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Registration open for new TMA event

Registration open for new TMA event

VIENNA, Va.—Registration is now open for The Monitoring Association's recently announced “TMA Technology Summit,” an inaugural event to be held March 19-21, 2018 in Salt Lake City. The event is coordinated by TMA's Technology Committee, which is co-chaired by Sascha Kylau, vice president of sales, Onetel Security and Steve Butkovich, CTO, CPI Security Systems.

“We invite CTOs, CIOs, and IT directors of monitoring companies to participate in the first TMA Tech Summit to learn about and discuss technology issues that directly affect monitoring centers,” Kylau said in a prepared statement. “By attending, these tech pros will learn about the newest technologies—hardware, software and services—to run their central stations securely and efficiently, minimizing downtime and protecting them from internal and external threats,” he continued.

“We also welcome dealers, owners, and interested participants from manufacturing companies,” Butkovich said in the announcement. “We'll be talking about all the things that matter when it comes to technology and running and securing an effective business.”

Sessions and topics will include:

Intelligent apps and analytics

MPLS, SD-WAN, secure VPNs (what are they and what is best for my business)

Contact Center 2018 (speech recognition for QC, text to speech, AI, and more)

Data storage (new storage options and best practices for storage and data retention)

3G, LTE, FirstNet, 5G and beyond

Next gen Linux mainframe

Cybersecurity (gap & risk assessment—It's a business issue, not just an IT issue)

Next gen firewalls and other cyber hardware tools

Data backup and recovery solutions

Data encryption

In the announcement, TMA noted that the Technology Summit will be modeled after its Fall Operations Management Seminar. Both days of the conference will conclude with round table discussions of the day's presentations. The room block for the event is now open as well.


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