The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2019 keynote and featured speakers for Securing New Ground (SNG), taking place at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan Oct. 29-30.

SNG 2019 will feature keynote remarks from Dr. Steven T. Hunt, chief expert for work and technology at SAP; George Oliver, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls; and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Additionally, the 2019 conference will include featured presentations from Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, and Brian Tuskan, senior director and chief security officer (CSO) at Microsoft Global Security; and a panel of CSOs and senior security executives from major industries and public safety highlighting significant security risks and threats and how executives mitigate them.

In the conference’s opening keynote presentation, The Human Side of Security, Hunt will explore the impact of integrating security methods into workforce management systems. The session will examine the interaction between security risks, employee psychology, workforce management and information technology and illustrate how physical and information security risks can be mitigated through the use of workforce management methods and technologies.

A keynote-style executive interview will feature Oliver and will highlight major industry trends and market drivers and share insights into how one of the world’s largest security solutions firms — delivering both security technology products and security integration services — is navigating evolutions in technology, business models and customer needs.

In the presentation Consumer Trends Destined to Shape the World, Shapiro will showcase what trends in innovation and consumer preferences are poised to shape the globe and business. Shapiro is president and CEO of the CTA, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces the CES show.

In an interview-style session format, Jones will explore how the business of security is evolving during the session No Off Season: Managing Corporate Risk in an Era of Uncertainty. Jones will share insights into what corporate leaders are seeking from security teams and how he has applied leadership lessons to grow his firm while remaining focused on managing his clients’ risk and protecting their reputations. 

In the session Defining the Future of Security, Tuskan will share his vision on technology, strategy and where the security industry is headed. As CSO for one of world’s leading technology firms and with a global footprint, Tuskan will also discuss the importance of having a strong relationship with the chief information security officer in providing end-to-end enterprise security.

A panel discussion -- Expecting the Unexpected: Security Leaders Speak! -- will feature Karen Frank, director of global security at Pratt & Whitney; Brad Hegrat, security principal director at Accenture; Andrea Schultz, director of strategic security programs and policy at the National Football League; Trisha Stein, director of administrative operations at the Detroit Police Department; and moderator Pierre Trapanese, CEO of Northland Controls. They will share perspectives on the significant security risks and threats in their sectors and how they’re mitigating those concerns while keeping an eye on future risks.