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SIA announces Securing New Ground 2015 conference agenda
SIA teams up with Global Security Risk Management Alliance to expand SNGTM opportunities for security practitioners
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:


  • 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.


  • 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.

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