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20/04/2020

Genetec kicks off Connect DX with impressive line-up

Montreal, Canada

The line up of keynote speakers and the details of the partner pavilion for Connect DX, Genetec's first virtual trade show starting today, includes a panel discussion with speakers from Barclays, Starbucks and Uber, who will talk about their "cloud first" approach to their global security operations. The conference will kick off with a keynote from Genetec President, Pierre Racz who will take a look at AI and the surrounding hype.

Focused on technology, innovation and the challenges affecting the physical security industry, Connect DX will provide an opportunity for security professionals from around the world to directly engage with each other as well as with Genetec and its partners.

A pragmatic view on AI

Genetec President, Pierre Racz will begin the event by taking a look at AI and the surrounding hype. As interest in the technology reaches new peaks, inflated expectations are creating the conditions for a painful return to reality. In his address, Racz will take a much-needed pragmatic look at the state of AI technology and its real impact on our everyday lives.

A cloud first approach to physical security

While implementing a cloud architecture can have its fair share of complexity, some of the world’s leading brands have adopted a cloud-first approach to their global security operations. In this live panel discussion, Barclay’s Head of Technology, Daniel Lanecki, Starbucks’ Director of Global Physical Security, Traegon Hon, and Uber’s Physical Security Systems Manager, Joel Hosino, will share some candid insights into their cloud strategy and talk about how to avoid pitfalls.

Security leadership in time of crisis

This timely talk will feature a unique line up of industry leaders in technology and physical security including Jonathan Ballon, VP & General Manager at Intel Corp., Brad Brekke, Principal with The Brekke Group, and Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint, one of the world’s largest security systems integrators.

Evolution of security IoT

Axis Co-founder and Director of Axis AB, Martin Gren and Axis’ VP of Americas, Fredrik Nilsson will look at the rapidly evolving challenges of increasingly intelligent edge devices and advanced IoT security.

Customer-led panels

Connect DX will provide a platform for industry leaders from across a wide range of markets to share their thoughts: Regi Flanagan, VP Car Wash Controls, Sonny's Car Wash will talk about how to leverage the ALPR data and machine learning to improve operations and increase revenue. Rick Peck, SVP Director of Loss Prevention, TJX Companies Inc. Lenny Smith, Sr. Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security at Skechers USA, and Traegon Hon, Director of Global Physical Security at Starbucks will join forces in a panel to discuss how to navigate uncertain times with security technology. Zeljko Cakic, Director, IT, Airport Development Program at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority will talk about how to reduce nuisance alarms and use incident management. Christopher Slone, Senior Manager Global Security, Sykes Enterprises will share lessons learned during his company’s Access Control migration. Partner and international pavilions

Connect’DX will also host a Technology Partner Pavilion where leading software and hardware technology vendors including: Axis Communications; BCD Video; Bosch; Commend; Dell Technologies; Hanwha Techwin; HID Global; Intel Corporation; Optex; Panasonic; Vivotek and Zenitel will showcase their latest products, and native integrations with Genetec solutions in on-demand video and via live chat.

Genetec will also feature an international pavilion with French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean presentations, and live Q&As with industry experts.

For more information or to join the Connect DX virtual event, click here.


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