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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Randolph D. Alles
Acting Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(Confirmed)
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
The panel will discuss the impact of the new administration on border security in regards to:
  • Enforcement at and between the borders
  • Investment in technology...
Moderator
Robert Bonner
Senior Principal, Sentinel Strategy & Policy Consulting
Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and Former U.S. District Judge for California's Central District
Panelists
Jayson Ahern
Principal, The Chertoff Group Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(Confirmed)
Kate Christensen Mills
Principal, Monument Policy Group; Former Assistant Director for Congressional Relations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Confirmed)
Tony Smith
Managing Director, Fortinus Global; Former Head, U.K. Border Force
(Confirmed)
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
This panel will address the coordinated use of integrated air and marine forces to intercept, apprehend, or disrupt threats in the land, sea, and air...
Moderator
Michael Braun
General Manager
SAVA Workforce Solutions; Former Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Panelists
Gary W. Hill
Special Agent in Charge, US Drug Enforcement Administration, Aviation Division (OA)
(Confirmed)
Tim Green
TARS (Tethered Aerostat Radar System) Program Manager for CBP, Harris Corp.
(Confirmed)
Tony Crowder
Executive Director, Air & Marine Operations Center, Office of Air & Marine Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(Confirmed)
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
In this session we will examine the latest issues facing the border and explore local strategies and approaches to ensuring border security from a state...
Moderator
Nelson Balido
Chairman and CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council; Principal, Balido and Associates, Inc.
Former Director, Private Sector Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Former Member, DHS, Homeland Security Advisory Council
Panelists
Chief William P. McManus
Chief of Police, San Antonio, TX
(Confirmed)
Major J.D. Robertson
Commanding Officer, Special Operations, Texas Rangers
(Confirmed)
Sheriff Javier Salazar
Sheriff, Bexar County, TX
(Confirmed)
Sheriff Joe Frank  Martinez
Sheriff, Val Verde County, TX
(Confirmed)
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
This session will provide an in depth look and complexities (challenges) in an ever changing environment to meet current and future threats:
  • New administration
  • New...
Moderator
David Aguilar
Partner, GSIS
Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Panelists
Benjamin
Chief of Strategic Planning & Analysis, U.S. Border Patrol
(Confirmed)
Judson W. Murdock II
Director, Field Operations, Houston Field Office
(Confirmed)
Matthew T. Albence
Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(Confirmed)
Peter T. Edge
Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
(Confirmed)
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
The panel to focus on:
  • Increased use of drones and challenges to safety and security
  • Detection and recognition of drones – by brand type, load...
Moderator
Bobby Brown
Vice President Business Development Homeland Security Programs, Telephonics
Vice President Border Patrol Foundation
Panelists
Michael Hanson
Assistant Chief, Liaison Division-Air Operations, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate United States Border Patrol
(Confirmed)
Gabe Ramos
Deputy Director, Operations Division, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
(Confirmed)
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Speaker(s)
Thomas D. Homan
Acting Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(Confirmed)
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Ronald Vitiello
Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
(Confirmed)
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
This session will provide information on recent operational experiences using advanced biometric technologies.
  • Current and past pilot programs and their effectiveness on the border
  • Leveraging...
Moderator
Nelson Balido
Chairman and CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council; Principal, Balido and Associates, Inc.
Former Director, Private Sector Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Former Member, DHS, Homeland Security Advisory Council
Panelists
Antonio J.  Trindade
Associate Chief, Enforcement/Technology, U.S. Border Patrol
(Confirmed)
Arun Vemury
Director, Apex Air Entry Exit Re-engineering at US Department of Homeland Security
(Confirmed)
Patrick J.  Nemeth
Director, Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Department of Homeland Security
(Confirmed)
Officer Larry Panetta
Director of Air Exit Implementation, U.S Customs and Border Protection
(Confirmed)
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
This panel will focus on IT Tools utilized and sharing of information between agencies related to the identification of people and products that pose potential...
Speaker(s)
Albert Davis
Chief, Program Management Office, Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(Confirmed)
Donald Conroy
Director, National Targeting Center-Passenger, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(Confirmed)
James A.
Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Programs Directorate, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
(Confirmed)
Ted McNelis
Deloitte, CBP Counter Terrorism Targeting Lead (CBP’s Counter Networks Division (CND)
(Confirmed)
Moderator
Thomas Winkowski
President, Global Border Solutions, LLC
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Mark Borkowski
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
(Confirmed)
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
While the internet has leapfrogged us ahead in capability, it has also been a great opportunity for Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and lone wolf hackers...
Moderator
Charles Armstrong
Former Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Panelists
SAIC Shane Folden
Special Agent in Charge, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, San Antonio
(Confirmed)
SAIC William Noonan
Head U.S. Secret Service Dallas Field Office
(Confirmed)
SSA Jon Ford
Deputy Principal, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
(Confirmed)
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
The panel will present and discuss The Cross-Border Connected Cities (CBCC) concept, its key technology, infrastructure, and governance features, and the opportunity to develop a...
Moderator
Thomas Winkowski
President, Global Border Solutions, LLC
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Panelists
Jim O'Gara
Managing Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
(Confirmed)
Marisa Walker
Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning/Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority
(Confirmed)
Steven Hamilton
Senior Manager, Deloitte
(Confirmed)
Steph Stoppenhagen
Business Development Manager for Smart Cities, Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch
(Confirmed)
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bandera Gun Club
809 FM 1077
Bandera, TX 78003