SNGTM takes a broad look the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends in the security industry The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the security industry’s top executive conference, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The SNGTM 2015 This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends impacting business strategies. Over a day-and-a-half of sessions tailored for suppliers, integrators and practitioners, conferees will experience a focused, unbiased event where game-changing information is exchanged, and business gets done. “In the last several years of SNGTM, we have mapped incredible change in the security industry to the benefit of our members and conferees,” said V. John Stroia, Chief Operating Officer of The Will-Burt Company and SIA Chairman. “I’ve seen firsthand how businesses have been bought and sold and lucrative new deals have been made because of contacts initiated at the SNGTM conference. It is the best place for security industry executives to make things happen.” Some of the top presenters confirmed to date include influential suppliers, integrators and practitioners in the security industry: Suppliers Steven Van Till, President & CEO, Brivo Systems Thanasis Molokotos, President & CEO, ASSA ABLOY Americas Division Ron Virden, President & General Manager, Lenel, Supra and Onity Integrators and dealers Tim Whall, Chairman & CEO, Protection 1 Jason Oakley, President, North American Video, Inc. Pamela Petrow, President & CEO, Vector Security Inc. Practitioners Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Brian Allen, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Dave Cullinane, Founder, TruSTAR Technology LLC New SNGTM opportunities For the first time, SIA is teaming up with the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA) to expand SNGTM opportunities for security practitioners. A half-day practitioners’ session will provide a plain English translation of IT security concepts and actions so any physical security leader can effectively engage in a discussion of cyber security. “As cofounder and president of GSRMA, I have alerted my fellow security practitioners to beware of the blurring distinctions between traditional and logical security. As we work toward an umbrella Enterprise Security Risk Management framework, SNGTM is an excellent venue for practitioners to identify the challenges of a unified security alignment side-by-side with suppliers and security integrators,” said Ray O'Hara, CPP, Executive Vice President of AS Solution. The security sector is evolving at a rapid pace, and SNGTM is essential to properly evaluate new partnerships and key factors that will influence the decisions and investments visitors make in the future.
Arecont Vision® was also recognised for ten years of corporate commitment and membership Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President Scott Schafer was honoured today with the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Chairman’s Award for his successful leadership and contributions to the organisation. Background Schafer has served on the Security Industry Association board of directors, in the Executive Committee, and in the roles of Membership Chair and as Secretary. “SIA delivers immeasurable value to its members and to the security industry in general, and it is incredibly rewarding to be able to help grow this industry alongside the SIA Board of Directors, the membership team, and the association’s staff,” Schafer said. “To receive the Chairman’s Award is a tremendous honor, and I am grateful to SIA for this recognition.” SIA Chairman of the Board V. John Stroia presented Schafer with the award at the Sands Expo and Convention Center here in Las Vegas, during SIA’s annual meeting held at ISC West 2015. “Scott is always there to answer the bell, no matter what project or program we are working on,” Stroia said during the ceremony. “Thank you Scott, you helped make the SIA a stronger organisation.” Arecont Vision® was also recognised for ten years of corporate commitment and membership in the SIA at the event.
John Stroia, SIA chairman of the board of directors will present Brent with the award at ‘The Advance’ Louroe Electronics, world leader in audio monitoring within the security industry, is proud to announce that its CEO, Richard Brent, has been named the 2014 Security Industry Association (SIA) Committee Chair of the Year. SIA is honouring Brent for his extraordinary work as the chair of the SIA Government Summit Planning Committee. "To be named SIA 2014 Committee Chairman of the Year is a genuine honour. The commitment of the SIA Members and Staff to make a difference for our industry association is top shelf,” said Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics and SIA honouree. “To be selected for this award is incredible because it recognises my commitment to the continuing relationship with SIA and our combined mission to strengthen the security industry. Thank you." John Stroia, SIA chairman of the board of directors, will present Brent with the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award at The Advance– SIA’s annual meeting at ISC West. All SIA members and other SIA award recipients can attend the program, which will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Advance will include awards for distinguished SIA Members in recognition of their accomplishments For the first time this year, the Security Industry Association (SIA) will hold its annual meeting The Advance at ISC West, produced by ISC Events in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 14, the program for The Advance will include awards for distinguished SIA Members in recognition of their accomplishments in the previous year, announced V. John Stroia, SIA chairman of the board. For 2014, SIA has identified two key honourees: Scott Schafer, executive vice president of Arecont Vision, 2014 Chairman’s Award for his championing of SIA Membership recruitment and SIA promotion efforts Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics, 2014 Committee Chair of the Year Award for his extraordinary work as the chair of the SIA Government Summit Planning Committee Of the Chairman’s Award, Schafer said, “It is rewarding to be able to contribute to the growth of the security industry with the SIA Board of Directors and the employees of the association. The Security Industry Association delivers important value to our members every day. The Membership Team at SIA has done an excellent job of describing how security companies benefit from membership and how they can contribute to the association. It has been great to see so many new members take advantage of what SIA can deliver to their companies.” Of the Committee Chair of the Year Award, Brent said, “To be named SIA 2014 Committee Chairman of the Year is a genuine honour. The commitment of the SIA Members and Staff to make a difference for our industry association is top shelf. To be selected for this award is incredible because it recognises my commitment to the continuing relationship with SIA and our combined mission to strengthen the security industry. Thank you.” Stroia will present recipients with the SIA Chairman’s Award and SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, along with SIA Volunteer of the Year Awards (to be announced in a separate statement), at The Advance, held during ISC West at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, April 14. Honorees and all SIA Members are welcome to gather for the program from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by a free buffet lunch, where members and honourees can network with each other and the SIA Board. The Advance is co-located with ISC West, and individuals can register to attend the ISC West exhibit hall, which opens April 15-17.