12th Annual Conference Focuses on Trends and Business of Security


The 12th annual Securing New Ground™ (SNG) conference will take place Nov. 13-14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The conference will include seminars noting strategic industry insights, perspectives and issues shaping the future of the security market.

SNG was created to bring awareness of all aspects of the investment community to the business of security, while exploring market trends and driving new business endeavors. Industry leaders and investors from the security, financial and government sectors are expected to attend this networking event.

Julie Donahue, vice president, IBM Global Technology Group, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Donahue will address the evolution of the physical security market and how to position a company and its clients for success.

President of ADT America John Koch will also be in attendance as a featured speaker and will discuss how his company continues to lead the market in creativity and new services.

Both speakers will be joined by more than 50 other industry executives and investors, according to a press release. Industry trends, challenges, opportunities and new profit strategies will be addressed throughout diverse sessions.

The 2007 preliminary agenda includes:

Tuesday, Nov. 13

The Industry’s Magicians: Systems Integrators

  • Antonio Cintra – United Technologies Corp. (UTC), president of the Security Services Americas
  • John Sheridan – Nortel Networks, director Security Solutions
  • George West – Siemens Building Technologies Inc. (SBT), vice president & division head, Security Systems
  • Follow the Money

  • Gretchen Gordon – CIT, director
  • Ed Perry – Murphree Venture Partners, general partner
  • Bill Polk – Capital Source, managing director
  • Steve Sebastian – Nogales Investors Management LLC, partner

    Reinventing the Dealer

  • Robert Farenhem – Devcon Int’l Corp., CFO
  • Joseph Nuccio – ASG Security, president & CEO
  • Dick Seger – Securitas Direct AB, president & CEO
  • Verification & False Alarm Reduction

  • Richard Chace – Security Industry Association (SIA), executive director
  • Carole Vanyo – Brink’s Home Security Inc., sr. vice president Customer Operations
  • Gerald Vento – Westec InterActive, chairman
  • Report Card on Convergence & Business Solutions

  • Baber Amin – Novell Inc., Sr. product manager, Identity and Security Management
  • Guerry Bruner – Tech Systems Inc., vice president
  • End Users – What Keeps Us Up at Night?

  • Bob Brand – Cox Enterprises Inc., vice president of Corporate Security
  • Ken Damstrom – Lehman Brothers Inc., head of Global Security
  • Richard Hudak – Loew’s, former director of Corporate Safety and Security
  • View From the Top

  • Brett Bontrager – Stanley Security Solutions, president of Stanley Convergent Security
  • Greg Burge – GE Security, vice president and general manager, Americas Commercial
  • Robert LaPenta – L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., chairman, president and CEO
  • Dick Seger – Securitas Direct AB, president & CEO
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14

    Wall Street Insights

  • Jeffrey Kessler – Lehman Brothers Inc., senior vice president
  • RFID Transportation & Supply Chain Security

  • Scott Brosi – Transcore, vice president of Secure Services
  • Andre Cote – Checkpoint, sr. director of Business Development
  • Kathleen Carroll – HID Global, director of Government Relations
  • Tech Trends in the 21st Century: Video, Analytics and Other Products

  • Robert Beliles – CISCO Systems Inc., sr. manager Physical Security
  • Fredrik Nilsson – Axis Communications Inc., general manager
  • John Romanowich – SightLogix, president & CEO
  • Scott Schafer – Pelco, sr. vice president of North American Sales & Marketing

    For more information and to register, visit www.securingnewground.com.

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