HOT Sessions at ISC West 2017

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I had to take a different approach this year to make a list of Hot ISC West Sessions. This year’s array of topics and speakers are so fantastic that it’s impossible not to be frustrated about the fact that you can only be in one place (one session) at one time. So I made a list of tough choices so that you can take a divide-and-conquer approach, to make sure that between yourself and your colleagues and friends, you can cover the “don’t miss” sessions.

For each time period, selected sessions and the links to the session and speaker information are provided.

I know many of the presenters and most of the rest by reputation, and I highly recommend their sessions.

Day 1 – Tuesday

In each time slot, the times of the individual sessions vary.

Tuesday, April 4th 8AM – 10AM


WORKSHOP: Best Practices of Sales Management

For integrators and consultants this is a must-attend session! I have experienced how effective these simple but little-known sales factors can be.

This workshop is presented a second time in the next time slot.

April 04, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Sands 307 Level 1

Chris Peterson, President, Vector Firm

WORKSHOP 1: Dealing with Today’s Active Shooters

Recommended for security practitioners and security management consultants.

April 04, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Sands 302 Level 1

David LaRose, Director Safety / Security and Emergency Management, Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Dave Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, Readiness Resource Group


Cybersecurity and Security Installations: Hardening IP Connected Physical Security Equipment

Recommended for security practitioners with technology responsibility, security design consultants, and integrators.

April 04, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Sands 309 Level 1

Ray Coulombe, Managing Director, SecuritySpecifiers

Wayne Smith, President, Tech Systems, Inc.

Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder, Integrated Security Technologie

Chris Peckham, Senior Vice President and CTO, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc.


Tuesday, April 4th 10:15AM – 11:15AM

RMR Model in the Security Industry: How it Works and Why We Need it

Consultants and integrators really need to understand the full picture, as it is more positive and more compelling that is generally thought to be the case.

Bill Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Security Network

Patrick Barry, CEO, BluB0x

WORKSHOP 2: Dealing with Today’s Active Shooters

April 04, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Sands 301 Level 1

Recommended for security practitioners and security management consultants.

This is a repeat of the workshop presented in the earlier time slot today.


Tuesday, April 4th 1:ooPM – 4:00PM

HANDS-ON LEARNING LAB: Troubleshooting Network Video

Reserve your seats now for this session, as it typically is standing room only! One of the most valuable technology sessions of the conference!

April 04, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sands 201 Level 1

Anthony Caputo, Global Strategist Presales Technical Consultant, Hitachi Insight Group

Operational Workshop: Project Management in the Physical Security Space

This workshop is for those responsible for getting the full project results on time and on budget, whether on the customer side or the integrator side of the team.

April 04, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Sands 302 Level 1

This Workshop is produced by SIA member subject matter experts.


Day 2 – Wednesday

In each time slot, the times of the individual sessions vary.

Wednesday, April 5th 7:30AM – 9:45AM


The Connected Security Operations Center

April 05, 2017, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Sands 305 Level 1

John Eversole, Sr. Director Physical Security, Symantec

Joel Fulton, Deputy CISO, Symantec

The 7 Questions that Cyber Criminals Don’t Want You to Ask!

April 05, 2017, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Sands 307 Level 1

Paul Boucherle, Principal/Founder, Matterhorn Consulting, LLC

Sal D’Agostino, Founder & CEO, IDmachines

Hacker Drones are Enabling a New Security Threat Vector

April 05, 2017, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Sands 201 Level 1

Joerg Lamprecht, CEO & Co-Founder, Dedrone

The FBI View Of Cybersecurity: Threats, Trends and Protective Strategies

April 05, 2017, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM, Marco Polo 701

Philip Celestini, Section Chief, FBI Cyber Division


Wednesday, April 5th 10:00AM – 12:15PM

Data Security and Video Systems

April 05, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 307 Level 1

David Brent, Network Video and Cyber Security Training Eng, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

Littleton Colorado Schools Creating a Comprehensive PSIM System for Improved Safety and Security

April 05, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 302 Level 1

Guy Grace, Director of Security and Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools

Cameras Hacked Live! The Do’s and Dont’s about Cybersecurity

April 05, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Sands 101 & 102

James Marcella, Director- Technical Services, AXIS Communications

Vince Ricco, Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program, AXIS Communications

Drones- Friends or Foes to the Security Industry?

Jason Cansler, Managing Owner, Under The Sun Imaging, LLC

Nathan Ruff, Managing Director, Coalition of UAS Professionals

Mark Schreiber, Principal Consultant, Safeguards Consulting, Inc.

Understanding the Evolution of End-User Requirements

April 05, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Sands 305 Level 1

Jacques Bouchard, Senior Manager, Security Operations & Technologies, Amazon


Wednesday, April 5th 12:30PM – 1:30PM

10 Mega-Trends for 10 Years Define The Future of Central Stations

April 05, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 309 Level 1

Hank Goldberg, Vice President, Secure Global Solutions, LLC

Deter, Detect & Defend Against Today’s Active Shooters

April 05, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 101 & 102

Martin Cronin, CEO, Patriot One Technologies

Tom Ridge, Governor, First US Secretary, Homeland Security

John Malevich, , Siemens

Eric Plummer, Chief, University of North Dakota

John Gillies, Former Assistant Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)

Jamie Graham, Former Chief Constable and Police Chief, Victoria (Canada) Police Department & Vancouver Police Department

Challenges of Convergence

April 05, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 304 Level 1

Brian Allen, Co-Founder / Board of Directors, Global Security Risk Management Association

Ray O’Hara, Executive Vice President, International Services and Consulting and Investigations, AS Solution

Dave Tyson, CEO at CISO INSIGHTS


Wednesday, April 5th 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Pros and Cons of the Internet of Things: A Panel Discussion with Industry Executives

April 05, 2017, 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM, Sands 309 Level 1

Ron Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations, Security Industry Association

Christopher Camejo, Director, Threat and Vulnerability Analysis, NTT Com Security

Rick Caruthers, Executive, VPGalaxy Control Systems

Ken LaMarca, VP, Sales and Marketing, OnSSI

Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix

Don Campbell, Vice President, Product, Quantum Secure, part of HID Global

Bud Broomhead, CEO, Founder, Viakoo

Tom Cook, VP Sales, North America, Hanwha Techwin America

The Future of Management & Leadership in the Security Industry

April 05, 2017, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Sands 307 Level 1

Ray O’Hara, Executive Vice President, International Services and Consulting and Investigations, AS Solution

Avery Bustamante, Global Event Security Lead, Uber

Tim Wenzel, Program Manager, EP Special Projects, Facebook


Day 3 – Thursday

In each time slot, the times of the individual sessions vary.


Thursday April 6th 7:30AM – 10:00AM

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Healing the Rift: Integrators vs. Manufacturers

April 06, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Sands 103 Level 1

Rebecca Bayne, President, Bayne Consulting & Search Inc.

Gannon Switzer, Director of Strategic Vendor Relationships, Kratos Public Safety & Security

Tim Palmquist, Vice President Americas, Milestone Systems Inc.

Chris Peckham, Senior Vice President and CTO, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc.

Ted Wilkinson, National Sales Director, Axis Communications

Christie Hamberis, Senior Vice President, ScanSource Networking and Security

DDoS Threat Landscape & Defensive Countermeasures

April 06, 2017, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM, Sands 305 Level 1

Chris Holland, Founder, HiveWind, LLC

Tin Zaw, Director, Security Solutions, Verizon Digital Media

Craig Rosen, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, AppDynamics

The State of Mobile Access & Identity

April 06, 2017, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM, Sands 307 Level 1

Terry Gold, Principal Analyst, D6 Research

Brandon Arcement, Director, Product Marketing, HID Global

Deon Chatterton, Sr. Manager, Global Physical Security, Cisco Systems


Thursday April 6th 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Navigating High Security on the Identity Front

April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 307 Level 1

Terry Gold, Principal Analyst, D6 Research

Video Surveillance Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Looking Under the Hood

April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 201 Level 1

Dean Drako, President & CEO & Chairman, Eagle Eye Networks & Brivo

Technology Trends Reshaping Security Organizations and How they Deliver Security in the 21st Century

April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 302 Level 1

Pierre Trapanese, CEO, Northland Controls

Tony Cassell, Global Security Director, Dropbox

Michael Ginty, Head of Safety, Security and Facilities, Altschool

Brian Tuskan, Sr. Director of Technology, Investigations & Service, Microsoft

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: If You Only Knew What Hackers Can Do

April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sands 305 Level 1

James Marcella, Director- Technical Services, AXIS Communications

Kent Browne, Manager, Security Worldwide Advanced Technology (SWAT) group, IBM

Thursday April 6th 11:15AM – 12:15PM

Leverage Your Security System to Operationalize Your Business and Improve Processes to Impact Bottom Line

April 06, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Sands 307 Level 1

Kurt Takahashi, President, AMAG Technology

Bret DuChateau, Corporate Security, Northwestern Mutual

Nick Miller, Regional Vice President, Guidepost Solutions

Andrew Campion, Sr. Director Security, Comcast Cable Corporation

The Impact and Value of Enterprise Security Risk Assessment to Integrators & Manufacturers

April 06, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Sands 302 Level 1

James Marcella, Director- Technical Services, AXIS Communications

Kelly Stewart, Managing Director & CEO, Newcastle Consulting, LLC

Steve Oplinger, Systems Design Manager, Integrated Fire and Security Solutions, Inc

Top 3 Best Practices of Sales Management

A must-attend session for security integrators!

April 06, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Sands 309 Level 1

Chris Peterson, President, Vector Firm

Thursday April 6th 12:30AM – 1:30PM

Self-Service Security and Autonomous Systems: A Special Kind of Crazy?

April 06, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 302 Level 1

Douglas Fitzgerald, President & CEO, Fitzgerald Technology Group

Tim Meyerhoff, Director, Iris ID Systems

Paul Baratta, Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Axis Communications

Roger Roehr, Principal, Roehr Consulting

Closing the IT/Security Industry Technology Gap:
What Practitioners, Consultants, Integrators and Vendors Must Start Doing Now

 Advanced Technology Insights
Don’t use 20th century thinking and practices to plan, design,and deploy 21st century technology.
Embracing a 21st century model for security technology design open the door to new technology capabilities
as well as new funding strategies.

April 06, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 304 Level 1

Ray Bernard, President and Principal Consultant, RBCS, Inc.

How Hackers Attack Physical Access Control Systems

April 06, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sands 305 Level 1

Valerie Thomas, Executive Security Consultant, Securicon

Thursday April 6th 2:00PM – 4:15PM

Exhibit Hall (Rear of Hall A) Unmanned Security Expo Area

There are half a dozen demonstrations schedule for various types of drones and autonomous security technology, as well as panel sessions for perspectives on unmanned technology and how it will evolve over the next few years.