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SIA appoints Ken Francis as chair of SIA Executive Advisory Board

SIA appoints Ken Francis as chair of SIA Executive Advisory Board

SIA appoints Ken Francis as chair of SIA Executive Advisory Board

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. – Ken Francis, president of Eagle Eye Networks and former member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) board of directors, has been appointed to serve as the new chair of the SIA Executive Advisory Board.

A panel of executive thought leaders from SIA member companies, the SIA Executive Advisory Board was established in 2017 and is a forum that offers input on how market developments influence SIA’s strategy and key initiatives. They advise the SIA Board of Directors on potential benefits for SIA members on several topics like research, standards and technology and vertical market content.

“I am honored to chair the SIA Executive Advisory Board, which is made up of some of the most innovative leaders in the security industry,” said Ken Francis. “I look forward to our working together to bring timely and impactful initiatives, such as the PASS program, to fruition.”

At Eagle Eye, Francis provides insight into the enterprise and small business security markets and the fast-growing use of cloud technologies for the improvement of channel partners’ and customers’ cost reductions. Prior to that Francis launched ADT Security Services back into the commercial marketplace following the spinoff and IPO of ADT by Tyco International in 2012. Francis also served as the vice president of sales and marketing for UTC’s Global Security Products Business Unit, led the GE Security Integrated Systems Business Unit as the global product general manager and co-founded AMAG Technology, Inc.

“SIA is honored to welcome Ken Francis – an inspiring security industry leader – as the new chair of SIA’s Executive Advisory Board,” said SIA Chair James Rothstein. “We congratulate Ken on his exceptional contributions to the industry, and we appreciate his dedication and willingness to share his time and knowledge on behalf of the SIA community in this role, helping us to deliver additional value to our members. The recommendations and input expressed by the EAB are highly valued by me and my fellow SIA Board members.”


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