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Staying Connected and Informed

Security System News’ virtual SecurityNext conference — held over two afternoons on Feb. 24-25, 2021 — is all about “Staying Connected and Informed” during unpredictable times. This is what we aim to do with the speakers and content we have lined up for you.

Feb. 24, 2021
Opening Keynote: Breaking Down the Barriers to Adoption of AI

Jumbi Edulbehram, Director, Business Development, IVA/AI-City, NVIDIA Corp.

Director, Business Development, IVA/AI-City, NVIDIA Corp.

In this engaging, open discussion (audience participation encouraged), NVIDIA’s Jumbi Edulbehram examines the best ways to knock down the fundamental barriers to greater adoption of AI for creating smarter, safer spaces.

Key areas of focus:

  • How to accelerate AI adoption by making it easy to sell, deploy and manage applications.
  • Creating a standard platform for deploying applications.
  • AI and analytics on the edge vs. in the cloud.
  • What 5G will mean for AI.

Session: Building a Cyber-Physical Business Model for Security

The convergence of cybersecurity and physical security has created both challenges and opportunities within security. This panel of subject matter experts will look at the implications of IT taking such a prominent role within security, and what it means from the integrator, consultant, manufacturer and end-user perspective.

Panel:
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Simpson, Cyber Operations and Planning Superintendent (40 under 40)
Antoinette King, Key Account Manager – End User, Axis Communications
Min Kyriannis, Managing Director, EMD/JMK
Moderator: Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder, Integrated Security Technologies

Remote Workforce Roundtable: How to Survive and Thrive during Unpredictable Times

The arrival of COVID-19 has certainly disrupted many companies’ plans for 2020, but the security industry has shown resilience and innovation in the face of these challenging and unpredictable times. This diverse group of security professionals will provide their unique perspective on how to apply what they’ve learned to your business practices moving forward.

Panel:
Steve Jones, Chairman and CEO, Allied Universal
April Chastain, Director of Operations, Owen Security Solutions (40 under 40)
Morgan Wright, Chief Security Advisor, SentinelOne
Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer, ACRE
Moderator: Paul Ragusa, Editor, Security Systems News

40 under 40/Security Legend Awards Reception/Cocktail Hour

Feb. 25, 2021
Keynote: Making Sense of the Cyber-Physical Convergence

Antoinette King, Key Account Manager, Axis Communications

Antoinette King, Key Account Manager, Axis Communications

As physical security continues to run in networked environments, the legacy notion of operating in a vacuum is no longer acceptable. Gone are the days of implementing siloed systems. Security professionals need to take a holistic approach to protecting assets that includes both physical and cybersecurity measures. This presentation will demonstrate how physical and cybersecurity converge and ultimately encompass one overarching security program.

Session: What End Users Want (40 under 40 All Star Edition)

Bringing back one of the most popular sessions from SecurityNext 2020 in New Orleans, this end user “mega panel” features 40 under 40 winners, and is moderated by Class of 2020 40 under 40 Winner Kathryn Bartunek, who works hand-in-hand with end users on multi-million dollar projects daily. Hear firsthand what end users want, and their forecast for technology and business moving forward.

Panel:
Dan Schmelzer, Director, Physical Security Technology, Global Security, CardinalHealth (40 under 40 2020)
Billy Langenstein, Director, Security Services and Investigation, NFL (40 under 40 2016)
Travis May, Director of Learning Technology & Innovation (40 under 40 2019)
Greg Thompson, Director, Physical Security, Vantage Data Centers (40 under 40 2020)
Moderator: Kathryn Bartunek, Senior Program Manager, AECOM (40 under 40 2020)

Technology Panel: The Power of AI in Security

Who better to separate fact from fiction on this hot, but often misunderstood technology than this highly knowledgeable panel of industry experts who share decades of experience in this area? Don’t miss this high-level conversation and have your questions ready!

Panel:
Kasia Hanson, Global Director, Edge AI Sales – Safety & Security, Safe Cities and Venues, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corp.
Matthew Rosenquist, Chief Information Security Officer, Eclipz
Moderator: Pierre Bourgeix Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ESI Convergent, LLC

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