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CSO Roundtable at ASIS 2015

       Highlights from the 61st ASIS International
Annual Seminar and Exhibits
Save the date! ASIS 2016, Sept. 12-15, Orlando, Florida


Monday, 28 September

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 304C
Investigating Crime in the C-Suite [CSO10]

A recent CSO Roundtable survey showed that many multinational companies struggle with investigating senior executives, with concerns ranging from whether investigations should be run internally or externally to the risk of intimidation against investigators. This session will review the results of the survey and provide some examples of how to handle politically sensitive investigations of senior corporate executives.


  • ​Edward Shubert, Senior Director Corporate Security, McKesson
  • William Adcox, Chief of Police, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Steven Braden, CPP, Vice President Security, Capital One
  • Martin Barye-Garcia, Security Director, The Americas, Mars Inc.
  • Zvonko Ivica Miljak, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Brioni


Moderator: Allison West, Employment Attorney, Employment Practices Specialists


Open to all attendees

1:45-3:00 p.m.
Room 304C    
Building a Global Security Program [CSO11]
This session will explore the challenges experienced first-hand by a major multinational corporation as it developed and implemented a global security program after 30 years of continual operations. Solutions including the use of international standards, industry associations, and professional third parties to build out an international security program will be discussed.

Speaker: Andrew Baer, CPP, PSP, Director of Global Security, Weatherford International, and a member of the CSO Roundtable

Moderator: Peter Piazza, Vice President Strategic Operations, ASIS International
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Room 304C
Growing Threat: Jihadism in Europe [CSO12]
Analysts from the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) will discuss the increased threat of jihadism across Europe, and the possible impact to multinational companies that operate there. 

Speakers: Ashley Allen and Yekaterina Plitsyna, Overseas Security Advisory Council

Moderator: James Weston, Chief, Research and Information Support Center, Overseas Security Advisory Council

Open to all attendees


Tuesday, 29 September

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Room 304C 
Distinguished Speaker Series:  Ray Kelly [CSO14]
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 304C
New Threats from Economic Espionage [CSO15]
The top counterintelligence official in the US government will engage CSOs in a discussion about growing attempts to steal government and commercial secrets and how the public and private sectors can work together to protect those secrets. He also will discuss findings in the 2015 Economic Espionage Report produced by his division of the ODNI.

Speaker: Bill Evanina, Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence 

Moderator: Jack Lichtenstein, Vice President Government Affairs and Public Policy, ASIS International
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)


Tuesday, 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Room 304C
Global Threat Overview: OSAC Perspective [CSO16]
The Executive Director of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) will provide a perspective on the global threats facing multinational organizations.

Speaker: Stephen Brunette, Executive Director, OSAC

Moderator: James E. Weston,
Research and Information Support Center Chief, OSAC
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)

4:00-5:30 p.m.
[CSO Roundtable Lounge 304B]
Wharton Mixer [CSO17]
Alumni of the Wharton/ASIS program will be on hand to discuss the value of this week-long certificate program.


Wednesday, 30 September

10:15-11:00 a.m.
Room 304C
Distinguished Speaker Series: Michael Hayden [CSO19]

Introduced by
Michael Howard, CSO, Microsoft; President of the CSO Roundtable
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 304C
INTERPOL: Collaborating with the Private Sector [CSO20]

INTERPOL Director and CSO Roundtable member Shawn Bray will offer a look at INTERPOL’s work with the private sector worldwide, and how it is building new public-private partnerships. 

Introduced by Rick Kelly, CPP, Director Global Security, Ingersoll Rand; Past President of the CSO Roundtable. 
Private session for CSO Roundtable members (gold stickers only)


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Room 304C
The Evolution of Corporate Security [CSO21]
This case study from the CSO of a global hospitality company will provide insights into how and why corporate security has evolved from being a reactive response and investigations function into a proactive support function, integrated and aligned with the business. This presentation will provide an adaptable formula that can help replace prescriptive protocols that may no longer be fit for purpose.

Speaker: Paul Moxness, Vice President, Corporate Safety and Security, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and a member of the CSO Roundtable Advisory Board
Open to all attendees

5:30-7:30 p.m.
[House of Blues, Rose Terrace​]

CSO Roundtable/ISMA Mixer [CSO22]
Private event for CSO Roundtable and ISMA members only.


Thursday, 1 October

9:30-10:30 a.m.
General Session: IP Protection: Lessons Learned from the Sony Hack [5003]
Protecting intellectual property assets may be the toughest assignment of any security executive. The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International and Security Management magazine will examine this challenge in this joint General Session, where senior security executives from companies from the entertainment and high-tech sectors will provide their perspectives of the evolving intellectual-property challenges and of the threats facing their industries.

Moderator: Howard A. Schmidt, Partner, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber; former Special Assistant to th​e President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for the US government


  • Jeff Gurule, CPP, CISSP, Senior Director, Global Safety & Security, N​etApp
  • James McDonald, CPP, Senior Director, Global Security and Safety, Activision/Blizzard
  • Wesley Bull, CSO and Head of Global Security Risk Management & Investigations, NVIDIA Corporation