October 29th, 20197:00am8:00am
Join fellow SNG attendees, speakers and sponsors for sustenance and caffeine and get ready to learn from impactful speakers and make invaluable new connections.
October 29th, 20198:00am8:15am

Chairman of the SIA Board of Directors Scott Schafer welcomes attendees to Securing New Ground 2019 and sets the tone for two high-powered days of business discussions.

Scott Schafer
Security Industry Association (SIA)
October 29th, 20198:15am8:45am

Stay tuned. Speaker to be announced soon!


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.

Alex Housten, Carrier Corporation, 2019 Securing New Ground speaker
Vice President & General Manager of Fire & Security Products
Carrier Corporation
Fredrik Nilsson, Axis Communications
Vice President, Americas
Axis Communications
Tim Palmquist, Milestone Systems
Vice President, Americas
Milestone Systems
October 29th, 201910:15am11:15am

CSOs and senior security executives from major industries and public safety 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.

Karen Frank, Pratt & Whitney, Securing New Ground speaker
Director of Global Security
Pratt & Whitney
Brad Hegrat, Accenture
Security Principal Director
Andrea Schultz, NFL, 2019 Securing New Ground speaker
Director, Strategic Security Programs and Policy
National Football League
Trisha Stein, Detroit Police Department
Director of Administrative Operations
Detroit Police Department

In this panel discussion featuring leaders in the world of residential and small business security, we’ll walk through all the market and tech factors shaping the home and small business market segments, with stops on topics like automation, remote access, cloud services, and the decision customers face when choosing between DIY and DIFM.

Anne Ferguson,
Vice President of Marketing
President, Ring Solutions
Christian Nascimento, Comcast Business
Vice President, Product & Premise Services
Comcast Business
Lee Odess, Allegion, Securing New Ground speaker
Vice President, Service Provider Business – Americas
October 29th, 201912:00pm1:00pm

During the lunch break, join your peers over lunch for topic-focused, 45-minute roundtable discussions to discuss trends and share knowledge. Roundtables are open to all SNG attendees, speakers and sponsors, but seating is limited, so arrive early to claim a seat.


Following lunch, each appointed leader from the various SNG roundtables will take the stage and present all attendees the best ideas and perspectives shared at their table.


Systems integrators and distribution partners weigh in on what pressures they are feeling and opportunities they see – from the ability to deliver GSOCs, to the impact of cybersecurity, to how changing customer needs are reshaping their solution offerings.


As a leader in the security and technology industries, you are the pulse of Securing New Ground and the industry. In this 10-minute session, attendees will electronically vote and comment on pressing industry trends and topics. Data will be shared on stage and will be featured in our signature report, Security Megatrends 2020.

October 29th, 20193:00pm3:30pm

Microsoft’s Chief Security Officer Brian Tuskan shares his vision on technology, strategy and where the security industry is headed. As CSO for one of world’s leading technology firms and with a global footprint, his view of security is more than a vision, it’s a great example of how strategy and technology can work together. Brian will also discuss the importance of having a strong relationship with the CISO in providing end-to-end enterprise security.

Brian Tuskan, CSO, Microsoft Global Security
Sr. Director, Chief Security Officer
Microsoft Global Security
October 29th, 20193:35pm4:20pm

In this SNG roundtable, companies with a culture of innovation share insights into how major industry Security Megatrends like AI, cybersecurity and cloud services are being used to add value for practitioners and unlock new revenue for suppliers.

Martin Huddart
Head, Smart Residential
Security Systems Program Manager-Bay Area
Andreas Pettersson, Arcules, Securing New Ground conference speaker

Join us for a keynote-style executive interview with Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO George Oliver and hosted by SIA Chairman Scott Schafer. Expect to explore major industry trends and market drivers, and get insights into how one of the world’s largest security solutions firms — delivering both security technology products and security integration services — is navigating evolutions in technology, business models and customer needs.

George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls
Chairman and CEO
Johnson Controls
October 29th, 20195:00pm7:30pm

Unwind after a powerful day and connect with fellow leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

October 30th, 20197:00am8:00am

Join fellow SNG attendees, speakers and sponsors for sustenance and caffeine and get ready to learn from impactful speakers and make invaluable new connections.

October 30th, 20198:00am8:10am

The second day of Securing New Ground is popularly known as the “business day” as we focus on market drivers, examine financial trends and hear from business leaders about what promises to impact today’s bottom lines and tomorrow’s growth.

October 30th, 20198:10am8:45am

Hear from the present and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (operators of the annual CES show) on what trends in innovation and consumer preferences are poised to shape the globe and your business.

October 30th, 20198:45am9:00am

How do you innovate to stay current on consumer technology trends? Resideo’s Chief Innovation Officer Niccolo de Masi brings his experiences from consumer electronics and gaming to bear on the security industry, particularly in the area of home automation and security.


In an interview-style session format, Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal and author of the book “No Off Season,” will explore how the business of security is evolving and will share insights into what corporate leaders are seeking from security teams, and how he has applied leadership lessons to grow his firm while remaining focused on the ultimate goal: managing his clients’ risk and protecting their reputations.

Allied Universal
October 30th, 20199:45am10:30am

How is the world of monitoring changing? Hear about the impact on commercial and resident monitoring, and what commercial clients are asking for as firms provide more support for outsourcing of commercial security services. Topics will include contractless monitoring, remote video monitoring, ASAP to PSAP and 911 response, PERS and more.

Thomas Nakatani, ADT, Securing New Ground Speaker
Vice President of Customer Monitoring Technology and Product Development
Affiliated Monitoring
October 30th, 201910:30am10:50am
October 30th, 201910:50am11:20am

An overview of legislative trends, political issues and federal policy that have the potential to impact the security industry

Lynn de Séve, GSA Schedules Inc.
GSA Schedules Inc.

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

Alper Cetingok
Managing Director; Group Head – Diversified Industrials; Sector Head – Security, Safety & Automation
Raymond James
John Mack
Executive Vice President
Imperial Capital
Will Schmidt
Managing Director, Security Lending
Pacific Western Bank

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Oct. 29-30, 2019
Grand Hyatt New York

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.