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CSO Center

​​​​​​​CSO.jpgThe CSO track addresses the specific concerns of chief security officers and their deputies. All sessions are open to CSO Center and eligible members, unless noted otherwise.


​CSO Lounge—​New L​ocation! ​

Be sure to stop by the CSO Lounge, located in Booth 1553 in the exhibit hall, to relax and enjoy refreshments, network with fellow CSOs, and learn more about the CSO Center.


Monday, ​​Se​​pt​​ember 25

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Effective Leadership: What's Self-Awareness Got to Do With It?​
Rosemary Maellaro, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Executive Briefing with Tom Scanlon, Executive Director, ​Overseas Security Advisory Council, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (invited)

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Exclusive Briefing with William "Bill" Evanina
Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Tuesday, Se​​ptem​​ber 26

11:00am –12:00 pm
Distinguished Keynote Series: Scott Klososky

Wednesday, ​Septemb​er 27

11:00 am –12:00 pm
Distinguished Keynote Series: Edward F. Davis and Rick DesLauriers (open to CSO Center members only)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Envisioning Security's Future: 2020 and Beyond
Shayne Bates, CPP, Principal Consultant, Stratum Knowledge
Michael Foynes, Senior Director, Microsoft Operations
Malcolm Smith, CPP, Head of Risk Management, Qatar Museums Authority
Steve Surfaro, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications
Bryan Weisbard, Head of Security Analysis, Investigations & Business Continuity, Twitter
The conventional wisdom is that physical and cyber security are converging, as are the CISO and CSO roles. But does data back that up? Will the Chief Risk Officer subsume both roles? Where does enterprise security risk management fit in? And what role do former law enforcement and military have in the upper ranks of a profession that is increasingly looking for skills such as business acumen, emotional intelligence, and mentoring? A panel of practitioners and thinkers will explore what the security function will look like in the next decade. This peer into the future will also consider the effect of emerging technologies and trends, such as the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and data analytics.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Building Effective Cross-Cultural Teams
Daniel Arevalo, CPP, Associate Director, Procter & Gamble
Steven J Greenbacker, Associate Director, International Business Assurance, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Peter Piazza, CPP, Sr. Manager, Security/LP, Amazon Japan
Scott A Lowther, CPP, Corporate Security Manager, China National Petroleum Corporation - Brion Energy​

It's not just multinationals that have to manage cross-cultural teams. Immigration, the emergence of new generations, and the virtualization of business mean that even many domestic companies find themselves managing teams that span multiple cultures, ages, and ethnicities. This panel will explore best practices for capturing the significant upside of diversity without falling into traps presented by differing styles of communication, feedback, work-life balance, time management, and other factors.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
VIP Diamond Club, CSO Center, and ISMA Happy Hour (by invitation only)