Wayne Smith, president, Tech Systems Inc.

Wayne Smith


Tech Systems Inc.

Wayne Smith is the president of Tech Systems, Inc. In his role, he leads this team in providing service-centric and converged security solutions to many Fortune 500 companies as well as over 600+ health care institutions. Smith provides clients and prospects with the essential information, technology and training to manage the ever-increasing convergence of logical and physical security solutions. He currently holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

Smith has over 35 years of experience in the IT and security industry. Prior to Tech Systems, he spent 13 years with Synovus Financial Corporation and TSYS in Columbus, Georgia, where he held the position of director of information security for Total System Services and vice president, facilities technology for Synovus. Prior to that time, he was the assistant vice president, security systems manager. He brings a wealth of experience in the design and implementation of physical and logical security systems. Prior to working with Synovus and TSYS, Smith was a military police officer with the United States Army. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University and his MBA from Kennesaw State University.


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?