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Every year, ASIS showcases global industry leaders who offer insider insights into some of the most important issues facing security professionals worldwide and the latest the technologies changing our industry and our lives. Check out the outstanding lineup of keynote speakers from ASIS 2017:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Monda​​​y, September ​​2​5 | 8:30 am​—10:00 am

​Opening Keynote: George W. Bu​​​​sh​​​

Bush-web.jpg43rd President of the United States
Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center​
Full bio​​​

On Monday morning, George W. Bush—the 43rd President of the United States and author of the bestselling memoir Decision Points (2010), a candid account of the defining decisions in his presidency and personal life—will share insights on his eight years in the White House, his experiences with world leaders, the nature of public leadership and decision making, and his perspective on current domestic and international issues.

​ ​ ​SponsorAltronix ​​​

Monday , Se​​ptemb​​er 25 | 12:00 pm—1:30 pm

​Opening Luncheon with Mark Cuban

Cuban-web.jpg​​​​Mark Cuban
Technology & Media Entrepreneur
Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
HD Net/AXS TV Chairman & Co-Founder ​
Full bio​​


Cuban will share his approach to the myriad challenges inherent in securing his physical, data, and information assets, as well as his perspective on the disruptive potential of AI and machine learning, data privacy and the proliferation of connected devices, and the effect of the current economic and political climate on the security community.​

​ ​ ​Sponsor Securitas

Tuesday, Se​​ptemb​​er 26 | 8:30 am—10:00 am

​The Technology Integration of Man​​

Klososky-web.jpg​​​Scott Klo​sosky
International Speaker and Author
Future Point of Vie​w
Full bio​​


Join us on Tuesday morning, when world-renowned futurist Scott Klososky takes the keynote stage to explore the integration of technology in our lives—from wearables and implantables to the rapid growth of AI and augmented reality—and offer a glimpse of implications and what the future holds for businesses and security professionals alike.​

Wednesday, September 27 | 8:30 am—10:00 am

Global Responses to Global Threats

Davis-web.jpg​​​Edward F. Davis, III
Former Police Commissioner
Boston Police Department
Full bi​o​

DesLaurier-web.JPG​​Rick DesLauriers
Former Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
Boston Division, FBI​
Ful​l bio​​

Paul Barnard​​Paul Barnard
Detective Chief Superintendent
City of London Police
Full bio​

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​​​      ​​Lieutenant-colonel Christophe Roland Beuzit
​​​      GIGN​

bonnie-michelman.jpg​​Bonnie Michelman, CPP (Moderator)
Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services
Massachusetts General Hospital
Full bio​​​

In this keynote panel session, moderator Bonnie Michelman, CPP, Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, will host a discussion with the panelists on the importance of information sharing and collaboration among policing and intelligence community partners (federal, state, and local) to successfully combat terrorism and protect communities worldwide.​​

Hear firsthand from the Boston Marathon​ bombing investigative leads, retired FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers and Former Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis, about the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers and the true meaning of #BostonStrong. Plus, City of London Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Barnard and Lieutenant-colonel Christophe Roland Beuzit of the GIGN​ will discuss the recent bombings in Manchester and Paris and how their cities responded.​​

Thursday, September 28 | 8:30 am—10:00 am

​Closing Keynote: Lessons in Leadership​​​

​​Carey Lohrenz.jpgCarey Lohrenz
Author, Speaker, Aviator
First Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot
Full bio​​​


In this inspirational keynote, author, speaker, and aviator Carey Lohrenz will share the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2 and can help your team win in business. An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of leadership, teamwork, winning under pressure, reducing errors, and overcoming obstacles. Learn how to:

  • Be a catalyst—make change happen by focusing on what matters most
  • Be tenacious—overcome your fear of failure
  • Be committed to excellence—prepare, perform, and prevail to accomplish seemingly impossible missions every day
  • Be resilient—turn adversity into success

This can’t-miss keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance in difficult economic times.