Securing New Ground Conference Comes to NYC, Oct. 25-26

PrintTMA’s sister organization, the Security Industry Association (SIA), is gearing up for its annual executive conference Securing New Ground (SNG).

SNG 2018 – happening Oct. 25-26 in New York City – promises to be filled with information sharing, top-level networking and security industry trends and business analysis. At SNG, trends are spotted, connections are formed and minds are opened. Here’s some of what you can expect at SNG 2018:

Insights From Leading Security Experts

Keynote speakers Jerome Pickett, senior vice president and chief security officer at the National Basketball Association, and Valerie Thomas, executive information security consultant at Securicon, headline the event, which also brings in speakers from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Genetec, Comcast, Nortek, Tiffany & Co., Dell EMC, Johnson Controls, G4S, ASSA Abloy, IBM and others.

One of the most popular sessions comes back this year as John Mack of Imperial Capital,  leads a group of other financial deal-makers in a review of the major investment, merger and acquisition deals – with a close look at what is changing in terms of multiples and valuations. (Note: Mack will also speak at the TMA Annual Meeting in October.)

But it’s not just about the big names. These speakers are forecasting the future of the security industry, and being in the audience at Securing New Ground means getting an early glimpse at the forces of change. Learn how they will adapt their security programs, how they are responding to new technologies, and how they anticipate change in the business of security.

Who Attends

SNG is attended each year by 250+ industry leaders and financial partners, including CEOs, presidents, owners, vice presidents and general managers, and 90 percent of attendees are senior-level executives. Companies include manufacturers, integrators, monitoring providers, commercial and residential installing dealers, software development firms, investors, and more.

TMA is pleased to support SIA’s executive conference. Learn more and register to attend at https://www.securingnewground.com.

TMA Member Steve Van Till of Brivo Receives Hauhn Award at SIA Honors Night

​​On November 15, the Security Industry Association (SIA) presented the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award to Brivo CEO Steve Van Till at SIA Honors Night at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

The Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award is given each year to a SIA member who has shown commitment and fostered collaboration between the association and the security industry as well as has advocated for advancements in the industry.

The Monitoring Association Executive Director Hauhn was on hand to present the award to Van Till, whose company, Brivo, is a member of TMA.

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Steve Van Till (left) and Jay Hauhn at SIA Honors Night, November 15

As SIA Standards Committee Chair, Van Till was instrumental in identifying and bringing Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) to SIA. He has served as an effective SIA volunteer liaison to other stakeholders within the security industry, including integrators and security practitioners. Van Till has ensured that SIA Standards remain in step with the evolving technology demands of the industry and has focused on real business requirements through actionable projects, bringing a new level of commitment to the industry.

Van Till has been a key liaison for SIA to the International Security Management Association (ISMA), which represents the senior security executive practitioners from Fortune 500 companies.  On multiple occasions he has shared his expertise on the  technology trends , and he was a key contributor to the SIA Technology Forecast prepared exclusively for ISMA members. Van Till has presented at SIA’s signature executive event, Securing New Ground, in addition to ISC West and ISC East and has provided context to the 2016 release of the SIA Megatrends report, which was well received by members and end users.

“I’m always eager to to promote interoperability and to forge connections because I love my job and I love the security industry. Receiving the Hauhn Award for doing what I love is a true honor,” said Van Till. “Standards are only effective if everyone adopts them consistently, and I look forward to continuing to press the case for sensible solutions to real-world problems. Thanks to the Security Industry Association and my peers for continuing to give me a platform to do so.”

“When I think of effective communicators among security industry leaders, one of the first people I think of is Steve Van Till,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “His boundless energy and enthusiasm, coupled with a deep expertise in the security industry and more specifically access control has served the industry well as he has forged partnerships around the world. The Security Industry Association looks forward to benefiting from his wisdom for many years to come.”

Steve Van Till is president and CEO of Brivo, a SaaS company offering physical access control, video surveillance, and mobile credentials for commercial buildings. Van Till was a pioneer in bringing cloud technology, starting with his vision and delivery of cloud access control in 2002. Van Till has served on the SIA Board of Directors since 2008, and has been the Chairman of SIA Standards Committee since 2011, focusing on security technology issues. Prior to Brivo, Steve was Director of Internet Consulting at Sapient, a software development and interactive firm, where he led strategy and technology engagements for Fortune 500 deployments. Van Till is the inventor of numerous patents in the field of physical security and the author of the “Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security,” which is likely why he was named as “the top 25 most influential people in the security industry” by Security Magazine.

The Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award is named in honor of Jay Hauhn. As previous SIA Chairman of the Board, Hauhn demonstrated a steadfast commitment to fostering collaboration among industry trade associations and advancing the interests of their collective memberships and the entire security industry.

The Hauhn Award is presented each year to an individual with a SIA member company who has taken specific action(s) to foster collaboration between SIA and industry/practitioner organizations consistent with SIA’s overall strategic priorities. The award will recognize individual contributions to increasing SIA member value through partnerships. These actions could include activities that lead to the pursuit of common public policy priorities, active involvement in the development of SIA Standards proposals, leveraging SIA Education expertise at partner organization education conferences and jointly-branded online education, and SIA membership growth.

 

Marc Mineau  (1954-2017)

Marc MineauTMA is saddened to learn of the passing in May of our friend Marc Mineau, a passionate entrepreneur who worked for many years in the security field in Canada and the United States. He served as a board member of TMA (then CSAA), national president of CANASA, and president of SIA, and was the intellectual architect of ALAS (Latin America Security Association).

“We have all lost a great friend, champion and defender for our industry,” said TMA past president Ralph Sevinor. “Very few have done so much as Marc had done. I was fortunate to have had Marc as a true friend and also worked with him while he was president of SIA and I was president of CSAA [now TMA]. In our collaboration of mutual associations was the seed capital for our online education programs. We were all recipients of his passion, tenacity and wit.”

Ivan Spector, TMA First Vice President, recounted that “Marc Mineau had a long and distinguished career in the Security Industry. He started Omnitron in Montreal, a full service alarm and monitoring company which he eventually sold to Videotron, a Montreal-based cable company. This became Protectron, a National Company that had a coast-to-coast reach. Marc then turned his considerable talents to the card access part of our Industry by launching Kantech, which was acquired by Tyco and which remains a part of their product line used by many in the Industry today.”

“But most important,” Spector continued, “Marc was my friend, mentor and an industry leader. His joie de vivre was infectious, and spending time with Marc was always stimulating. Amongst the many things he taught me was the importance of giving back to the industry. Marc will be sorely missed.”

Mineau, who suffered with Alzheimers for a long time before passing away, leaves a great legacy and many friends. Donations in his memory are welcomed by the South Shore Alzheimer’s Society (Canada).

–June 8, 2017