2015 Conference Outline

CONFERENCE DAY 1 • TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

7:30am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote
Kevin K. McAleenan, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
9:10am - 10:10am Plenary Keynote
Charles R. Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Office of Information and Technology,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)

10:10am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:30am Panel Session
Interagency and Cross-Agency Collaboration:
DHS State Directors/State/Local Law Enforcement
Panelists:
Steve McCraw, Director Public Safety, Texas (Confirmed) Kenneth Magidson, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas (Invited)
Chief Robert L. Harris, Director, Joint Task Force – West, Southern Border Approaches Campaign Plan, DHS (Invited)
Victor Rodriguez, Chief of Police, McAllen, Texas (Confirmed)
11:40am - 12:30pm Panel Session
Port of Entry Technologies
Moderator: Nelson Balido
Panelists:
Anh Duong, DHS Borders and Maritime Division, Science & Technology Directorate (Invited)
William K. Brooks, Director, Field Operations, CBP, Tucson, AZ (Confirmed) Hon. Russell Jones, R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers Inc. (Accepted)
C-TPAT, CBP (Invited)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Excellence in Border Security Initiatives Award/Keynote Luncheon
Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (Accepted)
EBSI
12:30pm - 4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
4:30pm - 5:30pm In-Hall Networking Reception

CONFERENCE DAY 2 • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

7:30am - 3:30pm Registration Open
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote
Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Commander, Pacific Area Commander, Defense Force West U.S. Coast Guard (Confirmed)
9:00am - 9:30am Plenary Keynote
Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol (Confirmed)
9:30am - 9:50am Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony
Salute to Fallen Heroes
9:50am - 10:05am Networking Break
10:05am - 10:30am Plenary Keynote
Sarah Saldaña, Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Invited)
10:30am - 11:30am Panel Session
Optimizing Interagency Operations and Intelligence: Drug Trafficking
Panelists:
Timothy Jennings, Director, El Paso Intelligence Center (Invited)
Elizabeth W. Kempshall, Executive Director, HIDTA, Arizona (Confirmed) Matthew C. Allen, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (Invited)
11:30am - 12:30pm Plenary Keynote Panel
Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive,
Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Procurement Panel / Luncheon
Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive,
Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
Bill Weinberg, Director and Head of Contracting Activity, ICE (Confirmed) Richard Gunderson, OA, CBP (Accepted)
12:30pm - 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open



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