AMAG Hosts Annual Security Engineering Symposium
AMAG Technology hosted its annual Security Engineering Symposium in Miami, Fla., Feb. 15-18, 2019 at the Trump National Doral Miami. Eighty end users, consultants and integrators were in attendance. Guests were treated to two days of interactive presentations with thought leaders in compliance, AI, edge technology, insider threat and open technologies and were taught how to apply what it means to them to understand how to utilize the right solutions to mitigate risks, ensure compliance and save money.
AMAG Technology President Kurt Takahashi and Director of Business Development Kami Dukes opened the conference by welcoming attendees and introducing honored guests and AMAG staff. Chief Operating Officer Howard Johnson and Vice President of Products and Partner Programs Jason Schimpf presented “Your Voice, Our Vision” and discussed AMAG’s vision for the future which is based on customer feedback and the technology innovation needed to meet today’s threats. A Platinum panel based on the theme “Achieve More Together” discussed security trends, customer needs and how best to move forward together to be successful. Two TED-style talks featured “Open Ideas” with Dukes and Senior Director of Global Sales Justin Wilmas and “People Within” with Business Development Manager Dan Bissmeyer.
“Our goal this year was to change and improve the format to provide digestible, useable content that was valuable to our attendees, and I believe we met that goal,” Dukes said. “Our diverse audience inspired impactful discussions surrounding topics that affect vertical markets dealing with compliance challenges, and I am proud to announce that together we raised nearly $9,500 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.”
“AMAG hosted a first class event that provided the opportunity to network with AMAG, as well as many end users and vendors," said Salt Lake City Police Department Captain Scott Teerlink. "The format allowed for much discussion not only about the Symmetry solution, but how to better integrate access control with video, audio and other innovative solutions to improve our site security while simplifying and reducing time needed to complete the critical tasks necessary to ensure our facilities are secure. I left with a better understanding about AMAG, the Symmetry solution and what's new in the security industry. Most importantly, I met outstanding people that will be a tremendous asset as we work to adapt and evolve our systems to best meet our changing environment and needs."
Ten certified technology partners worked together to deliver theme-based presentations to attendees. Platinum level sponsors ASSA ABLOY and Vingtor Stentofon presented “Living on the Edge.” Gold level sponsors Axis Communications and Salient Systems presented “Take Tech to the Biz.” Gold sponsors LifeSafety Power and Winsted presented “Automation & Compliance.” Silver sponsors Idemia, IRIS ID, LiveSafe and Wavelynx shared a breakout session.
"The Security Engineering Symposium provided a wonderful opportunity to network and build relationships with fellow security professionals," said Jorge Gomez, managing member/ project engineer, J&A Engineering Consultants. "The event revitalized me and renewed my excitement about the security industry."
During the closing banquet, a representative from St. Jude’s Research Hospital presented about the mission and advances St. Jude’s is making in pediatric cancer research. The SES19 sponsors and attendees together raised $4,728, which was matched by AMAG for a record setting total of $9,456. “We are so thankful to our integrators, consultants, partners and end users for their generosity, and are thrilled to donate such a large sum to St. Jude,” Dukes said.
For more information, contact AMAG Technology Director of Business Development Kami Dukes at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the complete Symmetry solution by visiting www.amag.com.