SECURITY 500 Conference Agenda - Monday, November 13, 2023

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome Address
Gary Merrill, Group Publisher, Security magazine
Madeline Lauver, Editor in Chief, Security magazine
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Address

Secure Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Secret Service

Kimberly Cheatle was sworn in as the 27th Director of the U.S. Secret Service on September 17, 2022. She is responsible for successfully executing the agency’s integrated mission of protection and investigations by leading a diverse workforce composed of more than 7,800 Special Agents, Uniformed Division Officers, Technical Law Enforcement Officers, and Administrative, Professional and Technical personnel. Drawing from her career across the Secret Service and enterprise security, Director Cheatle shares leadership lessons for chief security officers to hone their programs, develop robust teams, and motivate their workforce.

Kimberly Cheatle, Director, U.S. Secret Service
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Maximizing Public and Private Security Partnerships

Security is a team sport, and it’s critical for safety & security leaders to collaborate across the public and private sectors. In this panel, security executives with deep experience in both public and private security share public/private partnership success stories and challenges from across their careers. From engaging with local, state and federal law enforcement for incident response to creating and sustaining an information-sharing relationship, this panel will explore how to maintain public-private security partnerships that benefit enterprise safety.

Jeremy Rodrigues, Senior Director, Enterprise Security, Excelerate Energy 

Jay Gruber, Associate Vice-President for Public Safety and Chief Public Safety Officer, Georgetown University
Matthew Horace, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Pretium Partners LLC and Progress Residential
Tamara Hutchinson, 
Director, Private Sector Engagement, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Emerging Threats and Trends in Enterprise Security

This panel of industry leaders will explore today’s and tomorrow’s emerging security challenges and critical trends to monitor in enterprise security and risk management. From how technology impacts organizational safety to monitoring risk across an organization, learn what’s on the horizon for corporate security leaders.

Moderator Michael Gips,
Security magazine Leadership & Management columnist and Principal, Global Insights in Professional Security (GIPS)

Ben Brydges, Executive Vice President, dormakaba, North America
Dave Karsch, Director of Regulated Markets, Honeywell
John Nemerofsky, Chief Operating Officer, SAGE Integration
Dmitry Sokolowski, Chief Technology Officer, Volt AI
Steve Van Till, Founder and CEO, Brivo
Ted Wilkinson, Director of Channel Partners & End Customers, Americas, Axis Communications

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Afternoon Keynote

Building Integration Between the Public and Private Sectors — Moving From Partners to Teammates

Now is the time to move partnership from being about networking, to the realization that the public and private sector must work together to protect U.S. national and economic security. The workforce in the government needs to be integrated with teammates in the private sector — and what is preventing this are outdated policies and technology. To be successful, we need to work with each other to identify what the barriers are, and how we need to address them, so that we can be fully integrated in addressing current and future challenges.

Eric Vélez-Villar,
Former Assistant Director, FBI Office of Private Sector
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Security in Times of Permacrisis

In this dynamic panel, security leaders will discuss how their security teams/organizations have responded to the risks associated with simultaneous and prolonged geopolitical tensions and global crises, such as those caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, COVID-19, climate events, and more. Ahead of the 2024 U.S. presidential election, the panel will explore how security teams can prepare for potential increases in political polarization and mitigate its effects on their organizations. Furthermore, the panel will address how security teams have been addressing the concept of permacrisis and supporting their staff through today’s challenges.

Moderator Lisa Oliveri,
Director of Global Risk Management, Security, and Operations, National Democratic Institute

Panelists Ryan DeStefano, Director of Corporate Security, Keurig Dr Pepper
Avril Eklund, Head of Global Workplace Experience and Physical Security, GitHub
Leon Newsome, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, National Basketball Association
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Modern CSO: Shaping & Learning From the Next Generation of Security Leaders

Enterprise security risk management (ESRM) leaders are challenged to find and retain versatile, skilled, and nuanced future leaders that rise to the challenge of our evolving industry. What is our responsibility as security leaders to provide training and upskilling to the next generation of security talent? What are some of the challenges of and strategies for molding future leaders in a manner beneficial to both the security professional and the organization? On the flip side, the industry is expecting and testing for certain skillsets and competencies with professional certifications and designations. To that end, what is it fair for us to expect from the modern chief security officer (CSO)?

Moderator J. Nicole McDargh,
Vice President of Safety and Loss Prevention, Domino’s

Steven Antoine,
Vice President of Global Security, PepsiCo North America
Shannon Fariel-Mureithi, Director, Global Safety and Security, ChildFund International
Tammi Morton, Chief Security Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Cheryl Steele, Vice President of Global Security & Resilience (Chief Security Officer), Starbucks Coffee Company
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Closing Remarks
Madeline Lauver,
Editor in Chief, Security magazine
3:50 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking Reception

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Platinum Sponsors

Sage Integration

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Alert Enterprises HiveWatch March Networks ONtic Security 101 security proadvisors


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