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SIA announces conference lineup for AcceleRISE 2023

SIA announces conference lineup for AcceleRISE 2023 Hosted by SIA’s RISE community and designed for young security leaders, the event will take place Aug. 14-16 in Denver

SIA announces conference lineup for AcceleRISE 2023

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the schedule, speaker lineup and program for the 2023 AcceleRISE conference, hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young leaders and those new to the security industry.

This year’s AcceleRISE will take place Aug. 14-16 at the Magnolia Hotel Denver.

AcceleRISEAcceleRISE is an exciting, innovative conference created specifically for young security talent and designed to ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership, and sharpen business acumen. AcceleRISE tackles the issues that matter most to emerging leaders in the security industry and features a diverse array of premier learning sessions, interactive workshops and lively activities geared toward rising stars in the industry.

“Beyond elated for AcceleRISE 2023 in Denver, Colorado – a naturally beautiful city bordered by the Colorado Rocky Mountains, famous for its incredible cuisine, museums, breweries, and sports! We have an amazing lineup of speakers that will give attendees so much understanding into leadership, emerging security trends and professional and personal development,” said SIA RISE Chair Jake Brown, business development/operations at Secure Access & Digital Systems. “I’m also really looking forward to the networking at the conference from start to finish, as we have planned some amazing events at the Denver Selfie Museum, Wynkoop Brewing Company and a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field.”

Session topics for AcceleRISE 2023 will include:

  • ChatGPT and the security industry
  • Communication skills from small talk to team meetings
  • Building your personal “board of directors”
  • EQ versus IQ
  • Maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks with digital transformation
  • Proptech security and unlocking inclusive access
  • Prioritizing intentionality in career development
  • Cybersecurity as a career accelerator
  • Building your personal brand
  • Personal finance
  • Facial recognition: a lively, interactive debate 

Outside the conference sessions, attendees will have the chance to form relationships with other young industry professionals and enjoy fun networking happy hours, a workout class, and fun outings in Denver.

View the full agenda here.

Speakers for the 2023 event include:

  • Dakota Bierly, sales and marketing manager, Northland Controls
  • Benji Bolick, senior digital communications specialist, ASSA ABLOY
  • Jake Brown, chair, SIA RISE Steering Committee
  • Beth Burnsed, senior manager, marketing, and communications, Genetec
  • Rich Campbell, training and development specialist, RFI
  • Andrea Davis, founder, president and CEO, The Resiliency Initiative
  • John Deskurakis, chief product security officer, Carrier
  • Erica Grant, CEO, Quantal Security
  • Kim Hooper, founder, Arumik Consulting
  • Dr. Alka Khungar, CX leader, Johnson Controls
  • Will Knehr, senior manager of information security and data privacy, i-PRO Americas
  • Bobby Louissaint, global security program manager, Meta
  • Erin Mann, senior manager of business operations, Latch
  • Idan Meir, co-founder and CEO, RightHear
  • Lee Odess, CEO, Access Control Executive Brief
  • Amanda Payne, program manager, Northland Controls
  • Avory Ransome, integrator sales consultant, Allegion
  • Kerri Sutherland, manager, HR business partnerships, Axis Communications
  • Quang Trinh, business development manager, platform technologies, Axis Communications
  • Colby Williams, associate director of government relations, SIA
  • Sabrina Wilson, senior vice president, human resources, dormakaba Americas

View the full list of speakers here.

SIA RISE is a collaborative community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Learn more about SIA RISE and sign up to join.

AcceleRISE 2023 registrants can save $50 on their conference passes with SIA’s Fourth of July flash sale pricing, which is available June 29 – July 7. Learn more about AcceleRISE and register to attend.



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