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Keynotes to Address Security Challenges

​GSX is designed to address the comprehensive nature of security, creating an integrated experience focused on understanding the changing landscape, and the tools and tactics to proactively anticipate and mitigate threats.

Every year, attendees hear from global leaders who offer insider insights into some of the most important issues facing security management professionals worldwide and the latest technologies changing our industry and our lives.


Host of CNN's flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS, a bestselling author, and a Washington Post columnist, Fareed Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends.

Recipient of the 2017 Arthur Ross Media Award by the American Academy of Diplomacy, Zakaria will open GSX in a keynote address at 8:30 a.m. in the Keynote Theater. Zakaria will examine the state of the world and the important forces, developments, and risks that will affect you, your organization, and the global community.

His remarks will focus on how the global shift in power from West to East impacts different parts of the world, how the United States should understand—and thrive in—a rapidly changing international climate that it might no longer dominate, and what it means to live in a global era.


Every security professional faces the monumental task of managing risk in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, dominated by technology that is evolving at breakneck speed.

It's not enough just to be familiar with the changing terminology. The health of every organization will be based on how well it anticipates and manages through constant change and volatility.

Building on his involvement with chief security offi cers and through critical conversations with ASIS stakeholders over the past year, Scott Klososky returns to walk attendees through the ongoing digital transformation and its impact on security management and leadership.  As founding partner of Future Point of View, Klososky works with leaders across a variety of sectors and organizations to help improve their positioning in a rapidly changing world.


As commander of the U.S. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, U.S. Major General Bradley D. Spacy leads an intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to 77 U.S. Air Force installations, nine major commands, and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion.

In Wednesday's keynote, Spacy will share the U.S. Air Force's perspective on the changing security landscape in the United States and around the world. He will also explain how innovation plays a critical role in bringing new product ideas to market and keeping the Air Force on the cutting edge of security developments.

As part of this approach, Spacy will introduce AFWERX, a growing partnership with ASIS to accelerate technology and innovation. AFWERX will act as a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and nontraditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation.


The state of security is rapidly changing on a daily basis in our interconnected world. Join K.T. McFarland on a fastpaced Geopolitical tour around the globe in Thursday's keynote address.

As the first deputy national security advisor in the Trump administration, McFarland has an insider's perspective on critical foreign policy and defense issues, including the America First and Peace Through Strength initiatives.

With more than four decades on the forefront of global politics and national security—including posts in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations, and most recently as Fox News' national security analyst—McFarland is one of the country's most prominent and respected national security experts.