ASIS Chicago 2013Our staff would like to remind our readers that the ASIS International 2013 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibit, which will take place 24-27 September in Chicago, is truly the epicenter for security related education and technology.  This Seminar is widely regarded as the place for security management practitioners to find the tools, technologies, and top-notch education needed to stay ahead in the global business marketplace.   This year is no exception as the ASIS preregistration statistics indicate that the organization expects practitioners from eighty countries to make the trip to Chicago.

The education program features of this year’s seminar and exhibit include more than 200 education sessions, an impressive exhibits floor featuring expanded Career Pavilion activities, interactive Tech Talks, informative poster sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Attendees –with the new addition of including keynote sessions with exhibits-only registration — will hear the following key note presenters:

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple Computer and Philanthropist

Wednesday, September 25

A Silicon Valley icon, Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the first personal computer and later redirected his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. A year later he introduced the Apple II, which was integral in launching the personal computer industry. After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures. He currently serves as chief scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author.

The Honorable John Winston Howard

25th Prime Minister of Australia 1996 – 2007

Thursday, September 26

Get a view of the world from “Down Under” from Australia’s second longest serving prime minister. During his 16-year tenure, Howard turned around the federal government budget from heavy deficit to free of net debt when he left office. He also initiated major reforms in taxation, labor laws, and social policy. Under Howard’s government, Australia was both a strong and close ally of the United States as well as expanding links with Asian nations. With Howard’s leadership, Australian forces joined the coalition of the willing in Iraq in March 2003. Australia strongly supported the war against terrorism with her forces continuing to serve alongside American and other coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Mike Ditka

Legendary NFL Coach and Analyst

Closing Luncheon, Friday, September 27

Mike Ditka’s legendary career with the Chicago Bears, as player, assistant coach, and head coach, has earned him three Super Bowl wins and entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ditka shares his lessons learned in a life of commitment and attention to the fundamentals in his ‘ACE’ presentation—Attitude, Character, and Enthusiasm. You won’t want to miss this powerful closing session!

For more details about the ASIS 2013 Seminar and Exhibit, click here.

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