Sports Security Innovator Award

Recognizing Innovation to Sports Safety and Security Challenges

About the Sports Security Innovator Award

The Sports Security Innovator Award is presented to an individual SIA member who has demonstrated innovation by developing next-generation solutions to sports safety and security challenges. The selected individual is recognized for having promoted scholarship and advanced best practices for ensuring the safety and security of participants and attendees at sporting events, and for having advocated for the highest levels of professionalism in the securing of spectator sports venues. This award is co-presented annually with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference.

Scott Dunn2019 Recipient: Scott Dunn (Axis Communications)

NCS4 and SIA have named Scott Dunn – senior director of business development, solutions and services for Axis Communications, Inc. – as the 2019 recipient of the Sports Security Innovator Award. Dunn, who is also on the SIA Board of Directors, serves on the National Advisory Board for the NCS4, the nation’s first academic center dedicated to spectator sports safety and security research, professional development, training and outreach. He also helped the NCS4 start – and attract global companies to – the Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance and has been instrumental in the 2025 Smart Stadiums project. View the full announcement.

Previous Sports Security Innovator Award Winners

  • 2018: Brian Young, JCI
  • 2017: Dave Tynan