SIA announces Securing New Ground 2019 speakers

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Friday, October 11, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Top c-level executives and security directors will headline at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2019, October 29-30 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan, with topics ranging from the humanity of security to consumer trends to managing corporate risk, and more. 

“Each year, SNG gathers the brightest minds in the security industry and offers a carefully curated program that inspires these leaders about the potential of the global security industry,” SIA CEO Don Erickson said in the announcement. “We are thrilled that these top security luminaries from some of the nation’s leading companies will be joining us at SNG 2019 and look forward to diving deep into the most critical industry trends.” 

Here’s a look at speakers and topics: 

“The Human Side of Security,” opening keynote

Dr. Steven T. Hunt, chief expert for work and technology, SAP 

Hunt will explore the impact of integrating security methods into workforce management systems. The session will examine the interaction between security risks, employee psychology, workforce management and information technology, and illustrate how physical and information security risks can be mitigated through the use of innovative workforce management methods and technologies. 

Keynote-style Executive Interview

Featuring George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls and hosted by SIA Chairman Scott Schafer

This conversation will highlight major industry trends and market drivers, and share insights into how one of the world’s largest security solutions firms — delivering both security technology products and security integration services — is navigating evolutions in technology, business models and customer needs. 

“Consumer Trends Destined to Shape the World,” presentation

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) 

Shapiro will showcase what trends in innovation and consumer preferences are poised to shape the globe and your business. 

“No Off Season: Managing Corporate Risk in an Era of Uncertainty,” interview-style session

Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal

Jones, who in addition to his role at Allied Universal, authored the book, No Off Season, will share insights into what corporate leaders are seeking from security teams and now he has applied leadership lessons to grown his firm while remaining focused on the ultimate goal: managing his clients’ risk and protecting their reputations. 

“Defining the Future of Security,” session

Brian Tuskan, senior director and chief security officer (CSO), Microsoft Global Security

Tuskan will share his vision on technology, strategy and where the security industry is headed. He has a view of security that serves not only a vision, but also a great example of how strategy and technology can work together. Tuskan will also discuss the importance of having a strong relationship with the chief information security officer in providing end-to-end enterprise security. 

“Expecting the Unexpected: Security Leaders Speak!,” panel discussion

Panelists include: 

Karen Frank, director of global security, Pratt & Whitney

Brad Hegrat, security principal director, Accenture

Andrea Schultz, director of strategic security programs and policy, National Football League

Trisha Stein, director of administrative operations, Detroit Police Department

Pierre Trapanese, CEO, Northland Controls will moderate. 

These CSOs and senior security executives from major industries and public safety will share perspectives on significant security risks and threats in their sectors and how they’re mitigating those concerns while keeping an eye on future risks.

Other SNG 2019 highlights include discussions on the future of consumer and small business security; what politics and policy mean for security businesses; investment insights for the security industry and managing corporate risk; topic-focused thought leadership roundtables; and a networking reception.