Julaine Simmons, M.C. Dean, 2023 Securing New Ground conference speaker

Julaine Simmons

Vice President, Security & Electronic Systems

M.C. Dean, Inc.

Julaine Simmons, vice president of security and electronic systems at M.C. Dean, oversees division operations, customer growth and employee development to keep the company at the forefront of the security industry. She also serves as program executive for federal agencies and commercial sector customers. Over the past 13 years, Simmons has expanded the company’s relationships with top U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community customers, advancing M.C. Dean’s mission-critical capabilities. With the growing connectivity of cyber-physical technologies, she is also one of the proponents of M.C. Dean’s cloud-based solution, Enterprise Security SaaS, which provides integrated access control and intrusion detection managed services with the resiliency of the cloud.

Simmons is an executive sponsor of Women at M.C. Dean and represents the company at universities and industry organizations providing mentorship and advocating for career growth of women in engineering and technology. She also was recognized as a 2023 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 honoree. Simmons started her career at Bell Labs developing fiber optic laser technologies and long-haul telecommunication systems. She holds her PMP certification and earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.


The Future of the Security Integrator

Wednesday, October 18th

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?