ISC East Announces Keynote Speakers, Educational Programming and More

ISC East attendees are invited to participate in all programming, which takes place Nov. 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York City.

NORWALK, Conn. — ISC East, the Northeast’s security and public safety event hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, will present “an expansive slate of keynote speakers and educational programming at this year’s conference.”

ISC East attendees are invited to participate in all programming, which takes place Nov. 14-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

ISC East Keynote Series

This year, the ISC East Keynote Series will take place at The Bridge – the conference’s main stage destination.

“ISC East is excited to offer a dynamic lineup of educational and professional opportunities that unite the industry and shape the future of security,” says ISC Event vice president Mary Beth Shaughnessy in the announcement.

“Every year, we strive to create an environment that offers impactful connections allowing industry professionals to network, hear from dynamic speakers and implement lessons learned once they return home,” she says.

Education Highlights at The Bridge

Through the conference’s signature educational programming, attendees can join complimentary sessions that cover the newest and most relevant technology in the industry. Sample sessions at the Bridge Stage include:

  • How Intercoms and Audio Enhance Security Systems: A Practical Guide for Security Professionals and Customers, sponsored by Axis Communications
    • Joshua Gerena, segment development manager, Axis Communications
    • Pete Kelly, regional sales manager, Axis Communications
      • Intercoms and audio devices are useful for communication, but did you know that they can also enhance security systems? In this session, you will learn how to integrate intercoms and audio devices with security systems, such as cameras, analytics and access control. You will also discover best practices and tips for installing and maintaining intercoms and audio devices in various scenarios.
  • SafePointe: AI-Powered Precision in Modern Weapons Detection, sponsored by SoundThinking
    • Boe Young, vice president, SafePointe, SoundThinking
      • Delve into the innovative capabilities of SafePointe’s AI-powered, touchless security solution. Experience firsthand the seamless and low-profile integration of our free-flow screening technology unlike any other. Discover how we’re transforming security standards and aiding professionals in effectively addressing threats with precision and efficiency.
  • Do You Need an All-in-One Connected Security Solution With a 5-Minute Install, Guaranteed to Add More Residential Accounts/​Day?, sponsored by Napco Security Technologies, Inc.
    • David Donovan, Mid-Atlantic regional sales/channel manager, Napco Security Technologies
      • Want to add more residential RMR accounts faster than ever? Tired of paying high monthly costs for the interactive services your customers want? If you answered yes, you need to check out Napco’s brand new Prima: the breakthrough smarter self-contained system, a 7” super panel for security/fire/video/automation and easy backend, that smartly has everything you want and simply nothing you don’t.
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection 2.0, What’s Next!?
    • Brian Harrell, vice president and chief security officer, Avangrid
      • Brian Harrell, former U.S. Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, will highlight current trends in cyber and physical security and how they are changing by the week. Domestic violent extremists, nation-state adversaries and hacktivist groups are targeting key systems, resources and infrastructure. Harrell will discuss the current state and future of keeping these assets secure.

“Each year, SIA Education@ISC East offers a robust array of insightful and engaging content on the most cutting-edge issues in our industry and the connection between physical security, cybersecurity and business,” says SIA CEO Don Erickson in the announcement.

“In addition to top-quality keynote presentations from security and public safety leaders Greg Ehrie and Terri Tobin, the 2023 program offers an expanded three-day program featuring a unique blend of interactive panel sessions, case studies and technical training to help attendees move their businesses and the industry forward,” he says.

Professional Learning Opportunities at The Career Zone

ISC East will also offer professional development programming at the Career Zone. Security novices and experts alike can participate in sessions to shape their careers, meet their professional goals and even receive free headshots (sponsored by Axis Communications).

Sample sessions at the Career Zone include:

  • Situational Leadership: Adapt, Influence and Succeed
    • Brooke Erickson, director of learning and development, PSA Security Network
    • Candice Aragon, vice president of marketing and education, PSA Security Network
      • Situational leadership emphasizes the importance of tailoring your leadership approach to the specific needs and capabilities of your team members. During this session, we will delve into the core principles of situational leadership, explore different leadership styles and provide you with practical strategies to effectively apply this model within your own leadership roles.
  • Cop to Corporate: Successfully Transitioning From the Public to the Private Sector
    • Elaine Palome, MS, SHRM-SCP, regional head of human resources, Americas, Axis Communications
    • Brian H. Reich, CPP, chairman, ASIS International, New York City Chapter
    • Holli Draines, M.S., CEO/founder, Elite Strategy Global
    • Steve Beaudry, director, Northeast, Axis Communications, Inc.
      • If you are a law enforcement officer, first responder or a military veteran seeking a career in the security industry, then this interactive session is for you! This panel discussion will also be valuable for hiring managers who are interested in learning more about this seldom-tapped source of talent.
  • Efficiency & Productivity
    • Maria Castellanos, global account manager, Convergint
      • In this session, we will discuss approaches to recognize our professional value proposition, determine processes and workflows that can be streamlined and improve our workforce perceived impact. Through personal analysis, we can improve the use of our time to achieve better performance, build a more receptive team and enjoy more work-life balance.
  • How to Develop a Pipeline of A-Players
    • Brooke Erickson, director of learning and development, PSA Security Network
    • Elli Reges, director of learning and development, Security Industry Association
      • In today competitive market, organizations that effectively leverage a talent management strategy and nurture A-players throughout their career journey will position themselves for long-term success. In this session, presenters will demonstrate how research-based approaches to performance management and leadership development can increase employees’ self-efficacy while positively impacting your bottom-line organizational objectives.

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