Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium

October 28-29, 2019

Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA

Details

Fail to plan, plan to fail.

The Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium will be held October 28-29, 2019 at Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA.

Over the past few years we have teamed up with some of the industry’s leading experts in the fields of security, organizational development and leadership to continue to enhance and deliver our educational events with maximum networking opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all those who participate. The world we live in continues to grow in uncertainty. The use of terror tactics is on the rise. Yet most security experts are armed with only a handful of linear checklists and status-quo tactics aimed at yesterday’s threats. At this conference, you will learn from top security experts about the best practices to protect your employees, customers, and brand. All sessions are designed to ensure you bring back knowledge to your enterprise to help create a safer, more secure organizational environment.

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Who Should Attend:

Gaming Executives & Owner Operators
Directors of Security
Human Resources Directors
Facility Managers
Directors of Operations
Security Practitioners (operational and infosec/cyber) across the public and private sectors
Enterprise Security Risk Management Executives
Architects & Engineers

Homeland Security Professionals
Law Enforcement Professionals
Business Leaders
Security Consultants
Security/Law Enforcement Instructors
Security Service Providers
Brand Protection Experts
Security Trainers

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Registration is now closed.

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Hotel Information

Sycuan Casino Resort

5469 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-445-6002

Room Rate: $125
Cut-Off Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Call the Sycuan Reservations line at 1-619-445-6002 and mention you are with the Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium to make reservations.

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Agenda

Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium

October 28-29, 2019

Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, CA

Monday, October 28th

Sign-up sheets for One-on-One Meetings will be made available at the registration desk.
Delegates are encouraged to meet with our sponsors and exhibitors for one-on-one meetings throughout the event in a designated area. Sign-up sheets will be available starting on Monday, October 28th at the registration desk for you to schedule a time to meet. This is a perfect time to execute what you learn throughout the day so come prepared with questions. These meetings are completely voluntary and for all delegates who participate in a minimum of two (2) one-on-one meetings, you will be entered into a raffle drawing where two winners will receive a $100 AMEX gift card!

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Heritage I & II

8:30-8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks in Heritage III

Justin O’Connor
President
Native Nation Events

Cody Martinez
Chairman
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

8:45-9:45 AM

Training Your Security Departments & Employees: Are You Giving the First Line of Your Defense the Proper Skilled Training? in Heritage III

  • Training and risk evaluation is the foundation for creating a security department, and taking training off paper and using it in the field could be the key to a successful program.
  • Does your enterprise have an onsite training program? Are your teams being trained effectively?
  • You need to make sure employees know that the training is to inform and empower them, not to upset them or cause fear.
  • Casinos, like many public venues, are “soft targets” making them extremely vulnerable. The best opportunity to control an event is before it happens. What proactive capabilities exist and how can they be integrated into operations for maximum effectiveness?
  • Have you provided instructions for employees to self-sustain until law enforcement or first responders arrive and address the threat?
  • How important is it to develop an emergency response team?
  • Understand that there are no standard training programs as each organization’s culture and environment are different and determine the factors that are needed to tailor a program accordingly.
  • It’s important to not interrupt operations or the customer experience in the hospitality and gaming industries as security teams are trained.

Moderator:

Douglas Ladd
Director of Security
Seven Feathers Casino Resort

Presenters:

Nick DeMedici
Executive Director
Active Threat Solutions by Defense In Depth

David Cook
Chief Security Officer
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Gaming Authority Board

9:45-10:30 AM

Budgeting Roundtable– The Threats Are Growing, But Is Your Budget? in Heritage III

  • When implementing a security program, most organizations tend to primarily focus on how much they will be paying on a monthly or annual basis.
  • With the growing number of threats, it’s important to stress to senior management and board members why security needs a sufficient budget to provide education to employees and advanced technology to prevent an act of terror from occurring.
  • How do you go about establishing a security budget that will actually protect your organization?
  • The potential costs of not making an effort to improve your physical security measures could be staggering.
  • Can investing in physical security have an impact on the overall customer experience? Your customers will notice if you take security seriously, and when visitors feel safe they will continue to come to your facility.
  • There are substantial changes in security budgeting when a facility experiences a natural or man-made disaster. Security staffing and efforts change significantly during remediation and disaster recovery operations.

Moderator:

Pat Jewell
Lead Consultant
Tribal First

Presenters:

Douglas Ladd
Director of Security
Seven Feathers Casino Resort

Darrell Hendricks Jr.
Chief
Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Security

Bruce W. Tunnicliff
Director of Safety & Security
Casino Arizona & Talking Stick Resort

10:30-11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break in Heritage I & II

11:00-12:00 PM

De-Escalation – An Essential Element of Employee Training for
Casino Employees in Heritage III

  • Trends in U.S. society regarding violence in the workplace/education settings.
  • Training best practices addressing violence in the workplace/education settings.
  • Can de-escalation training stop or reduce violence in the workplace/education settings.
  • Incentive to train all employees de-escalation techniques in tribal casino settings.
  • Risk management tends and perspectives regarding the workplace/education settings.
  • Tribal Security Director’s perspectives on de-escalation in their casino.

Moderator:

Jim Mattheis
Vice President of Risk Services
Conover Insurance

Presenters:

Drew Jenkins
Vice President for Global Security Operations
C.P.P.S.
Center for Personal Protection and Safety

Donald Molloy
Senior Vice President
Tribal First

Juan Baca
VP of Security/Entertainment
Sycuan Casino Resort

12:00-1:00 PM

Networking Lunch in Heritage I & II

1:00-1:45 PM

Communication During an Emergency: Leveraging Technology for Emergency Mass Notification Systems in Heritage III

  • What technology exists that is powerful enough to handle anything from company announcements to active shooter warnings, reaching your entire organization when you need it the most?
  • As active threat events continue to increase in frequency, there is a need for tools that close the deadly gaps in communication during active threat events.
  • Communicating information during and following a disaster to relevant parties is a key emergency management priority. Messages should be detailed, carefully designed and include information on how both internal and external crisis communications will be handled.
  • What questions do you need to consider when evaluating different emergency communication systems for your organization?
  • It’s important to find a system that will meet your needs, is cost effective, easy to use, and will keep your data secure.

Moderator:

Zach Jakuboski
Marketing Coordinator
Symtech Solutions

Presenters:

Aaron Dunbar
Security Manager
Seven Feathers Casino Resort

Donnie Bowin
Security Manager
Creek Nation Casino Muscogee

1:45-2:45 PM

Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Security Threats in Heritage III

  • In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to establish cybersecurity awareness training with your employees.
  • It is estimated that the global cost of cybercrime for 2017 added up to around $600 billion. The number goes up every year, and by 2021 experts are suggesting a figure of $6 trillion per year.
  • Negligent employees, contractors and third-party vendors represent the cause of over half of all enterprise data breaches.
  • What are the effects of a cyber security attack? Halted operations, damage reparations, and enterprise shut downs are just a few.
  • Good-intentioned employees can easily make a mistake or bypass IT protocols because they’re rushed for time or are unaware there’s protocol set in the first place.
  • Strong security awareness training should directly address today’s most pressing cybersecurity hazards.

Moderator:

Pat Jewell
Lead Consultant
Tribal First

Presenter:

Alex Ricardo
Breach Response Sales; Technology Media & Business
Beazley Technology
Tribal First

2:45-3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break in Heritage I & II

3:15-3:45 PM

Product Demonstration—K2 Solutions Canine Handler Team in Heritage III

K2’s Canine Handler Team will be performing demonstration in the following:

  • Traditional, Static Explosive Detection: implemented when screening static items, such as vehicles, parking lots, loading docks, planters and trashcans, venue seating, and more.
  • Person-Borne Explosive Detection: canines that are trained to detect and follow an explosive scent trail emitting from a moving person. If a suicide or backpack bomber enters an event or venue, a Person-Borne Canine Handler Team can screen the crowd to locate the person and explosive. Person-Borne Explosive Detection Canines are also able to detect firearms in both a static location and on a moving person, extending the security perimeter. An industry first, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, K2 was integral in the development of Person-Borne technology, working in partnership with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and the University of Maryland. K2 continues to be an innovative leader in the industry.

Presenters:

Tracy Campbell
Vice President of Canine Operations
K2 Solutions

Canine Sirius
K2 Solutions

3:45-5:00 PM

Security Directors Roundtable: In the Wake of Recent Attacks, What Security Protocols Have Been Put In Place? in Heritage III

  • This moderator-led, open floor discussion will feature leading security directors from tribal-owned casinos and enterprises throughout the country who will discuss pressing topics within the security industry.
  • How do you recruit and retain valuable security officers in today’s economy?
  • Discuss the newest technologies such as baggage screenings, metal detectors, K9 patrols and the latest research available to ensure your patrons have a safe time and enjoyable time.
  • What security procedures should be put in place at large events and entertainment venues? What effect could more invasive security measures have on overall event participation?
  • Do you have a plan lined up with your local first responders?
  • How do you successfully integrate younger generations (Millennials and Generation Z) into your security organization?

Moderator:

Blake Steele
Account Manager
LaSalle Solutions

Presenters:

Juan Baca
VP of Security/Entertainment
Sycuan Casino Resort

George Jenkot
Vice-President of Security and Surveillance
Firekeepers Resort & Casino

David Cook
Chief Security Officer
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Gaming Authority Board

Dennis Doucette
Director of Security
ilani Casino Resort

Matthew Zarnoth
Security Director
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison

5:00 PM

Monday’s Sessions Conclude

Tuesday, October 29th

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Heritage I & II

8:30-9:30 AM

Using Surveillance Systems, Video Analytics & Machine Learning Technology Effectively in Heritage III

  • How can surveillance systems be used in advance to help detect a potential hostile situation?
  • Is a casino’s surveillance staff trained to assist first responders or law enforcement in using this equipment to help put an end to an armed intruder event?
  • What are the benefits of remote surveillance systems? 24/7 protection for your business, boosting productivity, protection from liability, lessening the chance of false alarms, etc.
  • With the latest in machine learning and video analytics, casinos can enable next-generation facial recognition to augment staffing, guest loyalty, marketing, and customer relationship management while mitigating loses from un-carded play. Understand the role of machine learning as it applies to facial-recognition and video analytics.
  • Learn real applications of video analytics in commercial settings.
  • Explore the current state of video analytics and AI and understand requirements and best practices for building a video surveillance infrastructure capable of harnessing this revolutionary technology.

Moderator:

Edward Knoch
Director of Business Development
SpotterRF

Presenters:

Jason Porter
CTO Unicom Government
NetApp

Donald Childers
Vice President of Surveillance and Loss Prevention
Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Sean Huver
Chief Science Officer
Defendry

9:30-10:45 AM

Active Shooter Training & Response in Heritage III

  • In today’s society, after all of the active shooter incidents that have occurred recently, many organizations are motivated to implement active shooter and situational awareness trainings for employees.
  • An FBI report stated that more than 200 people were killed and 722 wounded in 50 active shooter incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017.
  • What is situational awareness training? Employees should have the guidelines and tools to take appropriate and quick action for safety in the event of an emergency no matter their location.
  • Armed security and/or armed personnel are becoming an essential element of modern-day security. What qualifies an individual to safely carry a firearm and potentially aid in a response?
  • Discover the best way to substantially decrease your legal liability if an incident, such as an active shooter, was to happen.
  • What are the benefits of participating in an active shooter simulation?
  • Discuss conducting risk and vulnerability assessments and developing a personal protection plan.

Moderator:

Jared Edgreen
Former Trainer, United States Secret Service
Active Threat Solutions by Defense In Depth

Presenters:

Vincent Fredericksen
Security Manager
Snoqualmie Casino

Dave Vialpando
Executive Director
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Wayne Spees
Retired Law Enforcement Professional
Executive Consultant
Workplace Guardians Inc.

10:45-11:15 AM

Morning Networking Break in Heritage I & II

11:15-12:15 PM

Managing Violence in the Workplace: Prevention & Response in Heritage III

  • OSHA has stated that approximately 2 million Americans are the victims of workplace violence each year, and an estimated 1.7 million employees are injured as a direct result of physical assault.
  • What are the latest tools available to corporate security professionals to evaluate the risk of violence in the workplace?
  • Is your organization management trained to identify behavioral concerns in employees which could lead them to conduct an act of violence in the workplace?
  • Does your company have a termination protocol?
  • Your liability is to protect your employees—do you have the proper employee training and equipment to diffuse an act of violence in your organization?
  • Discuss the legalities of a workforce including discrimination, harassment and human resources processes.

Moderator:

Dr. Suzanne Hoffman
Vice President, Client Services, Executive Consultant and Executive Level Trainer
Workplace Guardians Inc.

Presenters:

Eddie Ilko
Safety Manager – Casino Security
Sycuan Casino Resort

Denise Harvey
Councilwoman
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Ken Meredith
Director of Risk Management
Morongo Casino Resort

Miguel Rosario
Director of Security
Viejas Casino Resort

12:15-12:45 PM

Emergency Medicine & How It Can Save Lives in Heritage III

  • It can be very valuable to train employees to save themselves and their coworkers with Emergency Medicine skills.
  • Eliminate deaths and serious injuries by having knowledgeable employees who can assess various situations and the care that needs to be provided.
  • Knowing how to use a first aid kit is important, but knowing how to handle a situation with readily accessible resources is even better. Discover how simple everyday objects can save lives.

Moderator:

Nick DeMedici
Executive Director
Active Threat Solutions by Defense In Depth

Presenter:

Alex Guacheta-Shay
Instructor – Former Combat Medic United States Army
Active Threat Solutions

12:45 PM

Security Symposium Concludes

12:45 PM

EXHIBITOR RAFFLE DRAWING in Heritage III
Followed by
***GRAND PRIZE DRAWING***
***Winners must be Present to Win***

Testimonials

Security Directors, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“It was good to hear from other directors, their ideas and how they fit into their operations which in turn caused me to re-evaluate how I think and implement ideas at our property. This was a very good and well-run conference which did hit the title subject matter with good speakers and presentations.”

-Craig Young Bear, Security Director, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

 

“This was hands down one of the best conferences I have been to regarding this subject. It was a great conference and I found the information very valuable.”

-Amber Tyson, Emergency Manager/Environmental Protection Specialist, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe

 

“The topics were relevant, the staff was professional and accommodating, the sponsors were friendly and also relevant, and the food was excellent!”

-Douglas Ladd, Director of Security, Seven Feathers Casino Resort

 

“There were sessions that made me aware of the possibility of attacks and to prevent, identify and react to the signs of a potential threat. It was an exciting experience.”

-Renita Willis, Executive Secretary, Choctaw Gaming Commission

 

“This training is very beneficial to me and my security staff. One of the better if not the best conference and insight I have ever experienced in my professional career.”

-Jean Lara, Director of Security, Calder Casino

 

“Very good and time worthy. The speakers were energetic and enthusiastic about things that should happen and need to happen to succeed and showed us how to do that.”

-Tony Westendorf, Safety Coordinator, Meskwaki BCH

 

“It was very informative on multiple topics.”

-Michael Schauster, Security Manager, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort

 

“The networking alone was worth the trip!”

-Ken Toler, Director of Security, Soboba Casino

 

“It’s always nice to hear what other Security departments are doing. You should check it out if you are involved in Security or if you can influence the budget to increase Security.”

-Tina Day, Tribal Security Administrative Assistant, Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Security

 

“Great to hear from professionals who have real world experience. The knowledge of the speakers and the diversity in the speakers makes it so worth it. They truly care and aren’t trying to turn a dollar, make money off Casinos.”

-Towatoy Bourgeau, Director of Security, Clearwater River Casino

 

“You can never get too much training/perspective on active assailants.”

-Randy Lawrence, Security Director, Casino Pauma

 

“The most up to date and informative information available.”

-Wayne Paquette, Security Manager, Bicycle Hotel & Casino

 

“Great place to network with Casino Security professionals and learn about new security products on the market.”

-Eddie Ilko, Security Claims Manager, Sycuan Casino

 

“The information was valuable when considering developing a robust public safety department.”

-Bobby Hawkins, Director of Public Safety, Pechanga Resort and Casino

 

“It was a good training, and a great opportunity to interact with other casinos and share ideas.”

-Jose Lopez, Security Manager, Gila River Gaming Enterprise

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Fantastic customer service, the information presented was thorough and applicable, and the speakers/presenters/staff were approachable. I think the entire experience was educational and enjoyable. I can’t see a way to improve on that. Very valuable. The venue was smaller than we are accustomed to, but it gave the opportunity for more intimate conversations and more one-on-one discussions. The entire process was professional, friendly and the content was relevant and important.  Overall it was a great experience and valuable to marketing our product.”

-Dave Kisch, Operations, HTS Active Alert Systems

 

“Right topics and great presentations. Love the staff with NNE, and all other events I’ve been to have proven successful for me.”

-Kevin Foley, Emergency supplies & Equipment consultant, Ready America

 

“Connected with some great leads. Very worthwhile. Great engagement at our table.”

-Paul Borselli, VP, Marketing, Patriot One Technologies

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The Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium will be held October 28-29, 2019 at Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA. Over the past few years we have teamed up with some of the industry’s leading experts in the fields of security, organizational development and leadership to continue to enhance and deliver our educational events with maximum networking opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all those who participate.

The world we live in will only grow in uncertainty. The use of terror tactics is on the rise. Yet most security experts are armed with only a handful of linear checklists and status-quo tactics aimed at yesterday’s threats.

As leaders of enterprises in which hundreds of thousands of people walk through each year, concern for their well-being and safety as well as your employees, not to mention your brand, is imperative. Great leaders lead and don’t shy away from uncertainty or the complexity it engenders. Instead, they embrace it by taking the steps needed to ensure every measure imaginable has been taken to circumvent a catastrophic event from occurring.

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email sales@nativenationevents.org.

Registration is now closed.

Hotel Information

Sycuan Casino Resort

5469 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-445-6002

Room Rate: $125
Cut-Off Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Call the Sycuan Reservations line at 1-619-445-6002 and mention you are with the Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium to make reservations.

Security Directors, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“It was good to hear from other directors, their ideas and how they fit into their operations which in turn caused me to re-evaluate how I think and implement ideas at our property. This was a very good and well-run conference which did hit the title subject matter with good speakers and presentations.”

-Craig Young Bear, Security Director, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

 

“This was hands down one of the best conferences I have been to regarding this subject. It was a great conference and I found the information very valuable.”

-Amber Tyson, Emergency Manager/Environmental Protection Specialist, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe

 

“The topics were relevant, the staff was professional and accommodating, the sponsors were friendly and also relevant, and the food was excellent!”

-Douglas Ladd, Director of Security, Seven Feathers Casino Resort

 

“There were sessions that made me aware of the possibility of attacks and to prevent, identify and react to the signs of a potential threat. It was an exciting experience.”

-Renita Willis, Executive Secretary, Choctaw Gaming Commission

 

“This training is very beneficial to me and my security staff. One of the better if not the best conference and insight I have ever experienced in my professional career.”

-Jean Lara, Director of Security, Calder Casino

 

“Very good and time worthy. The speakers were energetic and enthusiastic about things that should happen and need to happen to succeed and showed us how to do that.”

-Tony Westendorf, Safety Coordinator, Meskwaki BCH

 

“It was very informative on multiple topics.”

-Michael Schauster, Security Manager, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort

 

“The networking alone was worth the trip!”

-Ken Toler, Director of Security, Soboba Casino

 

“It’s always nice to hear what other Security departments are doing. You should check it out if you are involved in Security or if you can influence the budget to increase Security.”

-Tina Day, Tribal Security Administrative Assistant, Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Security

 

“Great to hear from professionals who have real world experience. The knowledge of the speakers and the diversity in the speakers makes it so worth it. They truly care and aren’t trying to turn a dollar, make money off Casinos.”

-Towatoy Bourgeau, Director of Security, Clearwater River Casino

 

“You can never get too much training/perspective on active assailants.”

-Randy Lawrence, Security Director, Casino Pauma

 

“The most up to date and informative information available.”

-Wayne Paquette, Security Manager, Bicycle Hotel & Casino

 

“Great place to network with Casino Security professionals and learn about new security products on the market.”

-Eddie Ilko, Security Claims Manager, Sycuan Casino

 

“The information was valuable when considering developing a robust public safety department.”

-Bobby Hawkins, Director of Public Safety, Pechanga Resort and Casino

 

“It was a good training, and a great opportunity to interact with other casinos and share ideas.”

-Jose Lopez, Security Manager, Gila River Gaming Enterprise

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Fantastic customer service, the information presented was thorough and applicable, and the speakers/presenters/staff were approachable. I think the entire experience was educational and enjoyable. I can’t see a way to improve on that. Very valuable. The venue was smaller than we are accustomed to, but it gave the opportunity for more intimate conversations and more one-on-one discussions. The entire process was professional, friendly and the content was relevant and important.  Overall it was a great experience and valuable to marketing our product.”

-Dave Kisch, Operations, HTS Active Alert Systems

 

“Right topics and great presentations. Love the staff with NNE, and all other events I’ve been to have proven successful for me.”

-Kevin Foley, Emergency supplies & Equipment consultant, Ready America

 

“Connected with some great leads. Very worthwhile. Great engagement at our table.”

-Paul Borselli, VP, Marketing, Patriot One Technologies