#ISCPO2019 Conference Re-Cap –

Day 1:

After a great evening of food, drink and live music at the cocktail meet and greet, Chairman Byron Smith kicked off day one with opening remarks,  thanking the solution providers and attendees for joining the 2019 conference. He addressed where the organization is heading in 2019, with a focus on eCommerce Security.

Watch for future webinars and podcasts. Byron took time to thank former Chairman Rod Fulenwider for his leadership during the past two years and he was recognized with the ISCPO Award of Excellence.  Rod also surprised the audience by presenting Smith with the 2018 Chairman’s Award with the assistance of his direct supervisor Art Lazo, 7-Eleven’s VP of Asset Protection.

Speaker Round-Ups:

Keynote Speaker, Albert Shen make a big impact, sharing with the attendees the Mobility Revolution, Smart Cities & Global Perspectives. Our next speakers Heather Nickerson with Red Five Privacy Labs and Paul Kurtz with Tru-Star addressed Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain. Larry Kivett with Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory shared Fraud in the Supply Chain – Fraud/AnalyticsBill Mathis, the Operational Security Specialist with Daimler North America presented Automotive Manufacturing Security. Our final session, Labor Shortages in the Supply Chain was shared by Rustin Tonn, Regional Human Resources Manager with Pitney Bowes.

Special Donation

The ISCPO present the Loss Prevention Foundation with a donation of $2,000.00 for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.  Find out more about the program.

“It’s the education of bringing security and supply chain together that I don’t find anywhere else.” Jeanne Heidtke, Supply Chain Security Manager, Wolverine Worldwide, INC

DAY 2:

ISCPO Chainman Byron Smith kicked off the second day of the conference with opening remarks and reflections from day one. The attendees share some great feedback on day one’s events.

The first session of the day was the panel discussion on Global Fulfillment lead by Rod Fulenwider with panelists Glenn Master with Pitney Bowes, Howard Stone with Amazon and Bill Atwell with Neiman Marcus. Our second session had Stephen Tracy with the USPIS discuss the Fentanyl, Opioid and Precursor Chemical Smuggling Schemes out of China which sparked a great deal of conversation with the attendees. Gene Maddox III, Sr. Manager International Security & Corporate Security (HDQ) with American Airlines shared with the attendees Ecommerce Partnerships during our third session of the day. The conference’s final session of the day had Terry L. Boling, President of Watchpoint and MJ Giorgi, VP of Development of Watchpoint cover Loss Prevention Vs. Loss Reaction: Utilizing Data and Controls to Impact Investigation.


Chairman Smith invited the Board of Directors to join him on stage to help close out the 2019 conference. The possibility for break-outs sessions at future conferences was encouraged by the attendees and group meeting opportunities to review growing safety issues were a couple of points raised.  Smith also shared the social media platforms that ISCPO uses today and reviewed the new podcast program launched in 2019.  He thanked the solution providers and the attendees for their participation and expressed that he felt this was the best conference to date for the organization.

Over 30 attendees took advantage of the Amazon Fulfillment Facility tour and the ISCPO Team thanked Amazon for allowing the attendees the opportunity to see behind the scenes. Big thanks to the 7-Eleven SSC for hosting the 2019 ISCPO Conference!  See you in March 2020 for #ISCPO2020.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

We thank all our participating sponsors for coming out to educate and network with the attendees.

“We believe that supply chain protection is one of the most important things in this industry and its really why we developed this company and came into this industry.” – Dereck Middleton, 7PSolutions

I think the solution providers give the attendees an excellent opportunity to see the product that they are offering and take it back to their companies.” – Terence Wilkerson, Investigations Manager, GAP