GTSC's Border Security Symposium
Thursday, November 2, 2023 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
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This year’s critical conversation will focus on how the agency has adapted to changes in priorities, missions, and mandates. We will revisit CBP's 12 strategic initiatives designed to harness and apply the power of data, intelligence, and advanced analytics, develop and maintain top-quality IT infrastructure and access, and expand our international and intelligence partnerships to leverage the benefits of interoperability and collaboration to protect the country. Join us to understand the ways CBP has adapted and how the private sector can collaborate to achieve their critical missions. Register today and see sponsorship opportunities here!
8:00 AM Opening Keynote
Ryan Scudder, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
8:30 AM Workforce Care Update
Peter Jaquez, Executive Director, Workforce Care Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
9:00 AM IT Operations Support Update
Casey Durst, (Acting) Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
9:30 AM Mission Support of the Border Patrol
Kathleen Scudder, Executive Director, Mission Support Directorate, US Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Information Technology & Infrastructure Support
Jay Alalasundaram, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Software Applications & Services
Office of Information Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ed Mays, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Infrastructure and Support Services, & Chief Enterprise Infrastructure Officer, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
11:00 AM Acquisition Priorities for 2024
Nick Martinelli, Director, Technology Contracting Division, Office of Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Peter Giambone, Contracting Officer, , Acquisition Innovation Advocate (AIA), Office of Acquisition U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Julie Koo, Director, Industry Partnership & Outreach Programs, Office of Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Data Analytics, Intelligence, and Biometrics at the USBP
Matthew Hudak, Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1:30 PM Trade Compliance
John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
2:00 PM BREAK
2:15 PM Operational Impact of Touchless Fingerprints
Nael Samha, Executive Director, Target & Analysis Systems Directorate, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
2:45 PM Biometrics and Passenger Processing: Technologies to Strengthen Operations
Jody Hardin, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
3:15 PM AI and Data: Governing Technologies
Michelle Zebrowski, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Josh Powell, Deputy Director, CBP Innovation Team (INVNT), Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
4:00 PM Mobile Device Security and CBPOne
Sunil Madhugiri, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thank you to Guardian and Host Sponsor, Cognosante!
Thank you to Guardian Sponsor, Amivero!
Thank you to Dataminr for lunch!
Thank you to Steampunk for the snacks!
Thank you to Appian for their Mission Support Sponsorship!
Thank you to Dignari and AVER for their supporter sponsorship!
Thank you to Dev Technology Group for providing the dessert!
Thank you to ICS Advisory for their Small Business Sponsorship and Support!
Thank you to C.Mack Solutions for being a friend of CBP!