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President George W. Bush to Kick Off ASIS 2017 Keynote Lineup

Top security event to showcase global thought-leaders and technology visionaries

Alexandria, VA 2017-05-09

ASIS International, the world's leading association for security management professionals, today announced that U.S. President George W. Bush will address attendees ​at the opening of the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place 25-28 Sept. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

The four-day event, which will draw 22,000 security professionals from across the globe, also features keynotes from Scott Klososky, technology visionary and founder of Future Point of View, and Richard DesLauriers and Ed Davis, lead investigators into the Boston Marathon bombing.

President Bush will open the conference on Monday, 25 Sept. 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. The keynote is sponsored by Altronix.

The following day, world-renowned futurist Scott Klososky will discuss The Technology Integration of Man. In this thought-provoking presentation, Klososky explores the integration of technology in our lives—from wearables and implantables to the rapid growth of AI and augmented reality—and will offer a glimpse of implications and what the future holds for businesses and security professionals alike.

Wednesday morning features Boston Marathon bombing lead investigators Ret. FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers and Former Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis. The pair will share how teamwork and information sharing across federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and the private sector led to the capture of the Tsarnaev Brothers—and how communities worldwide can benefit from their lessons learned.

"Our keynotes have ​a wealth of information and insight to share that make their presentations can't-miss events," says Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 President, ASIS International. "Their remarks will set the tone for each day—linking the evolving security profession to current/future technological opportunities and helping to frame the bigger conversations taking place throughout the week. Namely, how we should effectively collaborate across the security spectrum to advance a holistic approach to managing risk."

The closing keynote for Thursday, 28 Sept. and the complete program agenda will be announced soon. Attendees with full-conference registrations have access to each of these presentations. The keynote on Thursday is open to all ASIS 2017 attendees.

ASIS 2017 is produced in partnership with InfraGard and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Early registration ends 30 June. Learn more at www.securityexpo.org.

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