Group337, a team of experts focused on activating the companies, brands, and people in the security industry through insights, intuition, and ideas, has announced the launch of The Inside Community, a free and paid app (iOS and Android), and website dedicated to the security industry. The Inside Community The Inside Community is the next evolution of how to connect as an industry. It’s an inclusive space for security professionals to connect, share ideas, learn, and grow. Within this positive and trusted network, members can have impactful conversations that add real value, free of distractions. Within The Inside Community, members, known as ‘Insiders’ will have the opportunity to have more focused conversations, meet more relevant people, build deeper connections, and get to the results they are seeking quicker. Insiders have the ability to meet and network through group or 1:1 interactions Access to exclusive content and events Insiders have the ability to meet and network through group or 1:1 interactions, access exclusive content and events, take and/or lead courses and trainings, become part of the Talent Connection Service, and receive additional benefits at industry events, such as ISC West and GSX. Lee Odess, Founder and CEO of Group337, said “When I look back at my 20+ year career, a common thread is about bringing people together: Community Building. That’s what we at Group337 are doing with The Inside Community. As an industry, we are ready for something like this.” Power of digital communities Lee Odess adds, “We’ve seen the power of digital communities through the pandemic, and those who are engaged in them, enjoy the experience and see the value. But we’ve found many of these platforms are not made for deep industry-specific community building. Our goal is to make The Inside Community - The place where the industry comes together. We are well on our way to that goal.”
Group337, a team of experts focused on the business of the security, access control, and IoT industries, announces the hire of yet another hi-profile executive to their quickly expanding roster. On the heels of their recent hire of Hilary Gallagher, Group337 now welcomes Jonathon Harris as their new Vice President of The Index, the data and analytics arm of Group337's solutions for the market. In his new role, Harris will lead Group337’s efforts in security industry metrics, data, analyst reports, and more, as well as working closely with consulting, insight, and content for Group337. Physical security industry Harris has worked within the physical security industry for more than 12 years. He most recently was Director, Enterprise Solutions for Guidepost Solutions, a pioneer in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting. He also served as A&E Consultant Program Manager for LenelS2, Associate Director for UTC Aerospace Systems, a Security Account Manager for Whelan Security, and a Training Supervisor for Securitas. Harris has worked within the physical security industry for more than 12 years He is a Board Member of the ASIS Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Chapter. “We have seen tremendous acceptance and interest in our data and analytics since we launched The Access Control Index, The $70B total addressable market report, and our website Security Industry Metrics,” said Lee Odess, CEO & Founder, of Group337. Achieving their goals “As we continue our rapid growth, we need a proven leader to take our industry metrics to the next level. We have found that leadership in Jonathon.” “It is an honour to bring my security industry knowledge and experience to the Group337 team,” Harris said. “I have so much respect for how Group337’s growth to date, and I look forward to furthering that growth and helping our clients to achieve their goals.”
Group337, a group of executives focused on business creation for small to large companies in the security, access control, and IoT industries announces the appointment of Hilary Gallagher as vice president, responsible for internal and external marketing, communication, branding, and content creation. Gallagher brings vast experience and a versatile amount of marketing skills to Group337, having previously held product, field, and analyst marketing positions at Appirio, UniKey Technologies, and Brivo. Executing brand awareness Most recently, Gallagher served as Product Marketing Manager, Partner GTM, at Copado Most recently, Gallagher served as Product Marketing Manager, Partner GTM, at Copado. She has experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies, executing brand awareness campaigns, content creation of promotional materials, and event management. “Hilary is an outstanding addition to our team, as she is a detail-oriented, creative, and proactive professional,” said Lee Odess, CEO & Founder, of Group337, which produces the newly released Access Control Index. Creating a new platform “As Group337 continues its rapid growth, Hilary’s marketing leadership and her strong background in building marketing and communication programs will accelerate our growth. We are thrilled to have her onboard.” “I am honoured to join the Group377 team and to continue the work on creating a platform for new conversations to happen in the security industry,” Gallagher said. “Group337 is perfectly positioned to help its clients to increase sales; to develop a marketing, brand, and voice; and to ignite innovation and talent, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” Gallagher begins her new role on April 6.
Group337, a group of executives focused on business creation for small to large companies in the security, access control, and IoT industries, have announced the launch of the Access Control Index, a quantitative and qualitative report of 40 renowned physical access control software manufacturers. Access Control Index The Access Control Index answers the question: Who are the companies within the physical access control market, and how do they rank? “The security industry is in the midst of a digital transformation, where access control is not just about keeping the bad people out; it is also about letting the right people in,” said Lee Odess, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder, Group337, which produces the Access Control Index. Lee adds, “Our goal is to provide a report that can help end-users, investors, contractors, and manufacturers make an assessment and answer the question, ‘Is my access control system set up for today or tomorrow?’ We have done that with this report.” Providing unbiased and accurate data The Access Control Index provides unbiased and accurate data based on The 6 Phases of Access Control Book The much-anticipated Access Control Index provides unbiased and accurate data based on The 6 Phases of Access Control Book, which explores the forces shaping the physical access control industry. To calculate the data, the Access Control Index uses a qualitative, proprietary analysis method of 70 points of data, from both publicly and privately available information and from industry expert assessments, in addition to customer assessments from access control manufacturers. Data points weighed and plotted based on technology Data points are weighed and plotted based on technology, market reach, talent, innovation engines, marketing, in addition to an overall assessment. The Access Control Index further ranks companies in Commanders, Futurists, Traditionalist and Settler categories, with a clear analysis of each category and why companies are ranked. Group337 will soon provide additional Index reports around other areas of the physical security industry.
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