As the managing director of Imperial Capital’s San Francisco office, Rick Juarez focuses on the cloud security and infrastructure software and service sectors. With an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, he has more than 25 years of combined investment banking, strategy, and operations experience, having advised on more than 50 public/private financings and M&A transactions representing more than $8 billion.
In this opening keynote presentation, Juarez will give an overview of the current M&A landscape within cyber- and physical security—particularly cloud-solution providers—looking in his crystal ball as to what the future holds. He will also look at current research, including key growth areas and indicators, and future projections, challenges and opportunities. Don’t miss this “state of the industry” for finance within cloud and security!
Speaker: Rick Juarez, Managing Director, Imperial Capital
With so much information being produced today, from access control, video surveillance and other IoT devices, data is becoming a commodity within security. In this session, subject matter experts will look at how the data is being transmitted, stored, partitioned, protected and leveraged for security and much more, including business intelligence, operational efficiencies and facility management.
This session will also talk about how end users and integrators alike can utilize the cloud and compression strategies to maximize storage capabilities while leveraging new technologies such as AI, machine learning and big data analytics.
Tom Maggio, Owner, ProActive Storage and Monitoring
Brandon Reich, Surveillance Business Leader, Pivot3
Gabe Kazarian, Director, Iron Cloud Product, Data Management, Iron Mountain
Moderator: AJ Frazer, VP Business Development, Cloud, Agent Vi
In his presentation, security consultant Pierre Bourgeix will look at how the cloud will help the security industry to finally realize the “One Pane of Glass” concept where physical, IT and OT converge to enable end users to maximize their cyber- and physical security posture, while opening up opportunities to leverage new technology. Having worked closely with both end users and manufacturers, Bourgeix will also share his converged assessment model and perspective on current and future standards.
Speaker: Pierre Bourgeix, President, ESICONVERGENT LLC
In part one of this two-part session, leaders from three integration companies will outline how cloud has helped to bring new business, revenue and RMR, while looking at the steps they have taken to be in a position to provide cloud-based solutions and managed services at a time when the demand for these solutions is on the rise.
Miles Fawcett, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Kastle Systems
Jay Slaughterbeck, President, Strategic Security Solutions
Moderator: Chris Peckham, COO, Building Intelligence Inc.
In part two of this two-part session, cloud services providers will share what they are doing to help integrators sell cloud-based solutions and managed services. At a time in our industry where physical security is being driven more and more by IT, IP and cloud connectivity and computing, these SMEs will look into what is being done to help the integrator community to adapt, succeed and profit.
Michael Marks, Co-Founder, Perennial Software
Joanna Santander, Head of Business Development, Manything
Robert Lydic, Global VP of Sales, ISONAS
Moderator: Brandon Reich, Surveillance Business Leader, Pivot3
In this thought-provoking keynote presentation, Agent Vi’s AJ Frazer will look at how the cloud and cloud computing power can finally help the security industry realize the dream of artificial intelligence. Topics to be addressed include:
• Two minds are better than one: using AI on a mass scale
• If AI is so smart, why does it need the cloud?
• How users benefit from AI smart products in the cloud
Speaker: AJ Frazer, VP Business Development, Cloud, Agent Vi
A first for Cloud+, this “consultants only” session features three highly experienced thought leaders in security, who will provide their unique perspective on what they are hearing from their clients about cloud, from the increasing demand from end users for more cloud-based solutions to challenges that they see in the path to mass adoption within security.
Drew Deatherage, Vice President and Co-founder, Crux Technology & Security Solutions
Rodney Thayer, Convergence Engineer, Smithee Solutions LLC
Pierre Bourgeix, President, ESIConvergent
Moderator: Jumbi Edulbehram, Regional President, Americas, Oncam
With more and more companies embracing cloud-based access control solutions and managed services, Brivo's Scott Dennison will look at how all of the new technologies that the security industry hopes to embrace in the coming years—mobile access, IoT, AI, big data—will be realized on a cloud platform. For those who embrace cloud, leveraging these technologies will provide many opportunities for growth and increased revenue. For integrators, that means increased RMR and services to offer, and for the end user that means greater ROI and security overall.
Speaker: Scott Dennison, Product Platform Strategist, Brivo
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