The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for Securing New Ground (SNG), a security industry executive conference scheduled for Oct. 28 and 29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.
This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends impacting business strategies. The conference will feature more than a day and a half of sessions tailored for suppliers, integrators and practitioners.
The full agenda is online at
“In the last several years of SNG, we have mapped incredible change in the security industry to the benefit of our members and conferees,” said V. John Stroia, COO of The Will-Burt Company and SIA Chairman. “I’ve seen firsthand how businesses have been bought and sold and lucrative new deals have been made because of contacts initiated at the SNG conference. It is the best place for security industry executives to make things happen.”
Some of the top presenters confirmed to date include the following suppliers, integrators and practitioners:
  • Steven Van Till, president & CEO, Brivo Systems
  • Thanasis Molokotos, president & CEO, ASSA ABLOY Americas Division
  • Ron Virden, president & general manager, Lenel, Supra and Onity
Integrators and dealers
  • Tim Whall, chairman & CEO, Protection 1
  • Jason Oakley, president, North America Video
  • Pamela Petrow, president & CEO, Vector Security Inc.
  • Bonnie Michelman, director of police, security and outside services, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brian Allen, chief security officer, Time Warner
  • Dave Cullinane, founder, TruSTAR Technology LLC
For the first time, SIA is teaming up with the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA) to expand SNG opportunities for security practitioners. A half-day practitioners session will provide a plain English translation of IT security concepts and actions so any physical security leader can effectively engage in a discussion of cybersecurity.
“As cofounder and president of GSRMA, I have alerted my fellow security practitioners to beware of the blurring distinctions between traditional and logical security. As we work toward an umbrella enterprise security risk management framework, SNG is an excellent venue for practitioners to identify the challenges of a unified security alignment side-by-side with suppliers and integrators,” said Ray O'Hara, CPP, executive vice president of AS Solution.
Early bird rates provide $200 off SNG registration for most attendees. Practitioners specifically register for a special rate of $300. Qualified members of the press are eligible to attend free. 
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