Securing New Ground

Oct. 17-18, 2023 | InterContinental New York Times Square


NEW! Attend the Special SNG Dinner Featuring Keynote Speaker General Stanley McChrystal

SIA has organized an off-site dinner on the evening of Oct. 17 to give attendees the chance to continue conversations, build connections and grow business. This dinner, new in 2023, includes an elegant rooftop reception and full, seated meal, plus remarks from special guest speaker General Stanley McChrystal, a retired four-star general, former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan, former commander of the nation’s premier military counterterrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command, and CEO and chairman of the McChrystal Group. This special dinner experience is an add-on to your conference ticket.

Make your SNG experience exceptional! Reserve your dinner ticket while registering for the conference.

SNG Dinner Keynote: General Stanley McChrystal
Edison Ballroom Edited

All times are Eastern time zone.

October 17th, 20238:30am8:45am

Join SIA Board Chair James Rothstein (operating partner, Lee Equity Partners) for the kickoff to Securing New Ground 2023!

Operating Partner
Lee Equity Partners
October 17th, 20238:45am9:45am

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.

Dave Ilardi, Allegion
SVP & President of the Americas
Ray Mauritsson, Axis Communications
Axis Communications
Nicole McDargh, Domino's
Vice President, Safety and Loss Prevention
Scott Schafer
SMS Advisors
Jeff Stanek, president, access solutions, Carrier Fire & Security
President, Access Solutions
Carrier Fire & Security

Where:InterContinental Times Square

Get insights into distribution, customer demand and other pressures (and opportunities) facing businesses across the U.S. as SIA board member and president for dormakaba Americas Alex Housten interviews Wesco’s executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Communications & Security Solutions business, Bill Geary. With both executives passionate about topics like supply chain, distribution, manufacturing, and with both leading major enterprises, this session promises to break out the crystal ball for what our industry will face in the coming year!

Bill Geary, WESCO
EVP and GM, Communications and Security Solutions
Securing New Ground speaker Alex Housten, dormakaba Americas
dormakaba Americas
October 17th, 202310:15am10:45am

Morning Break


Connect, caffeinate and collaborate during this half-hour networking break. Light snacks, coffee and other drinks will be available.


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 2024 SIA Security Megatrends report following publication in early December.

Tara Dunning headshot
Vice President of Global Security
Steve Van Till Brivo
President and CEO

Where:InterContinental Times Square

From protecting critical infrastructure to protecting critical data, join our panel of top corporate security leaders for an open discussion on current concerns and strategies. What are their most pressing issues? How do they make a positive business impact and add extra value to their organization? 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.

Charles Burns, ASM Global
Former Vice President of Security
Miami Dolphins
Brian Harrell, Vice President and CSO, AVANGRID, and Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Vice President and CSO
AVANGRID (and Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Chris Meiter, Salient
Salient Systems
Daniel Mulligan, Lincoln Center
Director of Security
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Helen Negre, Siemens USA
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Siemens USA
October 17th, 202312:00pm1:15pm



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 2023:

  • Workforce Hiring, Diversity and Young Professionals
  • Cybersecurity
  • Generative AI
  • RMR Strategies
  • ESG Strategies
Jasvir Gill, Alert Enterprise
Founder and CEO
Lori Hudnall headshot
Director of Human Resources
SAGE Integration
Katherine Ledesma, Dragos
Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs
James Reno photo
Vice President, Commercial Sales
October 17th, 20231:15pm1:35pm

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
  • Cybersecurity
  • Generative AI
  • RMR Strategies
  • ESG Strategies
Jasvir Gill, Alert Enterprise
Founder and CEO
Lori Hudnall headshot
Director of Human Resources
SAGE Integration
Katherine Ledesma, Dragos
Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs
James Reno photo
Vice President, Commercial Sales
October 17th, 20231:35pm2:10pm

Where:InterContinental Times Square

Join Robert Dodge, CEO of Prosegur Global Risk Services, and Peter Ford, director of corporate security for Novavax, for an eye-opening review of emerging global threats that your firm needs to be aware of. This session is particular relevance for corporate security leaders and is also very relevant for all security industry solution providers and manufacturers which service enterprise customer or who have customers with a global footprint. Even manufacturers with production and operational facilities abroad will find value in this session’s fast-moving sweep of the global risk landscape.

Robert Dodge, Prosegur Global Risk Services
CEO, Global Risk Services
Peter Ford, Novavax
Director of Corporate Security
October 17th, 20232:10pm3:00pm

Our panel will explore the meaningful impact of artificial intelligence on security applications, with a particular focus on real impacts to be felt by all industry firms within the next 2-3 years.

Tina D'Agostin, CEO, Alcatraz AI
Alcatraz AI
Hamish Dobson, Motorola Solutions
CVP, Product - Enterprise Physical Security Solutions
Motorola Solutions
Jumbi Edulbehram, NVIDIA
Global Business Development, Smart Cities and Spaces
Matt Powell, managing director, ISS
Managing Director
Intelligent Security Systems (ISS)
Kurt Takahashi, Netwatch Group
Netwatch Group
October 17th, 20233:00pm3:30pm

Afternoon Networking Break


Where:InterContinental Times Square

Get an inside view into the strategy and perspective of Johnson Control’s Chairman and CEO George Oliver. With the interview conducted by SIA’s Chair  James Rothstein, Mr. Oliver will explore macro economic trends, and trending topics like healthy buildings and building efficiency/decarbonization, AI applications for building technology and AI concerns like privacy and potential regulations, plus what JCI sees as the future of the industry and how workforce challenges impact our industry’s future and what JCI is doing to attract, train and develop that next generation workforce.


George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls
Chairman and CEO
Johnson Controls
Operating Partner
Lee Equity Partners
October 17th, 20234:00pm4:30pm

Get an inside look into changes, pressures and trends into the businesses of identity and access control in this executive interview featuring HID’s Bjorn Lidefelt. Lee Odess, founder of the Access Control Executive Brief, will conduct this executive interview, which will look strongly at the future of access and identity and the various technologies, software applications, integrations and interfaces that will be part of identity management in the future.

Bjorn Lidefelt, HID Global
EVP and Head
HID Global
Securing New Ground speaker Lee Odess of Latch
Access Control Executive Brief

Where:InterContinental Times Square

SNG day 1 concludes with a special keynote from retired New York City Police Commissioner James “Jimmy” P. O’Neill, who now serves as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Physical Security at Visa. Mr. O’Neill will share insights into his strategies for Visa’s global physical and personnel security and associated programs, through which he ensures that the company’s employees and assets are protected in the 200+ countries in which Visa operates.

James P. O'Neill, Visa
Global Head of Security & Safety
October 17th, 20235:30pm8:30pm

Where:The Edison Ballroom -- Rooftop and South Ballroom

Relax, network and dine with other top industry executives! Following the enormous response to our 2022 SNG dinners,  and requests for even more networking opportunities, we have decided to build a premier networking reception and dinner event into the SNG experience. The event is an optional, add-on experience.

The reception/dinner ticket is $200 and includes a rooftop evening reception followed by a seated multicourse dinner at the Edison Ballroom, just a quick stroll from our hotel venue for the conference.

SNG Dinner Keynote Speaker: General Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general and CEO of the McChrystal Group

Make sure to add the dinner experience to your ticket when you register!

SNG Dinner Keynote: General Stanley McChrystal

Stan McChrystal headshot
CEO and Chairman
McChrystal Group (and Retired Four-Star General)
October 18th, 20238:30am8:45am
Scott Dunn
Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
Axis Communications, Inc.
October 18th, 20238:45am9:15am

Where:InterContinental Times Square

Join SNG for an executive interview with Pierre Racz, the president of Genetec. Delve into Racz’s insights into global economic trends and global competition trends, including nation-state competition. We’ll also explore how cybersecurity, trust and privacy concerns have reshaped the industry, and trends like AI, ethical use of technology, and the rapid expansion of industrial internet of things networks in addition to other topics relevant to integration leaders, corporate security directors, and software and product company executives.

The interview with Pierre Racz will be conducted by Bill Bozeman, CPP, founder of Bozeman Strategic Solutions and the former CEO of PSA Security Network.

Bill Bozeman, founder of Bozeman Strategic Solutions
Bozeman Strategic Solutions, LLC
Pierre Racz, Genetec
President & CEO
October 18th, 20239:15am10:15am

Where:InterContinental Times Square

Integrators today are facing major upheavals. Artificial intelligence solutions are on the horizon, requiring enormous skill changes for field staff and potentially creating a more direct relationship between manufacturers and integrators’ clients. End user buyers are simultaneously moving steadily to cloud-based services, further creating the possibility that the software vendor will be more involved with your clients. And hiring skilled talent is tougher than ever, which is limiting some integrators’ ability to take on new projects or clients in other destinations. How are top integrators navigating these changes and not only retaining their value but adding new value in today’s changing marketplace?

Angie Barnes, NAVCO
Executive Vice President, Sales
Tom Cook, Hanwha Techwin America
Executive Vice President of Sales & Operations
Hanwha Vision
Julaine Simmons, M.C. Dean, 2023 Securing New Ground conference speaker
Vice President
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Wayne Smith, president, Tech Systems Inc.
Tech Systems Inc.
Matt Tyler, Wachter
VP, Strategic Innovation
October 18th, 202310:15am10:45am

Morning Break


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.


Day 2 Keynote: Phil Mackintosh, Nasdaq
Chief Economist

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
John Mack
Executive Vice President
Imperial Capital


Defining the Future of Security

Founded more than 25 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 defining the future of security.

Securing New Ground

Oct. 17-18, 2023 |  New York City