Gen. Stanley McChrystal Named Dinner Keynote Speaker at Securing New Ground

Retired four-star general and CEO of McChrystal Group will join cybersecurity and business leaders at SIA executive conference.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Stanley McChrystal — a retired four-star general, former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan, former commander of the nation’s premier military counterterrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command and CEO and chairman of the McChrystal Group – will be the 2023 dinner keynote speaker for Securing New Ground.

The security industry’s executive conference, hosted by the Security Industry Association, is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 at the InterContinental Times Square in New York City.

Securing New Ground boasts “top-level information-sharing, networking and business analysis,” according to the SIA announcement.

The 2023 conference program will explore emerging global threats and artificial intelligence (AI) in security; share chief information officer and chief information security officer perspectives on supply chain and access control; share investment insights for the security industry; and foster new connections through interactive sessions and dynamic roundtable discussions, the announcement says.

More About Gen. McChrystal’s SNG Dinner Keynote

A rooftop evening reception on Oct. 17 – an add-on experience to the 2023 SNG ticket – will offer conference attendees the opportunity to hear from McChrystal, who develop and implemented a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and created a counterterrorism organization.

In his current role as founder, partner, CEO and chairman of the McChrystal Group, McChrystal advises senior executives at multinational corporations on navigating complex change and building stronger teams.

“SIA is honored to welcome Stan McChrystal as our first-ever Securing New Ground dinner keynote speaker – bringing his wealth of knowledge about the global threat environment and military and leadership expertise to an insightful presentation for our 2023 SNG attendees,” says SIA Board of Directors Chair James Rothstein in the announcement.

“This year’s conference will truly shape security and business trends and deliver unique opportunities to engage with the leaders who are driving the future of our industry,” he says. “We look forward to offering this new dinner experience for the industry executives attending SNG.”

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