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June 2019 Member Meeting
23-26 June
Chicago, IL USA


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Registration Info

Registration rates are listed below. Members must be logged in to receive the correct rate.

  • Active Member: US $1250
  • Life Member: US $850
  • Associate Member – Government Entity: US $250
  • Spouse/Significant Other: US $550*

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Spouse Registration:
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*The spouse/significant other fee represents the actual costs of evening events and breakfast on Wednesday morning (and includes service charge, tax and transportation). These events range in cost from $52 per person for daytime events to $184 per person for evening events, for a total actual cost of $576. The spouse/significant other fee for Chicago will be charged at $550 per person. The events/meals included in this fee are:

  • Opening reception at the Four Seasons Chicago 
  • Monday evening event – Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Rooftop (This event is not just for baseball lovers! The venue includes indoor and outdoor space, as well as seats to view the game.)
  • Tuesday evening President’s Dinner at the Chicago Athletic Club 
  • Wednesday morning breakfast at the Four Seasons Chicago 
The spouse/significant other fee is a package and unfortunately we are not able to offer these events a la carte. 

Registrations will not be accepted after  16 June 2019. 

Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations received prior to 30 days before the meeting commences will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after 23 May 2019 will not be refunded.

Reserve Your Room

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL USA S 60611-1443

Phone: +1 (312) 280-8800

The deadline to book within the group rate has passed. Please reach out to the hotel directly regarding reservations.

Special Opportunity to Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center

ISMA members are invited to a complimentary tour of an Amazon fulfillment center on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 June after the close of the Chicago meeting. Bussing will be provided to and from the Four Seasons Hotel. Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world – don’t miss this opportunity to see how Amazon leverages autonomous technology to support its business lines. Space is extremely limited and still available! 

The two-hour tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. Bussing will be provided. Estimated return to the hotel is 5:00 pm. Please plan your travel accordingly, and email [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

Ultimate Chicago Bucket List

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The full conference agenda is available below.

Sunday 23 June

Mix and mingle with your fellow ISMA members over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Opening Reception from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom located on the 8th floor. Conference check-in will also begin at 6:00 p.m. Business casual attire suggested.

Monday 24 June

  All sessions take place in the Grand Ballroom located on the 8th floor.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.      Member Breakfast (State Room & Pre-Assembly)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.       

Welcome and Introductions

David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors
Paul Herring, Planning Committee Chair; Sr. Director - Global Security, SC Johnson

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. How Security Supports the Corporation’s Growth and Profitability
John Hartmann, CEO, TrueValue
10:15– 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00  noon

Effective Collaboration with the C-Suite

 Moderated by Jana Monroe, Vice President, Global Security, Herbalife 

•    Kevin Friker, Global Security Director, Mars, Inc.
•    Florian Haacke, CSO / Head of Group Security, innogy SE
•    Adam Honor, Group Director of Security, Dyson
•    Jeff Larner, VP, Global Security & Corp. Services, ADM

In this panel session, ISMA members will discuss ways in which they have cultivated effective partnerships across the C-Suite to support the business and enable the security team to better function.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Member Lunch and New & Prospective Member Lunch (State Room & Pre-Assembly)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Top Trends in Security that are Impacting Business: Facilitated Group Discussion 

Moderated by Keith Blakemore, Sr. Director, Corporate Security, W.W. Grainger

During this session, attendees will work in small groups to identify the top five security trends and risks their business are facing. Following the discussion, groups will report their findings to the larger group to develop key issues facing business across industries.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CSO and CISO: Working Together for Success

Shana Tarbell, CSO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Benner Greer, Director of Information Security, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This session features a discussion with a CSO and CISO on how they are working together to holistically mitigate risk for their organization.  Attendees will hear candid observations on what works for this CSO and CISO, where they face challenges and what they are doing to overcome them, as well as practical considerations.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Success Through Employee Buy-in

Moderated by Jeff Todd, Director of Global Security, Safety, & Business Continuity, CDW
•    Buffy Christie, Head of Global Security, Novelis
•    Sam Botros, Vice President & CSO, Baker Hughes 
•    Laurent Giezendanner, Head of Corporate Security, Syngenta

This session features top-down and bottom-up looks at successful security programs through the eyes of both the CSO, C-Suite and company employees. ISMA member CSOs will discuss they ways in which their corporate security program has garnered success through company-wide buy in and adoption. Attendees will:
•    Learn how to navigate through the complexities of C Suite buy-in and the overall benefit of this program to the company’s bottom line. (Happy and safe employees equal happy customers.)
•    Develop a roadmap from beginning to end on all of the moving parts of a successful program.
•    Identify benefits within the company but also understand the ways in which they impact employees and their families outside of the company.
•    Discover how to measure success of your program through surveys, engagement surveys, meetings, ethics line, etc.

5:50 p.m. Meet in ground floor lobby of hotel
Photo ID with date of birth is required for entry at Wrigleyville, please bring one with you.
6:00 p.m. Depart for Wrigleyville
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Dinner and Drinks at a Wrigleyville Rooftop – Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 
Enjoy ballpark fare and see the Chicago Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves at an iconic Wrigleyville rooftop. This event is not just for baseball lovers! The venue includes multiple levels of indoor and outdoor networking space, as well as seats to view the game. Staggered bus departures will allow you to depart prior to the end of the game if you choose. Casual attire suggested.

 

Tuesday 25 June

  All sessions take place in the Grand Ballroom located on the 8th floor.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.      Member Breakfast (State Room & Pre-Assembly)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.       

Russian Active Measures and the Threat to Global Business

Seth G. Jones, Ph.D., Harold Brown Chair, Director of the Transnational Threats Project (TNT), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

 

Moscow is waging an offensive information campaign designed, in the words of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, to “weaken and divide the United States.” Moscow’s actions have been a reaction, in part, to three decades of perceived humiliation following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the expansion of the European Union and NATO to Russia’s borders. This presentation will examine Moscow’s “active measures” campaign during the Cold War, assess the Russian strategy and approach today, and outline implications for global corporations. 

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Building Intelligence into Your Security Program
Ryan Long, Director of Corporate Intelligence, McDonald’s Corporation
Michael Peaster, Chief Safety & Security Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

This session will highlight building blocks and key steps for the CSO to develop an effective intelligence function and more importantly, why it matters. The panelists will touch on topics such as identifying the right talent, learning how to spot opportunities, and why trust between the CSO and intelligence lead is everything. Attendees should expect to receive some practical advice and key takeaways that can be applied in any organization. 
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

A Conversation with William R. Evanina, Director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center
Facilitated by Lynn Mattice, ISMA Life Member

11:50 – 12:00 noon  Overview of the ISMA-Kellogg Course: The Security Function as a Business Enabler
Timothy Feddersen, Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, 
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Member Lunch and Committee Meetings (State Room & Pre-Assembly)
Committees, please look for marked tables.
Education Committee
Resource Committee
External Relations Committee
Recruitment Committee
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Cyber Task Force
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Venezuela Exit: Understanding the Business Decision and Lessons Learned
Scott Lindahl
, Chief Security Officer, Global Security & Aviation, Kellogg Company

After 50 years operating in the Venezuela market, Kellogg Company was forced to decide to cease its operations there in 2018. In exiting and leaving everything behind (following years of contingency planning), there were numerous issues anticipated, some not recognized with foresight, and many that challenged the concept of protecting the people, assets and information of the business. Now one year on, there are lessons learned that can be applied to the exit of any market and condition.    

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Influencing Operational Risk Through Security Governance and Risk Management Advisory Councils

Moderated by Francis D’Addario, CFE, CPP, Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council and ISMA Life Member

  • Marc Fidanza, Vice President, Corporate Security and Facilities, AveXis
  • Steve Harrold, Division Vice President, Global Security, Corning Incorporated
  • Stephen D. Baker, Managing Director/Chief Security Officer, State Street Corporation 
  • Tim Rigg, Managing VP and CSO, Dell

Ensuring that security related operational risks identified in the Enterprise Risk Assessment are mitigated is easier said than done. Attendees will gather insights from ISMA members who formed cross-functional, unified risk oversight and governance committees within their organizations to go beyond risk checklist management. This concept will be presented utilizing a case history format. Advisory Councils tackle fast forming operational risk and mitigation opportunities with piloted solutions, proven practices and measured results; while ensuring business, cultural and strategic plan alignment.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

What Does Diversity and Inclusion Mean to ISMA? 
Presented by members of the ISMA Diversity and Inclusion Committee,
Chaired by Kelly Johnstone, Vice President, Strategic Security, The Coca-Cola
Company

What does D&I look like in corporate security now? This session will touch on
the meaning being these terms, member testimonials from their own experience,
and what ISMA will embark upon in the future to advance and support diversity
and inclusion within corporate security.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ISMA Business Meeting
David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors
5:50 p.m. Meet in ground floor lobby of hotel
6:00 p.m Depart for President's Dinner
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. President’s Cocktail Reception & Dinner 
White City Ballroom, Chicago Athletic Association

The Chicago Athletic Association is a 126 year old meticulously restored Venetian Gothic building celebrating the rich history of Chicago. ISMA members and their spouses will enjoy dinner and drinks at the famed White City Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto Millennium Park and Lake Michigan’s blue horizon. Business attire suggested.

 

Wednesday 26 June

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Keys to Success for Security Organizations
Diana Sands, Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance & Administration, The Boeing Company

 

Ms. Sands will share her perspective on the importance of the security function and key success factors, including 
•    Effective and efficient execution across the security function; strong day-to-day performance 
•    An engaged team from top to bottom, with a culture of accountability and continuous improvement
•    Strong business leadership, including partnership/integration and a strategic mindset that drives enterprise value
•    Adaptability in complex, dynamic environments, ability to lean in and work outside of your comfort zone

 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 – 11:00  a.m.

Security, Insurance and Special Events 
Jason Mumbach,
Senior Vice President, Marsh Risk Consulting

 

This session will examine special events from a security and insurance perspective. The speaker will identify internal stakeholders and key insurance considerations when planning special events both on and off stakeholder owned sites. The presentation will draw upon lessons learned for significant past losses as well as his own experiences conducting security vulnerability assessments for special events.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Corporate Value of Cross-Functional Teams in Managing Operational Risks

Moderated by Brad Brekke, ISMA Life Member

  • Marc Fidanza, Vice President, Corporate Security and Facilities, AveXis
  • Andy Nottestad, Managing Director – Risk Management, United Airlines
  • Richard Benton, Vice President, Global Security, AbbVie
  • Yulia Gurman, Executive Director of Internal Audit and Corporate Security, Packaging Corporation of America
  • Darrell SandeenPrincipal, Burdock Consulting LLC

All too often the most significant and frequent security risks, identified in the Enterprise Risk Assessment are relegated to “list management,” instead of capturing priority by senior executives. Cyber risks are the current exception; most frequently rising to the Board-level and are getting a disproportionate amount of attention. A successful strategy for providing a more uniform operational risk management capability has been the formation and implementation of Operational Risk Management Advisory Councils, as described in Tuesday’s session. This session will contain a panel of non-security risk council members exploring the business value and the department specific benefits of Operational Risk Management Advisory Councils. You will hear from industry experts in Risk, HR, Legal, Compliance and Audit, who are participating in industry leading operational risk management practices.

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Paul Herring, Planning Committee Chair; Sr. Director - Global Security, SC Johnson

David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Special Opportunity to Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center
ISMA members are invited to tour an Amazon fulfillment center on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 June after the close of the Chicago meeting. Bussing will be provided. Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world – don’t miss this opportunity to see how Amazon leverages autonomous technology to support its business lines. Please note that you MUST sign up in advance of arriving in Chicago - space is extremely limited. Please plan your travel accordingly, and email [email protected] if you are interested in attending. Pre-registered attendees should gather in the ground floor lobby by 12:50 for a 1:00 p.m. departure.