Life Safety Alliance Announces Top 40 Global Thought Leaders in Security and Life Safety

The honorees cover the spectrum from life safety, physical security and cybersecurity to risk management, loss prevention and intelligence.

MEDFORD, N.J. — The Life Safety Alliance (LSA), an organization dedicated to enhancing global life safety and security through partnerships and collaborations, recently announced the results of its Top 40 Global Thought Leaders in Security and Life Safety.

This new honor “represents an effort to bring enhanced objectivity, transparency, and rigor to the process of identifying influencers and thought leaders in the field,” according to the alliance announcement.

The Life Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit organization open to all members of the security and life safety community.

The recognized contenders “covered the spectrum from life safety, physical security, and cybersecurity to risk management, loss prevention and intelligence,” according to the Life Safety Alliance announcement. Honorees include practitioners, service and technology providers, researchers, academics and other professionals from more than a dozen countries, the announcement says.

The inaugural includes 41 honorees, with an honorary award granted to Andrii Lukashenko in Ukraine, who “demonstrated extraordinary dedication to thought leadership while also serving in Ukraine’s armed forces in its war against Russia,” according to the Life Safety Alliance announcement.

Inside the 2024 Life Safety Alliance Top 40

Candidates scores were calculated using a proprietary algorithm based on a variety of criteria, including conference presentations, webinar and podcast appearances, LinkedIn reach, courses taught, volunteer leadership positions held, among others, covering the period of Jan. 1, 2023, through April 30, 2024. A formula weighed these criteria and issued a final tabulation.

After reviewing the credentials of hundreds of professionals in the life safety and security fields, LSA reached out to almost 200 candidates whom it identified as among the most prolific and active thought leaders in the industry.

Candidates were offered the opportunity to supply evidence of the requested criteria to better capture their activities. For those who didn’t respond, the LSA searched for the information on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, blogs, professional publications and websites, conference agendas, and other open-source information repositories.

“We are delighted to announce the results of what we expect to be an annual recognition of the top thought leaders in life safety and security,” says Becky Lane, acting CEO of LSA, in the announcement. “It was an extremely competitive process, with so many of the candidates sharing impressive evidence of influence and thought leadership.”

Those who made the list will receive an LSA challenge coin commemorating their achievement as well as a virtual certificate.

“We would like to acknowledge the truly remarkable thought leaders in our industry, not only those that made the top 40, but the many others who enrich our community, offer insight, and provide value,” says George Bish, LSA board member and co-chairman of the Membership Committee, in the LSA announcement. “The talent is simply amazing.”

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