Kenneth Dixon

Kenneth Dixon

VP of Security & Safety Solutions

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Kenneth Dixon oversees security and public safety operations at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  

He designed a state of the art security operations center (SOC) and leveraged sophisticated technology and training to create the safest large convention center in the United States.  Prior to joining the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, Kenneth served as the Vice President and Head of Security for Sotheby’s, Inc. and was responsible for the security of $2 billion of art, jewelry and other valuable products. Ken also served as Director of U.S. Operations for Brink’s, Inc., where he managed a complex network of import, export and domestic transportation of valuables on a global scale. Not only did Ken oversee the security, transport, storage and logistics for the movement of commodities, but he also designed several Brink’s facilities across the country. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Kenneth oversaw the 72-hour removal of 1,100 metric tons of silver and 200 metric tons of other precious metals from beneath the ruins of 4 World Trade Center in a salvage mission for Scotia Bank. Kenneth received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Pace University and has completed numerous American Management Association courses in human resources, advanced financial analysis, corporate investigations and employee behavioral studies.

He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Association for Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC), Jeweler’s Security Alliance (JSA), American Museum Association (AMA), NYPD Shield, JFK Cargo Association and a former gilded scholar member of the Gerson Lehrman Consulting Group. 


Securing the Future Generation of Security

Thursday, October 25th
Technology disruptions have changed the game for our industry so quickly and the skill set for future leaders must change with it. Devices and how they are employed within enterprises have changed many of the core processes of how we do business. So, how can we stay on top of the interruption and get the right people to enhance the traditional methods of security, while managing risk and monitoring resiliency? Hear how the panel team connects with different areas of the security channel to integrate emerging technology and deliver the competitive advantage end-users expect.