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TechSec Solutions Education Program 2018

DAY ONE - MONDAY, FEB. 26, 2018

KEYNOTE: The Figures Behind the Future

Jimmy Dearing

Speaker: Jim Dearing, Senior Analyst, Security & Building Technologies, IHS Markit

As a Senior Analyst for the research firm IHS Markit, Jim Dearing will provide exclusive research on some of the biggest trends impacting and influencing the security industry today, including mobile credentials, the IT threat and the integration of access with open standards. By analyzing the data on some of these disruptive trends, Dearing will provide insight into what the industry should be focused on and cognizant of moving forward.

Is IT Killing the Integrator?

The convergence of physical security and IT has flipped the security industry on its head, forcing security integrators, specifiers, consultants—and even manufacturers and suppliers—to change the way they look at providing solutions today. How are integrators and others in the industry adapting to a world now driven by IT? Some of today’s most successful systems integration and security professionals tackle this perplexing question and look at how those at the forefront of the IT movement are surviving and thriving.

Andrew Lanning, Founder, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.
Joe Young, Sr. Director, Cloud & Enterprise Solutions, G4S Secure Integration
James Marcella, Director of Technical Services, Axis Communications, Inc.

Moderator: Darnell Washington, President/CEO, SecureXperts

State of the industry: Disruptive Technologies In Security Today

Speaker: Chris Peckham, Industry Consultant

With an extensive background in engineering and IT, as well as more than a decade in the security industry—most recently as CTO at Kratos—Chris Peckham will examine the technologies disrupting the industry today, providing insight that only someone with his experience and perspective can.

Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech

Some of the leaders in access control come together to look at how access control holds the keys to the accelerated adoption and integration of new technologies and trends including biometrics, mobile access, IoT, AR, building automation, and data analytics, to name just a few. Where are we now, where are we going, and how long will it take us to get there? These subject matter experts will break it all down.

Todd Graves, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Allegion
Gary Larson, President/Founder, AMT
Bob Dolan, Director of Technology, Anixter Inc.
Peter Boriskin, Vice President of Commercial Product Management, ASSA ABLOY Americas

Moderator: Pierre Bourgeix, President, ESICONVERGENT LLC.

“20 Under 40” Panel: Game Show Edition

Using a fun and interactive game show format, the next generation of security leaders—on both the systems integration and end user side—give you the skinny on the viability of the latest technologies in security today. This select panel of SSN “20 under 40” winners from the class of 2017—along with the audience—will rate the newest technologies, figuring out which ones are ready for prime time and which ones aren’t!


Joe Young, Sr. Director, Cloud & Enterprise Solutions, G4S Secure Integration
Michael Lavway, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Security Risk Group, Aronson Security Group (ASG)

End Users:
Billy Langenstein, Director of Event Services, U.S. Bank Stadium
Amanda O’Loughlin, Security Supervisor, Crane Currency

Moderator: Paul Ragusa, editor, Security Systems News

DAY TWO - TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2018

KEYNOTE: Understanding Cyber Risk, Building Resiliency

Hart Brown

Speaker: Hart Brown, EVP, COO, Firestorm Solutions, LLC

In his keynote, Hart Brown will share his wealth of knowledge to help attendees understand financial risk and what that means from a cybersecurity and insurance perspective. As an ethical hacker, Brown will also provide some eye-opening and hands-on demonstrations and education on cyber attacks and breaches and how to avoid being the next target.

As a forward-thinking and highly knowledgeable leader in areas of crisis management, cyber risk and insurance, Brown has spent much of his career providing specialty services throughout 50 countries in both the public and private sectors. Adept in business development, sales and creating new client relationships to support complex risks in an entrepreneurial manner, Brown consults companies on organizational resilience, cyber risk management and their overall security posture.

Rise of the Robots within Security

Advances in robotics over the past few decades have brought us to a point today where robots are working side by side with humans to maximize efficiency, increase productivity and improve safety. In addition to the incredible savings that are being realized by companies using automated ground vehicles and robotic automation in the manufacturing process, robots today are also being used as another tool within a company’s guarding arsenal, providing additional capabilities, such as AI-based analytics, that can be used in real time for predictive security both inside and outside a facility.

In this session, Allied Universal’s Dennis Crowley gets ‘under the hood’ with two manufacturers on how robots are benefitting security today and the potential moving forward.

Steve Reinharz, President, Robotic Assistance Devices
Mark McCourt, Head of Sales, Cobalt Robotics

Moderator: Dennis Crowley, Sr. Vice President, Integrated Technology, Allied Universal Monitoring and Response Center

Leveraging AI to Predict and Profit

Although the concept of artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time, only in the last few years have we been able to start to actualize and leverage the benefits of AI within security. AI … deep learning … machine learning—these buzzwords are used quite liberally by many within the industry today, but what do they really mean and what are the practical applications within security today and in the near future?

Clayton Brown, Co-Founder, VP of Business Development, RECONASENSE
Jake Cmarada, Business Development, Enterprise Sales, Dahua Technology USA
Michael Lavway, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Security Risk Group, Aronson Security Group (ASG)

Moderator: Chris Peckham, Industry Consultant

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