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SIA, NCS4 and ISC West Partner to Deliver Education on the Stadium of the Future

Stadium of the Future

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and ISC West are partnering to provide education on the critical issue of stadium security at ISC West 2019, occurring April 9-12 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of this partnership, SIA Education@ISC will host The Stadium of the Future, a presentation bringing together a panel of industry experts to discuss current technology and capabilities gaps in security for the sports and entertainment industry.

Research conducted by the NCS4 provides evidence of a need for innovation and technology transfer in this multi-billion-dollar industry. In this key education offering, Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the NCS4, will moderate a discussion featuring Scott Dunn, senior director of business development, solutions and services at Axis Communications; Greg Moya, global pre-sales director at Dell Technologies; and Ryan Zatolokin, business development manager and senior technologies at Axis Communications.

“The race to build the most cutting-edge sports stadium in the world has already begun. With 360-degree video walls, retractable roofs and interactive, virtual fan experience areas, the next generation of sports stadiums focuses on the convergence of the physical and digital experience,” said Dr. Elli Voorhees, director of education and training at SIA. “High-tech advancements are being made to enhance the fan experience at every turn, and this education session will highlight how technology capabilities are being leveraged to improve safety and security.”

During this special session, industry experts will share the latest updates and findings regarding stadium and public venue security, highlight the NCS4’s work and share how attendees can participate in upcoming projects and initiatives.

“The sports and entertainment industry is moving away from traditional stadium structures to mega-venues which affix residential, office and retail spaces to large sports complexes,” said Marciani. “As technology advances and stadiums evolve into multi-purpose centers, security solution providers need to learn about the current and future needs of commercial sport and entertainment facilities – to meet growing market demands and to stay competitive in their product development.”

Attendees will have the opportunity learn from leading industry experts and participate in a hands-on learning exercise.

The Stadium of the Future will take place during ISC West on Thursday, April 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Sands 302. Following the session, attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception sponsored by SIA.

To attend The Stadium of the Future and other education sessions at ISC West, sign up for SIA Education@ISC West. Featuring 85+ sessions on a variety of hot topics and providing critical information on the newest technologies in security, SIA Education@ISC West is your top industry resource for vendor-agnostic security and network training. The program qualifies for continuing education hours with many relevant industry accreditation bodies.

SIA is the premier sponsor of ISC West. Learn more about ISC West 2019 and register to attend.

About ISC West

ISC West (in partnership with premier sponsor SIA) is the largest, converged security event of the year, constantly evolving to educate security professionals on the tools and skills needed to protect against today’s emerging cyber-physical security threats and the anticipated ones of tomorrow. The 50+-year-old ISC brand is trusted to provide the assets and knowledge needed to fight emerging threats. Over 1,000 international and domestic manufacturers across physical, IT and Internet of Things security debut their new products at the trade show to over 30,000 security industry professionals. Through its partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC West offers accredited educational sessions on all types of industry topics through SIA Education@ISC. ISC West 2019 will take place April 9-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. SIA Education@ISC will kick off the day prior to the exhibits on April 9. For more information, visit iscwest.com. Twitter: @ISCEvents, Facebook: @ISCEvents, LinkedIn: ISC Security Events, Instagram: @isc_events

About the NCS4

The NCS4 at USM supports the advancement of sport safety and security through training, professional development, academic programs and research. NCS4 collaborates with professional leagues, open access events and intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, along with professional associations, private sector firms and government agencies. It is a critical resource for sport venue managers, event managers, first responders and other key stakeholders. For more information, visit ncs4.com.

About SIA

SIA (securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with nearly 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.

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