10 Can’t-Miss Educational Sessions at ISC West

Take a look at educational sessions offered at ISC West 2015 that will help security integrators improve their businesses.

Within the neighborhood of a thousand exhibit booths at ISC West it can be easy to overlook the dozens of educational sessions being offered, which would be a mistake.

Make sure that what happens in Vegas, insofar as elevating your professional security skills and knowledge, does not stay in Vegas.

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To help you plan a course of course action, here are 10 educational sessions (including some special presentations) you should seriously consider sitting in on:

Tuesday, April 14

To Have or to Hire: The Advancement of IT Skills in the Physical Security Space
Moderator: Paul Cronin, Senior VP, Atrion
Panelists: Eric Yunag, President and CEO, Dakota Security Systems; Wayne Smith, VP Client Development, Tech Systems Inc.; Yoav Stern, President & CEO, DVTEL; Ian Johnston, CTO, Digital Watchdog
8:30 am – 10 am

Get Off My Cloud! Best Practices in Securing the Cloud
Moderator: Tim Brooks, Director of Sales, Eastern Region, PSA Security Network
Panelists: Dean Drako, President and CEO, Eagle Eye Networks; Charles Wheeler, Security Architect, Brivo Systems
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Protecting the Protectors: Cyber Hygiene for Physical Security
Speakers: Darnell Washington, President/CEO, SecureXperts; David Brent, Technical Information Engineer IT Systems, Bosch Security Systems
4 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday, April 15

PPVAR Video Verified Alarms Training: Course 1
Speakers: Keith Jentoft, President, Videofied – RSI Video Technologies; Joyce Schofield, Director of Customer Service Operations, Guardian Alarm; Chuck Harrelson, President, Sonitrol Security Systems of the Triangle
10 am – 12:15 pm

How to Survive in the Security Industry: The Next 10 Years
Moderator: Bob Banerjee Sr., Director of Training and Knowledge, NICE Systems
Panelists: Paul Cronin, Senior VP, Atrion; Paul Boucherle, Founder/Principal, Matterhorn Consulting LLC; Steve Hunt, Principal, Hunt Business Intelligence
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Thursday, April 16

The Internet of Things: The Promise for the Security Industry
Speakers: Guy Morgante, President, Managed Security Services, Northland Controls; James Marcella, Director of Technical Services, Axis Communications
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Getting the Most Out of Biometric Technology
Speakers: David Smith, CEO, Identity One; Bob Lemley, Director of Software Development, CBORD; Jared Armstrong, Director – Security Division, Amano McGann Inc.; Gary G. Jones, Business Unit Director, Biometric Access & Time Solutions (BATS) , SAFRAN MorphoTrak; Bill Lechner, Coordinator of Network Special Projects, Baylor University
10 am – 11 am

The Age of Wearables: Inventive Applications for Increased Security and Convenience
Speaker: Daniel Bailin, Director, Strategic Business Development and Innovation, HID Global Corp.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote: Responding to Ferguson
Speaker: Greg Smith , Captain, Missouri State Highway Patrol
3 pm – 4 pm

Learn From Law Enforcement How Verified Alarms Lead to Priority Response
Speakers: Capt. Paul Calvaruso, Akron (Ohio) Police Dept.; Commander Scott Edson, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept.; Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, Story County (Iowa); Commander Drake Massey, Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office; Captain Dane Matoon, Henderson (Nev.) Police Dept.; Chief Chris Vinson, Highland Park (Texas) Chair of Texas Police Chiefs Alarm Committee
4 pm – 6 pm

What courses are you looking forward to attending at ISC West 2015? Leave your comments below!


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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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