Author: Joe Oliveri, Vice President, General Manager, Security, Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions, North America
Published: Sat, Sep 1, 2018

It’s almost that time of year again for the security industry as Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, is taking place from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Johnson Controls, we’re looking forward to exhibiting our next-generation technologies in booth #2217, and are focused on empowering our customers with safer, smarter and more sustainable solutions.

As part of the booth, the Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) Network will be showcasing innovative solutions and providing an inside look into the network’s capabilities. The GCoE is an organization dedicated to developing standards and technical specifications that enable high-quality fire and security installations. It also provides customers with remote system audit services to verify functionality and compliance to corporate standards. We’ll be onsite explaining the benefits of tapping the network to deliver consistent execution of technology in terms of quality, timeliness and, most importantly, a higher standard of security to protect organizations’ people and assets.

In addition to booth activities, our executives will be participating in different sessions ranging from panel discussions on closing the gender gap in the security workforce to learning sessions on artificial (AI) in security. Here is a complete breakdown of the topics Johnson Controls will be covering at the show to help you plan your schedule accordingly:

The Future Security Workforce

The security industry is expected to face a significant skill gap in the coming years as seasoned professionals retire. In response to this, the market is working to bridge the gender gap in traditionally male-oriented leadership roles. If you’re interested in learning about how the security industry is empowering the next group of industry leaders, you may want to consider attending “The Future Security Workforce: Empowering Female Industry Leaders” panel session on Sept. 25. You’ll hear female leaders – including our own VP & GM, Lisa Roy – discuss gender diversity in security, the challenges they faced in their career and how they look at the future of the workforce.

Cybersmart Buildings

Aside from the gender gap, other challenges faced by security leaders, facility managers and consultants revolve around security risks attributed to smart connected devices and the IoT. Our own Jason Rosselot, CPP, CISP, director of global product security, will discuss the threat and vulnerability landscaped surrounding connected building systems during another Sept. 25 session titled, “Cybersmart Buildings: Investments in Connectivity and Automation.” The conversation will highlight a recent whitepaper we developed with customer Booz Allen Hamilton to provide guidance on what security professionals and other stakeholders can do to maximize return on investments in building connectivity and automation.

Future-Looking Discussions

Finally, in addition to executive panel discussions, Johnson Controls Business Development team is hosting two forward-looking sessions on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26: “Noise to Knowledge: AI and Machine Learning” and “Active Shooter Risk Mitigation.” Our experts invite you to join us to explore why it’s more important than ever to have the right security partner looking out for you.

We look forward to seeing you on the show floor!


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