The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced that Jim Grubb, chief technology evangelist, Cisco Systems, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 28 at TMA’s 2019 Tech Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the second consecutive year for the two day event that offers security industry professionals a combination of education sessions and network building opportunities. All attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and ask detailed questions in an interactive environment, geared specifically for IT professionals in the monitoring center.

Grubb is a visionary Cisco leader who is passionate about early positioning and differentiation of innovation and technology. Instrumental in bringing new solutions to life, he ensures that Cisco is delivering products, solutions and services that enable their customers to accelerate their journey towards digital transformation. His presentation is titled “The Future of Networking in the Modern Data Center.”

“High quality education is one of the core pillars of TMA’s mission,” said TMA President Ivan Spector, Alarme Sentinelle/ Sentinel Alarm. “As such, we take great pride in bringing outstanding speakers and renowned subject matter experts such as Jim Grubb to speak to our members and others within the monitoring and security industry.” 

As an expert in digitization even before it was called digitization, Grubb has spent most of his career inventing and explaining the art of the possible with technology. He is an exponential thinker and charismatic speaker working with most of Cisco's largest customers as they build their digital strategies.  

As John Chamber's longtime product demo sidekick, he delivered over 400 keynote demonstrations at industry, technology and CXO events, including Cisco Live, CES, HIMSS, NRF, Oracle World, Salesforce, DODIS, Cisco Partner Summit and Cisco's Worldwide Sales meetings.

Grubb has also presented to many government and world leaders, including Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Madeleine Albright, Dimitry Medvedev, Al Gore, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Vicente Fox, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Carnahan and Jim Gilmore.

Visit TMA's website for program details, registration and housing. (Note: Special room rates expire Fri., Feb. 8.)