Alexandria, VA - ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, today announced that Tom Peters, one of the most influential business thinkers of all time and co-author of In Search of Excellence, and Dr. Henry Kissinger, a former Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, will serve as keynote speakers at the ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2007), being held Sept. 24-27, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.
For more than a quarter century since co-authoring the best seller, In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters has been regarded as a business guru and a highly sought-after consultant, credited with launching the management revolution. Today, Peters' ideas -- and more than a dozen of his books -- are considered standard operating procedure in businesses around the world. His keynote address-from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Tuesday, September 25th-is expected to draw on his experience as an author, consultant, veteran, former White House advisor and business world iconoclast. His speech is also certain to be a highlight of the ASIS program which has established itself as the best educational opportunity and the premier networking event in the security industry, as well as the world's largest event dedicated to security.
Widely recognized as one of the great American statesmen of the 20th century, Dr. Henry Kissinger's illustrious career includes serving as the 56th Secretary of State, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and member of the current Defense Policy Board. His ideas and practices have shaped the national security and foreign policies of the United States for more than half a century. Dr. Kissinger's insightful presentation -- from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, September 26th -- will draw from his expertise on U.S. foreign policy, international affairs, diplomatic history and the current world stage.
In addition, former United States Congressman Michael G. Oxley (R-Ohio), will be speaking and leading a panel of experts in exploring the connection between ethics and business continuity as part of the Seminar's Security Insights program from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, September 27th. Oxley is one of the original sponsors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which put measures in place to identify and address corporate corruption. His considerable knowledge and experience as a political leader and attorney ensure a lively panel discussion of the accounting lapses, failure and fraud that evaded the watchdog systems of places like Enron and hundreds of other U.S. corporations.
Finally, Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness and the inspiration for the movie of the same name, will close out the speakers' program by sharing the amazing story that has taken him from the rags of homelessness to the riches of Wall Street, in a heartfelt presentation addressing the keys to self-empowerment, beating the odds and breaking cycles during the closing luncheon from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27th.