15 Can’t-Miss Educational Sessions to Attend at ASIS 2015

There are 200 sessions at ASIS this year and so little time. Which ones should you focus on? SSI EIC Scott Goldfine is here to help.

Within the neighborhood of 600 exhibit booths at the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif., it can be easy to overlook the many educational sessions being offered. That would be unfortunate because ASIS is known for its focus on training and education; in fact there are 200 sessions offered this year. However, only a relative handful of them are directed at or have real tangible value for installing security dealers and integrators (most are geared toward end-user security directors and managers).

To avoid the Mickey Mouse stuff while in the shadow of Disneyland, here are 15 educational sessions (note, some of them overlap time wise) you should seriously consider sitting in on. Note: All times are PST.

Monday, Sept. 28

1. Countering the Threat of Drones
Presenter(s): TBD
9 am – 9:30 am

2. Cyber Vulnerability Risks to Physical Security
Presenter: Rodney Thayer, Principal Consultant, Smithee Spelvin Agnew & Plinge Inc.
10 am – 11 am

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3. Security Architecture and Engineering, Part 1: Analysis and Basis of Design
Presenters: J. Kelly Stewart, Managing Director & CEO, Newcastle Consulting LLC; James Black, Senior Security Program Manager, Microsoft; Jeff Lane, Security Assistance Advisor, JPLane Advisors
11 am – 12 p.m.

4. Become Your Own Video Forensic Expert with High Image Quality
Presenters: Rene Rieder, Associate Principal, Ove Arup & Partners; Stuart Rawling, Director of Partnering and Integration, Pelco by Schneider Electric; Darren Giacomini, Director of Video Networking, Avaya
1:45 pm – 3 pm

5. Mega Trends Affecting Security’s Future
Presenter: Brian McIlravey, Co-CEO, PPM 2000 Inc.
1:45 am – 3 pm

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Scott Goldfine is the marketing director for Elite Interactive Solutions. He is the former editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He can be reached at [email protected].

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