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11th Annual CSO Summit

Managing Change for Security Success

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Don't miss the opportunity to:

​​Convene​ ​​in a creative workspace—Target's training facility will encourage innovative thinking and collaboration, making it the perfect location for strategic-level discussions and high-level networking

​​Prepare for the future—explore the key drivers of change worldwide and their impact on your leadership and business

​​Build relationships—with just the right mix of case studies, structured problem solving, and networking, you will make invaluable connections, personally and professionally

This event is open only to CSO Center members and those who are eligible for membership. Register now to reserve your seat!


​Check out just a few of this year's highlights:​

  • A highly regarded cross-industry lineup of influential security leaders and innovators from Mars, Inc., Facebook, Land O’Lakes, China National Petroleum Corporation, and Medtronic—just to name a few

  • Futurist Scott Klososky discussing the top trends affecting the security profession and explore the implications for security and your business. Get a sneak peak of his perspective on the changing technology landscape and its convergence with both physical and cybersecurity in this special edition Security Management Podcast
  • An exclusive tour of the U.S. Bank Stadium—home of the Minnesota Vikings and Super Bowl LII—​and a private reception, hosted by Target
  • Executive Coach Angela Scalpello providing research-based leadership insights and business coaching focused on year 2020 leadership skills. 


Sunday April 29

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration and Info Desk Open
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Leading for Impact; Building Skills for Future Success: Pre-Conference Coaching Workshop with Lunch

Angela Scalpello, Executive Coach

In this session, you will explore the latest research on management and leadership. In a combination of lecture, large and small group discussions, case studies and role plays, you will have an opportunity to identify your development needs in these areas and begin to build or strengthen the capabilities you will need.  Working with your peers, you will be able to put this knowledge in the context of the security world and the specific organizational environment in which you operate. 

The program will prepare you to move back into your organization and begin strategically applying this knowledge, supported by two 1-on-1, one-hour coaching sessions that you can use within three months of the Summit.

This workshop is limited to 25 participants—reserve your seat today! 

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception
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Monday, April 30: Worldwide Drivers of Change

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7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Registration and Info Desk Open
7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
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8:30 – 9:00 am
Welcome from ASIS Leadership and CSO Summit Overview
How can we best prepare our organizations and our teams to manage significant change? Futurists retained by ASIS International identified change drivers as key to shaping the future practice of the security profession:
AI Friends, AI Foes; Global Rules in Flux; Tomorrow’s Internet; and Complexity at High Speed. These topics will serve as a framework for two days of discussion.
9:00 – 10:00 am
The Changing Technology Landscape
Scott Klososky: Founding Partner, Future Point of View
From tomorrow’s Internet and augmented reality, to AI and the Internet of Things, CSOs face an uncertain and complex environment. Explore evolving opportunities in these realms, and learn how to prepare for ambiguity and change.
10:00 – 10:15 am
Morning Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:45 am
What Do the Change Drivers Mean in Practice for CSOs?

Martin Barye-Garcia, Security Director, The Americas, Mars Inc.
Nick Lovrien, Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook
Scott Lowther, CPP, Manager, Corporate Security & HSE, PetroChina Canada, China National Petroleum Corporation
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch
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12:45 – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
Implementing ESRM: A case study from UT Aerospace
Facilitator: Jonathan Harris, Associate Director, Security, Property & International Trade Compliance, UT Aerospace

The CSO of the Future: Where is the profession headed? (limited to 10 participants)
Facilitators: Michael Gips, CPP, Chief Global Knowledge & Learning Officer, ASIS International
Scott Lowther, CPP, Manager, Corporate Security & HSE, PetroChina Canada, China National Petroleum Corporation

Defining your Corporate Business Strategy
In this myth-busting breakout session, learn to align strategy with organizational capabilities—while managing external change.

Facilitator: Chris Walker, Management Development Consultant
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Leading and Managing in a State of Constant Change: The CISO Perspective
WThis panel of accomplished CISOs has experienced the pressure of succeeding in a complex and volatile business environment. They will share their experiences on building strong teams across the enterprise, key business drivers, and the changes they see on the horizon for technology and security.

Gail Essen, CPP, PSP, President, Professional Security Advisors

Jill Allison, Security Consultant
Jadee Hanson, Senior Director of Information Security, Code 42
Dané Smiley, Information Security Senior Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Ameriprise Financial
Milinda Rambel Stone, Senior Director, Global Security, SPS Commerce
3:45 – 4:15 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
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4:30 pm
Shuttle Bus Departure from Target Plaza Commons to U.S. Bank Stadium
5:00 – 6:30 pm
U.S. Bank Stadium Tour
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6:30 – 8:00 pm
Networking Reception
8:00 pm
Shuttle Bus Departure to Minneapolis Hilton

Tuesday, May 1: Leading for Impact

7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Info Desk Open
7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am
Monday Takeaways: What do the Change Drivers Mean for Successful Security Leaders?
Chris Walker, Consultant, Executive Education
9:00 – 10:00 am
Strategic Leadership for Future Success
What does it mean to lead when research tells us that the skills once sufficient to succeed are now taking a back seat to abilities such as collaboration, complex problem solving, and cognitive flexibility? Learn about best practices in leadership from both research findings and your peers.

Angela Scalpello, Principal, The Scalpello Group
10:00 – 10:30 am
Morning Coffee Break
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10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Managing an Integrated Security Function: Leadership Skills Across Operational Areas
Travel, IT security, safety, loss prevention. These are just a few corporate units that may report to security, but no two security departments are the same. This panel of CSOs/CISOs will explore how they lead across varying functions and manage change to ensure a strategic security presence.

Patrick Joyce, Vice President-CISO/CSO, Medtronic
Scott Singer, CIO, CSO, CISO, PaR Systems
Don Taussig, Director of Global Security, Land O'Lakes
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Networking Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 pm
AI Applications: Seismic Shifts Ahead!
It's said that artificial intelligence is our future, but it's already here. Explore current applications, risks, and opportunities and get ready for AI's tectonic effects in years ahead.

Michael Gips, CPP, Chief Global Knowledge & Learning Officer, ASIS International

Tim Williams, CPP, Vice Chairman, Pinkerton, Global Security Services
Jack Zahran, President, Pinkerton
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Takeaways and Highlights of the 11th Annual CSO Summit
3:00 pm

Schedule as of 16 April 2018, subject to change.

Our Host: Target®

Target LogoTarget has become a global leader in corporate security with 1,834 stores and 39 distribution centers in the U.S. alone—plus 323,000 team members worldwide and a robust online business. Learn more about how they're keeping their stores, employees, and communities safe.

On April 29-May 1, Target will open the doors to their Minneapolis headquarters office for the 11th Annual CSO Summit. Dubbed Target Plaza Commons, the 25,000-square-foot gathering space has been designed as a creative workspace that encourages innovative thinking and collaboration, making it the perfect location for strategic-level discussions and high-level networking.

Rates & Hotel

Note: This event is open only to CSO Center members and those who are eligible for membership.

Member: Full Conference  $975
Member: Full Conference + Coaching $1,104
Nonmember: Full Conference $1,300
Nonmember: Full Conference + Coaching $1,699

Coaching Sessions with Angela Scalpello: includes a 6-hour group session on Sunday, April 29 and two 1-on-1, one-hour coaching sessions for 3 months after the Summit. This workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Not a member of the CSO Center?
As part of ASIS International, the CSO Center is dedicated to assisting security executives in career development and elevating the status of security professionals in the C-suite and beyond. Join today and save up to $595 on your CSO Summit registration! Learn more.


  • By registering for CSO Summit 2018, you consent to ASIS International's collection and storage of the data on the registration form.
  • Registration and attendance at or participation in ASIS International meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ASIS's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, or audiotapes of such.


To receive a refund, all cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to CSO Summit Registration at by April 13, 2018. Cancellations received after April 13 will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after the start of the event.


A block of rooms at the Hilton Minneapolis has been reserved for CSO Summit attendees at a special rate of $149/night (plus tax). Book your room today.

You can also make your reservation by calling 1.888.933.5363 or online at Be sure to reference code ASI to receive the discounted rate.

Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 6

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer travel discounts for CSO Summit participants. Book your flight today. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111, Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–7:30 pm CT and reference Meeting Event Code NMRV2.

Please note:

  • Not all fares are eligible for a discount
  • Discounts apply to roundtrip travel only
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers

Fare rules will determine eligibility


For questions regarding registration, please contact Member Services at or 703.519.6200.

For questions regarding program content, speakers, and events, please contact Manuela Turner at or +1.703.518.1509.

Become a Sponsor

Interact with Top Security Buyers

Being a sponsor at the CSO Summit isn’t just about branding—it’s about engaging CSOs from the largest and most influential organizations in the world and increasing your competitive edge by building meaningful relationships with this exclusive audience. Make connections, start real conversations, and get noticed.

As a sponsor, you can:

  • Add your voice to this compelling event by engaging with and sharing your expertise with this high-level audience
  • Use this platform to build an industry presence and roll out the unique value proposition for your products and services
  • Boost awareness and set your company apart by showcasing your brand in front of this ever-changing, multi-billion-dollar security industry

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