Security Industry Association Announces Agenda for Securing New Ground 2015

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Securing New Ground is the top executive conference for the security industry, held Oct. 28-29 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

V. John Stroia

I've seen firsthand how businesses have been bought and sold and lucrative new deals have been made because of contacts initiated at Securing New Ground.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for Securing New Ground® (SNG), the security industry’s top executive conference, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends impacting business strategies. Over a day-and-a-half of sessions tailored for suppliers, integrators and practitioners, conferees will experience a focused, unbiased event where game-changing information is exchanged, and business gets done. The full agenda is online at

“In the last several years of SNG, we have mapped incredible change in the security industry to the benefit of our members and conferees,” said V. John Stroia, Chief Operating Officer of The Will-Burt Company and SIA Chairman. “I’ve seen firsthand how businesses have been bought and sold and lucrative new deals have been made because of contacts initiated at the SNG conference. It is the best place for security industry executives to make things happen.”

Some of the top presenters confirmed to date include influential suppliers, integrators and practitioners in the security industry:


  • Steven Van Till, President & CEO, Brivo Systems
  • Thanasis Molokotos, President & CEO, ASSA ABLOY Americas Division
  • Ron Virden, President & General Manager, Lenel, Supra and Onity

Integrators and dealers

  • Tim Whall, Chairman & CEO, Protection 1
  • Jason Oakley, President, North America Video
  • Pamela Petrow, President & CEO, Vector Security Inc.


  • Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brian Allen, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner
  • Dave Cullinane, Founder, TruSTAR Technology LLC

For the first time, SIA is teaming up with the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA) to expand SNG opportunities for security practitioners. A half-day practitioners’ session will provide a plain English translation of IT security concepts and actions so any physical security leader can effectively engage in a discussion of cybersecurity.

“As cofounder and president of GSRMA, I have alerted my fellow security practitioners to beware of the blurring distinctions between traditional and logical security. As we work toward an umbrella Enterprise Security Risk Management framework, SNG is an excellent venue for practitioners to identify the challenges of a unified security alignment side-by-side with suppliers and integrators,” said Ray O'Hara, CPP, Executive Vice President of AS Solution.

The security sector is evolving at a rapid pace, and SNG is essential to properly evaluate new partnerships and key factors that will influence the decisions and investments you make in the future. Register today, and shape the future of the security marketplace!

Early bird rates provide $200 off SNG registration for most attendees. Practitioners specifically register for a special rate of only $300. Qualified members of the press are eligible to attend for free. Reporters, contact Mickey McCarter, SIA manager of communications, at mmccarter(at)securityindustry(dot)org or 301-804-4704 to register.

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About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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