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8 Great Sessions at ISC West 2015

From security industry outlooks to latest market trends, here are eight educational sessions worth attending at ISC West, April 14-16, 2015 in Las Vegas.


CE Pro Editors · April 6, 2015

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.

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

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

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

Related: 2015 SAMMY Awards Gala to be Held at ISC West

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

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

ISC West will take place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Educational sessions will be offered Aprul 14-16. The Exhibit Hall will be open April 15-17.



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