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Conference Agenda

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Agenda as of February 26, 2024; subject to change

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Tuesday, May 21

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Juarez Room

9:30 am – 10:30 am

The State of the Border with Border Chiefs

Panelists:

  • Jason Owens, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol

  • Lloyd Easterling, Chief Patrol Agent, Spokane Sector, U.S. Border Patrol

  • Scott Good, Chief Patrol Agent, El Paso Sector, U.S. Border Patrol

  • Hector A. Mancha, Director of Field Operations, El Paso Field Office, CBP (Invited)

Moderator: Ron Colburn, The Border Patrol Foundation Board of Directors; Former National Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol

Juarez Room

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Halls A-C

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

General Session: Border of the Future

Panelists: 

  • Joshua Powell, Director of AI Implementation (Acting), Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

  • Manuel Padilla, Jr., Advisor to CBP Commissioner

  • David BeMiller, Chief, Law Enforcement Operations, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters

 

Moderator: Bobby Brown, Senior Partner, Capital Defense & Associates

Juarez Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

General Session: Expanding our Potential through AI

How can DHS leverage the responsible, ethical application of AI to mitigate the administrative burdens our operators face while expanding their capacity and capability to secure our borders and protect national security. This panel will tackle the most pressing operational use cases today and in the future; how the economies of scale created by responsible AI application administratively will make space for better, more efficient operations; the implementation considerations that underpin all AI applications whether in the administrative or operational arenas; and an overview of how the government procures AI today and in the future. 

 

Panelists:
  • Joshua Powell, Director of AI Implementation (Acting), Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (Invited)

  • Rachelle Henderson, CIO, ICE (Invited)

  • Ntina Cooper, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (Acting), Enterprise Services, CBP (Invited)

Juarez Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall

    Sponsored by AXON

Halls A-C

Tuesday
Wednesday, May 22

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Virtual Marksman Challenge

Paso del Norte Lobby

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Halls A-C

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

General Session: Breaking Down Borders: Strategies to Combat Drug Trafficking


Panelists:

  • Scott Oulton, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Forensic Sciences, DEA

  • Dave Fluty, Assistant Commissioner, Laboratories and Scientific Services (LSS), CBP

  • Ricardo Mayoral, Deputy Assistant Director, International Operations, HSI, DHS

  • Ryan Scudder, Acting EAC Enterprise Services, CBP

  • JC Collins, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs (INA), CBP

  • Ray Shuler, Assistant Director, Cyber and Operations Technology, HSI, DHS


Moderator: Patty Todaro Bolin, Managing Partner, ICS Advisory

Juarez Room

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Deep Dive: Understanding Drug Trafficking

 

Session Topic 1: Science, Forensics and Technology

  • Scott Oulton, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Forensic Sciences, DEA

  • Dave Fluty, Assistant Commissioner, Laboratories and Scientific Services (LSS), CBP

  • Ricardo Mayoral, Deputy Assistant Director, International Operations, HIS, DHS

  • Ryan Scudder, Acting EAC Enterprise Services, CBP

 

Session Topic 2: Interdiction, Maritime, TCOs & Investigation

  • JC Collins, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs (INA), CBP

  • Ray Shuler, Assistant Director, Cyber and Operations Technology, HIS, DHS

  • TBD: CBP Fentanyl Lead/Expert

Theater 1

Theater 2

 

Wednesday
Thursday, May 23

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Session: From Procurement to Protection:

CBP's Acquisition Vision

DHS Acquisition is key and essential to fulfilling the complex homeland security mission, including securing our border, ensuring the safety of our country’s people, and facilitating the movement of goods and people for and to our country. This panel will be moderated by the Honorable Elaine Duke, former DHS Deputy Secretary, and will consist of contracting and acquisition professionals from DHS headquarters and mission components discussing key issues and trends. Learn about what DHS is acquiring, and innovations in methods for its acquisition.

 

Panelists:

  • Paul Courtney, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS (Invited)

  • TBD

  • TBD


Moderator: Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC

Juarez Room

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Halls A-C

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Deep Dive: From Procurement to Protection

  • Session Topic 1

  • Session Topic 2

  • Session Topic 3

 

Theater 1

Theater 2

Theater 3

Thursday
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