"We face many challenges, internally and externally, in our efforts to protect national security, our communities, our economy; those things which make us great. Either we work together or we fail."

- Frank MontoyA, special agent, Federal bureau of investigation

2018 Featured Keynote Speakers


Thomas Cellucci, PhD, MBA | Founder and CEO of Cellucci Associates, Inc.


Dr. Michael G. Gelles, Managing Director | Deloitte Consulting, LLP


Lynn Mattice, Managing Director | Mattice & Associates

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Kristina Anderson, Executive Director and Founder | Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools


Tyson Aiken, Senior Director Global Security | Nike, Inc.


John Turey, Vice President of Enterprise Risk and Security Management | TE Connectivity

Past Great Conversation speakers

Kimo Quaintance
Thought Leader |  George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Andrew Lanning
Co-Founder | Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.

Rodney Thayer
Convergence Engineering Consultant | Smithee, Spelvin, Agnew & Plinge, Inc.

David F. McGowan
Vice President, Global Protection Services, Tiffany & Company

Carl Alexander
Education Safety & Risk Manager | Kamehameha Schools

Deon Chatteron
Senior Manager Technology & Systems (STS) | Cisco Systems

Bjorn Skou Eilertsen
Chief Technology Officer | Milestone

Jeff Stanek
President & General Manager | Lenel

Nick Weber
Security Manager | Grant County PUD

Max Kidd
Associate Director of Technology | University of Texas

Dylan Hayes
Manager Physical Security | Seattle Children’s Hospital

Michael Mason, SVP & Chief Security Officer | Verizon Communication

Carol Fox
Strategic Initiatives | RIMS


Mike Howard
Chief Security Officer | Microsoft

Annie Searle
Principal | Annie Searle & Associates LLC | ASA Risk Consultants

Tyrone Chambliss
Global Director Brand Protection & Security | Flex Inc.

Robert Meza
Campus Physical Security Program Manager | UC San Diego Police Department

Brian Allen
CSO |  Time Warner Cable

Jeff Slotnick
Chief Executive Officer | Setracon

John Michael O'Hare                                                              Special Operations Group, Hartford Police Department

Tim Crocket
Vice President, Security | HX Global

David Komendat
Chief Security Officer | The Boeing Company

Brad Deardoff
Assistant Special Agent, Seattle Division | Federal Bureau of Investigation

David Tindall
CIO | Seattle Pacific University

John Coovert
Senior Manager, Global Physical Security | Concur Technologies

Jim Hoffpauir
President | Zenitel USA, Inc.