Systems integrators and others across the security channel will be among the anticipated 20,000+ registrants who will convene at the ASIS International (ASIS) 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014) this fall, according to the group.
ASIS 2014 and the colocated (ISC)² Security Congress 2014 will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The four-day event offers an opportunity for integrators to generate leads and build relationships with end users from the U.S., as well as 80 other countries. They also will find a plethora of education sessions that will provide insight into the challenges that end-users and buyers across business sectors are facing.
ASIS 2014 will offer 250 education sessions in 23 different tracks spanning traditional security, systems integrator-related programs, and IT security.
Among the topics of interest to systems integrators will be video surveillance and the staggering number of choices facing end users; retrofit and migration strategies for video and access control systems; key physical security trends to watch; and results of new ASIS research on metrics, which led to the development of a measurement tool for the profession. Providers of cloud services will want to hear advice given to security managers in the Oct. 1 session “How to Evaluate Your Cloud Provider’s Security.”
One session focuses exclusively on a new breed of integrator that is emerging to address both small- and large-scale projects. “The Integrator of the Future” session on Sept. 29 will identify the largest growth markets for integration professionals.
Other programs cover urgent issues facing the global security community such as cyber fraud, aviation security, drones, workplace violence, and the safety of our food supply. Attendees will learn how security professionals can leverage the rich data source that is emerging with the use of social media, how to maximize the intelligence collected during alarms and emergencies, and what three critical issues are facing retail leaders today.
A panel of experts from (ISC)² will kick off a trio of general sessions on Thursday, Oct. 2 with “Exploring Security Solutions.” The discussion will highlight key cyber-related issues confronting security today. A “Perspectives on Security” session will focus on the top 10 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions and the final general session is a security insights program, “An Insider’s Look at China,” presented by a New Yorker magazine correspondent who was based in Beijing from 2005 to 2013. The ASIS 2014 closing luncheon will feature Scott Moore, United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.), who will share his perspectives on what it takes to both create and lead the world’s most high-performing teams.
Keynote speakers include former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), and Jon Huntsman, Jr., former governor of Utah and candidate for 2012 presidential nomination.
More than 600 exhibitors will be on hand to display thousands of cutting-edge technologies and other products and services of interest to integrators, installers, and dealers.
Visit www.securityexpo.org for complete registration and housing details, as well as the most up-to-date information on ASIS 2014. The early bird discount deadline is Aug. 29.