Happy New Year!
We here at Security Director News/Security Systems News are putting the finishing touches on our upcoming TechSec Solutions conference, to be held Feb. 5 and 6 in Fort Lauderdale.This is a conference you don't want to miss, a time and place for industry experts, security practitioners, integrators and consultants to analyze security solutions and strategize for success.
We have an impressive educational lineup this year, ranging from experts from eBay, Diebold, Northland Control Systems, IHS/IMS Research, Brivo, HID Global and more. BYOD? PSIM? We've got it all covered.
I've been most involved in selecting and interviewing our annual "20 under 40" winners, to honor those security professionals under the age of 40 who are up-and-comers in the industry. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we've had a really tough time choosing just 20 from the many, many nominations we received over the past year. And on top of that, there was some hand-wringing going on over which of those we should choose for our NextGen panel, in which young security professionals talk tech, about what has worked for them, what hasn't, and what security technology they'd like to pursue for the future. That panel will be represented by the retail, critical infrastructure and retail/hospitality sectors. We've just recently signed on Ryan Knisley, senior director of security for Walmart Inc.
And did I mention our keyonote speakers, Lauren Stover and Ray Davalos? Stover, the security director at Maimi International Airport, who you might know from the Travel Channel's Airport 24/7: Miami, and Davalos, MIA's business systems director, will discuss the challenges to keep the airport, which employs 36,000 and sees 38 million passengers annually, operating safely.
Please join us. I'd love to meet you and talk shop. Or you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.