The Great Conversation announces keynote speakers

The Great Conversation, a conference hosted by Aronson Security Group and produced by The Sage Group that brings together public and private organizations focused on identifying risk mitigation best practices, has announced keynote speakers for its next event scheduled to be held March 6, 2012, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle.

"Unlike other events, this is a connected community of security professionals and business executives," said Phil Aronson, president of Aronson Security Group. "They understand that by collaborating and connecting throughout the year on the risk, technology and business issues as well as convening at The Great Conversation event, they become part of driving this industry to a new level of effectiveness."

Among those scheduled to deliver keynote addresses include:

- Mike Howard, chief security officer of Microsoft Global Security, speaking on "Why the Cloud Changes Everything."

- William Raisch, founder and director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) and facilitator of the emerging Global Risk Network, speaking on "Risk and Reward: Collaborating for Survival & Success."

- Dr. Thomas A. Cellucci, chief commercialization officer and senior counselor to the undersecretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, speaking on "Creating a Force Multiplier in your Security through DHS."

For more information about the Great Conversation, visit