2014 Conference Outline

CONFERENCE DAY 1 • TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

7:30am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:15am - 9:00am Welcome, Opening Remarks
KeynotesAlejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
9:10am - 10:10am Port of Entry Technology and OperationsModerator: Nelson Balido, Chairman, Border Commerce and Security Council
Invited Panelists:
Anh Duong, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Borders & Maritime Division (Confirmed)
William K. Brooks, Director, Field Operations, Tucson, Arizona (Confirmed)
Rossitza Homan, PhD, Secure Commerce and Border Systems, Sandia National Laboratories (Confirmed)
Marianne Rowden, President and CEO, American Association of Exporters and Importers (Invited)
10:10am - 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am - 11:30am Panel Session
Meeting The Challenge Of Securing And Managing The U.S. – Mexico Border:
Federal, State, Local law enforcement
Moderator: Michael A. Braun, Managing Partner, SGI Global, LLC; Former Chief of Operations,
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Invited Panelists:
Timothy Jennings, Director, El Paso Intelligence Center (Confirmed)
Matthew C. Allen, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (Confirmed)
Sheriff Mark Dannels, Cochise County, AZ (Confirmed)
Chief Roberto Villaseñor, Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ (Confirmed)
11:40am - 12:30pm Panel Session
Emerging Technologies Used to Address Mission ThreatsModerator: Sylvia Longmire, Former Air Force officer and Special Agent with the
Air Force Office of Special Investigations; Author

Invited Panelists:
Anh Duong, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Borders & Maritime Division (Confirmed)
Chris Thompson, Technical Director, C4I Systems, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Raytheon (Confirmed)
Bruce A. Wright, Associate Vice President, University Research Parks, The University of Arizona
12:30pm - 1:00pm Luncheon
1:00pm - 1:30pm Excellence in Border Security Initiatives Ceremony
EBSI
1:30pm - 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
4:00pm - 5:00pm In-Hall Networking Reception

CONFERENCE DAY 2 • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

7:30am - 3:00pm Registration Open
8:15am - 9:00am Welcome, Opening Remarks
Keynote Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
9:05am - 9:35am Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony
9:35am - 10:05am Plenary Keynote Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol (Confirmed)
10:05am - 10:25am Coffee Break
10:25am - 11:15am Panel Session
Strategic Partnerships for Intelligence Sharing/Collaborative Operations Invited Panelists:
Jeffrey D. Self, Commander, Joint Field Command-Arizona (Confirmed)
11:15am - 11:25am Break
11:25am - 12:00pm Plenary KeynoteMark S. Borkowski
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
12:00pm - 12:30pm Panel Session:Procurement/Acquisitions Panelist:
Bill Weinberg, Director and Head of Contracting Activity, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
12:30pm - 1:00pm Luncheon
1:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open

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