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October 21st, 20201:00pm1:05pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Chairman of the SIA board of directors Pierre Trapanese sets the stage for Securing New Ground 2020: A Global Digital Experience

Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls
Northland Controls
Chairman, SIA

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Grady Crosby, chief diversity officer of Johnson Controls will explore how the industry of security is as much shaped by the workforce as it is by technology advances. He’ll explore why the future growth potential of your company is shaped by your emphasis on who you’re hiring today. Malin Svensson, Chief People Officer at Axis Communications, will facilitate the discussion with our keynote speaker and Evolving Security By Evolving the Workforce

Grady Crosby, Johnson Controls Inc.
Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President of Public Affairs
Johnson Controls
Malin Svensson, Axis Communications
Chief People Officer
Axis Communications
October 21st, 20201:30pm2:00pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

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.

Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Siemens USA
Howard Johnson, AMAG Technology Inc.
President & COO
AMAG Technology Inc.
Pierre Racz, Genetec
President & CEO
Brian Wiser, Bosch
Regional President - North America
Bosch Security Systems

Where:A Global Digital Experience

What does COVID-19 mean in the long game for commercial architecture and entrances? Our panel will discuss the evolution of entrance controls in a post-pandemic world, how touchless access/frictionless access will grow, why companies are now applying analytics to building entry/exit data, and the long-term trends on the use of commercial buildings, particularly office spaces.

Lorna Chandler, Security By Design
Security By Design
Valerie Anderson, Boon Edam
President and Managing Director
Boon Edam Inc.
Mark Duato, ASSA ABLOY
Executive Vice President, Aftermarket
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions
Rob Martens, Allegion
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation and Design Officer (CIDO)
October 21st, 20202:30pm3:00pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

CSOs and senior security executives from major industries and government share perspectives on the significant security risks and threats in their sectors and how they’re mitigating those concerns while keeping an eye on future risks.

Marc Gruzenski, The McLean Group
Senior Managing Director
The McLean Group
Tamara Hutchinson DHS
Director, Private Sector Engagement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Marco Mille, Siemens
Chief Security Officer
Siemens AG
President, ISMA
Will Wilkins, Valero Energy
Executive Director of Global Security Operations
Valero Energy Corporation
October 21st, 20203:00pm3:40pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Join your peers for topic-focused, virtual roundtable discussions to discuss trends and share knowledge. Roundtables are open to all SNG attendees, speakers, and sponsors, but space is limited in each virtual discussion room, so arrive early to claim a seat. Following the roundtables, each appointed leader from the various SNG roundtables will take the stage and present all attendees the best ideas and perspectives shared in their discussion room.

Richard Carriere CyberLink
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Joe Hudock, dormakaba
Senior Vice President, Marketing
dormakaba USA
Min Kyriannis, JMK
Managing Director/Founder
Ric McCullough, PSA Security Network
PSA Security Network

Where:A Global Digital Experience

In this one-to-one, interview-style format, Bosch Building Technologies’ global CEO and president Tanja Rueckert opens up on what she believes the future of the security industry looks like and how the industry must adapt to coming changes.

Tim Palmquist, Milestone Systems
Vice President, Americas
Milestone Systems
Tanja Rueckert, Bosch
Bosch Building Technologies
October 22nd, 20201:00pm1:30pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Executives from top national and international integrators share thoughts on business trends, challenges, and opportunities, and how they have navigated the pandemic and are looking to 2021.

Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer, ACRE, SNG speaker
Chief Product Officer
Mike Mathes, Convergint Technologies
Executive Vice President
Convergint Technologies
Jason Oakley, North American Video (NAV)
President and CEO
North American Video

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Hear insights from IAHSS board member and Boston Medical Center’s Chief of Public Safety Connie Packard, CHPA, as she discusses how the hospital and her safety and security team has responded to fast-changing concerns over capacity, building access, visitor management, and infectious disease control. Packard will share insights from her facility in addition to national and global trends that security leaders in the healthcare environment are thinking about for 2020 and beyond. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Connie Packard, Boston Medical Center
Chief of Public Safety
Boston Medical Center
Member, IAHSS Board of Directors
October 22nd, 20202:00pm2:30pm

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Top security industry chief technology officers open up in an honest conversation about both near-term and edge-of-the-horizon technology trends they are watching, plus how their organizations are leveraging technology to support business changes needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expect panelists to review trends shaping the security, safety, and building technologies industries, plus advances occurring in the consumer technology space that will impact our industry.

Peter Boriskin ASSA ABLOY
CTO - Americas
Hanna Farah, Feenics
Ewa Pigna Carrier LenelS2

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Join SNG for a one-to-one interview with Don Young, ADT’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President for Field Operations, to get his strategic take on the challenges and opportunities ahead within the security industry.

James Rothstein, Anixter, Securing New Ground speaker
Senior Vice President, Global Security Solutions
Don Young, ADT
CIO and EVP Field Operations

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Why does security matter to an organization’s culture? What does it mean to be resilient and how do you build organizational resiliency? Why is the concept of being a “business enabler” so important to the field of security? Why should leaders not fear being vulnerable? Starbucks VP of Global Security & Resilience (Chief Security Officer) Cheryl Steele will explore these questions and more with the SNG audience.

Cheryl Steele, CSO, Starbucks
Vice President, Global Security & Resilience (Chief Security Officer)

Where:A Global Digital Experience

Join SIA’s Security Megatrends Advisor Steve Van Till (president and CEO, Brivo) as he provides a preliminary look at the 2021 SIA Security Megatrends, and 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 report, the 2021 SIA Security Megatrends, following publication in early December.

Steve Van Till Brivo
President and CEO

Where:A Global Digital Experience

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
John Mack, Imperial Capital
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

October 28, 2021 | A Virtual Experience