Securing New Ground speaker Lee Odess of Latch

Lee Odess

Senior Vice President, Business and Operations


Labeled as an “uber-networker” by the Washington Post and selected as one of The IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire in 2020, Lee Odess has nearly 20 years of experience starting, building and leading businesses. Currently, Lee is the general manager of Latch, which acquired Lee’s consulting business, Group337. Group337 consulted for 40+ of the leading and emerging companies in and around the physical security. also developed content through The Inside and created industry analyst reports through security industry metrics. Prior to founding Group337, Lee served as vice president of strategic partnering for Allegion PLC. Lee formerly led teams at UniKey Technologies, Brivo Inc., Lutron Electronics and his own companies, Energy + Light + Control and Fresh Confections. Lee writes often on the industry and has presented at technology and security conferences around the world, including SXSW, Dreamforce, ISC West, GSX, Security Investor Conference and the International Builders Show.


Lunch and SNG Roundtables: Join a Discussion with Other Leaders

Tuesday, October 18th

Join your peers for topic-focused, virtual 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.

Discussion Topics for 2022:

  • Workforce Hiring, Diversity and Young Professionals (hosted by Convergint’s Maria Castellanos)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Proptech (hosted by Latch’s Lee Odess)
  • Finance/Investments/Economic Conditions
  • Cloud/SaaS
  • Systems Integration and Monitoring

Security as Proptech: Unlock New Value and Opportunities in the Digital Transformation of Real Estate

Tuesday, October 18th

Bonus: As part of SNG and as presented during this session, all attendees will receive SIA’s new Proptech Research Report that explores market and growth opportunities for security solutions companies.