Securing New Ground

October 17-18, 2023 | InterContinental : New York Times Square


Securing New Ground 2023 speakers and agenda will be released soon.

All times are Eastern time zone


Check in, grab your badge, breakfast and connect with other SNG attendees!

October 18th, 20227:00am3:00pm
October 18th, 20228:15am8:30am

Join SIA Board Chair James Rothstein (operating partner, Lee Equity Partners) for the kickoff to Securing New Ground 2022!

Operating Partner
Lee Equity Partners
October 18th, 20228:30am9:25am

Security industry executives openly share perspectives on trends, challenges and major shifts occurring in the global world of security and how to strategically navigate these changes.

Charles Burns, ASM Global
ASM Global
Tom Cook, Hanwha Techwin America
Executive Vice President of Sales & Operations
Hanwha Techwin America
Bill Geary, WESCO
Executive Vice President & General Manager Communications & Security Solutions (CSS)
Yale University's Ronnell Higgins, a speaker at the 2022 Securing New Ground conference
Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Community Engagement
Yale University
Vice President and General Manager
Johnson Controls

Get insights into supply chain and other pressures (and opportunities) facing businesses across the U.S. as SIA board member and president for dormakaba Americas Alex Housten interviews Robert Bosch corporation’s North America president, Michael Mansuetti. With both executives passionate about the supply chain topic and leading American operations for global companies, this session promises to break out the crystal ball for what our industry and the manufacturing sector will face in the coming months!

Securing New Ground speaker Alex Housten, dormakaba Americas
dormakaba Americas
Securing New Ground speaker Michael Mansuetti, president of Bosch for NOrth America
President, North America

Share your own input into the implications of major consumer and tech trends. This is a strongly participatory session; you’ll be sharing input via polls and adding perspective via our chat features. Bonus: All SNG attendees will receive a copy of the 2023 SIA Security Megatrends report following publication in early December.

Brian Ruttenbur, Imperial Capital
Managing Director
Imperial Capital
Steve Van Till Brivo
President and CEO
October 18th, 202210:15am10:45am

Morning Networking Break

Holly Borgmann, ADT
Vice President, Government Affairs
Rich Tucker, CLEAR
SVP, Legal, Privacy & Regulatory

How can security solutions enhance the value of commercial real estate for property managers, owners and tenants? In our “Security as Proptech” session at SNG, leading experts in commercial real estate technology and the security of office environments will explore the interconnection between the tenant experience and security solutions and how these same security solutions help generate data to allow owners and managers the ability to study the efficient use of buildings. Presenters will also highlight new research from SIA into the proptech market for the United States.

Bonus: As part of SNG and as presented during this session, all attendees will receive SIA’s new Proptech Research Report that explores market and growth opportunities for security solutions companies.

Securing New Ground speaker Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech
Haniel Lynn, CEO, Kastle Systems International
Kastle Systems
Securing New Ground speaker Lee Odess of Latch
SIA Proptech Advisory Board
Thru Shibakumar, Cohesion

Join your peers for topic-focused roundtable discussions to discuss trends and share knowledge. Roundtables are open to all SNG attendees, speakers and sponsors. Note: All attendees will be able to select the topic table they wish to join. Luncheon tables will be available in rooms adjacent to the main stage room; grab a plate of food and then find a topic table to dine with other industry leaders sharing a similar interest.

The 6 discussion tables will be located in Central Park I & II, located next to the main event foyer area.  (Additional lunch seating will be available in the following spaces on the event level: Hudson River Park, Madison Square Park and Union Square Park, and in the foyer itself.)

Discussion Topics for 2022:

  • Workforce Hiring, Diversity and Young Professionals (hosted by Convergint’s Maria Castellanos)
  • Cybersecurity (hosted by Beehive Technology Solution’s Patrick Simon)
  • Proptech (hosted by Lee Odess)
  • Finance/Investments/Economic Conditions (hosted by Houlihan Lokey’s Michael Morabito)
  • Cloud/SaaS (hosted by Cloudastructure’s Rick Bentley)
  • Systems Integration and Monitoring (hosted by PSA’s Matt Barnette)
Matt Barnette, CEO, PSA Security Network, speaker at Securing New Ground
PSA Security Network
Rick Bentley, Cloudastructure
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Securing New Ground speaker Maria Castellanos of Convergint
Account Executive
Michael Morabito, Houlihan Lokey
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
Securing New Ground speaker Lee Odess of Latch
SIA Proptech Advisory Board
Patrick Simon, Beehive Technology Solutions
President and Manager
Beehive Technology Solutions LLC

Executives from leading systems integration businesses share perspectives on business conditions and growth opportunities.

Dee Ann Harn, CEO and President of RFI Enterprises Inc.
CEO and President
RFI Enterprises
Jim Lantrip, Allied Universal
SVP Operations
Allied Universal Technology Services
Stephanie Mayes, SiteOwl
Vice President of Sales
John Palumbo, CEO, Unlimited Technology
Unlimited Technology
October 18th, 20221:45pm2:00pm

Luncheon roundtable discussion hosts return to the SNG to share the single most important idea or takeaway from the audience discussions on key themes over lunch.

  • Workforce Hiring, Diversity and Young Professionals (Convergint’s Maria Castellanos)
  • Cybersecurity (Beehive Technology Solution’s Patrick Simon)
  • Proptech (Latch’s Lee Odess)
  • Finance/Investments/Economic Conditions (Houlihan Lokey’s Michael Morabito)
  • Cloud/SaaS (Cloudastructure’s Rick Bentley)
  • Systems Integration and Monitoring (PSA’s Matt Barnette)
Matt Barnette, CEO, PSA Security Network, speaker at Securing New Ground
PSA Security Network
Rick Bentley, Cloudastructure
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Securing New Ground speaker Maria Castellanos of Convergint
Account Executive
Michael Morabito, Houlihan Lokey
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
Securing New Ground speaker Lee Odess of Latch
SIA Proptech Advisory Board
Patrick Simon, Beehive Technology Solutions
President and Manager
Beehive Technology Solutions LLC
October 18th, 20222:00pm2:45pm

In this discussion that brings industry leaders together with practitioner perspectives, we address the question: How do you monetize and productize artificial intelligence? And we ask: What is the value that CSOs need from AI to solve challenges of identifying hidden threats and risks? From video to facial recognition to interrogating data lakes for hidden meaning, our panel will explore what’s real and what’s still a dream for tomorrow.

Securing New Ground speaker Dean Drako of Eagle Eye Networks
Founder and CEO
Eagle Eye Networks
Azizur Rahman, AlertEnterprise
SVP, Global Business Development and Strategy
Philippe Sawaya, ADT
Director of Artificial Intelligence
ADT Commercial
Greg Tomasko, Honeywell
Applications Engineering Leader
Honeywell Security
Jason Veiock, GoDaddy
Senior Director, Safety, Security & Resilience
October 18th, 20222:45pm3:15pm

Afternoon Networking Break

October 18th, 20223:15pm4:00pm

Get inside the minds of the creators of some of the most successful security industry firms.

Chief Product Officer
Dick Soloway, NAPCO Security Technologies
NAPCO Security Technologies

The SNG cybersecurity panel will provide a holistic executive view of cybersecurity, and a few of the core topics that will be addressed as part of this important session include:

  • Cybersecurity of IoT devices, including industrial control systems and security systems
  • Nation-state hacking and other sources of challenge for top cybersecurity leaders
  • How cybersecurity leaders can share intel and coordinate with physical security leaders to prepare to face threats with multiple vectors
  • Artificial intelligence impact on cybersecurity
John Deskurakis, Carrier Corporation
Chief Product Security Officer
Vijay Lakamraju, Otis Elevator Company
Product Cybersecurity Officer
Otis Elevator Company
Rachelle Loyear, Allied Universal Technology Services
Vice President, Integrated Security Solutions
Allied Universal Technology Services
Justin Scheitlin, Allegion
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

How do top security end users and CSOs find meaningful intelligence from the high volume of data that security solutions and threat monitoring technologies provide to their teams? How do they find the insights from the noise? What role do advanced technical solutions play in this space? And how are emerging risks and corporate needs changing their security and risk management strategies? Our panel of security leaders from top companies and organizations will address these questions and more.

Jonathan Aguila, Facebook, Securing New Ground speaker
Global Security, Director - Systems and Technology
Scott Dunn
Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services
Axis Communications, Inc.
Jeff Stonebreaker, Major League Soccer
SVP, Safety and Security
Major League Soccer
Heather Warner, Amazon
Head, Global Physical Security Ops Tech
October 18th, 20225:30pm7:30pm

Relax with other security industry leaders and enjoy food and drink.


Where:Various Restaurants

Take advantage of more premier networking by joining other interested SNG attendees for a dinner gathering on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 18. The dinners, with reservations coordinated by SIA, will take place at nearby upscale restaurants following the SNG day 1 cocktail reception. 
Please note that attendees will split the table bill evenly at the conclusion of dinner.

Please rank your top four restaurant choices here. You will receive an email Friday, Oct. 14, with all details.

Locations: Dinners will be held at the following restaurants, all located within easy walking distance of the InterContinental New York Times Square:

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse




Thank you, but we are at our capacity. If you have any questions, please see Ozzie Kocak at the registration desk.

October 19th, 20227:30am8:45am

Breakfast and Networking


Axis Communications Vice President, Americas Fredrik Nilsson kicks off day 2 of Securing New Ground by sharing his vision for the security industry and addresses some of the challenges the industry must overcome to reach that visionary destination. 

Fredrik Nilsson, Axis Communications
Vice President, Americas
Axis Communications

Where:Intercontinental Times Square

Motorola Solutions has made waves with strategic acquisitions in the video, analytics and AI sectors within security. What’s next for this powerhouse firm, and how will they leverage current market conditions to capitalize on security industry growth opportunities? For this session, SIA Chair James Rothstein will interview John Kedzierski, the leader of Motorola’s video security and access control business division.

Securing New Ground speaker John Kedzierski of Motorola Solutions
SVP and General Manager, Video Security & Access Control
Motorola Solutions
Operating Partner
Lee Equity Partners

In this keynote session on Day 2 of SNG, Nasdaq’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Phil Mackintosh will share insights into market conditions and financial indicators that are likely to impact the U.S. and global economies, particularly for companies in technology sectors.


Phil Mackintosh, Nasdaq
Chief Economist
October 19th, 202210:00am10:15am

Morning Break: Day 2

October 19th, 202210:15am11:00am

Is the worst over? Is this the new normal? How do you adapt? How do you retain profitability while juggling an unpredictable supply chain? We’ll address pressing questions like these in this impactful panel of manufacturing and integration business leaders.

Mark Hillenburg, DMP
Vice President, Industry Relations
Trevor Stewart, Security Control Integrators
President and CEO
Security Control Integrators
Nick Stoner, HID Global
Vice President of PACS North America Channel Sales
HID Global
John Sullivan
Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts
ADI Global Distribution

Omdia’s Senior Analyst Scott Foley will share insights into current market trends and data research on the industry’s size and growth.

Foley’s session will couple with the release of a U.S. security industry market report, which SIA will provide members and attendees at the conference. 

Scott Foley, Omdia
Senior Analyst

Where:Intercontinental Times Square

Financial deal makers and analysts provide insight into Wall Street, private equity and recent mergers and acquisitions deals within the security industry.

Alper Cetingok, Raymond James
Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industrials
Raymond James
Robert Chefitz, Egis Capital Partners
Managing General Partner
Egis Capital Partners
John Mack
Executive Vice President
Imperial Capital


Defining the Future of Security

Founded more than 20 years ago, Securing New Ground has become the “TED of security.” Today, SNG is the premier security business conference, focused on strategists, technologists, and executive leadership – the people and companies which are defining the future of security.

Securing New Ground

Oct. 17-18, 2023 |  New York City