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Florida Blue: Big, diverse—secure
An airplane hangar, retail facilities, office buildings, health clinics, and data centers—Harold Grimsley, Senior Director for Corporate Safety, Security & Facility Operations for Florida Blue, is responsible for securing them all.

Florida Blue is Florida's Blue Cross Blue Shield provider. It's a $9 billion enterprise with 11,500 employees that comprises nearly 3 million square feet of corporate real estate in locations around the country. Seven new locations were added in 2013 and more will be added in 2014.

Grimsley, the author of "The Successful Security Leader—Strategies for Success" and a Security Director News "20 under 40" alumnus (2009), will tell the TechSec audience about overseeing security for a growing enterprise. He'll discuss how his Security Operations Center, which provides visibility into all Florida Blue properties, fits into the puzzle. In addition, Grimsley will provide an assessment of the service that he and other end users receive from security manufacturers, integrators and consultants. For the security practitioners in attendance, he'll address some strategies for success and what can lead to the downfall of a security leader.

IP video in North America: Surveillance trends to watch for in 2014
As a precursor to the "IP camera of the future" TechSec educational session, Oliver Philippou will deliver a presentation designed specifically for the TechSec audience. You'll hear the latest North American video surveillance market growth statistics, learn which IP video products are expected to be big sellers and which vertical markets will be hot and why, as well as other trends of interest to integrators, end users and manufacturers doing business in North America.

Oliver Philippou
Market Analyst, Video Surveillance & Security Services, IHS Technology

Managed services comes of age: Success stories from integrators who are making it work
For nearly a decade, managed services—the outsourcing of video, access control, and, in some cases, all day-to-day management of overall security services—has been touted at TechSec as the business model of the future. What may have been mostly talk in 2007 is an ROI reality for several successful integrators in 2014. In this educational session, three integrators will discuss the kinds of managed services they offer and how their model works. Learn the resources you'll need, in terms of infrastructure, personnel and resolve to make managed services work at your company and for your customers.

Sam Shalaby, General Manager of the Ottawa Branch and Managed Services Director, Convergint
Rob Simopoulos, President, AdvanceTechnology
Wayne Smith, Vice President of Sales, Tech Systems, Inc.
Moderated by Martha Entwistle, Editor, Security Systems News

Hospital Security: Checkup on technology and innovation
Every day, hospital security directors contend with challenges as diverse as violence in emergency rooms, securing neonatal units, ensuring prescription drugs are safeguarded, and complying with regulations such as HIPAA. They must maintain an environment that is both open to the public and highly secure. In this educational session, security directors from four leading U.S. hospitals talk about what kinds of technology they've put in place in their hospitals, what works well, what doesn't work well, and what's on their security technology wish lists.

Keith McGlen, Director Security Services, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.
Rose M. Miller, CPP, Director of Protective Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Ralph Nerette, Manager of Security, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Randy Propps, Director of Security and Emergency Management, McLeod Regional Medical Center
Moderated by Shawn Reilly, Director of Health Care Security Training and Risk Evaluation, Tech Systems

Securing America's most critical assets
When moderator Rob Hile is asked why MIT's security problems are different, he cooly replies, "They do have a nuclear reactor." Rob Hile moderates this discussion among top security directors from three of the United States' most unique critical infrastructure sites: a world-leading biotech firm; one of the most recognized universities in the country; and, one of the South's largest municipal water systems. The need for total situational awareness, centralized alarm management and the requirement for integration with security and non-security platforms alike will be discussed. They will share the challenges that keep them up at night. The group will discuss their experiences, both good and bad, with the various situational awareness/PSIM platforms that are currently flooding the market today.

Bhavesh Patel, Senior Director, Security Services & Technology, Genzyme
Scott Starkey, Security Superintendent, Birmingham Water Board
Thomas W. Komola, Manager, Security & Emergency Management Office, MIT
Moderated by Rob Hile, Director, Strategic Accounts: SureView Systems, Inc.

The IP camera of the Future
What will (or should) IP cameras look like in 2015? Ray Coulombe, an entrepreneur who has participated in six start-up and early stage growth technology companies, offers answers. As moderator, he will challenge panelists—four of the leaders in IP video technology today—to describe how enhanced processing power will be used, the image quality, compression, and analytics to be expected, and the implications of tagging for big data. If you're buying lines of IP cameras you can't afford to miss this session.

Fredrik Nilsson, GM Americas, Axis Communications
Steve Gorski, GM Americas, Mobotix
Ian Johnston, President and CEO, Innovative Security Design
John Romanowich, President and CEO of SightLogix
Moderated by Ray Coulombe, Founder,


Next Gen Security Series: Talking tech with young leaders on the integration and the end user side
For the past two years, one of the most popular educational sessions at TechSec has been one featuring security professionals from Security Director News' annual "20 under 40" list. Due to interest and demand, this year we're presenting a second session featuring honorees from Security Systems News' annual "20 under 40" list.

Security directors' perspective: Young security professionals' use of new technology on the job
Each year Security Director News honors 20 young security professionals who've displayed leadership qualities and promise for success. This panel discussion features four honorees from this year's SDN "20 under 40" Class. Speakers representing different vertical markets such as high tech, retail and health care will discuss their experience with new security technology on the job.

Four honorees from Security Director News' "20 under 40"
Adam Parker, Director of Loss Prevention, Lamps Plus
Nicholas Santillo Jr., Director, Operations Security, American Water
Ron Self, Director of Safety and Security, Blytheville, Arkansas Public Schools
Mike Wiley, Senior VP of Security, Switch
Moderated by Amy Canfield, Managing Editor, Security Director News

Security integrators' perspective: The changing landscape of security integration
This session features four tech-savvy honorees from Security Systems News' "20 under 40" Class of 2013. Speakers are chosen for their technical savvy and depth of experience with systems integration and security monitoring.

Four honorees from Security Systems News' "20 under 40"
Johnny Cunningham, Director Of Information Technology, ADS Security
Robert Gaulden, VP of Sales, Kratos PSS
Joe Parisi, Senior Account Executive, Rapid Response Monitoring
Jesse Rivest, Regional Sales Manager, Affiliated Monitoring
Moderated by Leif Kothe, Associate Editor, Security Systems News

Is your security system the most vulnerable point on your network?
The U.S. is constantly under attack by global cyber gangs, organized criminals and nation states. These growing Advanced Persistent Threat attacks target companies, government and infrastructure. The constant search for the weakest link has exposed new vulnerabilities. Has the security system become a new target? Security systems are rich with information that attackers want, such as video, audio, transactional and personal information, not to mention the fact that doors can be opened and alarms disabled. As more analog security devices become IP-enabled, more opportunities arise for a hack. What is the role of the customer, integrator and manufacturer? What are the real risks? Here's what we can we do.

Anthony Flower, Information Security Analyst, Progressive Insurance
Chris Peckham, Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer and Special Projects, KRATOS|PSS
Adam Williams, Chief Security Officer, Diebold
Moderated by Jeremy Brecher, VP Technology, Electronic Security, Diebold Security

Getting the banks to spend on you
The security requirements in the banking vertical are stringent and the security spend is significant. Those are two reasons why integrators are eager for work in this market. Learn how banks select a security provider and how regulatory requirements fit into the picture. Security directors from two major financial institutions, Fifth Third Bank and Key Bank, share the inside word on security technology in banks with TechSec attendees.

Stephanie Clarke, SVP and Director, Physical Security Solutions, KeyBank
Mike Neugebauer, VP and Senior Manager for Safety and Security, Fifth Third Bank
Moderated by Oliver Philippou, Market Analyst, IHS Technology

Mining big security data for gold
Kratos CTO Chris Peckham moderates a panel that will illuminate how four systems integrators are helping specific customers mine and synthesize data from their video and access control systems. Learn how it's done and what kinds of business intelligence gold they're extracting from this data. The integrators will each focus on the data mining they're doing in a specific vertical market including city surveillance, airports and retail.

David Coleman, principal, Avrio RMS
Nigel Waterton, VP of Corporate Strategy & Development, Aronson Security Group
Robert Locke, Vice President, Open Innovation
Don Zoufal, Safety and Security Industry Executive, SDI
Moderated by Chris Peckham, Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer and Special Projects KRATOS|PSS

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2014 Speakers


"I'm excited to speak on the 20 Under 40 Panel where I'll share how Target leverages technology to mitigate risk and respond to different crisis situations."

Beth Brown
Manager, Corporate Command Center

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