00 PM: Marina Room

Bridging the Information Gap

Security Professionals and Law Enforcement officers share the same essential mission: PROTECTION. We protect people and their things from bad people, bad things, and bad ideas. Interestingly, these two sister industries have kept each other at arm’s length when it comes to sharing information. A security risk consultant and a law enforcement professional share their thoughts on the gap and how to bridge this in a lively conversation over lunch in one of our breakout rooms.

Sergeant Alan L. Hardwick
Edmonds Police Department, Patrol Division

Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP. President
Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services

12:45 PM

Are you being disrupted? The Uberization of Security
Infrastructure as a Service

A cross functional industry panel discusses a new operating model for delivering value to the organization through security. But it is dependent on a knowledge of the true cost of security. And a different level of collaboration between the vendors and the client.

William Plante
Senior Principal
Enterprise Security Risk Group

Dylan Hayes, CPP, CHPA
Enterprise Security & Technology
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation

Fallon Long
Security Manager
Grant County Public Utilities

Joe Fairchild
Lead of Technology, Center of Innovation
Microsoft

Morgan Harris
Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions
ADT Commercial

1:45 pm - 4:15 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.

1:45 pm Creating the Enterprise Security Intelligent Platform

Information is the currency of enterprise security risk management. To be able to collect the right information at the right time and drive actions based on need. GoDaddy has embarked on a strategy of moving their access control platform to an Enterprise Security Business Intelligence Platform. The increasing need for interoperability is driven by the need to better understand the business and align/provide enabling data back where appropriate.

Jason Veiock
Senior Manager, Global Employee Safety
GoDaddy

Access Control is a function of an overall security information management architecture anchored by a program of certified integration with best-in-class technology. Ewa Pigna, the CTO of LenelS2, provides her insights into how this technology is evolving and why that evolution will become critical to the long term success of the security program.

Ewa M. Pigna
Chief Technology Officer
LenelS2

2:30 pm Video Management: A Path to a Service Architecture

Video Surveillance is now being deployed to serve the operational needs of an organization as well as to support the mitigation of risk. Walter Barbee will provide us an inside look at how an airport is creating a “force multiplier” in the use of technology to support its people and the core processes of running a business.

Walter J. Barbee
Senior Technology Specialist
Aviation Technology

Delivering a bridge from the depth and breadth of on-premise enterprise video management to hybrid models that include off-premise command and control, will require new technology and new approaches to our security business and IT processes. Hear this executive’s story and the lessons learned.

Mike Sherwood
Director, Technical Operations
Milestone Systems

3:15 pm Intelligent Communications in the Intelligent Organization

This university’s security executive defines his path to integrating intelligent communications into his security and resilience strategy.

W. Mark Reid
Director of Safety and Security
Seattle Pacific University

The key evaluation criteria for intelligent communications and how that criteria is evolving in the age of voice and sensor driven data.

Jim Hoffpauir
President
Zenitel, Americas

4:00 pm

A Call to Action

6:00 pm

President’s Dinner

Leadership is an art. So is practical execution of leadership principles. In this special invitation-only dinner, the community comes together to reaffirm the role and responsibility of leadership in creating positive change in an organization. Hugh Blane, the author of the 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership, will join us to help create a mindset of passion, innovation and growth.


Tuesday, March 5

7:00 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

8:00 AM

The State of the Industry

Industry executives that participate in the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and other industry associations, provide insights into the front of mind issues of the global leadership community

8:45 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.

9:45 AM

Securing the Potential of Smart Buildings

Commercial buildings are evolving to cater to changes in technology and workplace behavior while presenting new opportunities to maximize efficiency and productivity. With untapped possibilities of the Internet, the potential for an increase in risk can be balanced with a new approach to managing physical and logical security and leveraging ‘the Convergence of Things’ for new applications.

This session will explore foundations of smart buildings, including the changing dynamic of tenant expectations, the importance of maximizing workforce productivity, the optimization of physical space, and the utilization of network technology to enable the Internet of Things.

We’ll also address the importance of collaboration between those that are responsible for Information Technology (IT) and teams responsible for managing Operational Technology (OT), and how those relationships are essential to achieving the goals of smart buildings.  

Steven Anson
Vice President, Marketing
Anixter

Deb Noller
CEO
Switch Automation

Rob Murchison
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings

10:45 AM - 11:30 aM

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.

10:45 am Ready to Play

$1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home to the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta United. Now that the stadium is built, the safety focus has shifted to safety for the 6,000+ employees and the fans that attend the various sporting events.

Greg Overstreet, CPP, CSSP
Director of Security
Mercedes Benz Stadium

Mark Duato
Executive Vice President
ASSA ABLOY

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Peer-to-Peer Networking Lunch

The community convenes for lunch. Options for networking include:

  • Harbor Dining Room with your peers

  • Visiting the Innovation Room before or after lunch

  • Attending a lunch breakout session at 12:00 on “Bridging the Information Gap” in the Marina Room. Get your meal and eat with your peers over a great conversation.

12:00 PM Marina Room

Revolutionizing the future of smart buildings:
The design, construction, and delivery of the world-class UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings

Turning a multinational corporation’s vision of a cutting-edge workplace, conference center and state-of-the-art customer showcase into a reality is not without its challenges. The rapid pace of technology required United Technologies to think differently and look towards the future to create a user-centered workplace and distinctive customer experience. To develop a world-class smart building, the latest advances in networking, building automation, security, and analytics must be meticulously integrated into the design and construction process.

Rusty Steele
Director, Building Solutions
United Technologies Corporation

12:45 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.

1:45 PM - 3:45 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.

1:45 pm: High Definition Situational Awareness

A CIO of a major school district and a system integrator team up to provide us insights into the use of high definition cameras in situational awareness and actionable response. They provide their insights into how this technology supports the entire system, how it is budgeted for, implemented, and what the future holds for the long-term success of a security program.

Marc Elliott
Chief Information Officer
Olympia School District.

Dave Teague
Director
Ednetics, Inc.

2:15 pm: Information Management in the Next Generation Security Program

A Security Executive provides a roadmap for the digital transformation of their technology platform, challenging us with how our information is captured, organized, stored and distributed.

Dylan Hayes, CPP, CHPA
Enterprise Security & Technology
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation

Mike Beevor
Technical Director
Pivot3

3:00 pm The Power of a Cloud Managed Security Solution 

Gonzaga University discusses their need for a centralized security model based on a managed service.

Eric Moss
Interim Assistant Director of Operations
Information Technology Services
Gonzaga University

Eric Fullerton
Executive Director
OpenEye

3:45 PM

The Path to Digital Transformation

Joe Fairchild
Lead of Technology, Center of Innovation
Microsoft

Microsoft is helping to lead the reinvention of the industry by pioneering digital innovations to enable transformational employee experiences throughout Microsoft smart environments. The Great Conversation concludes with a powerful roadmap for understanding why we should be creating our own digital transformation strategy in security and how to achieve it. Joe Fairchild is responsible for the strategic execution of the Digital Transformation vision for Microsoft Global Security. In September 2018, Microsoft Global Security merged with the Microsoft Real Estate & Facilities team, creating the Real Estate and Security Center of Innovation.

4:45 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.

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"I have found the effort to genuinely engage the audience of security experts brings a singularly unique dimension to this forum so aptly named The Great Conversation."

- Mike Mason, SVP & CSO | Verizon Communications

 

Investment

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 Jennifer@The-Sage-Group.com

Registration: $750

This forum qualifies for 16 ASIS continuing education credits.

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Venue

The Great Conversation in Security will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Opened in June 1996, Bell Harbor has continuously invested in maintaining its state-of-the-art presentation systems. This helped earn Bell Harbor the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award three times over the last decade, considered the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among conference center facilities.

Bell Harbor International Convention Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121

hotel accomModations

Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98121

$192 Conference Rate / The Great Conversation

HOTEL BLOCK CUT OFF - 2/13/19

Booking Link

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington's most popular waterfront district.  It is located across the street from the Forum venue and is near Pike Place Market making it an ideal place for both business and pleasure. After recent multi-million dollar renovations, the luxurious guest rooms now features 42 inch flat-screen TVs, and freshly upgraded corridors and bathrooms.

 

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parking

We recommend parking in the Art Institute of Seattle’s parking garage, which connects directly to Bell Harbor and World Trade Center Seattle via the skybridge and can be accessed on both Elliott Avenue and Wall Street.

Garage Address:
Bell Street Pier Garage #28
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

All attendees driving to the event will receive parking validation with their paid registration. The Art Institute of Seattle parking garage will be marked with The Great Conversation signage and validation will be given at the registration desk. 

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