Securing New Ground

Oct. 8-9, 2024 | Westin New York Grand Central


Early agenda revealed! See some of our first confirmed speakers and sessions!

October 8th, 20247:00am5:00pm
October 8th, 20247:00am8:30am
October 8th, 20248:30am8:45am

Join SIA Board Chair Scott Dunn (Axis Communications) for the kickoff to Securing New Ground 2024!

October 8th, 20248:45am9:45am

The signature kickoff panel discussion of Securing New Ground brings leaders from Hanwha Vision, Idemia Public Security and Everon for a rich discussion that sets the tone for the industry’s future. In “The View from the Top,” 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.

Dan Bresingham
Tom Cook Hanwha Vision
Executive Vice President of Sales & Operations
Hanwha Vision
Donnie Scott headshot
CEO, Public Security, North America

Following a major acquisition of LenelS2, Supra and Onity, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Commercial Security Sergio Castillejos comes to the SNG stage for an interview about the company’s strategy, direction and future.

The interview will be conducted by SAGE Integration Chief Operating Officer John Nemerofsky.

Vice President and General Manager
Honeywell Commercial Security
John Nemerofsky, SAGE Integration
Chief Operating Officer
SAGE Integration
October 8th, 202410:15am10:45am

Morning Break


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

October 8th, 202410:45am11:15am

What are the top trends? Will they force you to change? Will they give you new business opportunity? And how should your business – or your security team – prepare to respond to these industry-rattling changes?

Our panelists will also ask you to launch the mySIA mobile app to 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 2025 SIA Security Megatrends report following publication in early December.

Tara Dunning, Wesco
Vice President of Global Security
Steve Van Till, Brivo
President and CEO
Eric Yunag, Convergint
Executive Vice President, Products and Services
October 8th, 202411:15am12:00pm

Trends, emerging technology and security business aside, this is what CSOs and other corporate security executives are really thinking about. Featuring a panel of top security practitioners, our Security Leaders Speak! session will explore the topics that genuinely matter to corporate security teams.

October 8th, 202412:00pm1:30pm



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.


Verkada’s CEO and co-founder, Filip Kaliszan, joins us on the SNG stage to open up on the firm’s growth strategy and how his firm has already made waves.


Major trends like IT-OT convergence, direct-to-end-user sales, SaaS models supported by vendors, AI-powered automation, and consistent challenges of hiring installation and support technicians and more are facing your integration business. How will you navigate wave after wave of disruption? Here from integration leaders on how they navigate (and prosper) amid change.

Unlimited Technology
October 8th, 20243:00pm3:30pm

Afternoon Networking Break

Rob Aarnes headshot
ADI Global Distribution
October 8th, 20244:00pm4:30pm

In February 2024, global system integrator Convergint announced Ann Fandozzi as the new CEO, bringing diverse experiences leading firms like RBA (formerly Ritchie Brothers), Abra Auto Body & Glass, and the Ride car sharing platform (which she founded), in addition to leadership roles at firms like Whirlpool, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, McKinsey & Company and Lockheed Martin.

Now she comes to the SNG stage for an executive interview into what Convergint’s strategy and future could look like for the next 10 years.

Ann Fandozzi headshot
October 8th, 20244:30pm5:00pm

Our Day 1 keynote will be announced soon!

October 8th, 20245:00pm6:30pm

Cocktails & conversations precede our special dinner event.

October 8th, 20246:30pm8:30pm

New for 2024, included in your ticket to SNG is a can’t-miss evening dinner event featuring a dynamic presentation from a special guest speaker to be announced soon!

October 9th, 20248:45am9:00am

The SIA 25 On the RISE award program, presented by the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) RISE community, recognizes 25 new and emerging security leaders each year for their impactful contributions to advancing the security industry. SIA 25 on the RISE awardees represent the industry’s leaders of today and tomorrow who influence their companies, their communities and the industry at large in terms of diversity, impact and innovation.


Best known for being the world’s largest provider of security guards (and one of top employers in the U.S.), Allied Universal hasn’t stopped with private security staffing. Today the firm has built a robust technology integration business, an experienced risk and security consulting services unit, and even a security solutions unit that holds AMAG Technology.

In this executive interview, we welcome CEO Steve Jones back to the SNG and will dive into his perspective on the global security industry and how he’s shaping his strategy for Allied Universal’s continuing growth.

Steve Jones
Allied Universal
October 9th, 20249:30am10:15am

Top CFOs and financial experts address topics like improving cashflow, how to leverage banking relationships, how to evaluate deals, how to leverage forensic accounting practices and even how HR challenges are changing the numbers.

October 9th, 202410:15am10:45am

Morning Break


In this keynote session on Day 2 of SNG, Nasdaq Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Phil Mackintosh returns to 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 headshot
Chief Economist

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

Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industrials
Raymond James
John Mack III, Imperial Capital
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. 8-9, 2024 | Westin New York Grand Central