Siddharth Bose, Intellectual Property, Data Security, and Privacy Attorney; Ice Miller LLP
Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney for Ice Miller’s data security and privacy group. He counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with Internet of Things (IoT), vendor management, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, and data breaches. Sid also served as co-chair of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a volunteer with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) working group on IoT Security, Upgradability, and Patching. As part of the working group, Sid participates in discussions on the impact of IoT devices and the need for a secure-lifecycle approach to IoT devices.
Jim Crumbley, Owner, Risk Response Team and PASS K-12 Steering Committee Member
RRT Tech is an Atlanta based Risk Mitigation firm. Jim has over 30 years of experience providing risk consultative, crisis management, project management, protective and investigative services to both the public and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and South America.
Jim serves on the NSCA and SIA Education Interest Group that has developed The Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools.
Jon Hamilton, Audio Visual Manager, Emory University School of Medicine
Jon Hamilton is the Audio Visual Manager at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA. Jon came to Emory in 2011 after a 27 year career at Southern Business Communications/Xerox Audio Visual. During his time at Xerox AV he went from a field service tech to the General Manager of the Alabama region. At Emory, Jon manages the daily operation of AV, digital learning, and curricular support staff. He is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of AV inside the School of Medicine and its partner locations. During his time at Emory he has gone from managing a staff of 2 to a staff of 8 with responsibilities in School of Medicine, Research, and Executive departments. Jon has held a CTS certification since 2002. He is a member of AVIXA and CCUMC.
Christopher Hugman, PE, CEO/Founder; System Surveyor
Chris Hugman has a long tenure in corporate and start-up operations in telecommunications and electronic security industries. After 18 years and four start-up companies in telecommunications, Hugman launched his own systems integration company, quickly growing it to a multi-million-dollar business. In 2009, Hugman’s company merged with Knight Security Systems. In 2014, while working in the electronic security systems integration arena, Hugman created the concept of System Surveyor, which was launched in September 2015. He serves as the company’s CEO, working toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end of life.
Shedan J. Maghzi, CTS, Avidex Corporate Strategic Advisor
Shedan has been directly involved in the audiovisual industry for over 30 years. Shedan joined Avidex in 2004 as General Manager of Northern California, which developed into one of the nation’s most successful audiovisual groups providing design, systems integration and managed services. In April of 2015 Shedan was appointed President of Avidex and this year stepped into an advisory role. Prior to joining Avidex he held a wide range of positions in the AV industry including Project Engineer, Technology Consultant and Vice President of Technical Services with leading San Francisco Bay Area audiovisual firms. Shedan was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of SF State University with a degree in Telecommunications. He now resides in Orange County, California to be near his eighth fun loving grandchildren.
Christian Morin, Lead Strategist for Cloud Services, Genetec
Christian Morin is the lead strategist for cloud services at Genetec. With over 20 years of experience in the IT, telecommunications, and physical security industries, Chris has a keen ability to anticipate technological trends and drive meaningful organizational growth. He is a multidisciplinary business leader, having managed the operations, customer service, sales engineering, technical support, professional services, and IT teams since joining Genetec in 2002. Chris’ executive leadership continues to support the strategic direction and success of the company.
Peter O’Connor, RCDD, EMT; Vice President, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture Firm
As vice president of Hoefer Wysocki’s Clinical Technology Solutions (CTS) team, Peter O’Connor leads IT design management and advisory services. With more than 27 years of experience in clinical IT, Peter understands that technology is among the most significant investments made in the healthcare arena. He has a keen ability to anticipate implementation-related challenges and plan for technology that doesn’t yet exist.
Chris Peterson, Cofounder and President, Vector Firm
Chris Peterson has nearly 20 years of experience in sales leadership, with a focus on developing strategies, processes, and tools for technology businesses in the security space. Chris has had the privilege of experiencing two IPOs and several acquisitions in his career, calling the events the “best training a business leader can experience.” Well versed in building the tactical details of an effective sales structure, Chris has developed an understanding of the human dynamics that lead to a successful sales organization – connecting strategy to action.
Kent Reyling, Director, Workplace Strategies at Kimball
Kent Reyling has been with Kimball since his graduation in 1976 from Indiana State University, holding a variety of positions, including engineer, sales management, plant management, general product management, marketing director, operations manager, director of product sales support, director of market education, and, most currently, the director of workplace strategies for the Kimball division of Kimball International. To support the realization of high-performance workplaces, he provides focused education and consultation for thousands of business employees, distributors, facilities managers, designers, executives, and other stakeholders.
Governor Tom Ridge, alliantgroup Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology; Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Pennsylvania
During a long and distinguished career that has spanned the public and private sectors, Tom Ridge has established himself as an authority in areas as diverse as intelligence analysis, national security, economic development, education, health, and the environment.
In response to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Ridge was appointed by then-President George W. Bush as the first director of the newly formed Office of Homeland Security. In January 2003, the Office of Homeland Security was designated by the Bush administration as an official cabinet-level department and Ridge was appointed the nation’s first secretary of Homeland Security.
Lee Rozeboom, Vice President, Strategic Relationships; GreatAmerica’s Unified Communications and IT Group
Lee Rozeboom is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with those with influence in the unified communications, low-voltage, and IT markets. He has been involved in lease financing since 2006. Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2006, Lee was a financial planner, holding his Series 6 and 65, for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Lee received his bachelor’s of science in finance and marketing from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Rob Simopoulos, Cofounder, Defendify
Rob Simopoulos is cofounder of Defendify, the provider of an all-in-one cybersecurity platform that makes cybersecurity possible for small businesses. Rob began his career in Toronto, ON, as a founder of Sonitrol of South Central Ontario, a security provider to organizations nationally. After the sale of his first business, he moved to the United States and settled in Maine. Rob has been a leader in the security industry for over 21 years, helping organizations large and small improve their security posture.
Elizabeth Stephan, RCDD, CTS, Director of Channel, Belden
With more than two decades of experience in the cabling industry, Elizabeth Stephan has been with Belden since 2005. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the Belden technology specialists focusing on the broadcast and AV markets in the Americas. Along with this, she leads the Belden stadiums and venues team, working with Grass Valley and ThinkLogical (both Belden brands), supporting customer needs globally.
Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director
At the helm of NSCA, much of Wilson’s time is spent assisting contractors with the challenges of today’s business environment. He often gives lectures and presentations at key industry events, and has been published in numerous leading trade journals, including Sound & Communications, Sound & Video Contractor, Systems Contractor News, Archi-Tech, and ProAV.
Wilson serves on the executive committee for ESPA (Electronic Systems Professional Alliance), was a founding partner for Integrated Systems Events, LLC, and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Construction Specification Institute.
Wilson was the recipient of CSI’s Technical Commendation Award for his work on the MasterFormat™ Expansion Task Team. Wilson joined the NSCA staff as executive director in 1996. Prior to joining NSCA, Wilson was a partner at Communications Engineering Company, a successful low-voltage electronics contracting company.