McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Keynotes

GSX is designed to address the comprehensive nature of security, creating an integrated experience focused on understanding the changing landscape, and the tools and tactics to proactively anticipate and mitigate threats. Every year, attendees hear from global leaders who offer insider insights into some of the most important issues facing security management professionals worldwide and the latest technologies changing our industry and our lives.

Monday, 24 September | 8:00 – 9:30 am

THE FORCES OF GLOBAL CHANGE: THRIVING IN AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION

Fareed Zakaria
Global Thinker | Columnist | CNN Host

Fareed-Zakaria

Renowned journalist and thinker Fareed Zakaria will examine the state of the world and the important forces, developments, and risks that will affect you, your organization, and the global community. How will the global shift in power from West to East impact different parts of the world? How should the United States understand and thrive in a rapidly changing international climate in which it might no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or infiltrate cultures? With an emphasis on international intelligence and security, Dr. Zakaria will explore what it means to live in a truly global era.

Host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS, a bestselling author, and a Washington Post columnist, Fareed Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. Esquire magazine described him as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation”.

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Tuesday, 25 September | 8:30 – 10:00 am

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND SECURITY: MANAGING AT BREAKNECK SPEED

Scott Klososky
Founder and Principal | TriCorps Technologies

Scott-Klososky

Every security professional faces the monumental task of managing risk in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, dominated by technology that is evolving at breakneck speed. It’s not enough just to be familiar with the changing terminology, whether it’s AI/VR, hyperconnectivity, wearables, or the Internet of Things. The ultimate health of every organization will be based on how well we anticipate and manage through constant change and volatility.

Building on his continuing involvement with chief security officers and through critical conversations with ASIS stakeholders over the past year, Scott Klososky is well-positioned to walk us through this digital transformation and its formidable impact on security management and leadership. As you will hear, there have been staggering changes in the last year alone. As Founding Partner, Future Point of View, Scott works with leaders across a variety of sectors and organizations of all sizes to help them improve their positioning in a rapidly changing world. This session will build a compelling case for managing and using technology—and knowing when not to use it—to gain a competitive advantage and lead successfully into the future.

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Wednesday, 26 September | 8:30 – 10:00 am

SPECIAL GLOBAL ADDRESS

Brigadier General Mohammed Al-HabdanBrigadier General Mohammed Al-Habdan
Secretary General of the Higher Commission for Industrial Security
Ministry of Interior
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

CHANGING LANDSCAPE, EVOLVING CULTURE: THE AIR FORCE APPROACH TO INNOVATION AND PARTNERSHIP

Major General Bradley D. Spacy
Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center Commander

Major General Bradley D. Spacy

Major General Bradley D. Spacy has an extensive military career that also includes experience and training in strategy and leadership. As Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, he leads an intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion. No stranger to the world security stage, Major Spacy will share the Air Force perspective on the changing security landscape, both in the U.S. and around the world.

 

Major General Peter E. Gersten
Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center

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As commander of USAFWC, Major General Peter E. Gersten, is no stranger to innovation in security. With a mission of developing innovative leaders, the Center functions as a team of innovative, highly skilled Airmen providing effective weapons, tactics, and command and control integrated across air, space and cyberspace for the Joint Force Commander. As part of this innovative approach, Major General Gersten will introduce AFWERX, a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation.

Learn more about the growing AFWERX/ ASIS partnership to accelerate technology and innovation. Launching onsite in Vegas, get early access to participating in a multimillion dollar initiative to further advance national security. Be sure to join us Wednesday morning for a major announcement related to the AFWERX Challenge!

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Thursday, 27 September | 8:30 – 10:00 am

SECURITY FIRST IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

K.T. McFarland
Former Deputy National Security Advisor | Trump Administration

Join K.T. McFarland on a fast-paced geopolitical tour around the globe. As the first deputy national security advisor in the Trump administration, K.T. has an insider’s perspective on critical foreign policy and defense issues, including the “America First” and “Peace Through Strength” initiatives. With more than four decades on the forefront of global politics and national security—including posts in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations, and most recently as Fox News’ national security analyst—K.T. is one of the country’s most prominent and respected national security experts.

The world landscape is changing at warp speed. K.T. will walk us through the challenges and opportunities facing America and those around us—both allies
and competitors. In addition, she will explain how global security professionals play a crucial role in shaping the world of today—and tomorrow. Don’t miss
what promises to be a lively, informative, and cutting-edge discussion.

 

What is Scott most looking forward to at GSX?