This past week’s PSA TEC 2023 held true to the event’s reputation as the premier education and networking event for PSA systems integrators.
Traditionally hosted in Denver, the longstanding event was held for the first time in downtown Dallas at the Hyatt Regency, May 1-4. In all, more than 400 energetic and motivated attendees from across the security industry ecosystem gathered for technical and business training, PSA member meetings, awards, networking and social gatherings, and connections with technology partners.
TEC aims to provide education for every department of a systems integration company. This year’s programming was built around tracks for Leadership & Business, Operations, P.E.O.P.L.E. (Purpose, Elevate, Organization, Passion, Learning & Evolve), Sales, and Technical. A cross section of session titles illustrate PSA’s mission to help its member companies — which are responsible for more than $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro A/V installations — remain leading providers in their service regions and nationally.
By example, among the many hour-long sessions were: The Connected Business Improves Growth & Profitability; Applying the Principles of Lean Six Sigma to Enhance Efficiency & Increase Profits; Technical & Cyber Expectations of Today’s Integrators; Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges Through Emerging Technologies; and, Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in the Workplace.
In one noticeable change at PSA TEC 2023, the traditional products and technology exhibition was replaced by individual vendor-hosted TECTalk Tables, which integrators circulated among during set meeting times each day. Two long-running highlights of the event did return, with PSA CEO Matt Barnette moderating the State of the Industry and State of the Integrator panel discussions.
For a fuller visual representation of the event — chockablock with details and session takeaways — be sure to click through the gallery of images and captions at the top of this article. For more information about PSA Security Network, go here.