The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE: The Challenge, an essential experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry. The 2021 AcceleRISE event – taking place virtually August 23-25 – will challenge tomorrow’s security leaders to test their limits, escape their comfort zones and grow their industry expertise. “AcceleRISE is a unique learning experience for up-and-coming security professionals to learn and network together,” said Dr. Elli Voorhees, Director of learning and development at SIA. Key security technologies “The conference program covers key security technologies and business topics along with essential soft skills that support professional growth for high performers looking to stay at the forefront of the security industry and advance their careers.” AcceleRISE was created for rising stars in the security industry and is different from a standard conference AcceleRISE was created for rising stars in the security industry and is different from a standard conference. The 2021 event will put young professionals’ preconceptions, boundaries and industry know-how to the test and teach them how to maximize their leadership potential. Session topics for AcceleRISE 2021 will include: Are We Living in the Future? A Conversation Around IoT. A Year Later, a Pandemic and Much, Much More – An Update to ‘I Owe It to Her: How My Partner Helped (and Continues to Help) Me Achieve My Career Success’. Generational Work Styles: Building Trust & Effective Communication. Privacy Regulations: What Does the Rising Security Professional Need to Know? Securing Values: Choosing Your Path to Profession & Partnerships. Smooth Operator: How End Users Feel About Typical Sales Tactics and How to Innovate Your Sales Approach. The Art of Hiring & Firing. The Value of Coopetition Within an Ecosystem. Making valuable connections Attendees will have the chance to make valuable connections with other young industry professionals and enjoy fun virtual happy hours, trivia and more. As part of 2021’s ‘The Challenge’ theme, attendees will also be able to compete for points and prizes and track their progress on the AcceleRISE leaderboard throughout the experience. AcceleRISE will give each participant the opportunity to interact with one another" “AcceleRISE is all about building a community of industry young professionals and allowing relationships to be created in an exciting platform,” said Katie Greatti, SIA staff liaison for SIA RISE and Conference Manager for AcceleRISE. “Utilizing the virtual environment, AcceleRISE will give each participant the opportunity to interact with one another while adding gamification and competition to the mix. It is an experience you and your team will not want to miss.” Virtual event speakers Speakers for the virtual event include: Diana Brucha, Enterprise Account Executive, Allied Universal. Kelsey Carnell, Regional Sales Manager, Axis Communications. Danny Chung, Global Director of consulting and design, Northland Controls. Colin DePree, Sales Strategy, Salto Systems. Kami Dukes, Director of business development, North America, AMAG Technology. Scott Dunn, Senior Director, business development solutions and services, Axis Communications. Marc Facca, Distribution Sales Consultant, Allegion. Robert Gaulden, Director of multifamily strategy, Allegion. Adam Groom, Vice President of sales, Northland Controls. Kim Hooper, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Amazon. Antoinette King, Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting LLC. Brendan McFall, Technical Engineering Manager, Northland Controls. Zack Morris, Director, commercial career programs, ADT Commercial. Jennifer Odess, Vice President, global partner enablement, ServiceNow. Lee Odess, Founder and CEO, Group337. AcceleRISE 2021 is supported by Premier Sponsor Group337; Full Conference Sponsors ADT, Allegion, Axis Communications, BCD International, Northland Controls and Salto; and Event Sponsors AMAG Technology, Brivo, Cam-Dex Security Corporation, ISC Security Events and WeSuite. Virtual networking events SIA RISE is a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. In addition to hosting AcceleRISE, the SIA RISE community offers fun in-person and virtual networking events, mentorship opportunities through the Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) program, career growth webinars and e-learning, scholarships for use toward education and professional development and career tracks at top trade shows. RISE membership is available to all employees at SIA member companies who are young professionals under 40 or have been in the security industry for less than two years. Pricing for AcceleRISE 2021 starts at just $199 for SIA members and only $49 for student members. Group packages are also available, which allow companies to purchase three tickets for their employees to use and get a fourth free.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced details for the second annual AcceleRISE conference – an essential experience for tomorrow’s security leaders. AcceleRISE 2020 will be held July 29-31 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. AcceleRISE – hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young security professionals and those new to the industry – was created to ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership and sharpen business acumen in young security talent. The conference features a diverse array of premier learning sessions, interactive workshops and fun activities geared toward rising stars in the industry. Dynamic and approachable speakers Austin will be the perfect backdrop for making connections, fostering ideas, inspiring creativity “SIA is thrilled to present the second annual AcceleRISE – an event that’s unlike your standard conference. At AcceleRISE it’s about dynamic and approachable speakers, unique sessions and activities to help young security talent take their careers to the next level and engaged attendees who are ready to make valuable connections and have fun,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “For this year’s event, we have selected a location that’s known for being different – Austin, Texas. Austin will be the perfect backdrop for making connections, fostering ideas, inspiring creativity and helping AcceleRISE attendees grow into stronger leaders and contributors at their organizations.” Insights on the leadership AcceleRISE 2020 attendees will leave with: Insights on the leadership and business skills needed to be more productive A unique understanding of the latest security trends and how they impact the industry Tools and guidance to help in accomplishing goals and forging a security career path Workshops on critical security topics SIA RISE is a collaborative community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry “AcceleRISE has addressed a gap in the security industry by helping young talent build meaningful connections, learn about emerging trends and discover fresh perspectives,” said Katie Greatti, Associate Director of Certification at SIA, Staff Liaison for the SIA RISE committee and Conference Manager for AcceleRISE. “For the 2020 event, SIA will offer attendees a mix of blended learning sessions including team-building exercises, keynotes, panel sessions, networking activities and workshops on critical security topics, business and career management and more.” Conference proposals are now being accepted for AcceleRISE 2020; SIA is seeking fresh ideas and speakers for this year’s event. Priority will be given to proposals that address critical topics like corporate social responsibility, cybersecurity, career progression, business management and leadership, security 101, finance, sales and marketing, networking, artificial intelligence and SaaS models. Vendor-neutral and educational Proposed content must be vendor-neutral and educational in nature and designed to contribute to the general knowledge base of the security industry. Proposals are due Wednesday, April 1. SIA RISE is a collaborative community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. RISE is available to all employees of SIA member companies who are under 40 or who have been in the security industry for less than two years. RISE hosts fun in-person networking events during top trade shows and in major cities around the United States and offers career growth webinars on a variety of topics, thought leadership opportunities, career tracks at ISC West and East and a scholarship program for security industry education and professional development.