Scott Schafer

Scott Schafer (Moderator)


SMS Advisors

Scott Schafer started his career in the IT/networking industry serving in senior executive positions with NCR/AT&T and Reynolds & Reynolds. In 2004, Schafer came to the security industry and helped lead the successful growth of Pelco and Arecont Vision. As the CEO of SMS Advisors, he helps many leading security companies build stronger businesses by growing their revenue faster and profitably.

Schafer served on the board of directors at the Security Industry Association for many years and was the membership chair, secretary, treasurer and chair of SIA. He received the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, the SIA Chair’s Award, a SIA lifetime honorary membership and the George R. Lippert Award for service to the security industry and to SIA.


The View From the Top

Tuesday, October 17th

The signature kick-off panel discussion of Securing New Ground brings leaders from Allegion, Carrier, Domino’s and Eagle Eye Networks for a moderated 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.