Tony Cassell is an innovative security leader who brings a fresh perspective to traditional security problems. He cut his teeth in the security industry by developing and deploying the the security program for Facebook globally and then worked on the other side of the fence as a product manager for 3VR. He has partnered with integrators like Tyco and Northland Controls to engineer unique and refreshing solutions to the industry. Prior to his security career Tony worked as IT Manager for several companies and as a technical consultant, solving complex problems all over the world. Tony is currently growing the security program at Dropbox, in his home city of San Francisco. Founded in 2007, Dropbox has more than 400 million users and 150,000 businesses using its product worldwide. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dropbox has 1,500 employees, and 12 offices around the globe including Austin, Washington, Dublin, Herzliya, London, New York, Paris, Seattle, Sydney and Tokyo.
Ross Bourgeois is the Assistant Chief of the Public Safety Department for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Arena, and Champions Square. Ross has over 18 years of law enforcement experience. His last assignment with the New Orleans Police Department was in the Special Events Section where he was responsible for the execution of all event related supplemental police coverage for the City of New Orleans. He has been awarded the designation of Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Public Safety Department, which consists of over one-hundred commissioned officers and over five hundred non-commissioned personnel that protect a 70 acre campus that includes an NFL stadium, an NBA arena, and a combination of an outdoor festival grounds and an amphitheater located in the heart of downtown New Orleans.
Ross has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Business from Loyola University New Orleans.
Michael is co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of MachineShop, a company he created after seeing the shortcomings of traditional enterprise software platforms, particularly in the IoT or M2M markets. He has long been an admirer of middleware technology and is driven to provide newer, simpler ways to build and integrate applications and systems in a hyper-connected world.
Previously Michael served as interim CEO at Document Capture Technologies (DCT) and remains on their Board of Directors. Under Campbell’s leadership, DCT accelerated their transition from a manufacturer of personal scanners to becoming a provider of cloud-based content management services. From 2009-2011, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of SensorLogic, a venture-backed platform company focused on enabling more efficient development and management of M2M applications. SensorLogic was acquired in 2011 by Gemalto NV (FR:GTO).
From 2007 until 2009 Campbell was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for InnerWireless, which was acquired by Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX). At various times while at InnerWireless he was responsible for corporate development, strategic partnerships, marketing, product management and international business. Initially he was also General Manager of their Location Based Services business, which was created through the acquisition of his prior company, PanGo Networks. From 2002 until 2007 Campbell served in several roles at PanGo Networks including Executive Vice President, President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. PanGo was a venture-backed pioneer in the location-based services (LBS) market.
Campbell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Gannon University and did graduate work in International Policy and Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Joe Coe has 20+ years experience of providing network security support in both public and private sectors, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller enterprises and entrepreneurships. Starting in telecommunications, where he ensured network security for thousands of AT&T employees, Joe later developed software for the federal government, including the Mine Safety and Health Academy. As part of his work with Wyoming.com, Joe engineered a broad range of network facilities and provided networking solutions for the Supreme Court system. He managed and deployed WAN switches globally for IBM’s secure network infrastructure. In 1998 he appeared as the keynote speaker on network security at NSA’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. He also worked as a network security manager for three Olympic games: Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Sydney. Today Joe is a Sales Engineer for Hikvision USA’s southwest region, and provides additional support to the entire western United States. In 2015 he presented on cybersecurity and video surveillance at PSA-TEC and at ASIS.
Ray Coulombe is the founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers. Formerly, Ray was COO and co-founder of SyPixx Networks, acquired in 2006 by Cisco, and he has played a significant role in the development of several other early-stage companies in the industry. He sits on the PSA Security Network Education Advisory Board and TechSec Solutions Conference Advisory Board, and he writes and lectures extensively in the industry, including the Tech Trends column for Security Technology Executive (STE) and Security Dealer & Integrator magazines. He founded and served as chairman of SIA’s Standards sub-committee on SNMP and served as a member of the Body of Knowledge committee for SIA’s Certified Security Project Manager program. For his efforts, Ray was awarded the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award by SIA in November. He has additional past experience with 3M, Emerson Electric Company. Early in his career, Ray served as a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he was involved in the development and production of TV, laser, and infra-red guided missiles. He holds a BSEE from Cornell University; Masters degrees in Management from MIT and Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and numerous professional certifications. He belongs to ASIS, IEEE, and CSI.
Manish Dalal is the Product Manager and COO of ZKAccess. With over 20 years of security industry experience, Manish is an expert in the field of biometrics, time & attendance and access control systems. Having dealt with both local and international customers has given me a good overall exposure in this industry. His hands-on experience ranges from product development through to solution deployment. Manish is also skilled in selling and implementing physical and logical access control solutions using biometrics and/or RFID technology.
Ashley N. Ditta, MS, CHPA is currently the Director of Police, Security, Safety and Parking at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA. She serves as the Chairperson of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Boston Chapter since April 2014 and is past chair of the ASIS Boston Chapter (2014). She has previously worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as the Director of Security, Safety and Parking and as a Fraud Investigator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts- Division of Unemployment Assistance. Ashley holds a Master Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Criminal Justice from Villanova University.
Blaine guides the EyeLock’s vision for iris authentication products and solutions in both physical and logical security as well as their numerous commercial applications. Prior to joining EyeLock, Blaine was the Director of Product Management at STANLEY Security, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker.
Blaine brings 15+ years of experience in the security and technology industries. He previously held multiple roles in both startup and Fortune 500 companies, including roles involving software development, software team management and product management for STANLEY Security's biometric portfolio and industry-leading security management software suite Commander. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Rob Hile serves as Director of Strategic Accounts for SureView Systems, focusing on enterprise-class market opportunities, and building relationships with key integration firms, consultants and A&E firms. Recognized as a leading voice in the industry, Hile will apply his more than 25 years of security industry experience, encompassing sales and business leadership to further position SureView Systems as a market leader in the delivery of total situational awareness software solutions. Hile's executive career has involved working for both private and public entities, including several Fortune 500 Global companies. He previously held the title of Chief Executive Officer for Integrated Fire & Security Solutions Inc. Formerly, Hile served as Senior Director, Enterprise Fire and Security Solutions at Siemens Industry Inc., where he led the security division within the Building Technologies group, providing customized solutions for intelligent response and business continuity for global and national accounts. Over the course of his career, he has also held senior-level positions with G4S, Convergint Technologies, GVI Security Solutions and TAC. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and currently serves on the Security Industry Association educational advisory board.
Henry Hoyne, VP of Professional Services, oversees the Engineering and IT teams at a global level and is the lead technical designer for all large implementations at Northland Controls. He has more than15 years’ experience in the security industry, and joined Northland in 2006 as the Application Engineering lead at eBay, where he managed their Enterprise System globally and created worldwide standards that are still followed today. He also was instrumental in the implementation of their initial GSOC and played a role in the design of the SJCC. In addition, he helped design and implement the Google GSOC in Mountain View, Calif., Apple GSOC in Cupertino, Calif., and the Apple Data Center in North Carolina; which included access control, VMS environment, and MSOC. In the past year Hoyne served on the judging panel for the new product showcase at ISC West, and was on the PSA technical committee.
In 2008 Brian Co-Founded Secure-i, a cloud-based video surveillance service that was acquired by Alarm.com in 2014. Brian has personally initiated and developed cloud video programs in hundreds of alarm companies and integrators. Brian’s primary focus is the development and execution of go-to-market strategies for RMR-based technology services, specifically concentrating on quickly scaling the "sales machine." As an early entrant into the space, Brian has frequently been sought after to share his expertise as a moderator and panelist at industry events.
Prior to Secure-i, Brian worked with JP Morgan Chase Capital Corporation in the Tax Oriented Investments division with a focus on commercial aircraft leasing and investments in solar energy. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Loyola in Maryland.
Joshua Long is technical & services delivery manager for Diebold Security. He works in Diebold’s Event Monitoring Center and oversees a technical group that provides intrusion, video and access control programming for various financial, retail and commercial customers in North America. Josh has over seven years of experience in the security industry and oversees major account conversions to the monitoring center. Prior to being involved in the industry he served 4 years in the U.S. Navy working in intelligence while stationed in Europe. He holds a BA in Political Science from Mount Union University and a MBA from Walsh University.
In this role, Christopher Moore is responsible for the campus public safety and emergency management functions. Previously Christopher served as Regional Security Manager for Pelican Products, Inc. and has prior experience in the public safety sector, specifically as a firefighter and police officer. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State College and is 3 courses away from completing his Masters in Business Continuity, Security and Risks Management at Boston University. Christopher lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts with his family, enjoys golfing, kayaking, sailing and any industry conference located in a warm climate.
Ralph Nerette is the manager of security for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He has more than 14 years of experience in the security industry; more than 10 years of which have been in security management. Formerly, Ralph held the position of security systems manager at Dana-Farber, applying his education in computer science and information technology in designing security systems, integrations and managing innovative operations center models. Currently, he manages a 50-member department responsible for patient safety, employee security, worker training in fire safety and workplace violence, maintaining regulatory compliance and establishing relationships with local law enforcement agencies are among his responsibilities.
He is also member of the American Society for Industrial Security international and International Association Healthcare Security and Safety.
Susie Osowski is the Biometrics Product Manager at Allegion responsible for overall product strategy and roadmap development for the Schlage biometric portfolio. Susie has been with Allegion since 2006 where she joined as the Product Manager for fingerprint and gained increasing responsibility for hand geometry products in the access control and workforce management markets. She holds a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing from Indiana University.
In his capacity as the CTO, Mr. Peckham leads efforts on complex projects and programs and is the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintain the company's innovation in emerging trends. Mr. Peckham has served in a variety of technical leadership positions in information technology, operations, and network engineering during his career. He most recently served as CIO of Henry Brothers Electronics at the time of its acquisition by Kratos. Previous to that, he was Director of Operations for SunGard Higher Education. Mr. Peckham received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of NJ.
Scott Ranger is the Vice President of Operations for CONTAVA. Scott’s responsibilities include managing client care, business development, financial management, and personnel coaching/mentoring. Scott’s experience began over 16 years ago in the telecommunication industry, specifically in operations and leadership management. His focus today is providing customers the best experience with CONTAVA’s brand, and his ability to relate with our clients, our team, and his strong work ethic make him an invaluable member of CONTAVA's executive team.
Jeff leads all sales and business development activities globally for Stone Lock Global. A founding member of Stone Lock Global along with co-founders David & Colleen Dunlap, Jeff oversees the go-to-market strategies and commercialization of Stone Lock Pro and other future Stone Lock Global products.
Jeff has 4+ years of experience in the Security Industry, and brings a combined 15 years of sales, sales leadership, training and marketing experience to his position. Prior to joining Stone Lock Global, Jeff spent 11 years in the Healthcare industry where he held sales, sales leadership, and national sales training positions at both Johnson & Johnson and Amgen. During his tenure, he spearheaded multiple large-scale new business development projects, as well as technical training programs to launch several successful brands.
Matt Slatoff has worked in the private and corporate security field for over 16 years. As the Vice President of Global Security & Content Protection for Marvel Studios, Matt has been responsible for security operations and intellectual property protection for some of the highest grossing films in history. Leading a small team of professionals, Matt oversees content protection, anti-piracy operations, production security, event security, investigations, disaster preparedness, workplace violence prevention, physical security, executive protection, policy development, and due diligence audits for Marvel’s theatrical studio.
Before joining Marvel, Matt lead the Threat Assessment & Management division of Gavin de Becker & Associates, where he specialized in the protection of high profile public figures, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies from threats of violence and stalking.
Matt earned a Master's degree in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, holds three certifications (CPP, PCI, & PSP) from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and maintains an active Secret level clearance from DHS.
Reggy Timothee is the Manager of Facility Security for Comcast Cable Engineering and Platforms Division. He has over 12 years of experience in physical security. Currently he oversees physical security infrastructure and operations within the national security operations department, which consists of 50 locations nationally, 2,500 system end points and a guard service workforce of 100+ officers. Reggy has a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from Temple University. He currently lives in Exton, PA with wife, and newborn daughter.
Rodney works with a security and embedded systems consulting firm based in Northern California. He is a network security practitioner specializing in physical security systems. His "convergence engineering" practice focuses on evaluation, specification, and successful deployment of network-attached physical security systems.
He has a background in software development specializing in network protocols and cryptography. He has written, lectured, hacked, and developed standards around networking, cryptography, and embedded systems. He has decades of experience in the computer business and has a variety of clients including large end users, manufacturers, designers, and integrators.
A co-founder of Brivo Systems, Steve served first as CTO and more recently as President and CEO, guiding the company from its initial vision of providing Web-based security services and products to its current position as the largest online access control system in the industry. An interactive systems architect, Steve helped launch Brivo after serving as Director of Internet Consulting for Sapient Corporation, where he lead Internet strategy engagements to support "dot com" startups and Fortune 500 new ventures. Prior to joining Sapient, Steve led Internet strategy development in the healthcare informatics industry for HCIA Inc. Steve also has over 10 years experience in wireless communications as Vice President of Software Development at Geostar Inc., the first commercial satellite-based vehicle tracking system in the US, and as Director of Systems Engineering at Communications Satellite Corporation, a global communications company, where he held product-line management positions for voice/data products.
Steve was honored in 2008 with his election to the Security Industry Association's Board of Directors. He has written widely in industry publications and has spoken at major industry gatherings including ISC West, ISC East, TechSec Solutions, GOVSEC, IP User Group events in the US and Europe, Security Canada Central, and others. Steve holds a bachelor's degree from Calvin College and was a Ph.D. candidate in physics at the University of Maryland.
Martha Entwistle joined Security Systems News in 2005. She served as managing editor for five years before becoming editor of Security Systems News in September of 2010. In previous lives, Martha wrote for mainstream newspapers, and worked in state government and on political campaigns. She has a BA in political science and American literature from Middlebury. Martha lives in Maine with her husband and two children.