Sameer Sharma is the Global GM (Cities & Transportation) for IoT Solutions at Intel and a thought leader in IoT/Mobile ecosystem, having driven multiple strategic initiatives over the past 19 years. Sameer leads a global team that incubates and scales new growth categories and business models for Intel in IoT and Smart Cities.
His team also focuses on establishing leadership across the industry playing a pivotal role in deploying solutions for the development of smart cities around the world — an important effort in furthering the goal of sustainability. These solutions include Intelligent Transportation, AI+Video, Air Quality Monitoring and Smart Lighting in cities.
With far-reaching impact, each of these solutions are providing local governments a plethora of data to enhance the daily quality of life for citizens while simultaneously promoting responsible practices to protect the environment.
Sameer has an MBA from The Wharton School at UPenn, and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. He holds 11 patents in the areas of IOT and Mobile.
George Barlow Brown is currently the Information Technology Manager for the Real Time Crime Center in New Orleans. In this capacity George is responsible for directing tactical, operation and strategic policy related to citywide and regional public safety technology, including cross-agency data integration projects. Further, he is responsible for the administration and compliance of the City’s wireless radio networks, particularly the oversight of the Louisiana Wireless Information Network (LWIN).
Prior to this role, he was a New Orleans Police Officer for 12 years, 8 of which were assigned to the IT section where he was responsible for the management and design of all systems deployed during his time there. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Tulane University in Information Technology.
Dina leads Parks Associates residential security research and is a member of the connected home team. She has authored numerous reports covering topics such as home security market trends and competitive landscape, voice assistant technologies, smart home strategies, and technology solutions for seniors. She leads custom research projects on connected home topics and is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.
Dina earned her MS in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BA in Advertising from Southern Methodist University.
Within the security industry, Bourgeix spent more than 20 years as a global security consultant and innovator, at such industry leaders as ADT, HySecurity, Wallace International, Tyco, and SecureState. Currently, he is the President of ESICONVERGENT LLC, a company dedicated to converged assessments and sourcing for the security industry.
He has had years of experience within the physical and cybersecurity arena and has been involved in developing security governance programs and has been integral in the design of enterprise security systems. His primary expertise is Physical, Cyber Security Governance and he is an SME in video security analytics and integration.
Bourgeix’s path has taken him into the physical security barrier industry, gate control, electronic security, managed services security and finally the cybersecurity arena. He has worked on projects throughout the Middle East and Asia, and has spoken at many conferences such as ISC, manufacturer events, and association meetings globally.
As one of the thought leaders in convergence of IT, OT and Physical Security, he presently is involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions. He also is in the process of developing a model that will explain the Physical Security Kill chain, which will lead to the need for proper predictive analytics across IT, OT, and Physical Security. Pierre has developed a Converged Security Gap Assessment that can assist companies in developing a proper risk rating across IT, OT and Physical Security. He speaks fluently in English, French, and Arabic.
Bill Bozeman is president and CEO of PSA, the world’s largest system integrator cooperative, owned by the most progressive security and audio-visual integrators throughout North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.
Bozeman has nearly 40 years of experience in the security systems integration business and with a successful track record in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has served as president of Delta Audio-Visual Security, president of Dictograph Alarm Systems Inc. and vice president of strategic alliances for Pinkerton Systems Integration. Throughout his career, Bozeman has directed sophisticated electronic security projects for corporate America, the U.S. government, and private institutions.
Bozeman attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of New Orleans. He also qualified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security.
Bozeman is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those individuals whose distinguished careers have helped shape the electronic security industry. He was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the Paul Marcus award, presented to individuals that provide consistent leadership and direction to the PSA Security Network. In 2013, Bozeman received the George Lippert memorial award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association (SIA).
Bozeman currently serves on the board of directors for PSA, Security Specifiers, Northland Controls and also serves on various industry advisory boards.
Chuck Davis is a cybersecurity veteran with more than 20 years of experience working in a variety of technical and management roles in the cybersecurity field. He is a member of the Security Industry Association’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
A true technologist, Davis holds seven US Patents, three Patents-Pending, 10 invention disclosures, and he has also co-authored two books. Davis holds numerous certifications, including the CISSP-ISSAP. He is an ISSA senior member, former board member of ISSA Denver Chapter, and former ISSA Chapter President. Davis architected, designed and deployed many solutions including, Data Loss Prevention, Network Access Control, Malware Defense, Computer Forensics, Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention (IDS/IPS), two-factor authentication, and secure, crown jewel source code development.
Prior to joining Hikvision, Davis worked as an Executive Security Architect for IBM, managing the global malware defense and vulnerability management programs. Previously, he worked as the Manager of Global Cyber Defense for the Hershey Company and before that, he spent 14 years working for IBM as a Senior Security Specialist, Senior Security Architect, and Global Security Operations Manager.
Davis has presented at numerous conferences and events and been interviewed by TV, radio, print and online publications on the subject of cybersecurity for more than two decades. He also managed intrusion detection for the September 11th relief fund telethon (tributetoheroes.org).
In addition to his work as a cybersecurity professional, Davis is an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Denver, teaching master’s degree courses in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics.
George De Marco began his life-long entrepreneurial journey in 1981. As founder and CEO of Greater Alarm, George brought together a team of highly motivated individuals that achieved nationwide recognition for growth, innovation and customer experience in the electronic security and life safety and custom electronics industry.
After selling his company in 2004, George was asked to help kickstart the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in 2007, a conference focused on security and life safety industry, and continues to serve as its chairman.
In 2011, he began his consultancy journey, founding DECO Ventures LLC. Today, his firm helps entrepreneurs and executives think differently about innovation, customer experience and growth.
George received numerous business awards over the years for his volunteer service in the electronic security and life safety industry, including a lifetime achievement award. A published author of industry articles, keynote speaker, and moderator, George continues his entrepreneurial journey and his life-long quest to keep learning from exceptional businesses and people.
Brad Eck, Strategic Alliances Program Owner, works with our key alliance partners to orchestrate sales and marketing engagement and ensure solutions that are integrated into the Milestone portfolio enhance the joint value brought to customers. Brad brings many years of industry experience to this role as he was previously an Alliances Manager as well as Engineering Manager for other providers of video systems for the security market.
Eck is also a committee member for the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), a collaboration initiative that brings together like-minded organizations in order to create a framework providing standards and specifications for common components including an operating system, IoT infrastructure, collective approach for data security and privacy, and a drive for improved levels of performance for security and safety solutions.
Janet Fenner has over 20 years of B2B marketing experience focusing on cutting-edge electronics and software solutions for professional applications.
Her career began as the Marketing Manager for TemTec, a manufacturer of badging and identity products, which was then purchased by Brady People ID. Transitioning to a leading member of Brady’s marketing team, Janet assumed responsibility for the Brady ID, TemTec, IDenticard and StopWare branded solutions, in addition to numerous sub-branded product lines offered under these business units.
Janet was then awarded the position of Group Marketing Manager at Samsung Techwin, where she helped build and escalate the company’s brand as a top tier player in the physical security market. Her tenure at Samsung Techwin included the sale of the company and subsequent rebranding to Hanwha Techwin, which has been heralded as the most successful rebranding effort in the history of the professional security industry. Janet was rewarded for her participation in this massive global effort with a promotion to the position of Director of Marketing at Hanwha Techwin America.
Janet then accepted the position of Head of Marketing to spearhead the challenge of introducing and positioning Dahua Technology branded products in the Americas. Shortly thereafter, Janet was promoted to the position of Director of new Business Development at Dahua, where she capitalized on her prominence in the industry and vast contacts in the reseller channel to help cultivate and build new revenue streams for Dahua.
Recognizing the vast opportunities of afforded through digital transformation, Janet currently holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at ISS (Intelligent Security Systems), a pioneer in AI-based VMS and analytics solutions for myriad business intelligence applications.
She was also recently recognized as one of the security industry’s top female leaders, and serves on the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Board of Directors and SIA’s Women in Security Forum. In addition to her primary career responsibilities, Janet is an Advisory Board Member and active volunteer for Mission 500, a 501C3 Charitable Organization dedicated to assisting families in need across the U.S. Additionally, Janet is the chair of SIA’s Membership and Marketing Committee, and is involved with ASIS.
Ken Francis joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2016 after spending over two years consulting to the industries’ leading service providers on product management, services and acquisition. In his last role, Ken was responsible for ADT’s re-entry into the commercial market. Once launched, Ken’s focus shifted to the commercial and small business product and acquisition strategies.
Prior to ADT, Ken was the COO and co-founder of Securadyne, a full-service security solution provider. At Securadyne Ken developed the hosted, managed and monitored product strategy and led daily operations.
Previously, Ken served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for UTC’s Global Security Products manufacturing business and led the GE Security, Integrated Systems Program as the Global Product General Manager. In both roles, Ken was responsible for the growth of software based video and access control products through the leadership of international product management teams and the expansion of global channels.
These experiences provided a unique insight in to the enterprise and small-business security markets and the fast growing use of cloud technologies for the improvement of channel partner’s and customer’s cost reductions.
James E. Henry (Jim) is currently Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Securitas Electronic Security, Inc (SES). He joined SES via the acquisition of the Public Safety and Security division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in June 2018. From December 2010 through June 2018 Jim was Executive Vice President (EVP) for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. (Kratos PSS), a division of Kratos Security and Defense Solutions (KTOS).
Henry’s title of EVP for Kratos PSS was assumed on Dec. 15, 2010 via the acquisition of Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc. (HBE) by Kratos PSS. From November 2001 through December 15, 2010, he was Chairman and CEO of HBE, headquartered first in Saddle Brook, N.J., and then in Fair Lawn, N.J. HBE was sold to a public company in 1986, reacquired by a team led by Henry in 1989, and grown as a private company until Henry took it public in November of 2001.
HBE was originally founded as an electronic repair shop in Paramus, N.J. in 1950 by John (Jim’s father), Hartford and Raymond Henry (the three “Henry Brothers”). Under the ownership of the “Henry Brothers” from 1950 to 1986, HBE grew to have three divisions: Security Systems Integration, Land/Mobile Radio Systems, and Consumer Electronics Sales/Service. Jim Henry joined HBE as an Applications Engineer in June of 1978 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Mike Jagger founded Provident Security Corp. in 1996 using a $500 Mastercard. Provident has since grown to become Vancouver’s largest full-service security firm while remaining completely independent. Provident provides integrated system design, installation, service and in-house monitoring. Most importantly, Provident offers North America’s only guaranteed five minute alarm response time. When a client alarm trips, Provident guarantees to be at the door within five minutes, 24 hours a day.
In 2001, at age 26, Mike was recognized by Business in Vancouver magazine as the youngest ever recipient of their 40 under 40 award. Provident has been recognized three times as one of the 25 Best Places to Work by BC Business Magazine as well as 'Installer of the Year' by Security Sales & Integration Magazine.
Provident has been featured in more than 700 media stories including the New York Times, USA Today, the Globe & Mail, National Post and Fortune Magazine.
Provident has offices in Vancouver, and Whistler, British Columbia.
Christine Lanning leads an elite team of system integrators as President of Integrated Security Technologies — a woman-owned, small technology business in Hawaii in business since 1998. IST’s mission “Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place” reflects her history of commitment to the local community and the security industry.
In 2014, she was awarded the ASIS Woman of the Year Award and in 2015 became the first female elected to the Board of Directors for PSA Security Network, North America’s largest electronic security cooperative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. Christine is a champion for culture building and leadership, believing in Ho’ohui (creating connections and building bridges together).
Andrew Lanning started his career in the computer and electronics field in 1982 beginning with COBOL, FORTRAN, and ASSEMBLER programming languages. He continued with electronic systems training as a missile technician in the United States Navy from 1985-1993, during which time he earned a combat-action ribbon for duties performed in the Persian Gulf.
Lanning joined the commercial security industry after the navy and in 1998 he founded Integrated Security Technologies (IST) with his wife Christine in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lanning sits on the BOD of the Hawaii Information, Communication and Technology Association (HICTA), the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Committee, The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Cybersecurity Advisory Council, and he chairs the PSA Network Cyber Security Committee.
He is an active member of the FBI’s Infragard, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii, and earned a Master’s in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University in 2011. He enjoys hiking and water sports, and he completed his first Ironman in 2013.
Based in the Los Angeles office, John Mack joined Imperial Capital in 2008 as part of the firm’s acquisition of USBX Advisory Inc., an investment-banking firm founded by Mack focused on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to USBX, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Protection One, Inc. (NASDAQ: PONE), then the nation's second largest provider of life safety and property monitoring services. Mack earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with major offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The firm currently employs over 250 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services.
As Director of Learning Technology & Innovation at Mastercard, Travis May is leading the conceptualization and application of Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) technologies in entirely new ways for the company. Focusing on fully immersive, real world business interactions, Travis is truly globalizing Mastercard’s interactions among employees, rapidly scaling the technology programs and giving employees on opposite sides of the world the opportunity to learn from each other, collaborate, and role play in innovative ways that are revolutionizing the way Mastercard approaches training and business development.
Travis has more than 16 years of domestic and international intelligence and security industry experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq twice. After leaving the Marines, he spent four years in Afghanistan providing intelligence services for the U.S. government. In 2014, Travis joined the Mastercard Corporate Security team and held roles leading the Security Operations Center, Operations & Risk Analysis Center, North America Regional and Global Event Security teams. During his time at Mastercard, he has led initiatives ranging from enhanced biometrics, robotics and drones, to cutting edge collaboration and training technologies.
Recognizing the power of VR/AR, Travis is taking Mastercard’s training into the future with these fully immersive solutions. VR/AR initiatives in security training, enhancing the onboarding experience, future of operations, virtual tours, team collaboration sessions, and artificial intelligence integrated experiences are in various stages of exploration, development and scaling across the enterprise.
Mastercard teams from around the world are now collaborating and training together in ways that budget constraints have hindered in the past. Travis’ innovative initiatives now allow real-time, multi-site interaction and the sharing of global perspectives among employees from Sydney to Singapore to St. Louis, helping improve enterprise-wide thought leadership and collaboration. Travis is passionate about translating future technologies from the workplace to communities and is working closely with local universities and innovation ecosystems to tie entrepreneurs, companies, schools, and government together to connect cultures and thought.
Travis has certificates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Business School in Digital Business Strategy and Corporate Innovation. He has served on the St. Louis FBI Citizens Academy Board of Directors as the Executive Vice President, and has delivered keynote presentations on innovation, immersive technologies, and international scaling strategies for industry leading international organizations.
J.T. Mendoza currently serves as Deputy Director of the U.S. Air Force Insider Threat Hub. In this role, he’s responsible for strategy, outreach, and integration in the Air Force’s effort to detect, identify, and prevent insider threats to national security and Air Force personnel, missions, information, and facilities. In his previous role, he served as a senior leader within Defense Intelligence Agency’s counterespionage and insider threat program.
He has accumulated more than 22 years of experience leading and managing investigations, counterintelligence, and clandestine programs within federal law enforcement and the Intelligence Community. Mendoza has received numerous awards during his military and civil service career, including several ODNI team and individual awards. He was also recently selected as one of Security Magazine's "Most Influential People" for 2019.
As the Senior Account Manager at Security 101’s Miami office, Rafael Nader assists clients and business partners to leverage the newest technologies that will enhance security, increase revenue streams and improve operations. As a company, Security 101 is involved in the design, installation, implementation and maintenance of the electronic security system, working in tandem with local operations.
With almost $20 million ($19.2) in sales since 2015, Nader have been awarded Salesperson of Year every year and awarded the Security 101 Rhino Award of $3M in sales for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Nader is a former chairman and member for the Miami ASIS group, Technology Committee member of the Miami Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for the Miami Chapter, as well.
Tim Palmquist has 25 years of experience in the technology industry. This spawned perspectives that range across IT and include IP video from the early adopter days through today. He joined Milestone in 2007 and has supported and navigated the growth of Milestone through several sales, operations and leadership roles in the Americas region. He was promoted to Vice President, Americas, in 2012.
Tim is passionate about driving the opportunities of the open platform business model, believing that customers are best served by the innovations of a partner community working in cooperation together.
Christopher Peckham is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Building Intelligence Inc., where he is responsible for operations including software development, project management, and customer deployments.
Previously he served as the Senior Vice President, CTO and Special Projects at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solution, Inc. In his capacity as the CTO, he led efforts on complex projects and programs and was the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintained the company's innovations in emerging trends. He served as CIO of Henry Bros. Electronics at the time of its acquisition by Kratos. Previous to that, he was Director of Operations for SunGard Higher Education.
Dr. Peckham received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and a licensed professional engineer in the state of N.J.
As Arcules CEO, Andreas Pettersson is leading the Arcules team in reinventing traditional video monitoring for modern enterprises. Since the company’s formation in 2017, Arcules has introduced an award-winning integrated video surveillance service that brings together video data, access control and analytics into one unified platform. In 2019, the Arcules Integrated Video Cloud Service received the SIA New Product Showcase award for cloud solutions. Prior to becoming CEO, Andreas was Chief Technology Officer.
Andreas is an executive leader with more than 10 years of international business development, engineering and product management leadership experience. Andreas joined Milestone Systems in 2010 and held Product Manager and VP of Professional Products positions before joining Incubation & Ventures at the end of 2012. In 2014, he relocated to Silicon Valley. As U.S. Director for Product Management & Marketing, he created teams within the fields of hardware and software engineering, user experience, and business development.
Charlie Regan Jr. is the President and owner of Gorrie Regan & Associates in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1959, Gorrie Regan is a systems integrator since and began very humbly as a time clock service provider. Since that time they have grown to offer business and building systems throughout the southeast and around country. Specializing in employee time keeping systems, parking revenue control, and security and access control systems, Gorrie Regan is an industry leader in the markets they serve.
Charlie Regan Jr. attended Auburn University where he has been an active alumni member of the School of Liberal Arts and recently participated in a university fundraising campaign that raised over one billion dollars. He is very active in his community as he serves on the board of the Crippled Children's Foundation, Executive Member of the Alabama Better Business Bureau, The Alabama Ear Institute, and The Monday Morning Quarterback Club.
He and his wife Jennifer have three children and are very active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Charlie has served his church as a Deacon and an Elder.
Martin Renkis is the General Manager Cloud Solutions Global Security Products at Johnson Controls. He has been an innovator in the field of cloud services and digital imaging technologies for 20 years, has more than 800 granted patent claims and earned dozens of industry awards.
Renkis was previously the founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation, which provided cloud video surveillance services to customers such as Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications and grew the company to upload more than 72 million minutes of video surveillance daily (twice as much video as YouTube worldwide). The company was acquired by Johnson Controls in 2018. Prior to Smartvue, Martin was the founder and CEO of Trainersoft Corporation, one of the world's largest providers of online learning platform services. The company was acquired and is now owned by IBM.
James Reno is Senior Director of Commercial sales at Alarm.com and a member of the sales leadership team for North America. He joined Alarm.com in early 2019, bringing more than 20 years of management, commercial sales expertise, and channel sales leadership experience to his role with the company.
Leading the Commercial sales organization for North America, Reno is responsible for sales efforts to Alarm.com’s vast dealer network with a focus on increasing the adoption of Alarm.com’s commercial platform with SMB clients. A frequent speaker and trainer, Reno specializes in developing sales strategies that build value for channel partners that deliver a best-in-class solution to the SMB market.
Reno has an extensive management background in security technology, encompassing building both technical and sales teams. He spent most of his 20-year career working at HID Global and served in various leadership roles, including Director of Channel Sales and Sr. Director of Business Development & Presales before serving as the Americas Vice President of Sales for the Identity and Access Management business unit.
Adam has 8 years of security experience, filling various roles in the finance and pharmaceuticals industries. At Biogen since 2016, he is responsible for the Global Security Operations Center (GSOC), which supports various initiatives including supply chain security, travel security, physical security, and incident/crisis management. He holds a degree from Norwich University.
Amanda Utter, PSP, leads enterprise level accounts at VTI, where she is responsible for managing the customer relationship and strategic plans. Amanda partners with her customers to apply technology solutions that meet the needs of the organization, and creates plans to enhance the customer’s security program.
Amanda has served as President of the MN ASIS Chapter, and has held other previous roles including: Vice Chair, Women in Security Committee Chair, Young Professional Liaison, and Co-Chair of the Certification Committee. During her time serving on the MN ASIS Board, she felt passionately about maintaining the active membership, specifically for young professionals and women. She is also an SSN class of 2016 "20 Under 40" winner.
Steve Van Till is the President and CEO of Brivo Inc., a leading worldwide provider of cloud-based access control and Software-as-a-Service solutions for physical security. He has previously served in a variety of senior management roles in high technology companies spanning Web development, healthcare, and satellite communications.
A previous Board Member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), he also currently serves as Chairman of the SIA Standards Committee. He is a frequent author and speaker, as well as the inventor of numerous patents in the fields of physical security and identity management.
Drew Weston, CPP has been a technology evangelist with CodeLynx for the last nine years helping Federal, State and commercial clients understand the impacts to security programs from new technology and new ways of doing business. Drew has served in various leadership roles within CodeLynx including as the Facility Security Officer. Drew has an International Business degree from the College of Charleston.
He is the Chapter chairperson for the Greater Charleston Chapter of ASIS. Drew has been involved with NCMS, Infraguard and ASIS for the last eight years.
Adam Worrall is currently a Security Manager for American Electric Power (AEP). He is responsible for the company’s Security Operations & Event Monitoring Center, NERC CIP Compliance, and the company’s drone program. Since joining the company in 2013, Adam has served as a Security Specialist and Regional Security Coordinator with responsibilities for the integration and maintenance of all security systems deployed across the enterprise. Adam has instituted AEP’s Guardian program which is a service for employees travelling at home or abroad. Adam has over ten years’ experience in the security industry with expertise in Operation Center Management and security technology integration. Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.