Thrive! The Business Growth Experience

Thrive! The Business Growth Experience

March 9 & 16, 2021

It's an event. It's a community. It's an experience. And it's happening on March 9, 2021.

Whether you’re a security industry startup or an established company looking to spark new growth, this highly interactive virtual experience is for you! Through workshops, keynotes, one-to-ones, free-form discussions and office-hour sessions, we’ll empower you to make your breakthrough happen and then chart your course in a changed world. Grow security. Grow your business. Grow yourself … and Thrive!

Only Register For Thrive! If...

  • You care about growth and innovation – and want your innovative ideas to gain traction
  • You're willing to make a mindset shift and believe in abundance
  • You care to meet others in the industry who face similar challenges and are ready to share their experiences

What Thrive! Registration Includes

  • Personalized introductions to innovation facilitators and incubators
  • Access to both Part 1 and Part 2 of the program (see our agenda for details)
  • Workbooks, resources and a post-event summary that documents the best takeaways
  • Access to a private Slack channel to help you connect with other attendees
  • Workshops, discussion groups and office-hour time

Thrive!'s $199 ticket price is an investment in yourself and your business.

Looking to bring your team or partners?

Multi-ticket discounts are available during registration; 3-ticket packages are $499 (you save $98), and 5-ticket packages are just $799 (a savings of $196). Call SIA's Kevin Murphy at (301) 804-4716 or email him at to discuss other bundled pricing options.

The Launch Team (Our Speakers)

Jack Wu

Jack Wu

Co-founder & CEO, Nightingale Security
Drones magician | 20+ years of user interface and product development experience in Silicon Valley
John Mack

John Mack III

Executive Vice President, Imperial Capital
Investment banking expert | Chair of SIA's Investment Trends Committee
Robert Chefitz

Robert Chefitz

Managing Partner, EGIS Capital Partners
Making private equity deals happen in the security industry since 1990
Estella Woo

Estella Woo

Corporate Venture Building, Robert Bosch LLC
Innovation coach | Advisor to entrepreneurial teams
Alper Cetingok

Alper Cetingok

Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industrials Raymond James
Financial/investment/M&As: Deal expert
Lance Dean

Lance Dean

Co-founder, 2GIG Technologies
Entrepreneur | Channel business maestro
Lee Odess headshot

Lee Odess

CEO & Founder, Group337
Consultant | Passionate about access, entry and PropTech growth opportunities
Dhruva Rajendra

Dhruva Rajendra

Co-Founder, Latch
Product strategy visionary and tech entrepreneur
Christine Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.

Christine Lanning

President, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.
Integrator and entrepreneur | Defense and critical infrastructure expertise
David Antar, IPVideo Corporation

David Antar

President, IPVideo Corporation
Entrepreneur | Idea generator | Integrator | Early adopter | Vertical market expert
Matt Morgan, Protogetic

Matt Morgan

Founder and President, Protogetic
Entrepreneur | Problem solver | Niche finder | Idea creator
James Segil, Openpath

James Segil

President and Co-founder, Openpath
Serial tech entrepreneur with a proven success record | Investor | Startup advisor
William Polk

Bill Polk

Managing Partner, Egis Capital Partners
30 years of corporate finance, banking and private equity experience | Focused on security and protection industries

Jon Laing

Director of Training & Development, ASSA ABLOY
Coach | Trainer | Lean Business Process Consultant

Food for Thought

“Extraordinary results happen only when you give the best you have to become the best you can be at your most important work.”

– Gary Keller, American entrepreneur and executive chairman of KWx

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

– John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States

"When you're finished changing, you're finished."

– Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States

"The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change."

– Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States

“It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”

– Jonathan Ive, chief design officer, Apple

"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic."

– Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator and author

The Launch Plan: An Agenda Focused on Innovation and Traction

Thrive! Part 1: March 9 – The Spark That Ignites the Fire

Tuesday, March 9, 1:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Thrive! Part 2: March 16 – Add More Fuel to Your Fire!

Tuesday, March 16, 1:00-4:30 p.m. EST

The Rocket Fuel (Our Sponsors)

Get in Touch

Do you love this idea and want to learn more about what we're planning, who this is for and what the sessions and experiences will be like? Contact SIA's Geoff Kohl. Want to know how your company can get involved, attend as a group or support this experience? Contact SIA's Kevin Murphy.

Thrive! The Business Growth Experience