VSS Tech Talks: Get the Big Picture on Security Technologies

No single point of view can bring you all the information and perspectives you need to make good decisions about your security technologies. That’s why we initiated VSS Tech Talks – so you can hear a technology-focused discussion covering a breadth of appropriate technologies that apply to specific core vertical markets of interest.

VSS Tech Talks Deliver Multiple Viewpoints

We’ve assembled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with applicable experience in specific vertical markets to create a powerful set of monthly discussion webinars. Each month, a panel of SMEs will present their unique viewpoints about the information you need to make good technology decisions. And each panel will include experts from a variety of security technology companies, because we know that every security system is made up of multiple elements to achieve your specific business and operational objectives.

Event Schedule: The Big Picture

Upcoming Sessions
June 25th: Higher Education
July 24th: Data Centers
Aug 20th: Healthcare
Sept 18th: Property Management
Watch These Completed Sessions
May 23rd: Transportation
Mar 12 & 13th: ISC West Tech Preview
Feb 28th: A&E’s / BICSI
Feb 21st: K-12 Schools
Jan 31st: Banking and Finance

2023 VSS: Tech Talks

12-19-23: Critical Infrastructure
11-16-23: Data Centers
10-26-23: Healthcare
9-28-23: Corporate Campus
8-31-23: Cannabis
7-27-23: Safe Cities
6-29-23: Higher Education

Register for Free

You can register for any VSS Tech Talks session that interests you – or all of them – FREE. See the schedule below for the current session lineup, and click the provided links to reach the registration pages. If the topic interests you, but you cannot attend at the time of the session, go ahead and register and we will make sure you can view a recording at your convenience.

VSS Tech Talks are designed to help you improve your organizational and operational security. We hope you can join us!

Current VSS Tech Talks Schedule:

June 25, 2024 Event: Higher Education

The higher education market poses many unique challenges for security, including distributed campuses, open perimeters, frequent and significant changes in access authorities, high visitor volume, and often, a combination of housing, learning, and recreational facilities. Join our expert manufacturer’s panel for this informative session to cover the latest strategies, services, and offerings applicable to this market.

Students walking in front of college library

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Morse Watchmans logo
Sielox Logo

July 24, 2024 Event: Data Centers

Today, data centers hold something more valuable than money – it’s the customer, product, and business information that literally enables companies to exist and function! Clearly, protecting these facilities from all kinds of attacks and intrusions is a concern of highest priority for operators and users alike. Join our expert panel for an important discussion about how a range of integrated physical and cyber techniques is the best defense against the complex threats in this industry.

 

Interior View of Data Center

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Boon Edam 150 Years Logo
Dortronics Logo
Iris ID Logo
Quanergy Logo
Sielox Logo

August 20, 2024 Event: Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have unique security challenges – 24/7 operation, a high fraction of contract and adjunct workers, distraught visitors, increasing workplace violence, and vulnerable patients, just to name a few. Facility security teams need security technology advantages! Join us for this updated panel session and hear from our panel of security experts about their latest expert advice and insights for this need!

 

Exterior Emergency Entrance

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Boon Edam 150 Years Logo
Dortronics Logo
Morse Watchmans Logo
Sielox Logo

May 23, 2024 Event: Transportation

Transportation security professionals must balance the protection of the shipping and travel systems themselves with providing a safe and efficient experience for travelers and workers in this vital industry. The distributed nature and complexity of our transportation systems create a wide range of needs, strategies, and solutions to be considered, implemented, and managed. Join our expert panel for an overview of the latest transportation security topics.

Woman walking in airport with luggage

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
IDIS Americas Logo
Quanergy Logo

March 12-13, 2024 Event: ISC West Technology Preview

Unfortunately, not everyone who would benefit from attending the ISC West show is able to do so. If you can’t attend, join us for three separate 90-minute sessions over two days for your chance to hear our expert manufacturers panel and learn about the newest solutions for the security market. If you can attend ISC West, here’s your chance to get a preview of exciting new offers!

VSS Tech Talk: A&E's / BICSI

View the Recorded Sessions RIGHT NOW

Session 1: Analytics/Sensors/Video Assurance

Panel: Costar, Quanergy, Viakoo

Session 2: Power & Distribution/Access Control

Panel: Altronix, Dortronics, Sielox

Session 2: Perimeter Security/Biometrics/Key Control

Panel: Barrier1, Iris ID, Morse Watchmans

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Barrier1 Logo
Costar Logo
Dortronics Logo
Iris ID Logo
Morse Watchmans Logo
Quanergy logo
Sielox Logo
Viakoo logo

February 28, 2024 Event: Security Technology and Tools for A&Es and ICT Professionals

Online and networked services, commerce, and entertainment have exploded in recent years, as have the needs for improved physical and cyber security solutions across virtually every category of business  The various technologies designed, specified, installed, and serviced by security, and information and communication technology professionals are more important than ever. Join this unique panel to learn how proven physical security systems and the tools A&Es and BICSI ICT Professionals need are available to help deliver the best in breed security systems their clients demand more so than ever.

VSS Tech Talk: A&E's / BICSI

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Dortronics logo
Sielox Logo

February 21, 2024 Event: K-12 Schools

Primary and Secondary schools have a unique responsibility to provide a safe environment for learning and social development. Challenges from unexpected visitors to uncooperative students make this task harder than ever, so schools need strategies and solutions to meet the need without damaging the learning environment. Join our panel of security experts as they cover the latest trends in K-12 school security.

VSS Tech Talk: K-12 Schools

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Morse Watchmans logo
Sielox Logo

January 31, 2024 Event: Banking and Finance

Willie Sutton famously observed that “that’s where the money is.” Protecting banks and other facilities that hold cash and precious items, including ATMs, and safety deposit boxes, is essential. We must also protect financial targets such as trading houses, brokers, and exchanges, where more sophisticated thieves and bad actors seek access to perpetrate cybercrimes. Join our expert panel for a lively discussion on priorities, techniques, and trends in the vital banking security market.

VSS Tech Talk: Banking and Finance

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
Boon Edam logo
Dortronics logo
Sielox Logo
Viakoo Logo

2023 VSS Tech Talks:

December 19, 2023 Event: Critical Infrastructure

By definition, critical infrastructure is essential to our societal health and safety and supports essential functions from our water supply to electrical power and much more. Protecting infrastructure is complicated by its decentralized nature, the many exposed elements of these systems, and its large potential attack surface. Join us as our panel of experts discuss these challenges and how the latest security technologies can be applied to help keep critical infrastructure safe.

VSS Tech Talk: Cannabis

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo

Ronnie Pennington
Director of Sales for the Americas

Barrier 1

Baxter Matthews
Vice President – Technical & Electronics Operations

Morse Watchmans logo

Tim Purpura
VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Sielox Logo

Mark Evans
Executive Vice President

Quanergy Logo

Gerald Becker
VP Market Development & Alliances

Viakoo Logo

John Gallagher
Vice President of Viakoo Labs

VSS Tech Talk: Cannabis

November 16, 2023 Event: Data Centers

It’s estimated that modern society is creating, well, a huge pile of valuable data every day. Moreover, cloud computing and services are taking on an ever-larger fraction of our operational workload. Where is all this valuable data, and where are these essential functions taking place – at data centers, of course – who have a critical role in protecting organizational value. Join us for a vital discussion about how best to protect these essential facilities!

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Barrier 1
Boon Edam logo
Morse Watchmans Logo
Sielox Logo
Vector Flow Logo
Viakoo Logo

October 26, 2023 Event: Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have unique security challenges – 24/7 operation, a high fraction of contract and adjunct workers, distraught visitors, increasing workplace violence, and vulnerable patients, just to name a few. Facility security teams need security technology advantages – join us for some expert advice and insights for this need!

VSS Tech Talk: Cannabis

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo

Ronnie Pennington
Director of Sales for the Americas

Dotronics Logo

Skip Burnham
National Sales Manager

Morse Watchmans Logo

Tim Purpura
VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Sielox Logo

Mark Evans
Executive Vice President

Vector Flow Logo

Kyle Elliott
VP of Sales

Viakoo Logo

John Gallagher
Vice President of Viakoo Labs

VSS Tech Talk: Cannabis

September 28, 2023 Event: Corporate Campuses

Corporate campus facilities must ensure safe working environments, not only for the employees, but also for suppliers, customers, visitors, and the broader community. Aligning the interests of property owners, business tenants, and these constituencies, and implementing appropriate security measures, requires a big picture view, and good decisions. Join us for expert insights about how to achieve your goals!

We’ll be participating in the upcoming series of VSS Tech Talk panel presentations discussing how a wide range of leading security technologies and solutions apply to specific vertical markets of interest.

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Boon Edam
Morse Watchmans Logo
Sielox Logo
Vector Flow Logo
Viakoo Logo

August 31, 2023 Event: Cannabis

The decriminalization of cannabis at the state level has brought a focus on some expected – and some unexpected – security challenges. Protecting the product itself from its origin at the growing facilities through to its sale at the retail outlets is complex. Federal banking restrictions further increase complexity, and have increased the importance of protecting all the participants in cash transactions. How can the cannabis industry implement cost-effective security technologies? Join us for expert insights!

VSS Tech Talk: Cannabis

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Dotronics Logo
Morse Watchmans Logo
Sielox Logo

And More….

VSS Tech Talk: Smart Cities

July 27, 2023 Event: Safe Cities and Municipalities

Municipal governments must balance their attention and spending across many constituencies. In recent years, advancing technologies have created new possibilities that help improve safety in many ways from traffic monitoring to first responder communications. What technologies will bring the most value, and how can they be prioritized? Join us for this discussion!

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo

Ronnie Pennington
Director of Sales for the Americas

Barrier One

Brendan MacDaniel
VP of Sales

Morse Watchmans Logo

Tim Purpura
VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Sielox Logo

Karen Evans
CEO

June 29, 2023 Event: Higher Education

The higher education market poses many unique challenges for security, including distributed campuses, open perimeters, frequent and significant changes in access authorities, high visitor volume, and often, a combination of housing, learning, and recreational facilities. Join us for this informative session to cover topics for this market.

VSS Tech Talk: Higher Education

The panel is made up of these industry experts:

Altronix Logo
SME from Altronix

Ronnie Pennington
Director of Sales for the Americas

AxxonSoft Logo
SME from AxxonSoft

John Centofanti
VP of Sales for North America

Morse Watchmans Logo
SME from Morse Watchmans

Tim Purpura
VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Sielox Logo
SME from Sielox

Karen Evans
CEO

Vector Flow Logo
SME from Vector Flow

Kyle Elliott
VP of Sales

Viakoo Logo
Vice President from Viakoo

John Gallagher
Vice President