It is very different from all the other shows I’ve attended. The chaos is missing - and there's no need to cross your fingers that the person you want to speak with will be available. Instead it is focused with hard core, scheduled meetings between integrators and solutions providers happening all day long and networking opportunities available throughout the day and at the nightly dinners.
With 80 percent of the integrators attending ranked as vice presidents, presidents and chief executive officers, those meetings contain a lot of decision making and meaningful conversations with the right people…and it’s all happening high up on the beautiful, snowless slopes of The Lodges at Deer Valley, Park City, Utah. Like everything about the event, the location and season is very intentional.
Jon Lowell, executive director of Security Xchange, Burnsville, Minn., summed it up saying, “We specifically chose this location as a distraction-free environment that allows for the private meeting setting that makes this event so A-typical. It fosters relationships for both parties in a very focused setting.”
“This event is absolutely more focused than most,” said Franco van Heijningen, vice president of technology, Niscayah, Duluth, Ga. “You can see a lot of people that you are interested in seeing in a very short period of time and it is not a huge investment to do that here.”
Lowell believes that “tough economic times dictate that building partnerships, developing metrics and creating opportunities together is more important than ever. SecurityXchange is about focusing your attention long enough to not let the pace of business prevent you from achieving your security goals.”
There’s no snow…but there’s open conversations, strategic initiatives and no everyday office distractions – and that’s even more beautiful!