Integrator options at ASIS
PHILADELPHIA—For the second year in a row, the educational program at the ASIS International Conference will include a special track geared to system integrators. The conference will take place here Sept. 10-13.
“In recent years, we have seen a growing number of systems integrators attending the annual seminar and exhibits. We realized there was a valuable opportunity to develop and deliver educational programs unlike any offered in the industry,” Eduard J. Emde, president, ASIS International, told Security Systems News in an email interview.
“ASIS Physical Security Council vice chair Steve Surfaro, Axis Communications, took the lead on the development of the track in 2011. He collaborated with PSA Security President and CEO Bill Bozeman and his education staff to design a unique program that provides systems integrators direct insight into the needs of security end users, their customers,” Emde said.
“It’s great to see ASIS build out a systems integration educational program with [the help of PSA] and Steve Surfaro,” said Bill Bozeman.
He predicted the classes “would be a good source of information for physical security integrators.”
Emde said that the inaugural program track last year “was very well-received by systems integrators, especially the sessions on port and education security.”
He added that there are more sessions this year: “The approach to the sessions is consistent with last year in that security practitioners from key business sectors will share their current and anticipated security challenges directly with systems integrators. Since the economics of security remains top of mind for all security practitioners, session panels will explore how to do more with less and how to minimize risk in challenging times.”
There are eight sessions offered within the Systems Integrator track, which will take place over the course of the show.