Security Summit Canada 2023
February 16, 2023 at
A unique security conference bringing together members of Canada’s security channel to learn how to expand their business, attract new customers, retain more clients and offer more value to their customer base.
From alarm and security integrators and dealers to security vendors, distributors, investors, attendees at Security Summit Canada will gain access to global security experts and will participate in the exchange of essential industry intelligence they can use to better understand current business environment and market trends, as well as to grow and expand their own business.
1:00pm - 1:05pmSpeaker:
Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News
Matt Robertson, Senior Vice-President of Global Operations, Focal Systems
Matt Robertson spent almost a decade as a loss prevention practitioner and manager at Sears Canada before moving on to Focal Systems as Vice-President of Operations, then Senior Vice-President of Global Operations. Matt will discuss his journey from retail security end user to technology solution provider, and outline some of the latest developments in surveillance, including a rollout with client Walmart Canada. The retail giant uses Focal Systems’ camera-based computer vision solution to automate out-of-stock detection.
Stephanos Georgoudes, National Sales Director, Lanvac Surveillance
Lanvac is 100% Canadian-owned and is Canada’s leader in third-party wholesale contract monitoring. Their roots and reputation go back over 40 years as a company exclusively and fully dedicated to providing quality monitoring services for alarm dealers and their customers. Stephanos Georgoudes, National Sales Director with Lanvac Surveillance invites you for a brief look at the future of video alarm monitoring, the speed of new alarm receiver integration along with the tools and resources that have helped hundreds of dealers compete in their market during the post-covid era and more.
Yaruba Tate, Vice-President, Inclusion & Diversity, Convergint Technologies
Yaruba Tate, Convergint, outlines how the global systems integrator made Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) a priority at all levels, from recruitment and retention to culture and business growth. He will explain how the company implements I&D both internally by supporting the creation of employee-led Affinity Groups and externally through partnerships and business agreements — and steps that all organizations can take to prioritize I&D in 2023 and beyond.
Scott Young, National Vice President, Security Systems and Technology, GardaWorld Canada
2:45pm - 3:00pm
Renata Nantz, Enterprise Account Executive
With uncertain times looming, it's never been more important to fully understand how your business is performing. Are you calculating accurate job costs? Are you over purchasing inventory? Do you know which jobs are most profitable? Join Renata Nantz, Enterprise Account Executive with Simpro, as she showcases how integrators around the world are using Simpro's total business software to get a clear picture of their business performance and profits.
Colin Depree, Sales Strategy, North America, Salto Systems
Victor Harding, Principal, Harding Security
- Emily McGlenen, Director, Acquisition Centre of Excellence, Telus Smart Security & Automation
- Chris Welling, Director, Business Development, SecurTek Monitoring Solutions
- Henry Edmonds, President, The Edmonds Group
- Patrice De Luca, PDL Consultant
There always seems to be a market for alarm accounts in Canada, but how do you maximize the price you are getting? Is there a good (or bad) time to sell? How should you prepare if you're thinking of selling some, or all, of your alarm business? Victor Harding, Principal of Harding Security Services and SP&T News columnist, will review these questions and more in a panel discussion featuring security and alarm industry experts from across Canada and the United States.
4:20pm - 4:25pmSpeaker:
Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News
Discover how to improve your company by taking advantage of the many services that GardaWorld Security Systems offers.