ISC West 2023: Keynote Series speaker line-up confirmed


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The International Security Conference (ISC), in collaboration with premier sponsor, the Security Industry Association (SIA), has announced five of this year’s ISC West Keynote Series speakers.

ISC West will kick off its annual conference on 28 March (SIA Education@ISC: 28-30 March | Exhibit Hall: 29-31 March) at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are three weeks out from ISC West and have already surpassed our exhibitor goal and square footage from ISC West 2022,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Vice President, ISC Events.

“Technology is constantly changing and our events offer attendees the opportunity to witness, first-hand, the true evolution of the security industry and its capabilities. We are excited to welcome security professionals worldwide to Las Vegas later this month to discover the latest innovations in our industry.”

ISC West is the US’s leading comprehensive and converged security trade event, bringing like-minded professionals to exchange ideas and insights. Each distinguished speaker will address up and coming solutions parallel with emerging security technologies.

Day 1 Keynote: Secure the Future: Cybersecurity Trends & Best Practices for Business | Wednesday 29 March | 8:45-9:45 AM| Venetian Ballroom F

  • Featuring: Theresa Payton, First Female White House CIO, Technology Thought
    Leader and Cybersecurity Expert
  • Overview: Sponsored by SALTO, ISC West welcomes Theresa Payton to discuss emerging technological trends, threats and how businesses can be prepared

Day 2 Keynote: Leveraging Technology in Modern Security Operations for Major Events | Thursday 30 March | 8:45-9:45 AM | Venetian Ballroom F

  • Featuring: Jim Mercurio, Former Executive Vice President & General Manager, Levi’s Stadium; John Bertsch, Executive Director of Global Safety and Security, IRONMAN Group; Joe Monroe, Chief of Police, University of Kentucky
  • Overview: In this panel discussion, speakers will explore how security technologies are effectively deployed to mitigate risks, improve emergency response, inform decision-making and maintain a safe environment for major sporting and entertainment events

Day 3 Keynote: SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast Keynote – On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership | Friday 31 March | 10:10-11:00 AM | The Bridge – Booth #25063

  • Featuring: Alison Levine, First American Women’s Everest Expedition Team Captain
  • Overview: Sponsored by Apple and dormakaba, we are thrilled to host Alison Levine, a leadership expert, polar explorer and mountaineer who is no stranger to extreme environments. Attendees will hear her story of surviving sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches… and a career on Wall Street


The ISC West’s Keynote Series sessions will embody the changing landscape of the security industry through two themes: Cybersecurity and enterprise.

With over 20,000 total industry professionals in attendance and 85+ education sessions, attendees will hear a number of topics and ideas during the Keynote Session Series.

“The keynote series at ISC West 2023 expands on three major growth areas in our industry – focusing on cybersecurity, security practitioners and women’s leadership and advancement – and these keynotes pair well with the full SIA Education@ISC conference program, where top industry luminaries will share their expertise on key topics in security technology, business management and career improvement,” said Don Erickson, CEO, SIA.

“With a variety of other special SIA training offerings, including our OSDP Boot Camp, SIA’s Security Project Management training course and the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification review course, this year’s ISC West offers more insights than ever before.”

For information or any additional questions, please visit the website.

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