The Security Industry Association (SIA), the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi and ISC West are partnering to provide education on the issue of stadium security at ISC West 2019, April 9-12 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev. As part of this partnership, SIA Education@ISC will host The Stadium of the Future, a presentation bringing together a panel of industry experts to discuss current technology and capabilities gaps in security for the sports and entertainment industry.

Research conducted by the NCS4 provides evidence of a need for innovation and technology transfer in this multi-billion dollar industry. In this education offering, Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the NCS4, will moderate a discussion featuring Scott Dunn, senior director of business development, solutions and services at Axis Communications; Greg Moya, global pre-sales director at Dell Technologies; and Ryan Zatolokin, business development manager and senior technologist at Axis Communications.

“The race to build the most cutting edge sports stadium in the world has already begun,” said Elli Voorhees, director of education and training at SIA. “With 360-degree video walls, retractable roofs and interactive, virtual fan experience areas, the next generation of sports stadiums focuses on the convergence of the physical and digital experience. High tech advancements are being made to enhance the fan experience at every turn, and this education session will highlight how technology capabilities are being leveraged to improve safety and security.”

During this session, industry experts will share the latest updates and findings regarding stadium and public venue security, highlight the NCS4’s work and share how attendees can participate in upcoming projects and initiatives.

“The sports and entertainment industry is moving away from traditional stadium structures to mega-venues which affix residential, office and retail spaces to large sports complexes,” Marciani said. “As technology advances and stadiums evolve into multi-purpose centers, security solution providers need to learn about the current and future needs of commercial sport and entertainment facilities — to meet growing market demands and to stay competitive in their product development.”

Attendees will have the opportunity learn from leading industry experts and participate in a hands-on learning exercise.

The Stadium of the Future will take place during ISC West on Thursday, April 11, from 1-4 p.m. in Sands 302. Following the session, attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception sponsored by SIA.

To attend The Stadium of the Future and other education sessions at ISC West, sign up for SIA Education@ISC West. The program qualifies for continuing education hours with many relevant industry accreditation bodies.

Learn more about ISC West here.